Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 89 150
Rank change year-on-year -92 +61 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 18 117 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 3.00% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 3.27% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 102 52
Birmingham median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £29,200 £30,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £49,250 £55,000 £41,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +3.08%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,535 3,577 4,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 91.06% 91.77% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,517 2,892 3,111
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,605
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) QA
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (16.67%) .NET
8 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Microservices
8 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (11.11%) Big Data

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Infor LN
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CodePipeline
2 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.56%) CloudFront
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Serverless
2 1 (5.56%) SoftLayer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Power BI
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (5.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (22.22%) User Stories
6 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Microservices
6 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.56%) Mesos
1 1 (5.56%) rkt
1 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Baan
2 2 (11.11%) Infor
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Tableau
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) OutSystems
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy