Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 189 215
Rank change year-on-year +34 +26 -24
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 44 143 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.09% 1.27% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.38% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 43 143 129
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £35,350 £31,250 £26,350
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.88%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,732 10,380 12,316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.54% 92.43% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,003 8,454 9,547
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,800 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +52 25 £50,000 +20.48% 5
East Midlands +47 19 £41,500 +10.67% 6
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
1 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 14 (31.82%) Windows
3 14 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Integration Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Logistics
4 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (29.55%) Crystal Reports
4 13 (29.55%) System Integration Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Contingency Planning
4 13 (29.55%) Project Delivery
5 12 (27.27%) JIRA
5 12 (27.27%) Selenium
5 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (20.45%) QA
8 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (20.45%) Unix
8 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
9 7 (15.91%) JDA
9 7 (15.91%) EDI
9 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
9 7 (15.91%) JasperReports
9 7 (15.91%) DevOps
9 7 (15.91%) Virtual Team
10 6 (13.64%) SpecFlow
10 6 (13.64%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (6.82%) CMS
1 3 (6.82%) Umbraco
2 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (6.82%) Magento
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HR
2 2 (4.55%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.27%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (2.27%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (6.82%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (15.91%) JasperReports
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.27%) Power BI
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) JIRA
1 12 (27.27%) Selenium
2 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.64%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.82%) Cypress.io
5 3 (6.82%) Postman
6 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.27%) MSTest
7 1 (2.27%) NUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.27%) Protractor
7 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 3 (6.82%) Back Office
1 3 (6.82%) Digital Economy
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Project Leader
2 11 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Payroll Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) SAP HCM Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) SAP Payroll Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) EDI
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 4 (9.09%) jQuery
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (6.82%) Web Services
4 3 (6.82%) XML
5 2 (4.55%) Ajax
5 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
5 2 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.27%) RESTful
6 1 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.82%) AS400
3 3 (6.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Contingency Planning
3 13 (29.55%) Integration Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Logistics
3 13 (29.55%) Project Delivery
3 13 (29.55%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.91%) DevOps
8 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (9.09%) CRM
11 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
11 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Scrum
11 3 (6.82%) Security Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
3 5 (11.36%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.82%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
1 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Ansible
1 3 (6.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) JDA
3 4 (9.09%) SAP
4 3 (6.82%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) webMethods