Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 177 178
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 276 306 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.78% 1.70% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.91% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 233 263 255
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £33,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.40% -1.47% -
10th Percentile £25,650 £22,912 £24,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £43,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 13752 16037 16367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.72% 89.03% 88.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11202 12575 13392
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,333 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +14 206 £38,500 +10.90% 11
East Midlands +17 68 £38,250 +17.69% 6
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 163 (59.06%) Test Automation
2 132 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (41.67%) QA
4 112 (40.58%) Selenium
5 88 (31.88%) Test Strategy
6 85 (30.80%) Software Testing
7 72 (26.09%) ISEB
8 68 (24.64%) Java
9 65 (23.55%) Finance
10 57 (20.65%) JIRA
11 56 (20.29%) Scrum
12 55 (19.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 51 (18.48%) SQL
14 47 (17.03%) Scenario Testing
15 46 (16.67%) ISTQB
16 45 (16.30%) WebDriver
17 42 (15.22%) Cucumber
17 42 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (14.49%) Waterfall
19 38 (13.77%) Retail
20 37 (13.41%) Microsoft
21 36 (13.04%) C#
22 33 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 32 (11.59%) BDD
24 31 (11.23%) SDLC
25 30 (10.87%) E-Commerce
25 30 (10.87%) Manual Testing
26 29 (10.51%) Regression Testing
27 24 (8.70%) XML
28 22 (7.97%) Defect Management

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 8 (2.90%) JBoss
2 7 (2.54%) Confluence
3 2 (0.72%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.81%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.81%) 3G
2 5 (1.81%) 4G
2 5 (1.81%) Internet
2 5 (1.81%) Intranet
3 4 (1.45%) 2G
3 4 (1.45%) LTE
4 2 (0.72%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) FTP
5 1 (0.36%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.36%) Skype
5 1 (0.36%) TETRA
5 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.09%) MySQL
6 2 (0.72%) GIS
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) DTS
7 1 (0.36%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.36%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 112 (40.58%) Selenium
2 57 (20.65%) JIRA
3 45 (16.30%) WebDriver
4 42 (15.22%) Cucumber
5 16 (5.80%) SoapUI
6 15 (5.43%) SpecFlow
7 14 (5.07%) Appium
7 14 (5.07%) Calabash
8 13 (4.71%) JMeter
8 13 (4.71%) TestRail
9 11 (3.99%) Bugzilla
9 11 (3.99%) JBehave
9 11 (3.99%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.90%) JConsole
10 8 (2.90%) LoadRunner
10 8 (2.90%) NeoLoad
10 8 (2.90%) The Grinder
10 8 (2.90%) VisualVM
11 7 (2.54%) HP UFT
11 7 (2.54%) WATIR
General
1 65 (23.55%) Finance
2 38 (13.77%) Retail
3 11 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.54%) Banking
5 7 (2.54%) Games
6 4 (1.45%) Electronics
7 3 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 122 (44.20%) Analyst
2 96 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 77 (27.90%) Tester
4 41 (14.86%) Automation Tester
5 39 (14.13%) Test Engineer
6 27 (9.78%) Software Tester
7 24 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 22 (7.97%) QA Analyst
8 22 (7.97%) Software Analyst
8 22 (7.97%) Software Test Analyst
9 21 (7.61%) Test Leader
10 19 (6.88%) QA Engineer
11 15 (5.43%) QA Tester
12 14 (5.07%) Service Analyst
12 14 (5.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 14 (5.07%) UAT Analyst
12 14 (5.07%) UAT Test Analyst
13 13 (4.71%) QA Test Analyst
13 13 (4.71%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (4.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.70%) XML
2 16 (5.80%) SOAP
3 13 (4.71%) .NET
4 9 (3.26%) Gherkin
5 8 (2.90%) RESTful
5 8 (2.90%) WSDL
6 7 (2.54%) REST
6 7 (2.54%) Web Services
7 5 (1.81%) CSS
8 4 (1.45%) HTML
8 4 (1.45%) JSON
9 2 (0.72%) PRADO
10 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.62%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.90%) Fintech
4 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.09%) Digital Signage
6 3 (1.09%) User Experience
6 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.36%) Handset
8 1 (0.36%) iPhone
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.80%) Linux
2 14 (5.07%) Windows
3 11 (3.99%) Unix
4 7 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (59.06%) Test Automation
2 132 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (31.88%) Test Strategy
4 85 (30.80%) Software Testing
5 56 (20.29%) Scrum
6 55 (19.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (17.03%) Scenario Testing
8 40 (14.49%) Waterfall
9 32 (11.59%) BDD
10 31 (11.23%) SDLC
11 30 (10.87%) E-Commerce
11 30 (10.87%) Manual Testing
12 29 (10.51%) Regression Testing
13 22 (7.97%) Defect Management
13 22 (7.97%) Functional Testing
13 22 (7.97%) Test Planning
14 21 (7.61%) Non-Functional Testing
14 21 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (7.25%) Migration
15 20 (7.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.64%) Java
2 51 (18.48%) SQL
3 36 (13.04%) C#
4 11 (3.99%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.62%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.26%) Python
7 8 (2.90%) Ruby
8 4 (1.45%) X++
9 2 (0.72%) Perl
9 2 (0.72%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.36%) C++
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (26.09%) ISEB
2 46 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 33 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (7.61%) Degree
5 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.45%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (41.67%) QA
2 8 (2.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) vSphere
2 1 (0.36%) XenApp
2 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.07%) Oracle
3 8 (2.90%) Cognizant
3 8 (2.90%) Dynatrace
4 7 (2.54%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (2.17%) HP
6 3 (1.09%) SAP
6 3 (1.09%) Telerik
7 2 (0.72%) Informatica
7 2 (0.72%) New Relic
7 2 (0.72%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.36%) Acronis
8 1 (0.36%) Apple
8 1 (0.36%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.36%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.36%) VMware
8 1 (0.36%) Wyse
8 1 (0.36%) Yardi