Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 161 189 227
Rank change year-on-year +28 +38 -39
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 71 135 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.28% 1.29% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.40% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 58 128 95
Median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,425 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,375 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +7.14%

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 5,065 9,640 10,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.33% 91.95% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,005 8,069 8,245
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +50 48 £47,500 +18.75% 5
East Midlands +28 23 £41,500 +3.75% 2
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Test Automation
3 24 (33.80%) Git (software)
3 24 (33.80%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (29.58%) Selenium
4 21 (29.58%) QA
4 21 (29.58%) DevOps
5 19 (26.76%) JIRA
6 18 (25.35%) SQL
6 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
6 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (21.13%) Linux
8 15 (21.13%) System Integration Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Terraform
9 14 (19.72%) Ansible
9 14 (19.72%) GitHub
9 14 (19.72%) Software Deployment
9 14 (19.72%) Bash Shell
9 14 (19.72%) vSphere
9 14 (19.72%) Virtual Environments
9 14 (19.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (19.72%) Windows
9 14 (19.72%) Python
9 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
9 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
9 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
9 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
9 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (19.72%) Computer Science

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 4 (5.63%) CMS
1 4 (5.63%) Confluence
1 4 (5.63%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (5.63%) Magento
2 2 (2.82%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.82%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.41%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (1.41%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.72%) GitHub
2 7 (9.86%) Azure
3 5 (7.04%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.82%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.41%) AWS
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (11.27%) JasperReports
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (33.80%) Git (software)
2 21 (29.58%) Selenium
3 19 (26.76%) JIRA
4 13 (18.31%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.68%) Postman
6 7 (9.86%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
7 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (5.63%) JMeter
8 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.63%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.23%) Cypress.io
9 3 (4.23%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.23%) MSTest
9 3 (4.23%) NUnit
9 3 (4.23%) Protractor
10 1 (1.41%) JUnit
10 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (14.08%) Aerospace
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Back Office
3 4 (5.63%) Digital Economy
4 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Analyst
1 16 (22.54%) Test Analyst
2 14 (19.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Project Leader
4 12 (16.90%) Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Lead DevOps
7 5 (7.04%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.82%) QA Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) EDI
2 6 (8.45%) .NET
3 5 (7.04%) jQuery
4 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (5.63%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 4 (5.63%) XML
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 3 (4.23%) HTML
5 3 (4.23%) JSON
5 3 (4.23%) RESTful
5 3 (4.23%) SOAP
6 2 (2.82%) Ajax
6 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.82%) Node.js
7 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.41%) Java EE
7 1 (1.41%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) Virtual Team
3 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.63%) AS400
4 4 (5.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Linux
2 14 (19.72%) Windows
3 11 (15.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Test Automation
3 24 (33.80%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (29.58%) DevOps
5 16 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (21.13%) System Integration Testing
7 14 (19.72%) Computer Science
7 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
7 14 (19.72%) Software Deployment
7 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (19.72%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (18.31%) Contingency Planning
8 13 (18.31%) Logistics
8 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (18.31%) Project Delivery
9 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.27%) QA Automation
10 8 (11.27%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Microservices
12 6 (8.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) Bash Shell
2 14 (19.72%) Python
3 13 (18.31%) Java
4 12 (16.90%) C#
5 8 (11.27%) PL/SQL
6 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.41%) C
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Computer Science Degree
1 14 (19.72%) Degree
1 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
1 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.86%) ISEB
3 7 (9.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.58%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (19.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) Ansible
1 14 (19.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) VMware
3 8 (11.27%) JDA
4 4 (5.63%) IBM
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) HubSpot
6 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.41%) webMethods