Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 80 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 23 20 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.08% 1.79% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.92% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 28
Staffordshire median annual salary £29,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.94% -3.08% -0.76%
10th Percentile £24,150 £25,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £36,300 £44,375 £45,375
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.38% -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 946 1,043 1,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 85.46% 93.46% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 780 887 901
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,300 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -0.60% - +3.75%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +16 10 £27,500 - 2
Stafford +5 5 £28,000 -12.50%
Tamworth -3 4 £30,000 -18.92% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +11 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 15 (65.22%) Software Testing
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Regression Testing
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) QA
4 11 (47.83%) SDLC
5 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
6 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) ISEB
7 8 (34.78%) JIRA
7 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (34.78%) Test Planning
8 7 (30.43%) Black-Box Testing
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
11 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
11 4 (17.39%) Retail
12 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
12 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 3 (13.04%) User Stories
12 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
13 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
13 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) TestRail
3 1 (4.35%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Tester
2 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Software Tester
4 4 (17.39%) QA Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Software Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Tester
5 3 (13.04%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software QA Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software QA Tester
7 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing Technology
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Software Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Regression Testing
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (47.83%) SDLC
4 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
5 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) Test Planning
7 7 (30.43%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 3 (13.04%) User Stories
10 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
11 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
11 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
11 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Smoke Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft