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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 56 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 15 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.50% 2.72% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 3.12% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 11
Median salary £31,500 £34,250 £28,550
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.02% +19.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £28,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £40,250 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 375 545 522
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 87.62% 87.20% 84.33%
Number of salaries quoted 281 490 471
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +9 9 £37,750 +34.82% 1
Stafford - 4 £28,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent +6 2 £37,500 -16.66%
Cannock - 2 £31,500 -
Test Scripting
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (65.38%) QA
2 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 12 (46.15%) ISEB
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 8 (30.77%) JIRA
4 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Retail
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Selenium
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) JMeter
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
5 5 (19.23%) User Stories
5 5 (19.23%) Coaching
5 5 (19.23%) People Management
5 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
6 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Logistics
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
7 3 (11.54%) MySQL
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 3 (11.54%) Windows
7 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
8 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (7.69%) Defect Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 5 (19.23%) JMeter
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) TestRail
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Software Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Software Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) QA Tester
6 4 (15.38%) Lead Project Manager
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Tester
6 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
6 4 (15.38%) QA Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Applications Tester
7 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Software QA Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (11.54%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) EDI
2 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Coaching
3 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
3 5 (19.23%) People Management
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) User Stories
4 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Logistics
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISEB
1 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (65.38%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago