Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 161 171
Rank change year-on-year +14 +10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 206 209 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.83% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.06% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 181 171 135
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £34,715 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.90% +6.82% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £43,750 £46,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9052 10159 9516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.76% 89.15% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7329 7943 7843
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
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 West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the West 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 West 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
Birmingham +83 119 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Warwickshire -9 27 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Staffordshire -5 25 £27,000 -3.57% 2
Coventry +12 13 £40,000 - 2
Solihull -12 8 £42,500 +77.08%
Herefordshire +3 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Worcestershire -7 4 £40,000 +53.85%
Wolverhampton -3 2 £33,000 +26.92%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
Wednesbury - 1 £37,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 120 (58.25%) Test Automation
2 98 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (46.60%) Selenium
4 90 (43.69%) QA
5 83 (40.29%) Software Testing
6 65 (31.55%) Test Strategy
7 56 (27.18%) ISEB
8 48 (23.30%) JIRA
9 47 (22.82%) SQL
10 45 (21.84%) Finance
10 45 (21.84%) Scrum
11 44 (21.36%) Java
12 41 (19.90%) ISTQB
13 39 (18.93%) WebDriver
14 36 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (15.05%) Cucumber
16 30 (14.56%) Waterfall
17 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
17 29 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 27 (13.11%) E-Commerce
19 25 (12.14%) Regression Testing
19 25 (12.14%) Manual Testing
20 24 (11.65%) Retail
20 24 (11.65%) C#
21 23 (11.17%) XML
22 22 (10.68%) SDLC
22 22 (10.68%) Scenario Testing
23 21 (10.19%) Test Planning
24 20 (9.71%) BDD

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 (1.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.43%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.43%) 3G
1 5 (2.43%) 4G
1 5 (2.43%) Internet
1 5 (2.43%) Intranet
2 4 (1.94%) 2G
2 4 (1.94%) LTE
3 2 (0.97%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) FTP
4 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.49%) Skype
4 1 (0.49%) TETRA
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 96 (46.60%) Selenium
2 48 (23.30%) JIRA
3 39 (18.93%) WebDriver
4 31 (15.05%) Cucumber
5 16 (7.77%) SoapUI
6 11 (5.34%) Appium
6 11 (5.34%) Calabash
7 10 (4.85%) Bugzilla
7 10 (4.85%) JMeter
7 10 (4.85%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.88%) JBehave
8 8 (3.88%) TestRail
9 7 (3.40%) eggPlant
9 7 (3.40%) HP UFT
9 7 (3.40%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.40%) Ranorex
9 7 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.40%) WATIR
10 5 (2.43%) Robot Framework
11 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (21.84%) Finance
2 24 (11.65%) Retail
3 8 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.40%) Games
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (46.60%) Analyst
2 75 (36.41%) Tester
3 74 (35.92%) Test Analyst
4 40 (19.42%) Automation Tester
5 28 (13.59%) Test Engineer
6 27 (13.11%) Software Tester
7 21 (10.19%) QA Analyst
7 21 (10.19%) Software Analyst
7 21 (10.19%) Software Test Analyst
8 20 (9.71%) Automation Test Analyst
9 14 (6.80%) QA Tester
10 13 (6.31%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (6.31%) Senior Test Analyst
10 13 (6.31%) Test Leader
10 13 (6.31%) Test Manager
11 12 (5.83%) QA Test Analyst
11 12 (5.83%) Senior Test Engineer
12 11 (5.34%) QA Engineer
13 10 (4.85%) QA Test Engineer
13 10 (4.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.17%) XML
2 15 (7.28%) SOAP
3 7 (3.40%) Gherkin
3 7 (3.40%) Web Services
4 6 (2.91%) .NET
5 4 (1.94%) CSS
5 4 (1.94%) REST
6 3 (1.46%) HTML
6 3 (1.46%) JSON
7 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.88%) Fintech
4 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.46%) Digital Signage
5 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.97%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.49%) Derivative
7 1 (0.49%) EPoS
7 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.49%) Handset
7 1 (0.49%) iPad
7 1 (0.49%) iPhone
7 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.88%) Linux
1 8 (3.88%) Windows
2 3 (1.46%) Unix
3 1 (0.49%) Android
3 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (58.25%) Test Automation
2 98 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (40.29%) Software Testing
4 65 (31.55%) Test Strategy
5 45 (21.84%) Scrum
6 36 (17.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (14.56%) Waterfall
8 27 (13.11%) E-Commerce
9 25 (12.14%) Manual Testing
9 25 (12.14%) Regression Testing
10 22 (10.68%) Scenario Testing
10 22 (10.68%) SDLC
11 21 (10.19%) Test Planning
12 20 (9.71%) BDD
13 18 (8.74%) Migration
14 15 (7.28%) Defect Management
14 15 (7.28%) Test Management
15 12 (5.83%) Integration Testing
15 12 (5.83%) Mentoring
16 11 (5.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.82%) SQL
2 44 (21.36%) Java
3 24 (11.65%) C#
4 10 (4.85%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.43%) Python
7 4 (1.94%) Ruby
8 2 (0.97%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) Groovy
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (27.18%) ISEB
2 41 (19.90%) ISTQB
3 29 (14.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (8.25%) Degree
5 5 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.94%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (43.69%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) vSphere
2 1 (0.49%) XenApp
2 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.40%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (2.91%) HP
4 4 (1.94%) Oracle
5 3 (1.46%) SAP
6 2 (0.97%) New Relic
7 1 (0.49%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.49%) Apple
7 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Dell
7 1 (0.49%) IBM
7 1 (0.49%) Informatica
7 1 (0.49%) Juniper
7 1 (0.49%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.49%) Netezza
7 1 (0.49%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.49%) Remedy
7 1 (0.49%) VMware
7 1 (0.49%) Wyse