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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 163 125
Rank change year-on-year +50 -38  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 99 79 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.07% 1.28% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.45% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 78 64 79
Median salary £35,000 £32,515 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.64% -7.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4315 5452 4247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.06% 88.23% 83.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 4385 3549
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,898
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Birmingham +37 40 £35,000 +7.64% 6
Shropshire +8 16 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Staffordshire +8 12 £35,000 +1.44% 2
Solihull - 11 £42,500 - 2
Warwickshire +20 10 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Worcestershire -6 3 £32,500 -
Herefordshire -18 2 £25,000 -
Walsall - 2 £31,500 -
Coventry +14 1 £45,000 +2.27% 2
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 105 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (48.79%) QA
3 85 (41.06%) Selenium
4 68 (32.85%) Automated Testing
5 65 (31.40%) Finance
6 59 (28.50%) ISEB
7 56 (27.05%) SQL
8 52 (25.12%) Automation Testing
9 50 (24.15%) ISTQB
10 48 (23.19%) Functional Testing
11 44 (21.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (20.77%) JIRA
13 41 (19.81%) Non-Functional Testing
14 38 (18.36%) Software Testing
15 35 (16.91%) Java
16 30 (14.49%) Regression Testing
16 30 (14.49%) JavaScript
17 29 (14.01%) C#
17 29 (14.01%) Cucumber
17 29 (14.01%) SoapUI
18 28 (13.53%) Python
19 27 (13.04%) Linux
20 26 (12.56%) Microsoft
20 26 (12.56%) C++
20 26 (12.56%) Test Strategy
21 25 (12.08%) Manual Testing
22 24 (11.59%) Scrum
23 23 (11.11%) Unit Testing
24 21 (10.14%) Waterfall
24 21 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 3 (1.45%) Confluence
2 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.38%) MS Office
3 3 (1.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.97%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.38%) SaaS
2 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.90%) Big Data
3 6 (2.90%) Power BI
4 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.93%) MySQL
5 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (41.06%) Selenium
2 43 (20.77%) JIRA
3 29 (14.01%) Cucumber
3 29 (14.01%) SoapUI
4 13 (6.28%) HP UFT
5 11 (5.31%) JUnit
5 11 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.35%) JMeter
7 8 (3.86%) Subversion
8 7 (3.38%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.90%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.42%) Gatling
11 4 (1.93%) eggPlant
11 4 (1.93%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.93%) Hudson
11 4 (1.93%) JBehave
11 4 (1.93%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.93%) Ranorex
11 4 (1.93%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.93%) TestNG
General
1 65 (31.40%) Finance
2 14 (6.76%) Retail
3 5 (2.42%) Back Office
3 5 (2.42%) Games
4 4 (1.93%) Electronics
4 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (41.55%) Analyst
2 65 (31.40%) Test Analyst
3 56 (27.05%) Tester
4 34 (16.43%) Test Engineer
5 26 (12.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 24 (11.59%) QA Engineer
6 24 (11.59%) QA Test Engineer
6 24 (11.59%) Software Tester
7 22 (10.63%) Test Leader
8 18 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
9 16 (7.73%) Automation Tester
9 16 (7.73%) Software Analyst
10 15 (7.25%) Software Test Analyst
11 14 (6.76%) Business Analyst
12 12 (5.80%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (5.80%) Automation Test Lead
13 10 (4.83%) QA Tester
14 9 (4.35%) QA Analyst
15 8 (3.86%) Test Manager
16 7 (3.38%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.73%) XML
2 10 (4.83%) SOAP
3 8 (3.86%) .NET
3 8 (3.86%) Web Services
4 5 (2.42%) Gherkin
5 4 (1.93%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.93%) BAPI
5 4 (1.93%) EDI
5 4 (1.93%) SAP ALE
5 4 (1.93%) SAP Smart Forms
5 4 (1.93%) XML Messaging
5 4 (1.93%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.97%) CSS
6 2 (0.97%) J2EE
6 2 (0.97%) XSLT
7 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.48%) HTML
7 1 (0.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.86%) Fintech
3 7 (3.38%) Reinsurance
4 6 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.90%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.93%) EPoS
5 4 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.97%) iPad
7 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.48%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.04%) Linux
2 17 (8.21%) Windows
3 13 (6.28%) Unix
4 11 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.86%) Android
6 4 (1.93%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.48%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.85%) Automated Testing
3 52 (25.12%) Automation Testing
4 48 (23.19%) Functional Testing
5 44 (21.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (19.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 38 (18.36%) Software Testing
8 30 (14.49%) Regression Testing
9 26 (12.56%) Test Strategy
10 25 (12.08%) Manual Testing
11 24 (11.59%) Scrum
12 23 (11.11%) Unit Testing
13 21 (10.14%) Waterfall
14 20 (9.66%) SDLC
15 16 (7.73%) Migration
16 14 (6.76%) CRM
16 14 (6.76%) System Testing
16 14 (6.76%) Test Automation
17 12 (5.80%) Integration Testing
17 12 (5.80%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 56 (27.05%) SQL
2 35 (16.91%) Java
3 30 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 29 (14.01%) C#
5 28 (13.53%) Python
6 26 (12.56%) C++
7 9 (4.35%) C
8 5 (2.42%) Perl
9 4 (1.93%) ABAP
9 4 (1.93%) SAPscript
9 4 (1.93%) VB
10 3 (1.45%) Scala
10 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.45%) VBScript
11 2 (0.97%) PHP
11 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (28.50%) ISEB
2 50 (24.15%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (6.28%) Degree
5 4 (1.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (48.79%) QA
2 7 (3.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.48%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.48%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.48%) MISRA
3 1 (0.48%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.70%) Oracle
3 9 (4.35%) SAP
4 6 (2.90%) HP
4 6 (2.90%) Serena
4 6 (2.90%) Tableau
5 1 (0.48%) Epicor
5 1 (0.48%) QNX
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/c
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: Grade 5, £23,164 - £26,829 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000. - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SSP Worldwide
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago