Period
to 20 January 2021

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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 189 205
Rank change year-on-year +50 +16 -49
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 48 72 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.06% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.16% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33 72 61
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +8.11% +3.50%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £61,250
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 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 3,268 6,207 7,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.84% 91.74% 91.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,523 5,139 5,337
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,250
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 West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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 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
Worcestershire +26 14 - -
Birmingham -1 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Shropshire +5 4 £50,000 -
Solihull - 4 - -
West Bromwich +9 2 £32,500 -10.96%
Warwickshire +22 1 £38,500 -9.41%
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 36 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 22 (45.83%) Test Automation
3 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (41.67%) DevOps
5 17 (35.42%) QA
5 17 (35.42%) Selenium
5 17 (35.42%) JIRA
6 15 (31.25%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) Python
7 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
7 14 (29.17%) VMware
7 14 (29.17%) Degree
7 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
7 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (29.17%) vSphere
7 14 (29.17%) Bash Shell
7 14 (29.17%) Ansible
7 14 (29.17%) GitHub
7 14 (29.17%) Software Deployment
7 14 (29.17%) Terraform
7 14 (29.17%) Virtual Environments
7 14 (29.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.92%) C#
9 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
9 11 (22.92%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (20.83%) Java

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 (8.33%) CMS
1 4 (8.33%) Confluence
1 4 (8.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (8.33%) Magento
2 2 (4.17%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.17%) SAP HR
2 2 (4.17%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.08%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (2.08%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) GitHub
2 6 (12.50%) Azure
3 4 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.17%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.08%) AWS
5 1 (2.08%) Office 365
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) JasperReports
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 17 (35.42%) JIRA
2 17 (35.42%) Selenium
3 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.67%) Postman
4 7 (14.58%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (8.33%) JMeter
6 4 (8.33%) Zephyr
7 3 (6.25%) Cypress.io
7 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.08%) JUnit
8 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.08%) Toad
8 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.83%) Aerospace
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Back Office
3 4 (8.33%) Digital Economy
4 2 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
1 16 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Lead DevOps
5 5 (10.42%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.17%) QA Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) SaaS Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) SAP Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) EDI
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) jQuery
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) XML
4 3 (6.25%) CSS
4 3 (6.25%) HTML
4 3 (6.25%) JSON
4 3 (6.25%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) Ajax
5 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.17%) Node.js
6 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.08%) Java EE
6 1 (2.08%) WireMock
6 1 (2.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) AS400
3 4 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) Test Automation
3 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (41.67%) DevOps
5 14 (29.17%) Computer Science
5 14 (29.17%) Software Deployment
5 14 (29.17%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (22.92%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Microservices
10 6 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (10.42%) Kanban
11 5 (10.42%) QA Automation
11 5 (10.42%) SDLC
11 5 (10.42%) Test Management
11 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
12 4 (8.33%) CRM
12 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Bash Shell
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 12 (25.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) Java
5 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
1 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.58%) ISEB
3 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) GDPR
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (29.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) Ansible
1 14 (29.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) VMware
2 6 (12.50%) JDA
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.33%) IBM
5 3 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) HubSpot
7 1 (2.08%) webMethods