Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 140 189
Rank change year-on-year -42 +49 -52
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 132 208 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 2.16% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.39% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 98 174 151
West Midlands median annual salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £55,000 £49,250
England median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +5.26%

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 8,489 8,709 10,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.70% 90.47% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,490 7,109 8,613
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 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
Staffordshire +3 23 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Birmingham -78 22 £30,000 -25.00% 6
Coventry +1 21 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Warwickshire +15 20 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Solihull +8 13 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Sutton Coldfield +7 9 £31,000 +25.25%
Worcestershire +35 7 £27,500 -15.38%
Wolverhampton - 7 £47,500 - 1
Herefordshire +22 4 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 81 (61.36%) Test Automation
2 45 (34.09%) QA
3 40 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (30.30%) Manual Testing
3 40 (30.30%) Regression Testing
4 39 (29.55%) SQL
5 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (28.79%) Selenium
6 35 (26.52%) ISEB
7 31 (23.48%) ISTQB
8 30 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 27 (20.45%) Degree
9 27 (20.45%) Cucumber
10 22 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (15.15%) JIRA
12 20 (15.15%) Project Management
12 20 (15.15%) Scrum
12 20 (15.15%) C#
13 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
13 18 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
14 17 (12.88%) Linux
15 16 (12.12%) Finance
16 15 (11.36%) JSON
16 15 (11.36%) Integration Testing
16 15 (11.36%) Test Strategy
16 15 (11.36%) Mobile App
16 15 (11.36%) Retail
17 14 (10.61%) WebDriver
17 14 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (1.52%) MQSeries
1 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.76%) Liferay
2 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Chatbot
2 6 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.76%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.55%) SaaS
3 2 (1.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.76%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) 4G
1 5 (3.79%) ATM
1 5 (3.79%) LTE
1 5 (3.79%) SMS
2 4 (3.03%) 2G
2 4 (3.03%) 3G
3 2 (1.52%) FTP
3 2 (1.52%) HTTP
3 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
3 2 (1.52%) LAN
3 2 (1.52%) Skype
3 2 (1.52%) SSH
3 2 (1.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.76%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.03%) Big Data
3 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.03%) Power BI
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.52%) DB2
5 2 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 38 (28.79%) Selenium
2 27 (20.45%) Cucumber
3 20 (15.15%) JIRA
4 14 (10.61%) WebDriver
5 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.33%) Ranorex
5 11 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
7 9 (6.82%) Robot Framework
7 9 (6.82%) Subversion
8 7 (5.30%) Bugzilla
8 7 (5.30%) SpecFlow
9 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.27%) AccuRev
12 2 (1.52%) Calabash
12 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.52%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.76%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.76%) YouTrack
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 15 (11.36%) Retail
3 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.79%) Automotive
4 5 (3.79%) Billing
5 4 (3.03%) Back Office
5 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (53.79%) Analyst
2 38 (28.79%) Test Analyst
3 27 (20.45%) Test Engineer
4 24 (18.18%) Tester
5 16 (12.12%) QA Analyst
6 15 (11.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 9 (6.82%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Software Analyst
8 9 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.36%) JSON
2 12 (9.09%) Web Services
3 10 (7.58%) .NET
4 8 (6.06%) XML
5 4 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.03%) HTML
6 3 (2.27%) HTML5
7 2 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.76%) CSS
8 1 (0.76%) EDI
8 1 (0.76%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.36%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.06%) User Experience
4 6 (4.55%) iPhone
5 5 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.03%) CMDB
7 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.52%) DataPower
8 2 (1.52%) EPoS
8 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.76%) FMCG
9 1 (0.76%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.88%) Linux
2 12 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (61.36%) Test Automation
2 40 (30.30%) Manual Testing
2 40 (30.30%) Regression Testing
2 40 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 22 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 20 (15.15%) Project Management
6 20 (15.15%) Scrum
7 18 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (11.36%) Integration Testing
8 15 (11.36%) Test Strategy
9 14 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (9.85%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (9.85%) Performance Testing
11 12 (9.09%) ERP
11 12 (9.09%) User Stories
12 11 (8.33%) ITIL
12 11 (8.33%) SDLC
13 10 (7.58%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.55%) SQL
2 20 (15.15%) C#
3 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.58%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) Python
6 6 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (26.52%) ISEB
2 31 (23.48%) ISTQB
3 27 (20.45%) Degree
4 14 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (1.52%) MCP
9 2 (1.52%) MCSE
9 2 (1.52%) MCTS
9 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (34.09%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) PMO
3 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle
2 6 (4.55%) SAP
3 4 (3.03%) Tableau
4 3 (2.27%) HP
4 3 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (1.52%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.52%) BMC
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.52%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.52%) Teradata
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe
6 1 (0.76%) Dell
6 1 (0.76%) Facebook
6 1 (0.76%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) hybris
6 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com