Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 185 137
Rank change year-on-year -3 -48 +49
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 87 127 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.35% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.48% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 70 99 172
West Midlands median annual salary £34,500 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -1.37% +12.31%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £49,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +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 7,123 8,586 8,982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.91% 91.06% 91.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5,470 6,586 7,376
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +38 32 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Solihull +6 16 £35,000 -2.78%
Staffordshire -4 12 £27,000 -22.86% 1
Coventry +16 8 £47,500 +31.94% 1
Shropshire - 6 £26,500 - 1
Warwickshire -17 5 £42,500 +6.25%
Halesowen - 5 £29,000 -
Worcestershire -18 3 £34,500 +20.00%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 46 (52.87%) Test Automation
2 33 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 33 (37.93%) Selenium
3 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (27.59%) SQL
5 23 (26.44%) Finance
5 23 (26.44%) QA
5 23 (26.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (22.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (21.84%) Regression Testing
8 18 (20.69%) ISEB
9 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
10 15 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (16.09%) Functional Testing
12 13 (14.94%) Degree
12 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
12 13 (14.94%) Test Management
12 13 (14.94%) Defect Management
13 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
14 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
15 10 (11.49%) ERP
15 10 (11.49%) SDLC
16 9 (10.34%) Driving Licence
16 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
16 9 (10.34%) C#
16 9 (10.34%) Java
17 8 (9.20%) ITIL
17 8 (9.20%) Unix
17 8 (9.20%) Windows

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 (4.60%) Confluence
1 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) CMS
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Infor LN
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.15%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (1.15%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) G Suite
2 2 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.15%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) SMTP
1 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) DB2
1 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.30%) Redis
3 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Selenium
2 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (9.20%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
4 7 (8.05%) JIRA
4 7 (8.05%) JMeter
5 6 (6.90%) HP UFT
5 6 (6.90%) SpecFlow
5 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.45%) Toad
7 2 (2.30%) Concordion
7 2 (2.30%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.90%) Billing
4 5 (5.75%) Games
5 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.30%) Marketing
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (49.43%) Analyst
2 27 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 20 (22.99%) Test Engineer
4 14 (16.09%) Tester
5 11 (12.64%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Applications Support
6 7 (8.05%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Junior
9 3 (3.45%) Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Junior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) XML
2 5 (5.75%) JSON
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 2 (2.30%) CSS
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.30%) SOAP
3 2 (2.30%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) HTML5
4 1 (1.15%) Laravel
4 1 (1.15%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.15%) React
4 1 (1.15%) Sass
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Driving Licence
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.60%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) AS400
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.30%) iSeries
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Unix
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.87%) Test Automation
2 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (21.84%) Regression Testing
5 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
6 15 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (16.09%) Functional Testing
8 13 (14.94%) Defect Management
8 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
8 13 (14.94%) Test Management
9 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
10 10 (11.49%) ERP
10 10 (11.49%) SDLC
11 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (9.20%) ITIL
13 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.05%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (8.05%) Scrum
13 7 (8.05%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.59%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) C#
2 9 (10.34%) Java
3 7 (8.05%) VBScript
4 6 (6.90%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 20 (22.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (20.69%) ISEB
4 13 (14.94%) Degree
5 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.15%) HNC
7 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.44%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) AirWatch
1 2 (2.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Infor
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) OutSystems
4 3 (3.45%) IBM
4 3 (3.45%) webMethods
5 2 (2.30%) Google
5 2 (2.30%) Remedy
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Motorola
6 1 (1.15%) OpenText
6 1 (1.15%) SAP