Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 143 153
Rank change year-on-year -48 +10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 108 206 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.19% 2.07% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.26% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 88 172 183
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £55,000 £46,000
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 8,153 9,111 10,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.20% 91.37% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,252 7,515 8,456
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 August 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 21 August 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 +9 22 £38,750 +33.62% 3
Warwickshire +35 21 £41,250 +25.95% 2
Birmingham -88 19 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Worcestershire +25 11 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Coventry +3 9 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Solihull +5 7 £39,750 -11.67% 3
Sutton Coldfield -9 6 £31,000 +25.25% 1
Walsall +1 2 - -
Wolverhampton -10 1 £47,500 +43.94%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 51 (47.22%) Test Automation
2 36 (33.33%) QA
3 33 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (29.63%) Regression Testing
5 28 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (24.07%) SQL
7 25 (23.15%) Selenium
8 24 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 23 (21.30%) Degree
10 22 (20.37%) Software Testing
11 17 (15.74%) JIRA
12 16 (14.81%) Test Strategy
12 16 (14.81%) Scrum
13 15 (13.89%) ISTQB
14 14 (12.96%) ERP
14 14 (12.96%) ISEB
15 13 (12.04%) Java
15 13 (12.04%) Finance
15 13 (12.04%) User Stories
16 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (11.11%) Process Improvement
17 11 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (10.19%) Windows
17 11 (10.19%) Linux
17 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
18 10 (9.26%) ITIL
18 10 (9.26%) C#
18 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
18 10 (9.26%) Visual Studio
18 10 (9.26%) SAP

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 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.85%) Confluence
2 2 (1.85%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Liferay
3 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.33%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.85%) Infor LN
2 2 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.93%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (9.26%) SaaS
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (1.85%) AWS CodePipeline
3 2 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.85%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.85%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) Serverless
3 2 (1.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) ATM
2 4 (3.70%) 4G
2 4 (3.70%) LTE
2 4 (3.70%) SMS
3 3 (2.78%) 2G
3 3 (2.78%) 3G
4 2 (1.85%) FTP
4 2 (1.85%) HTTP
4 2 (1.85%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.85%) Internet
4 2 (1.85%) Skype
4 2 (1.85%) SSH
5 1 (0.93%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.85%) Big Data
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) DB2
4 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) Power BI
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 25 (23.15%) Selenium
2 17 (15.74%) JIRA
3 10 (9.26%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.48%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.56%) Ranorex
5 6 (5.56%) SpecFlow
6 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.78%) AccuRev
8 3 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.85%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.93%) JMeter
10 1 (0.93%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Automotive
3 5 (4.63%) Billing
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Back Office
5 2 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (54.63%) Analyst
2 32 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Test Engineer
4 13 (12.04%) Tester
5 11 (10.19%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 9 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) QA Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Technical Business Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) IT Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Consultant
10 5 (4.63%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (4.63%) Human Capital Management Consultant
10 5 (4.63%) Software Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Web Services
2 8 (7.41%) JSON
2 8 (7.41%) XML
3 6 (5.56%) .NET
4 4 (3.70%) HTML
5 2 (1.85%) HTML5
5 2 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.85%) Middleware
5 2 (1.85%) Node.js
5 2 (1.85%) SAML
6 1 (0.93%) CSS
6 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.56%) iPhone
3 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.63%) User Experience
5 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.85%) DataPower
6 2 (1.85%) EPoS
6 2 (1.85%) Tandem
6 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) Linux
1 11 (10.19%) Windows
2 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Test Automation
2 33 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (29.63%) Regression Testing
4 28 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 22 (20.37%) Software Testing
7 16 (14.81%) Scrum
7 16 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 14 (12.96%) ERP
9 13 (12.04%) User Stories
10 12 (11.11%) Process Improvement
11 11 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (9.26%) Business Process Improvement
12 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.26%) ITIL
12 10 (9.26%) Performance Testing
12 10 (9.26%) Service Delivery
13 9 (8.33%) Integration Testing
13 9 (8.33%) Product Management
13 9 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) SQL
2 13 (12.04%) Java
3 10 (9.26%) C#
4 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.78%) Python
6 2 (1.85%) PHP
6 2 (1.85%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.30%) Degree
2 15 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.96%) ISEB
4 10 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.85%) MCP
8 2 (1.85%) MCSE
8 2 (1.85%) MCTS
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.85%) Ansible
2 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.85%) Mesos
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.85%) rkt
2 2 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.85%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) SAP
3 4 (3.70%) IBM
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle
4 3 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.85%) Baan
5 2 (1.85%) Citrix
5 2 (1.85%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.85%) Facebook
5 2 (1.85%) Google
5 2 (1.85%) Infor
5 2 (1.85%) OutSystems
5 2 (1.85%) Remedy
5 2 (1.85%) Tableau
5 2 (1.85%) Teradata
6 1 (0.93%) Capita
6 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.93%) hybris
6 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft