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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 134 128
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 109 115 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.12% 1.84% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.08% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 85 101 86
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  

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 4546 5539 5007
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.31% 88.74% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3770 4307 4140
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +48 66 £40,000 - 7
Staffordshire 0 13 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Warwickshire -1 8 £32,500 - 2
Shropshire +8 6 £31,250 -3.84%
Coventry -8 4 £30,000 -20.00%
Solihull -15 4 £52,500 +59.09% 2
Dudley - 3 £25,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £24,750 -
Wolverhampton +9 1 £33,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 140 (67.96%) Test Automation
2 106 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (48.54%) Selenium
3 100 (48.54%) QA
4 71 (34.47%) ISEB
5 65 (31.55%) SQL
6 64 (31.07%) Software Testing
7 58 (28.16%) ISTQB
8 56 (27.18%) Finance
9 44 (21.36%) Java
9 44 (21.36%) JIRA
10 39 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (18.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 38 (18.45%) Scrum
12 36 (17.48%) Cucumber
13 33 (16.02%) Test Strategy
14 32 (15.53%) Retail
15 30 (14.56%) Manual Testing
16 26 (12.62%) Functional Testing
16 26 (12.62%) XML
16 26 (12.62%) E-Commerce
17 25 (12.14%) Non-Functional Testing
18 24 (11.65%) SoapUI
18 24 (11.65%) Migration
18 24 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (11.17%) Waterfall
20 22 (10.68%) Regression Testing
21 21 (10.19%) Oracle
21 21 (10.19%) Integration Testing
21 21 (10.19%) Scenario Testing

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 (1.94%) Confluence
2 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
Applications
1 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) Internet
1 2 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.34%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.88%) Big Data
4 7 (3.40%) Power BI
5 6 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.94%) MySQL
7 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (48.54%) Selenium
2 44 (21.36%) JIRA
3 36 (17.48%) Cucumber
4 24 (11.65%) SoapUI
5 18 (8.74%) WebDriver
6 16 (7.77%) JMeter
7 10 (4.85%) eggPlant
7 10 (4.85%) JBehave
7 10 (4.85%) Ranorex
7 10 (4.85%) WATIR
8 9 (4.37%) SpecFlow
9 8 (3.88%) HP UFT
9 8 (3.88%) JUnit
10 6 (2.91%) Gatling
10 6 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.43%) TestRail
12 4 (1.94%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.97%) TestComplete
13 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (27.18%) Finance
2 32 (15.53%) Retail
3 5 (2.43%) Games
4 4 (1.94%) Electronics
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Back Office
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 106 (51.46%) Analyst
2 83 (40.29%) Test Analyst
3 74 (35.92%) Tester
4 36 (17.48%) Software Tester
5 25 (12.14%) Software Analyst
5 25 (12.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 22 (10.68%) Test Engineer
7 21 (10.19%) Test Leader
8 20 (9.71%) QA Engineer
9 19 (9.22%) QA Test Engineer
10 18 (8.74%) Automation Tester
10 18 (8.74%) QA Analyst
11 16 (7.77%) QA Tester
12 14 (6.80%) Business Analyst
12 14 (6.80%) QA Test Analyst
13 12 (5.83%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (5.83%) Test Automation Engineer
14 11 (5.34%) Senior Test Analyst
15 10 (4.85%) QA Automation Engineer
15 10 (4.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.62%) XML
2 19 (9.22%) SOAP
3 10 (4.85%) Gherkin
4 5 (2.43%) .NET
5 4 (1.94%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.94%) CSS
5 4 (1.94%) Web Services
6 3 (1.46%) HTML
6 3 (1.46%) JSON
7 2 (0.97%) Middleware
8 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.49%) BAPI
8 1 (0.49%) HTML5
8 1 (0.49%) IDoc
8 1 (0.49%) REST
8 1 (0.49%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.49%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (0.49%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.83%) Fintech
3 7 (3.40%) Reinsurance
4 5 (2.43%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.94%) EPoS
5 4 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.97%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) BYOD
8 1 (0.49%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.49%) Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.49%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.31%) Unix
2 12 (5.83%) Linux
3 11 (5.34%) Windows
4 9 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (67.96%) Test Automation
2 106 (51.46%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (31.07%) Software Testing
4 39 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (18.45%) Scrum
6 33 (16.02%) Test Strategy
7 30 (14.56%) Manual Testing
8 26 (12.62%) E-Commerce
8 26 (12.62%) Functional Testing
9 25 (12.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 24 (11.65%) Migration
11 23 (11.17%) Waterfall
12 22 (10.68%) Regression Testing
13 21 (10.19%) Integration Testing
13 21 (10.19%) Scenario Testing
14 20 (9.71%) SDLC
15 17 (8.25%) BDD
16 14 (6.80%) Unit Testing
16 14 (6.80%) User Stories
17 12 (5.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (31.55%) SQL
2 44 (21.36%) Java
3 19 (9.22%) C#
3 19 (9.22%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.83%) Python
5 10 (4.85%) C++
6 8 (3.88%) VB
7 7 (3.40%) Scala
7 7 (3.40%) VBScript
8 5 (2.43%) C
9 3 (1.46%) Perl
9 3 (1.46%) PHP
9 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.49%) ABAP
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.49%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (34.47%) ISEB
2 58 (28.16%) ISTQB
3 38 (18.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (7.28%) Degree
5 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (48.54%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (10.19%) Oracle
2 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.88%) CA Agile Central
4 7 (3.40%) Tableau
5 5 (2.43%) HP
5 5 (2.43%) SAP
6 3 (1.46%) Serena
7 1 (0.49%) Yardi
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + h/c, pension, bonus rewards etc
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £32500.00 - £35400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
SSP Worldwide
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Ei Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago