Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 162 152
Rank change year-on-year -46 -10 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 82 191 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.89% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 2.07% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 63 168 173
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,050 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 7,411 9,215 10,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.02% 91.26% 91.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5,612 7,424 7,989
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Birmingham -56 31 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Staffordshire +16 14 £27,500 -0.90% 6
Coventry +8 10 £37,250 -6.88%
Solihull +7 9 £33,500 +9.84% 5
Worcestershire -1 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Shropshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire +14 3 £67,500 +92.86%
Walsall - 3 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (25.61%) QA
3 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.95%) Test Strategy
4 17 (20.73%) Manual Testing
4 17 (20.73%) Selenium
5 16 (19.51%) ISEB
5 16 (19.51%) SQL
6 15 (18.29%) Java
6 15 (18.29%) Finance
6 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
7 14 (17.07%) Web Services
7 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (15.85%) ISTQB
8 13 (15.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (14.63%) Defect Management
9 12 (14.63%) Software Testing
10 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
10 11 (13.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 10 (12.20%) Validation
11 10 (12.20%) Change Management
11 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
11 10 (12.20%) Coaching
11 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (12.20%) SaaS
11 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
12 9 (10.98%) Node.js

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 6 (7.32%) Confluence
2 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) CMS
3 2 (2.44%) DNN
Applications
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (13.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (4.88%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (4.88%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (3.66%) SAP HCM
4 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.22%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.20%) SaaS
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon S3
3 9 (10.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (10.98%) AWS CloudTrail
3 9 (10.98%) AWS CodePipeline
3 9 (10.98%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (10.98%) CloudFront
3 9 (10.98%) IBM Cloud
3 9 (10.98%) Serverless
3 9 (10.98%) SoftLayer
4 2 (2.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) ATM
2 1 (1.22%) LAN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
2 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Selenium
2 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.76%) JIRA
4 6 (7.32%) SoapUI
4 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.22%) JMeter
8 1 (1.22%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.22%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
2 3 (3.66%) Billing
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.22%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (47.56%) Analyst
2 36 (43.90%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.63%) Software Tester
3 12 (14.63%) Tester
4 9 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Lead DevOps
4 9 (10.98%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Quality Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Advisor
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Support Advisor
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Software Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Junior
9 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) Web Services
2 9 (10.98%) Node.js
2 9 (10.98%) SAML
3 8 (9.76%) .NET
4 6 (7.32%) SOAP
5 5 (6.10%) JSON
5 5 (6.10%) Middleware
5 5 (6.10%) XML
6 4 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (4.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) NHS
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.22%) CMDB
5 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.22%) Tandem
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (21.95%) Test Strategy
3 17 (20.73%) Manual Testing
4 14 (17.07%) Regression Testing
4 14 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (15.85%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (14.63%) Defect Management
6 12 (14.63%) Software Testing
7 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
8 10 (12.20%) Change Management
8 10 (12.20%) Coaching
8 10 (12.20%) Validation
9 9 (10.98%) Community of Practice
9 9 (10.98%) Dashboard Development
9 9 (10.98%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (10.98%) DevOps
9 9 (10.98%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (10.98%) Secure Coding
9 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) SQL
2 15 (18.29%) Java
3 9 (10.98%) Python
4 5 (6.10%) C#
4 5 (6.10%) VB
5 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) ISEB
2 13 (15.85%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.32%) Degree
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.61%) QA
2 5 (6.10%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.44%) GDPR
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) Ansible
1 9 (10.98%) Kubernetes
1 9 (10.98%) Mesos
1 9 (10.98%) rkt
1 9 (10.98%) Single Sign-On
1 9 (10.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) IBM
2 9 (10.98%) Remedy
3 7 (8.54%) SAP
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) OutSystems
4 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.44%) Tableau
5 1 (1.22%) Baan
5 1 (1.22%) Infor