Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 149 172
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 169 189 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.85% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.06% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 140 156 138
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £38,375 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.79% +18.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £26,100
90th Percentile £52,625 £55,000 £49,500
England median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +3.90%

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 8,668 9,180 9,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.26% 90.03% 87.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,770 7,199 8,070
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 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 19 February 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 +14 67 £37,000 -6.33% 5
Coventry +3 25 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Staffordshire +10 23 £27,500 -14.06% 7
Warwickshire -10 21 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Solihull -8 11 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Herefordshire +24 8 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Wolverhampton -10 8 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £29,000 - 2
Worcestershire +10 2 £37,500 +44.23% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £37,500 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 116 (68.64%) Test Automation
2 77 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (40.24%) Selenium
4 64 (37.87%) QA
5 48 (28.40%) SQL
6 47 (27.81%) ISEB
7 45 (26.63%) Software Testing
8 43 (25.44%) Cucumber
9 40 (23.67%) Manual Testing
10 37 (21.89%) Test Strategy
11 36 (21.30%) Regression Testing
12 35 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (19.53%) ISTQB
14 31 (18.34%) WebDriver
14 31 (18.34%) Scrum
15 28 (16.57%) Finance
15 28 (16.57%) Microsoft
16 27 (15.98%) JIRA
17 26 (15.38%) C#
18 25 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (14.20%) Retail
19 24 (14.20%) Acceptance Criteria
20 23 (13.61%) Functional Testing
21 20 (11.83%) CRM
22 19 (11.24%) Project Management
22 19 (11.24%) Mobile App
22 19 (11.24%) SDLC
22 19 (11.24%) Defect Management
23 18 (10.65%) Degree
24 17 (10.06%) XML

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 1 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (9.47%) Chatbot
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Boomi
2 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.96%) 2G
1 5 (2.96%) 3G
1 5 (2.96%) 4G
1 5 (2.96%) LTE
2 3 (1.78%) SMS
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
3 2 (1.18%) LAN
3 2 (1.18%) WAN
3 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.18%) Big Data
6 2 (1.18%) MySQL
6 2 (1.18%) Power BI
7 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 68 (40.24%) Selenium
2 43 (25.44%) Cucumber
3 31 (18.34%) WebDriver
4 27 (15.98%) JIRA
5 16 (9.47%) Robot Framework
6 14 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (5.92%) Git (software)
7 10 (5.92%) Subversion
8 8 (4.73%) Bugzilla
8 8 (4.73%) Calabash
8 8 (4.73%) HP UFT
9 6 (3.55%) Appium
9 6 (3.55%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.37%) Ranorex
10 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.18%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.59%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 28 (16.57%) Finance
2 24 (14.20%) Retail
3 9 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.78%) Back Office
4 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Electronics
5 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (46.15%) Analyst
2 61 (36.09%) Test Analyst
3 52 (30.77%) Tester
4 36 (21.30%) Test Engineer
5 33 (19.53%) Automation Tester
6 21 (12.43%) Test Automation Engineer
7 20 (11.83%) Software Tester
8 19 (11.24%) Software Analyst
8 19 (11.24%) Software Test Analyst
9 16 (9.47%) QA Analyst
10 15 (8.88%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (8.28%) Senior Test Engineer
12 11 (6.51%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) QA Test Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
14 7 (4.14%) Test Manager
15 6 (3.55%) QA Engineer
15 6 (3.55%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) XML
2 14 (8.28%) .NET
3 11 (6.51%) JSON
4 10 (5.92%) Web Services
5 3 (1.78%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.78%) HTML
6 2 (1.18%) CSS
7 1 (0.59%) EDI
7 1 (0.59%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.59%) HTML5
7 1 (0.59%) REST
7 1 (0.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.37%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.78%) CMDB
4 3 (1.78%) Digital Signage
4 3 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.59%) EPoS
6 1 (0.59%) Fintech
6 1 (0.59%) FMCG
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.59%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.47%) Linux
2 5 (2.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (68.64%) Test Automation
2 77 (45.56%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (26.63%) Software Testing
4 40 (23.67%) Manual Testing
5 37 (21.89%) Test Strategy
6 36 (21.30%) Regression Testing
7 35 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (18.34%) Scrum
9 24 (14.20%) Acceptance Criteria
10 23 (13.61%) Functional Testing
11 20 (11.83%) CRM
12 19 (11.24%) Defect Management
12 19 (11.24%) Project Management
12 19 (11.24%) SDLC
13 16 (9.47%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 15 (8.88%) Test Planning
14 15 (8.88%) Waterfall
15 13 (7.69%) E-Commerce
15 13 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (6.51%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.40%) SQL
2 26 (15.38%) C#
3 16 (9.47%) Java
3 16 (9.47%) PowerShell
4 14 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.51%) Python
6 8 (4.73%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.18%) Ruby
8 1 (0.59%) C++
8 1 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (27.81%) ISEB
2 33 (19.53%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.65%) Degree
4 13 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (37.87%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) PMO
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.96%) Oracle
3 3 (1.78%) HP
4 2 (1.18%) IBM
4 2 (1.18%) Tableau
5 1 (0.59%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.59%) BMC
5 1 (0.59%) Dell
5 1 (0.59%) Informatica
5 1 (0.59%) Netezza
5 1 (0.59%) Pegasus
5 1 (0.59%) Remedy