Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 151 163
Rank change year-on-year -55 +12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 93 194 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.08% 1.98% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.16% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 73 166 184
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,358
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +16.42% +5.72%
10th Percentile £26,275 £25,000 £24,300
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £43,750
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 7,753 8,984 10,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.41% 91.51% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,369 8,293
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -77 22 £38,132 -4.67% 7
Staffordshire +8 20 £37,500 +41.51% 5
Coventry +12 10 £37,500 +25.00%
Solihull +4 10 £39,750 -11.67% 4
Worcestershire +16 9 £30,000 -31.03%
Warwickshire +17 7 £43,750 +28.68% 4
Walsall - 3 - -
Shropshire +15 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 £47,500 +43.94%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 45 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (29.03%) QA
4 22 (23.66%) Selenium
4 22 (23.66%) Regression Testing
5 21 (22.58%) SQL
6 20 (21.51%) Software Testing
7 19 (20.43%) Java
8 18 (19.35%) Manual Testing
9 17 (18.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (18.28%) Test Strategy
10 16 (17.20%) Degree
11 15 (16.13%) JIRA
12 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
13 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (12.90%) SaaS
14 12 (12.90%) ISEB
15 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
15 11 (11.83%) Finance
15 11 (11.83%) ERP
15 11 (11.83%) Process Improvement
16 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
17 9 (9.68%) Web Services
17 9 (9.68%) XML
17 9 (9.68%) Windows
17 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
17 9 (9.68%) Validation
17 9 (9.68%) Scrum
17 9 (9.68%) Business Process Improvement

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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.15%) DNN
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.08%) Liferay
4 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.08%) SAS
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (4.30%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.15%) Infor LN
3 2 (2.15%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (2.15%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (1.08%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (1.08%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.90%) SaaS
3 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (5.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (5.38%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (5.38%) AWS CloudTrail
4 5 (5.38%) AWS CodePipeline
4 5 (5.38%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (5.38%) CloudFront
4 5 (5.38%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (5.38%) Serverless
4 5 (5.38%) SoftLayer
5 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) ATM
2 4 (4.30%) SMS
3 3 (3.23%) FTP
4 2 (2.15%) Skype
5 1 (1.08%) HTTP
5 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.08%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.08%) DB2
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (23.66%) Selenium
2 15 (16.13%) JIRA
3 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.38%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.23%) AccuRev
6 2 (2.15%) JMeter
6 2 (2.15%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.08%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.08%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Automotive
3 3 (3.23%) Billing
3 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Analyst
2 31 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (17.20%) Tester
4 12 (12.90%) Software Tester
5 10 (10.75%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) IT Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Software Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Advisor
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Support
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Support Advisor
9 5 (5.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) JSON
1 9 (9.68%) Web Services
1 9 (9.68%) XML
2 8 (8.60%) .NET
3 5 (5.38%) Node.js
3 5 (5.38%) SAML
3 5 (5.38%) SOAP
4 3 (3.23%) HTML
4 3 (3.23%) Middleware
4 3 (3.23%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
6 1 (1.08%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.15%) iPhone
7 2 (2.15%) NHS
7 2 (2.15%) Tandem
7 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.08%) DataPower
8 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Windows
2 6 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.66%) Regression Testing
4 20 (21.51%) Software Testing
5 18 (19.35%) Manual Testing
6 17 (18.28%) Test Strategy
6 17 (18.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (11.83%) ERP
7 11 (11.83%) Process Improvement
8 9 (9.68%) Business Process Improvement
8 9 (9.68%) Scrum
8 9 (9.68%) Validation
9 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.60%) Functional Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Product Management
9 8 (8.60%) SDLC
10 7 (7.53%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (7.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) SQL
2 19 (20.43%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) C#
4 6 (6.45%) Python
5 5 (5.38%) VB
6 2 (2.15%) PHP
6 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.08%) Groovy
7 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Degree
2 12 (12.90%) ISEB
3 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.15%) MCP
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
6 2 (2.15%) MCTS
6 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.03%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) GDPR
3 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.15%) SLA
4 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Ansible
1 5 (5.38%) Kubernetes
1 5 (5.38%) Mesos
1 5 (5.38%) rkt
1 5 (5.38%) Single Sign-On
1 5 (5.38%) Terraform
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) SAP
3 6 (6.45%) IBM
4 5 (5.38%) Remedy
5 2 (2.15%) Baan
5 2 (2.15%) Facebook
5 2 (2.15%) Google
5 2 (2.15%) Infor
5 2 (2.15%) OutSystems
5 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.15%) Tableau
6 1 (1.08%) Adobe
6 1 (1.08%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.08%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.08%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) hybris
6 1 (1.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) Teradata