The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 1.06% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.38% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £450 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +29.82%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 508 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.51% 76.97% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 323 320
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Birmingham region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Birmingham region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
3 8 (36.36%) Change Management
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Six Sigma
4 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (31.82%) Data Structures
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) QA
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) ITSM
7 4 (18.18%) SDLC
7 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) XML
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.64%) HTML
8 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.64%) Selenium
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (9.09%) JSON
9 2 (9.09%) JIRA
9 2 (9.09%) Wireshark

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Hudson
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) PhantomJS
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) JSON
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
2 2 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (31.82%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
3 8 (36.36%) Change Management
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Six Sigma
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) ITSM
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Validation
9 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow