The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.31% 0.39% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.58% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £425 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £275 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) SAP BI
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
1 2 (18.18%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (9.09%) SAP SD
2 1 (9.09%) SAP MM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP WM
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP BI
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) SAP HR Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) HPUX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Kofax
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
4 1 (9.09%) Thunderhead