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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.53% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.79% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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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
408 379 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.34% 66.49% 62.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 239 135
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -40.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.15 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £18.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) VBScript
6 3 (20.00%) VB
6 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (20.00%) VBA
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Statistics
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) JMeter
7 2 (13.33%) HTML
7 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 1 (6.67%) CSS
8 1 (6.67%) C#
8 1 (6.67%) Cognos

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HR
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JBehave
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HR Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VBScript
2 3 (20.00%) VB
2 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Cognos
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.67%) Mercator
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