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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.99% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.47% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £333 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +66.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
487 408 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.21% 67.11% 71.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 236 251
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £261 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +1150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 28 July 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%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SAP BI
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (9.09%) SAP SD
3 1 (9.09%) SAP MM
3 1 (9.09%) SAP WM
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%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAP HR Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) HPUX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects