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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.75% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.03% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -0.45%
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
544 484 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.52% 72.67% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 306 190
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -89.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Cerner
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Cerner
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