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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% 0.67% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.96% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £270 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
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
519 418 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.81% 70.37% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 254 227
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (36.84%) ITSM
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (26.32%) Data Structures
4 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) Six Sigma
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) MS Office
7 2 (10.53%) Process Management
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) EMC
7 2 (10.53%) Avaya

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) ITSM Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Transformation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) SAP BW Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Oracle Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Data Structures
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) ITSM
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Six Sigma
4 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Process Management
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
6 2 (10.53%) V-Model
6 2 (10.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
2 2 (10.53%) Avaya
2 2 (10.53%) EMC
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) NICE Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Baan
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
Birmingham
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £251 per day
Posted: 4 days ago