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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.60% 1.39% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.00% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -2.77%
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
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Statistics
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) Cognos
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) SAP Portal
7 1 (6.67%) JBehave
7 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Confluence
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Portal
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HR
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
1 1 (6.67%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) JBehave
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HR Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (6.67%) User Stories
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Cognos
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Mercator