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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.03% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £313 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £248 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £453 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +6.08%
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
668 581 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.96% 76.95% 74.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 391 318
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £19.50 £7.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Data Structures
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (47.06%) Six Sigma
3 7 (41.18%) ITSM
3 7 (41.18%) Change Management
3 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (35.29%) ServiceNow
5 5 (29.41%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
8 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
9 1 (5.88%) Use Case
9 1 (5.88%) SAP HCM
9 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
9 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
9 1 (5.88%) ETL
9 1 (5.88%) SAS
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.88%) VB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Business Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Structures
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Six Sigma
3 7 (41.18%) Change Management
3 7 (41.18%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Use Case
6 1 (5.88%) V-Model
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) ServiceNow
2 2 (11.76%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Pega
3 1 (5.88%) SAP