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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.89% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Median daily rate £225 £250 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +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
643 560 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.65% 74.87% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 360 312
Median daily rate £380 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 15 (68.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 11 (50.00%) Change Management
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (50.00%) Six Sigma
3 10 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (36.36%) ITSM
5 6 (27.27%) ServiceNow
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 2 (9.09%) HP
9 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
9 2 (9.09%) Service Management
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
9 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.55%) Pega
10 1 (4.55%) V-Model
10 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (4.55%) Windows 7

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 (4.55%) SAS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Process Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Process Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 10 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Change Management
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 11 (50.00%) Six Sigma
3 8 (36.36%) ITSM
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) UML
6 1 (4.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) ServiceNow
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Pega
3 1 (4.55%) SAP