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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.90% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.98% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £313 £283 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £230 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £438 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £38.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +17.07%
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
635 615 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.20% 76.49% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 416 289
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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
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 31 May 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 18 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (37.50%) Data Structures
3 9 (37.50%) ServiceNow
3 9 (37.50%) ITSM
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 9 (37.50%) Six Sigma
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (33.33%) Change Management
5 7 (29.17%) ISEB
6 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) Banking
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) Service Management
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 3 (12.50%) Time Management
9 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.33%) V-Model
10 2 (8.33%) Migration
10 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 2 (8.33%) System Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Degree
10 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging

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 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) ITSM Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SAP BW Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (37.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) ITSM
2 9 (37.50%) Six Sigma
3 8 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) System Testing
6 2 (8.33%) V-Model
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) ABAP
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (29.17%) ISEB
3 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) ServiceNow
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Avaya
3 2 (8.33%) EMC
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) NICE Systems
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Pega