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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.57% 0.91% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.37% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £369 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
508 438 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.41% 66.36% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 289 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +677.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Integration Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) ISEB
4 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Statistics
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) SAP
7 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 2 (11.11%) JIRA
8 2 (11.11%) SAP HR
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Portal
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (11.11%) SAP HR
3 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
3 1 (5.56%) SAP WM
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (5.56%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SAP BI
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) JBehave
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) SAP HR Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) CAN bus
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) HPUX
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Integration Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.56%) Cognos
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
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