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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 2.50% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 3.13% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Median daily rate £425 £265 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +24.28%

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
515 512 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.22% 80.13% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 329 277
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £8.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Hudson
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) PhantomJS
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) Node.js
3 2 (13.33%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft