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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 54 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.55% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.73% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
Median daily rate £275 £250 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -31.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
581 551 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.75% 76.32% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 351 320
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.59 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (41.18%) Six Sigma
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Change Management
3 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
8 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (5.88%) Coaching
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Management

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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Banking Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Business Process Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Process Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Structures
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Change Management
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Six Sigma
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Pega
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow