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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.42% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.60% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £280 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £280 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +8.59%
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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
558 498 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.70% 69.85% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 308 240
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £15.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% -91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 July 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Cerner
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) HL7
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cerner Millennium
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
2 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cerner