The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Coventry region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.37% 2.79% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 3.45% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£225 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 203 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 81.84% 80.88% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 58 124
Average daily rate £376 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.72% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 13
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Coventry region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Coventry region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) VBScript
1 5 (45.45%) VB
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) DMZ
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Retail-J
1 1 (9.09%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) DMZ
1 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) VB Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) OO
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
1 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) VBScript
1 5 (45.45%) VB
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) SAP