The table below looks at the statistics 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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.29% 0.61% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.76% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
249 263 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 73.24% 79.94% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 136 50
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 48
Average hourly rate £31.08 £37.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.12% -0.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
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 April 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Excel Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) VBA Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle