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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.11% 1.00% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.29% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate
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£225 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £231 - £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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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
284 232 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 74.74% 77.59% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 84 120
Average daily rate £350 £359 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 18 17
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) VBScript
2 5 (38.46%) VB
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) VBA
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (15.38%) DMZ
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) WCF

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Retail-J
1 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) DMZ
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
2 3 (23.08%) VB Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) OO
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
1 5 (38.46%) VBScript
1 5 (38.46%) VB
2 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 3 (23.08%) VBA
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP