The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 21 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.76% 4.15% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 6.72% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 134 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.38% 61.75% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 59
Average daily rate £360 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £305 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £595 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £175.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.85% +288.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Cognos
3 2 (28.57%) Sonic ESB
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) ERwin
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (14.29%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) ERwin
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cognos
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) IBM