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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.99% 0.68% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.83% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
Test Scripting
England

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
158 121 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.22% 81.76% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Pega
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Fit Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Training Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Learning Management System
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Fit Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Pega
1 1 (25.00%) SAP