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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 19 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.49% 2.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £200 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.48% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
98 138 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 73.13% 76.24% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 78 47
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SAP PM
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP PM
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SAP MM Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP PM Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) HP