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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 21 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.68% 0.75% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.09% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
106 92 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.62% 69.17% 73.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 30 51
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 26 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 4 (66.67%) Use Case
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Fit Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
2 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) Baan
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (16.67%) SAP FI

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP FI
General
1 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ERP Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ERP Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Training Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Use Case
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) ERP
2 3 (50.00%) Fit Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Baan
2 2 (33.33%) SAP