The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 25 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.44% 3.70% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 4.76% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £283 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +29.82%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 105 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.07% 77.78% 66.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 76 51
Median daily rate £338 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 4 £275 -
Stoke-on-Trent -8 1 £465 +55.00% 1
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Back Office
6 3 (18.75%) ERP
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Online Gambling
7 2 (12.50%) MS Project
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Games
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (6.25%) XML
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.25%) ISEB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Tester
2 7 (43.75%) Software Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) SDLC
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) ERP
5 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft