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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 22 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.81% 1.89% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.74% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £185 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -36.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
74 73 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 59.68% 68.87% 66.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 75
Average daily rate £331 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £23.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.95% +119.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.82 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.50 £16.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago