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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.37% 2.08% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.15% 2.68% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

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
130 112 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 71.04% 77.78% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 79 41
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +63.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 - 8 £275 - 2
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 (57.14%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) MS Project
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) Back Office
6 1 (7.14%) Online Gambling
6 1 (7.14%) Games
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management

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 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Tester
2 7 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 5 (35.71%) QA Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) QA Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Software Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Software QA Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Software QA Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Online Gambling
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) ERP
2 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center