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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 22 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.91% 1.32% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.79% 1.54% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £305 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
190 130 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 84.82% 86.09% 61.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 87 53
Median daily rate £340 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.35 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.91% -39.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 6 £313 +8.69%
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £238 -
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (53.33%) SDLC
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Back Office
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) MS Project
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (13.33%) Online Gambling
7 2 (13.33%) Games
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
8 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Planning

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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) Software Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Manager
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Web Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
5 1 (6.67%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Online Gambling
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) SDLC
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
7 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft