The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 86 75 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.37% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.98% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £460 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +62.79%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1637 1414 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.32% 69.04% 67.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 792 689
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 65 129
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.68 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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
Coventry +1 9 £273 -45.50% 2
Birmingham -4 6 £340 -0.72% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £250 - 3
Warwickshire -6 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Wednesbury - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 24 (30.00%) ISEB
3 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.75%) Oracle
5 18 (22.50%) .NET
6 16 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 16 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 14 (17.50%) Unit Testing
8 13 (16.25%) Finance
8 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
9 12 (15.00%) VB.NET
10 11 (13.75%) VBScript
10 11 (13.75%) VB
10 11 (13.75%) Java
10 11 (13.75%) OO
10 11 (13.75%) SAP
10 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
10 11 (13.75%) System Testing
11 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.50%) T-SQL
11 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 9 (11.25%) ETL
12 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (11.25%) VBA
12 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
12 9 (11.25%) Spreadsheet
13 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 8 (10.00%) UNIX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.25%) Documentum
4 1 (1.25%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.25%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.75%) MS Office
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.50%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (2.50%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.50%) SAP Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.25%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.25%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) Selenium
3 2 (2.50%) Toad
3 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.25%) JMeter
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.25%) JBehave
4 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Automotive
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Analyst
2 29 (36.25%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (12.50%) Tester
5 7 (8.75%) SAP Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.75%) VB Developer
7 3 (3.75%) SAP HCM Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Systems Tester
8 2 (2.50%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) .NET
2 7 (8.75%) XML
2 7 (8.75%) WCF
3 5 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) SAP ALE
5 1 (1.25%) HTML
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Statistics
2 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) GIS
3 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) UNIX
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 14 (17.50%) Unit Testing
4 11 (13.75%) OO
4 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.75%) System Testing
5 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 9 (11.25%) ETL
6 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
7 7 (8.75%) Regression Testing
7 7 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.25%) Web Development
8 5 (6.25%) Service Management
8 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.25%) ERP
8 5 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) SQL
2 12 (15.00%) VB.NET
3 11 (13.75%) VBScript
3 11 (13.75%) VB
3 11 (13.75%) Java
4 10 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.25%) VBA
6 6 (7.50%) Ruby
7 5 (6.25%) Python
7 5 (6.25%) C#
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) ISEB
2 16 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) CCA
6 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) COBIT
2 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) SAP
3 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.75%) Citrix
5 3 (3.75%) Pega
6 2 (2.50%) webMethods
6 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) Cognos
6 2 (2.50%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.25%) Mercator
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £325.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago