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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 91 91 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 50 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.47% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.91% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 21
Median daily rate £305 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £38.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +17.07%
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
2325 1884 1746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.61% 76.68% 75.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1173 922
Median daily rate £400 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 88 112
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.59% +1.66%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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 1 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 June 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
Warwickshire -3 9 £306 +36.11% 4
Shropshire -32 8 - - 1
Birmingham 0 7 £313 +10.61% 2
Staffordshire 0 5 £250 -4.76% 1
Coventry -3 4 £413 +43.47% 4
Solihull - 3 - - 2
Kingswinford - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £400 +33.33%
Dudley - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 50 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (31.00%) SQL
4 22 (22.00%) ISEB
5 20 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 18 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (16.00%) Migration
8 15 (15.00%) Unix
9 14 (14.00%) Java
9 14 (14.00%) Change Management
9 14 (14.00%) Integration Testing
10 13 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (13.00%) Six Sigma
11 12 (12.00%) JIRA
11 12 (12.00%) QA
11 12 (12.00%) Use Case
11 12 (12.00%) Defect Management
12 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
12 11 (11.00%) Finance
13 10 (10.00%) Scrum
13 10 (10.00%) Oracle
13 10 (10.00%) SAP
13 10 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 10 (10.00%) Data Migration
13 10 (10.00%) Test Automation
14 9 (9.00%) Manual Testing
14 9 (9.00%) System Testing
14 9 (9.00%) Time Management
14 9 (9.00%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (9.00%) Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.00%) Confluence
1 5 (5.00%) SAP Portal
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) Liferay
3 3 (3.00%) SAS
4 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) SAP HCM
2 5 (5.00%) SAP HR
2 5 (5.00%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (1.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.00%) Pentaho
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.00%) MS Access
4 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.00%) Big Data
6 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.00%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.00%) QlikView
6 1 (1.00%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.00%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) JIRA
2 8 (8.00%) Selenium
3 4 (4.00%) Appium
3 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.00%) WinRunner
5 2 (2.00%) AccuRev
5 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.00%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.00%) Toad
General
1 11 (11.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.00%) Automotive
5 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (76.00%) Analyst
2 52 (52.00%) Test Analyst
3 21 (21.00%) Business Analyst
4 12 (12.00%) Tester
5 7 (7.00%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Agile Tester
8 4 (4.00%) Hadoop Tester
8 4 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.00%) Architect
9 3 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Digital Business Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) HR Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) ITSM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) XML
2 5 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.00%) J2EE
3 3 (3.00%) JSR 168
4 2 (2.00%) Android SDK
4 2 (2.00%) iOS SDK
4 2 (2.00%) XBRL
5 1 (1.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) EPoS
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Unix
2 6 (6.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.00%) Android
3 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.00%) Migration
4 14 (14.00%) Change Management
4 14 (14.00%) Integration Testing
5 13 (13.00%) Six Sigma
6 12 (12.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (12.00%) Use Case
7 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 10 (10.00%) Scrum
8 10 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (9.00%) CRM
9 9 (9.00%) Data Analysis
9 9 (9.00%) ITIL
9 9 (9.00%) ITSM
9 9 (9.00%) Manual Testing
9 9 (9.00%) System Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) Java
3 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.00%) ABAP
4 1 (1.00%) C
4 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.00%) Python
4 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) ISEB
2 20 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (9.00%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle
1 10 (10.00%) SAP
2 9 (9.00%) ServiceNow
3 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.00%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.00%) Avaya
6 2 (2.00%) EMC
6 2 (2.00%) HP
6 2 (2.00%) NICE Systems
6 2 (2.00%) webMethods
7 1 (1.00%) Cognos
7 1 (1.00%) Pega
7 1 (1.00%) WSO2