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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 86 76 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 56 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.78% 1.75% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.31% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 20
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
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
2588 1821 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1112 993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Coventry -1 22 £409 +36.33% 3
Birmingham -7 9 £225 -10.00% 5
Staffordshire +6 8 £313 +5.93% 1
Warwickshire 0 7 £350 +27.27% 1
Solihull -12 2 - -
Shropshire -32 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 54 (46.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (26.72%) SQL
4 25 (21.55%) Migration
5 20 (17.24%) ISEB
6 17 (14.66%) Regression Testing
6 17 (14.66%) System Testing
6 17 (14.66%) ISTQB
6 17 (14.66%) JIRA
6 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (13.79%) Use Case
7 16 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 16 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (12.93%) Data Migration
8 15 (12.93%) User Stories
8 15 (12.93%) Test Strategy
9 14 (12.07%) Functional Testing
9 14 (12.07%) Data Modelling
9 14 (12.07%) Defect Management
10 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
10 13 (11.21%) Java
10 13 (11.21%) Change Management
10 13 (11.21%) Data Structures
10 13 (11.21%) Waterfall
11 12 (10.34%) Data Analysis
11 12 (10.34%) Six Sigma
12 11 (9.48%) SAP
12 11 (9.48%) Test Automation
13 10 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (8.62%) Requirements Analysis

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 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.31%) Confluence
3 3 (2.59%) Liferay
3 3 (2.59%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.72%) SAS
5 1 (0.86%) CMS
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (8.62%) MS Excel
1 10 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (6.03%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.45%) MS Office
4 2 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.59%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.59%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.72%) Magento
3 2 (1.72%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.90%) Big Data
4 7 (6.03%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (6.03%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.03%) Pentaho
5 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.72%) MS Access
7 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.86%) QlikView
7 1 (0.86%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) JIRA
2 9 (7.76%) Selenium
3 6 (5.17%) HP UFT
4 5 (4.31%) WinRunner
5 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.59%) Appium
6 3 (2.59%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.72%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.86%) Toad
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Automotive
3 2 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.86%) Avionics
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (69.83%) Analyst
2 50 (43.10%) Test Analyst
3 22 (18.97%) Business Analyst
4 17 (14.66%) Tester
5 8 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.03%) SAP Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) SAP Test Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Agile Tester
7 6 (5.17%) Software Tester
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Data Business Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Big Data Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Hadoop Tester
9 4 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) Web Services
1 8 (6.90%) XML
2 7 (6.03%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) J2EE
3 3 (2.59%) JSR 168
4 2 (1.72%) XBRL
5 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.86%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.86%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.86%) JSON
5 1 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.21%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.59%) Data Conversion
4 3 (2.59%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.86%) EPoS
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) NHS
5 1 (0.86%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.86%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.86%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.62%) Unix
2 6 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (1.72%) Android
3 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.72%) Linux
3 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (21.55%) Migration
4 17 (14.66%) Regression Testing
4 17 (14.66%) System Testing
5 16 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 16 (13.79%) Use Case
6 15 (12.93%) Data Migration
6 15 (12.93%) Test Strategy
6 15 (12.93%) User Stories
7 14 (12.07%) Data Modelling
7 14 (12.07%) Defect Management
7 14 (12.07%) Functional Testing
8 13 (11.21%) Change Management
8 13 (11.21%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.34%) Data Analysis
9 12 (10.34%) Six Sigma
10 11 (9.48%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.62%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (8.62%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.72%) SQL
2 13 (11.21%) Java
3 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (0.86%) C
6 1 (0.86%) C#
6 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) ISEB
2 17 (14.66%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.62%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.59%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Degree
7 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.48%) SAP
3 8 (6.90%) Oracle
4 6 (5.17%) HP
4 6 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.31%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.59%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix
7 1 (0.86%) Cognos
7 1 (0.86%) Pega
7 1 (0.86%) PlateSpin
7 1 (0.86%) webMethods
7 1 (0.86%) WSO2
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