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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 43 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.86% 1.56% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.07% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 11
Average daily rate
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£295 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.54%
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
1711 1791 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.01% 75.47% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 941 603
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 142 62
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +6 9 £298 -0.83% 3
Warwickshire +3 6 £263 - 2
Staffordshire - 6 £295 - 4
Birmingham -2 5 £300 -11.76% 1
Worcestershire +9 3 £300 -33.33%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £300 +96.72% 1
Solihull +1 1 - - 2
Shropshire -5 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 29 (36.25%) SQL
2 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
3 19 (23.75%) MS Excel
3 19 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
5 17 (21.25%) Finance
6 15 (18.75%) ISEB
6 15 (18.75%) System Testing
7 14 (17.50%) Retail
8 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
9 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Migration
10 11 (13.75%) SDLC
11 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 10 (12.50%) QA
12 9 (11.25%) Data Migration
12 9 (11.25%) ETL
12 9 (11.25%) MS Office
12 9 (11.25%) T-SQL
13 8 (10.00%) Oracle
13 8 (10.00%) ERP
13 8 (10.00%) Scrum
13 8 (10.00%) Manual Testing
13 8 (10.00%) Test Strategy
14 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
14 7 (8.75%) Data Cleansing
14 7 (8.75%) Use Case
14 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 3 (3.75%) Apache
1 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (23.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.25%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.75%) MySQL
6 3 (3.75%) MS Access
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) LoadRunner
2 5 (6.25%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) Selenium
3 4 (5.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.50%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.50%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 14 (17.50%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Games
3 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.50%) Automotive
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (58.75%) Analyst
2 35 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Tester
4 11 (13.75%) Software Tester
4 11 (13.75%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Test Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Website Developer
10 2 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.50%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Test Team Leader
10 2 (2.50%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) .NET
1 5 (6.25%) XML
2 4 (5.00%) HTML
2 4 (5.00%) Play Framework
2 4 (5.00%) CSS
2 4 (5.00%) JSON
3 3 (3.75%) REST
3 3 (3.75%) D3.js
3 3 (3.75%) Flot
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) J2EE
4 1 (1.25%) EDI
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.25%) AS400
4 1 (1.25%) IVR
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (5.00%) UNIX
2 4 (5.00%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) SUSE
4 2 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Windows
5 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) Software Testing
2 19 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (18.75%) System Testing
4 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Migration
5 11 (13.75%) SDLC
6 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 9 (11.25%) Data Migration
7 9 (11.25%) ETL
8 8 (10.00%) ERP
8 8 (10.00%) Scrum
8 8 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.75%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (8.75%) Use Case
10 6 (7.50%) Test Management
10 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.50%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.25%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.50%) C#
3 6 (7.50%) Java
3 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.00%) Scala
5 1 (1.25%) C
5 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) ISEB
2 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Oracle
2 7 (8.75%) SAP
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) HP
3 4 (5.00%) Symbian
4 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.50%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.50%) MKS
5 2 (2.50%) Pega
6 1 (1.25%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) Sage
6 1 (1.25%) Apple
6 1 (1.25%) Baan
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Cerner
6 1 (1.25%) Sun
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago