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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 91 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 33 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.76% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.48% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 15
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £155.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +416.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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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
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Staffordshire -4 9 £250 - 4
Birmingham -1 7 £265 -37.64% 1
Shropshire -9 5 £400 +60.00% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £225 -18.18% 2
Coventry -1 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Solihull - 1 £325 - 3
Walsall - 1 £310 -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.00%) ISEB
4 14 (23.33%) QA
5 12 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 11 (18.33%) Finance
6 11 (18.33%) Java
7 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (13.33%) Oracle
9 8 (13.33%) HP
9 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 8 (13.33%) System Testing
9 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
10 7 (11.67%) Test Management
10 7 (11.67%) Selenium
10 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
10 7 (11.67%) LoadRunner
10 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.00%) XML
11 6 (10.00%) Retail
11 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.00%) Scrum
11 6 (10.00%) Web Development
12 5 (8.33%) JSON
12 5 (8.33%) Scala

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.00%) Apache
1 3 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.00%) MySQL
3 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Selenium
1 7 (11.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.33%) IntelliJ
3 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Analyst
2 20 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Tester
4 10 (16.67%) Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 5 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Website Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (3.33%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.33%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Testing Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Software Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) XML
2 5 (8.33%) JSON
2 5 (8.33%) Play Framework
2 5 (8.33%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) REST
4 3 (5.00%) D3.js
4 3 (5.00%) Flot
5 2 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) J2EE
6 1 (1.67%) EDI
6 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (5.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (5.00%) Open Source
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) AS400
3 1 (1.67%) IVR
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) SUSE
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 8 (13.33%) System Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Test Management
4 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
5 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Scrum
5 6 (10.00%) Web Development
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
6 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) Java
3 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) Scala
5 3 (5.00%) VBA
5 3 (5.00%) C#
5 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 2 (3.33%) VB
6 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) ISEB
2 12 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) COBIT
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
1 8 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) MKS
5 1 (1.67%) Pega
5 1 (1.67%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.67%) Symbian
5 1 (1.67%) Sun
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.67%) Sage
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