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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 78 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 60 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.07% 1.27% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.69% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 21
Average daily rate £303 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £93.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +9 12 £250 -5.56% 5
Shropshire -30 8 - - 2
Staffordshire +10 7 £300 +14.28% 3
Warwickshire +4 7 £306 +36.11% 2
Coventry -2 6 £400 +45.45% 1
Solihull -10 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 49 (45.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (31.78%) SQL
4 23 (21.50%) ISEB
5 21 (19.63%) ISTQB
6 16 (14.95%) Change Management
6 16 (14.95%) Unix
6 16 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (14.02%) Finance
7 15 (14.02%) Migration
8 14 (13.08%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (13.08%) Java
8 14 (13.08%) Six Sigma
8 14 (13.08%) JIRA
8 14 (13.08%) Use Case
9 11 (10.28%) Regression Testing
9 11 (10.28%) Oracle
9 11 (10.28%) SAP
9 11 (10.28%) QA
9 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.35%) Test Strategy
10 10 (9.35%) Waterfall
10 10 (9.35%) Selenium
10 10 (9.35%) Risk Analysis
10 10 (9.35%) Integration Testing
10 10 (9.35%) System Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
10 10 (9.35%) ITIL
10 10 (9.35%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.67%) Confluence
2 5 (4.67%) SAP Portal
3 3 (2.80%) SAS
4 2 (1.87%) Liferay
4 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) SAP HCM
2 5 (4.67%) SAP HR
2 5 (4.67%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.93%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.08%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.48%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (6.54%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.54%) Pentaho
5 5 (4.67%) MS Access
5 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.87%) Big Data
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.93%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.93%) Power BI
7 1 (0.93%) QlikView
7 1 (0.93%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.08%) JIRA
2 10 (9.35%) Selenium
3 5 (4.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (3.74%) Appium
4 4 (3.74%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.80%) AccuRev
5 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.80%) WinRunner
6 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Automotive
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (75.70%) Analyst
2 58 (54.21%) Test Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) Business Analyst
4 13 (12.15%) Tester
5 7 (6.54%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) SAP Test Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Agile Tester
7 5 (4.67%) Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Hadoop Tester
8 4 (3.74%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) Digital Business Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) HR Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) ITSM Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) XML
2 4 (3.74%) Web Services
3 2 (1.87%) Android SDK
3 2 (1.87%) iOS SDK
3 2 (1.87%) J2EE
3 2 (1.87%) JSR 168
3 2 (1.87%) XBRL
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.41%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Unix
2 6 (5.61%) Windows
3 2 (1.87%) Android
3 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.95%) Change Management
4 15 (14.02%) Migration
5 14 (13.08%) Six Sigma
5 14 (13.08%) Use Case
6 11 (10.28%) Regression Testing
6 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.35%) Defect Management
7 10 (9.35%) Integration Testing
7 10 (9.35%) ITIL
7 10 (9.35%) ITSM
7 10 (9.35%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.35%) System Testing
7 10 (9.35%) Test Strategy
7 10 (9.35%) Waterfall
8 9 (8.41%) Manual Testing
8 9 (8.41%) Software Testing
8 9 (8.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.78%) SQL
2 14 (13.08%) Java
3 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) ABAP
5 1 (0.93%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) Python
5 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (21.50%) ISEB
2 21 (19.63%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.35%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 3 (2.80%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Oracle
1 11 (10.28%) SAP
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.41%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.74%) HP
6 3 (2.80%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.87%) Avaya
7 2 (1.87%) EMC
7 2 (1.87%) NICE Systems
7 2 (1.87%) webMethods
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix
8 1 (0.93%) Cognos
8 1 (0.93%) Juniper
8 1 (0.93%) Pega
8 1 (0.93%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago