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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 74 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 58 55 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.11% 2.15% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.71% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 13
Median daily rate £369 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
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
2267 2029 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.41% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1123 997
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 75 92
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Shropshire +8 16 £400 +45.45% 1
Coventry -22 11 £410 +31.20% 1
Birmingham -8 9 £363 -11.31% 4
Staffordshire -4 5 £283 -5.83% 1
Solihull +1 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £319 +4.59% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 74 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.00%) SQL
2 39 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (21.33%) ISEB
4 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
5 27 (18.00%) Migration
6 26 (17.33%) Waterfall
6 26 (17.33%) User Stories
7 25 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 25 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 24 (16.00%) ISTQB
8 24 (16.00%) Regression Testing
9 23 (15.33%) QA
10 21 (14.00%) System Testing
10 21 (14.00%) MS Excel
11 20 (13.33%) Finance
12 19 (12.67%) Data Modelling
12 19 (12.67%) Functional Testing
13 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (12.00%) Selenium
13 18 (12.00%) Data Analysis
14 17 (11.33%) JIRA
14 17 (11.33%) Use Case
14 17 (11.33%) Data Migration
14 17 (11.33%) Integration Testing
14 17 (11.33%) Test Automation
14 17 (11.33%) XML
15 16 (10.67%) Unix
16 15 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 15 (10.00%) CRM

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 11 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.67%) CMS
2 7 (4.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.67%) Confluence
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (6.67%) MS Office
4 6 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.67%) MS Project
6 3 (2.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.00%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.33%) Magento
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.67%) Demantra
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.33%) GitHub
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) Internet
1 3 (2.00%) Network Security
2 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (8.00%) Big Data
4 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.33%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (12.00%) Selenium
2 17 (11.33%) JIRA
3 12 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 11 (7.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.67%) Toad
5 7 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.33%) JUnit
7 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (2.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.67%) RSpec
9 3 (2.00%) Gatling
9 3 (2.00%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.33%) Hudson
10 2 (1.33%) PhantomJS
10 2 (1.33%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 20 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Games
3 5 (3.33%) Retail
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Back Office
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.00%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.33%) Advertising
6 2 (1.33%) Automotive
6 2 (1.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 87 (58.00%) Analyst
2 52 (34.67%) Test Analyst
3 25 (16.67%) Tester
4 18 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.67%) Test Manager
6 11 (7.33%) Software Tester
7 10 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (6.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 9 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Test Leader
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Data Business Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) QA Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Agile Tester
11 6 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.33%) XML
2 12 (8.00%) .NET
3 9 (6.00%) JSON
4 6 (4.00%) Web Services
5 4 (2.67%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.67%) SOAP
6 3 (2.00%) HTML
6 3 (2.00%) REST
7 2 (1.33%) CSS
7 2 (1.33%) Node.js
7 2 (1.33%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.67%) jQuery
8 1 (0.67%) Middleware
8 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.00%) Data Conversion
4 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.33%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.67%) Clustering
6 1 (0.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.67%) EPoS
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.67%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.67%) Unix
2 14 (9.33%) Windows
3 4 (2.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.67%) AIX
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (18.00%) Migration
4 26 (17.33%) User Stories
4 26 (17.33%) Waterfall
5 25 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 25 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 24 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 21 (14.00%) System Testing
8 19 (12.67%) Data Modelling
8 19 (12.67%) Functional Testing
9 18 (12.00%) Data Analysis
10 17 (11.33%) Data Migration
10 17 (11.33%) Integration Testing
10 17 (11.33%) Test Automation
10 17 (11.33%) Use Case
11 15 (10.00%) BPR
11 15 (10.00%) CRM
12 14 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (9.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.00%) SQL
2 12 (8.00%) Java
3 9 (6.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.33%) C#
4 5 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.67%) C
5 4 (2.67%) COBOL
5 4 (2.67%) Scala
6 3 (2.00%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (0.67%) PHP
7 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.67%) R
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (21.33%) ISEB
2 24 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.00%) Degree
5 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) MCITP
7 1 (0.67%) MCSA
7 1 (0.67%) MCSE
7 1 (0.67%) MCTS
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.00%) WCAG
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.33%) Oracle
3 10 (6.67%) SAP
4 8 (5.33%) HP
4 8 (5.33%) webMethods
5 2 (1.33%) Citrix
6 1 (0.67%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.67%) PlateSpin
6 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.67%) Veritas
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 3 days ago