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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 72 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 51 35 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.65% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.43% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 38
Average daily rate
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£353 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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
1802 1439 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.82% 68.04% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 766 827
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 57 82
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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
Birmingham -2 12 £365 +0.68% 1
Coventry -2 7 £225 -
Warwickshire -14 4 £313 +4.16%
Solihull +4 1 £225 -40.00%
Staffordshire - - - - 4
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 33 (38.82%) SQL
2 25 (29.41%) ISEB
3 22 (25.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (24.71%) Integration Testing
5 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
5 19 (22.35%) Oracle
6 18 (21.18%) MS Excel
7 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.82%) SAP
9 15 (17.65%) Finance
10 13 (15.29%) System Testing
11 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
11 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
12 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
12 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.76%) T-SQL
13 10 (11.76%) Retail
13 10 (11.76%) Software Testing
13 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
13 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
14 9 (10.59%) UNIX
14 9 (10.59%) ERP
14 9 (10.59%) ETL
15 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (9.41%) MS Office
15 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (8.24%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.53%) Drupal
2 3 (3.53%) Alfresco
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) Documentum
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.41%) MS Office
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (4.71%) SAP HCM
2 4 (4.71%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.35%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.35%) SAP CRM
3 2 (2.35%) SAP Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.18%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.18%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) LAN
1 2 (2.35%) VPN
1 2 (2.35%) DMZ
1 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) JIRA
1 2 (2.35%) Selenium
2 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) JBehave
2 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.18%) Toad
2 1 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.18%) JMeter
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Automotive
4 2 (2.35%) Military
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Analyst
2 39 (45.88%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Tester
4 11 (12.94%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) VB Developer
8 3 (3.53%) SAP HCM Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) UAT Tester
9 2 (2.35%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.35%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Technical Tester
9 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Tester
9 2 (2.35%) Systems Tester
9 2 (2.35%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) .NET
1 7 (8.24%) XML
2 2 (2.35%) WCF
3 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.18%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) CSS
3 1 (1.18%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Statistics
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) AS400
3 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.18%) EPoS
3 1 (1.18%) GIS
3 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.18%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) UNIX
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.18%) HPUX
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE
5 1 (1.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (24.71%) Integration Testing
3 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (15.29%) System Testing
5 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.59%) ETL
7 9 (10.59%) ERP
8 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.24%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.24%) Business Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) Test Management
10 6 (7.06%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.06%) Service Management
10 6 (7.06%) Use Case
11 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.24%) Java
3 7 (8.24%) VB
4 6 (7.06%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.06%) VBScript
5 3 (3.53%) C#
5 3 (3.53%) VBA
6 2 (2.35%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) COBOL
7 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.18%) ABAP
7 1 (1.18%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) ISEB
2 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
3 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) CCA
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Oracle
2 16 (18.82%) SAP
3 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.24%) Citrix
5 5 (5.88%) HP
6 4 (4.71%) IBM
7 3 (3.53%) Pega
8 2 (2.35%) webMethods
8 2 (2.35%) Cognos
8 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.18%) Fidessa
9 1 (1.18%) Mercator
9 1 (1.18%) Charles River
9 1 (1.18%) ICL
9 1 (1.18%) RedPrairie
9 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago