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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.69% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.40% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +68.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £212 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Shropshire -6 9 £433 +73.00%
Birmingham -10 7 £265 -41.11% 3
Staffordshire -6 4 £275 - 6
Warwickshire -3 2 £340 +23.63% 2
Coventry 0 1 £275 -21.42% 1
Solihull - 1 £325 - 1
Walsall - 1 £310 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (33.90%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) ISEB
4 14 (23.73%) QA
5 13 (22.03%) Java
6 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
7 10 (16.95%) Finance
8 9 (15.25%) Software Testing
8 9 (15.25%) .NET
8 9 (15.25%) Oracle
9 8 (13.56%) HP
9 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Performance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) MongoDB
10 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (11.86%) Selenium
10 7 (11.86%) Web Development
10 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.86%) System Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
10 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
10 7 (11.86%) XML
10 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
11 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Scrum
11 6 (10.17%) Test Management
12 5 (8.47%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (8.47%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.08%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.69%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
1 7 (11.86%) Selenium
2 5 (8.47%) IntelliJ
3 4 (6.78%) JIRA
4 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.39%) Toad
5 2 (3.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.69%) JMeter
6 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
4 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Analyst
2 19 (32.20%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Website Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.39%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.39%) Testing Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Software Testing Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (3.39%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) XML
3 5 (8.47%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) JSON
3 5 (8.47%) Play Framework
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
5 3 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (5.08%) WCF
5 3 (5.08%) REST
5 3 (5.08%) D3.js
5 3 (5.08%) Flot
6 1 (1.69%) EDI
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
6 1 (1.69%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Visualisation
1 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.69%) AS400
3 1 (1.69%) IVR
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) SUSE
4 2 (3.39%) Windows
4 2 (3.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.25%) Software Testing
3 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (13.56%) Performance Testing
3 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Web Development
4 7 (11.86%) System Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
5 6 (10.17%) Test Management
5 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) OO
6 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Manual Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.08%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) VBScript
4 5 (8.47%) VB
4 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.47%) VBA
4 5 (8.47%) Scala
5 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.08%) Python
5 3 (5.08%) Ruby
6 2 (3.39%) C#
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) ISEB
2 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.69%) MKS
5 1 (1.69%) Pega
5 1 (1.69%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
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