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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / West Midlands
Rank 75 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 47 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.88% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.27% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 15
Median daily rate £388 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +24.28%

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
1876 2154 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.02% 82.53% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1217 937
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 50 106
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Coventry +2 17 £400 -
Warwickshire +6 7 £309 +2.91% 2
Staffordshire +5 7 £275 -13.72%
Birmingham -6 7 £425 +60.37% 3
Shropshire +21 3 £475 +43.50% 2
Wolverhampton +2 1 £319 -29.11%
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.07%) ISEB
3 23 (21.30%) QA
4 22 (20.37%) ISTQB
5 21 (19.44%) Automated Testing
6 20 (18.52%) SQL
7 19 (17.59%) Migration
7 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (17.59%) User Stories
8 17 (15.74%) Functional Testing
8 17 (15.74%) Finance
9 16 (14.81%) Waterfall
10 15 (13.89%) Selenium
10 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
11 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
11 14 (12.96%) System Testing
12 13 (12.04%) Manual Testing
12 13 (12.04%) Cucumber
12 13 (12.04%) Use Case
12 13 (12.04%) Data Analysis
12 13 (12.04%) Regression Testing
12 13 (12.04%) XML
13 12 (11.11%) JIRA
14 11 (10.19%) Performance Testing
14 11 (10.19%) Integration Testing
14 11 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (10.19%) Oracle
14 11 (10.19%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 7 (6.48%) CMS
2 5 (4.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.78%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
2 4 (3.70%) Simulink
3 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.85%) SAP CAR
3 2 (1.85%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.85%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (0.93%) Demantra
4 1 (0.93%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Boomi
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) Network Security
2 2 (1.85%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.93%) FTP
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.63%) Big Data
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.85%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Selenium
2 13 (12.04%) Cucumber
3 12 (11.11%) JIRA
4 9 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.56%) JUnit
8 5 (4.63%) RSpec
8 5 (4.63%) Toad
9 4 (3.70%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.85%) Gatling
11 2 (1.85%) Hudson
11 2 (1.85%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.93%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Games
3 4 (3.70%) Automotive
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (55.56%) Analyst
2 39 (36.11%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.44%) Tester
4 14 (12.96%) QA Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) Test Engineer
5 13 (12.04%) QA Test Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) Business Analyst
6 11 (10.19%) Test Manager
7 9 (8.33%) Software Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Software Tester
8 7 (6.48%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) QA Tester
9 6 (5.56%) Agile Tester
9 6 (5.56%) Software QA Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Software QA Tester
9 6 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) XML
2 9 (8.33%) JSON
3 5 (4.63%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.70%) .NET
4 4 (3.70%) SOAP
4 4 (3.70%) Web Services
5 3 (2.78%) HTML
5 3 (2.78%) REST
6 2 (1.85%) CSS
6 2 (1.85%) Middleware
6 2 (1.85%) Node.js
6 2 (1.85%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.48%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) Unix
2 7 (6.48%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) AIX
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) Automated Testing
3 19 (17.59%) Migration
3 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (17.59%) User Stories
4 17 (15.74%) Functional Testing
5 16 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 14 (12.96%) System Testing
6 14 (12.96%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.04%) Data Analysis
7 13 (12.04%) Manual Testing
7 13 (12.04%) Regression Testing
7 13 (12.04%) Use Case
8 11 (10.19%) Integration Testing
8 11 (10.19%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (10.19%) Performance Testing
9 10 (9.26%) Data Modelling
9 10 (9.26%) Scrum
9 10 (9.26%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) Java
3 5 (4.63%) Scala
4 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.70%) MATLAB
5 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) COBOL
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) R
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (24.07%) ISEB
2 22 (20.37%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) Degree
5 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCITP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) MCTS
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.30%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) WCAG
3 3 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.85%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.93%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.19%) Oracle
3 7 (6.48%) HP
4 6 (5.56%) SAP
5 5 (4.63%) webMethods
6 4 (3.70%) Guidewire
7 3 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.93%) Cerner
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix
8 1 (0.93%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.93%) Dell
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.93%) Veritas