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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 78 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.31% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.88% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 19
Average daily rate £319 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £516 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.44 £155.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% -79.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +6 12 £270 +1.88% 4
Coventry -4 9 £400 +45.45%
Shropshire -17 8 £303 -43.62%
Warwickshire +3 5 £300 -11.76% 2
Staffordshire -4 2 £319 +27.50% 1
Solihull -12 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (33.98%) SQL
4 30 (29.13%) ISEB
4 30 (29.13%) ISTQB
5 25 (24.27%) Waterfall
6 20 (19.42%) Finance
7 19 (18.45%) Migration
8 18 (17.48%) Integration Testing
8 18 (17.48%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (16.50%) V-Model
10 16 (15.53%) Data Migration
11 15 (14.56%) Use Case
12 14 (13.59%) XML
12 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
13 12 (11.65%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (11.65%) XML Messaging
13 12 (11.65%) Software Testing
14 11 (10.68%) QA
14 11 (10.68%) Change Management
14 11 (10.68%) Data Modelling
14 11 (10.68%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (9.71%) User Stories
15 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
15 10 (9.71%) Unix
15 10 (9.71%) Six Sigma
15 10 (9.71%) GAP Analysis
15 10 (9.71%) Scrum
16 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (8.74%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 12 (11.65%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.94%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.97%) Apache
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.97%) SAS
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
2 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.91%) SAP HCM
1 3 (2.91%) SAP HR
1 3 (2.91%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.97%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) IaaS
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) Firewall
2 1 (0.97%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.97%) Big Data
5 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.97%) Power BI
5 1 (0.97%) QlikView
5 1 (0.97%) Redis
5 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.97%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) JIRA
2 5 (4.85%) Selenium
3 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (2.91%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.94%) AccuRev
4 2 (1.94%) Appium
4 2 (1.94%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.94%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.97%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.94%) Automotive
5 2 (1.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.97%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) French Language
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (66.99%) Analyst
2 49 (47.57%) Test Analyst
3 19 (18.45%) Business Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Tester
5 9 (8.74%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Integration Analyst
6 8 (7.77%) Integration Test Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Consultant
7 6 (5.83%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) UAT Test Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) XML Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Migration Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.91%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) XML
2 12 (11.65%) XML Messaging
3 3 (2.91%) HTML
4 2 (1.94%) Android SDK
4 2 (1.94%) CSS
4 2 (1.94%) iOS SDK
4 2 (1.94%) Web Services
5 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.97%) JDBC
5 1 (0.97%) Lucene
5 1 (0.97%) Memcached
5 1 (0.97%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) EPoS
5 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.97%) Linked Data
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.71%) Unix
2 5 (4.85%) Windows
3 4 (3.88%) Android
3 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.97%) Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Solaris
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (24.27%) Waterfall
4 19 (18.45%) Migration
5 18 (17.48%) Integration Testing
6 17 (16.50%) V-Model
7 16 (15.53%) Data Migration
8 15 (14.56%) Use Case
9 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
10 12 (11.65%) Software Testing
11 11 (10.68%) Change Management
11 11 (10.68%) Data Modelling
11 11 (10.68%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (9.71%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (9.71%) Scrum
12 10 (9.71%) Six Sigma
12 10 (9.71%) User Stories
13 9 (8.74%) Manual Testing
14 8 (7.77%) BPR
14 8 (7.77%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.98%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) Java
3 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.94%) C#
4 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.97%) ABAP
5 1 (0.97%) C
5 1 (0.97%) C++
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.97%) PHP
5 1 (0.97%) Python
5 1 (0.97%) Ruby
5 1 (0.97%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 30 (29.13%) ISEB
1 30 (29.13%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.88%) Degree
4 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) QA
2 6 (5.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (17.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) Oracle
3 7 (6.80%) SAP
4 5 (4.85%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.88%) HP
6 3 (2.91%) Talend
7 2 (1.94%) Avaya
7 2 (1.94%) Baan
7 2 (1.94%) Capita
7 2 (1.94%) Cognos
7 2 (1.94%) EMC
7 2 (1.94%) Lotus
7 2 (1.94%) NICE Systems
8 1 (0.97%) Citrix
8 1 (0.97%) Infor
8 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.97%) JDA
8 1 (0.97%) Juniper
8 1 (0.97%) QAD
8 1 (0.97%) webMethods
Birmingham
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £251 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 14 days ago