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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 99 81 84
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 43 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 1.73% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.27% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 21
Median daily rate £356 £295 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £219 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £385 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
2458 1806 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.96% 76.33% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1480 1126 969
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 133
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Coventry -2 10 £406 +41.04% 1
Warwickshire -3 10 £359 +43.50% 1
Birmingham -6 5 £313 +4.16% 6
Staffordshire -5 4 £250 -12.28% 1
Solihull -14 3 - -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £400 +33.33%
Shropshire -32 1 - - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 50 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (33.00%) SQL
4 23 (23.00%) Migration
5 19 (19.00%) ISEB
6 16 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
7 15 (15.00%) Use Case
7 15 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (14.00%) Data Migration
8 14 (14.00%) Java
8 14 (14.00%) Data Modelling
9 13 (13.00%) Six Sigma
9 13 (13.00%) Unix
9 13 (13.00%) Change Management
9 13 (13.00%) Integration Testing
9 13 (13.00%) JIRA
9 13 (13.00%) Test Strategy
9 13 (13.00%) User Stories
10 12 (12.00%) Waterfall
10 12 (12.00%) Defect Management
10 12 (12.00%) System Testing
10 12 (12.00%) Data Analysis
11 11 (11.00%) Scrum
11 11 (11.00%) CRM
11 11 (11.00%) Data Structures
12 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
12 10 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (10.00%) Oracle

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 5 (5.00%) Confluence
1 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) Liferay
2 3 (3.00%) SAP Portal
2 3 (3.00%) SAS
3 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.00%) MS Project
5 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) SAP HCM
2 3 (3.00%) SAP HR
2 3 (3.00%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (2.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.00%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (7.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.00%) Pentaho
4 5 (5.00%) Big Data
4 5 (5.00%) MS Access
4 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.00%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.00%) QlikView
6 1 (1.00%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) JIRA
2 9 (9.00%) Selenium
3 4 (4.00%) Appium
3 4 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.00%) WinRunner
4 2 (2.00%) AccuRev
4 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.00%) Toad
General
1 10 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Automotive
3 2 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (77.00%) Analyst
2 48 (48.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (22.00%) Business Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Tester
5 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Agile Tester
6 5 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Hadoop Tester
7 4 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.00%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) XML
2 5 (5.00%) Web Services
3 4 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (3.00%) J2EE
4 3 (3.00%) JSR 168
5 2 (2.00%) Android SDK
5 2 (2.00%) iOS SDK
5 2 (2.00%) XBRL
6 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.00%) JSON
6 1 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.00%) Data Conversion
4 3 (3.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) EPoS
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.00%) Unix
2 6 (6.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.00%) Android
3 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.00%) Migration
4 15 (15.00%) Use Case
5 14 (14.00%) Data Migration
5 14 (14.00%) Data Modelling
6 13 (13.00%) Change Management
6 13 (13.00%) Integration Testing
6 13 (13.00%) Six Sigma
6 13 (13.00%) Test Strategy
6 13 (13.00%) User Stories
7 12 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 12 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 12 (12.00%) System Testing
7 12 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (11.00%) CRM
8 11 (11.00%) Scrum
9 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 10 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) SQL
2 14 (14.00%) Java
3 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.00%) C
4 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.00%) Python
4 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (19.00%) ISEB
2 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) SAP
4 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.00%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.00%) HP
6 2 (2.00%) webMethods
7 1 (1.00%) Cognos
7 1 (1.00%) Pega
7 1 (1.00%) WSO2
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £212 - £273 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago