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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 86 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.62% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.34% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 12
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£250 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £249 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £438 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.44 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Coventry 0 9 £250 -28.57% 1
Birmingham -10 4 £230 -29.23% 3
Warwickshire -5 3 - -
Staffordshire +5 2 £250 -1.96% 2
Shropshire -5 1 - - 2
Walsall - 1 - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (47.22%) SQL
2 23 (31.94%) ISEB
3 18 (25.00%) .NET
3 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
6 14 (19.44%) Oracle
6 14 (19.44%) Unit Testing
7 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 12 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 12 (16.67%) Finance
8 11 (15.28%) Software Engineering
8 11 (15.28%) VBScript
8 11 (15.28%) VB
8 11 (15.28%) OO
8 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
8 11 (15.28%) System Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
9 9 (12.50%) Java
9 9 (12.50%) VBA
9 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.11%) SAP
10 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.72%) ETL
11 7 (9.72%) Citrix
11 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.39%) Documentum
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.78%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.39%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.39%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.39%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) Toad
2 2 (2.78%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.39%) JMeter
3 1 (1.39%) JBehave
3 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Analyst
2 23 (31.94%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.61%) Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Tester
5 6 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.17%) UAT Tester
8 3 (4.17%) SAP HCM Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) VB Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Systems Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (9.72%) WCF
3 5 (6.94%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 3 (4.17%) XML
5 2 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.39%) SAP ALE
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.17%) Statistics
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) UNIX
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Solaris
3 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (19.44%) Unit Testing
4 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 11 (15.28%) System Testing
5 11 (15.28%) Software Engineering
5 11 (15.28%) OO
6 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.72%) ETL
8 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (9.72%) Software Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) Web Development
10 5 (6.94%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Service Management
10 5 (6.94%) ERP
11 4 (5.56%) Functional Testing
12 3 (4.17%) Test Strategy
12 3 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) SQL
2 12 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 11 (15.28%) VBScript
3 11 (15.28%) VB
4 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 9 (12.50%) Java
4 9 (12.50%) VBA
5 6 (8.33%) Ruby
6 5 (6.94%) Python
6 5 (6.94%) C#
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) ISEB
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.39%) CCA
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.39%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) SAP
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) Citrix
4 3 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Mercator
6 1 (1.39%) Pega
6 1 (1.39%) Cognos
6 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
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