The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 72 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 43 32 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.63% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.44% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1780 1309 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.01% 66.48% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 662 734
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 56 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -11 9 £225 - 2
Birmingham -6 4 £280 -15.78% 4
Warwickshire -5 2 £313 +4.16% 4
Solihull +3 1 £325 -13.33% 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 25 (32.47%) ISEB
2 20 (25.97%) SAP
3 19 (24.68%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) ISTQB
5 17 (22.08%) Integration Testing
5 17 (22.08%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (20.78%) Finance
7 15 (19.48%) ERP
7 15 (19.48%) Software Testing
8 14 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (16.88%) Oracle
9 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
9 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (15.58%) HP
11 10 (12.99%) UNIX
11 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
12 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
12 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
12 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.39%) Retail
13 8 (10.39%) System Testing
13 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
13 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.39%) Use Case
14 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (9.09%) MS Office
14 7 (9.09%) VB
15 6 (7.79%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.90%) Drupal
2 3 (3.90%) Alfresco
3 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS Office
3 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) SAP HR
2 5 (6.49%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (3.90%) SAP HCM
4 2 (2.60%) SAP SD
4 2 (2.60%) SAP FI
4 2 (2.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (2.60%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.60%) SAP Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Retail-J
5 1 (1.30%) SAP PM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP WM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) LAN
1 2 (2.60%) VPN
1 2 (2.60%) DMZ
1 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.49%) SAP BI
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Selenium
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Automotive
4 2 (2.60%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Analyst
2 38 (49.35%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Business Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Tester
4 8 (10.39%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) SAP Test Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) VB Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Tester
10 2 (2.60%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Technical Tester
10 2 (2.60%) SAP HCM Consultant
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
1 6 (7.79%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) SAP ALE
2 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.30%) EPoS
2 1 (1.30%) GIS
2 1 (1.30%) AS400
2 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
2 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) UNIX
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.30%) HPUX
5 1 (1.30%) SUSE
5 1 (1.30%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Integration Testing
2 16 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (19.48%) ERP
3 15 (19.48%) Software Testing
4 14 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
7 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
7 9 (11.69%) Business Analysis
8 8 (10.39%) Use Case
8 8 (10.39%) System Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.49%) ETL
10 5 (6.49%) OO
10 5 (6.49%) Test Management
10 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (5.19%) SAP Implementation
11 4 (5.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) VB
3 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
3 6 (7.79%) VBScript
4 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.19%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) C#
6 3 (3.90%) VBA
7 2 (2.60%) COBOL
8 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) ABAP
8 1 (1.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) ISEB
2 18 (23.38%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) OpenView
3 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) SAP
2 13 (16.88%) Oracle
3 12 (15.58%) HP
4 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.49%) IBM
6 3 (3.90%) Pega
7 2 (2.60%) webMethods
8 1 (1.30%) Charles River
8 1 (1.30%) Kofax
8 1 (1.30%) ICL
8 1 (1.30%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.30%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.30%) Cognos
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago