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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 73 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 50 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 1.73% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.60% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 31
Average daily rate
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£331 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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
Birmingham +4 12 £363 -0.68% 1
Coventry -6 7 £225 - 1
Warwickshire -13 3 £313 +4.16%
Solihull +2 1 £225 -40.00% 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (36.59%) SQL
2 28 (34.15%) ISEB
3 22 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (25.61%) Integration Testing
5 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
6 17 (20.73%) Oracle
7 16 (19.51%) SAP
7 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
8 15 (18.29%) Finance
9 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
10 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
10 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
10 12 (14.63%) ERP
10 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (13.41%) System Testing
12 10 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (12.20%) Waterfall
12 10 (12.20%) Retail
13 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.98%) Test Strategy
13 9 (10.98%) Business Analysis
14 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
14 8 (9.76%) MS Office
14 8 (9.76%) UNIX
14 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
15 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (8.54%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.66%) Drupal
2 3 (3.66%) Alfresco
3 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.22%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.22%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.76%) MS Office
3 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) SAP HR
1 5 (6.10%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (3.66%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.44%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.44%) SAP Retail
3 2 (2.44%) SAP CO
3 2 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.44%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.22%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.22%) SAP WM
4 1 (1.22%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.22%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.22%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.22%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) VPN
1 2 (2.44%) DMZ
1 2 (2.44%) LAN
1 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.22%) MS Access
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) JMeter
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.22%) JBehave
3 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Automotive
4 2 (2.44%) Military
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (60.98%) Analyst
2 38 (46.34%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.63%) Tester
4 10 (12.20%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.66%) VB Developer
7 3 (3.66%) SAP Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) SAP HCM Consultant
8 2 (2.44%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.44%) SAP HR Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) SAP Tester
8 2 (2.44%) UAT Tester
8 2 (2.44%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Tester
8 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) .NET
1 6 (7.32%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.22%) CSS
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ALE
2 1 (1.22%) WCF
2 1 (1.22%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
1 3 (3.66%) Statistics
2 1 (1.22%) AS400
2 1 (1.22%) GIS
2 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.22%) EPoS
2 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.22%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) UNIX
2 6 (7.32%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.22%) SUSE
5 1 (1.22%) HPUX
5 1 (1.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (25.61%) Integration Testing
3 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
4 12 (14.63%) ERP
4 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (13.41%) System Testing
6 10 (12.20%) Waterfall
7 9 (10.98%) Test Strategy
7 9 (10.98%) Business Analysis
8 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.54%) ETL
9 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Test Management
10 6 (7.32%) Use Case
10 6 (7.32%) Service Management
11 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) SQL
2 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.54%) VB
4 6 (7.32%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.32%) VBScript
5 5 (6.10%) Java
6 3 (3.66%) VBA
6 3 (3.66%) C#
7 2 (2.44%) COBOL
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.22%) ABAP
8 1 (1.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) ISEB
2 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.22%) CCA
6 1 (1.22%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Oracle
2 16 (19.51%) SAP
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.54%) HP
4 7 (8.54%) Citrix
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) Pega
7 2 (2.44%) webMethods
8 1 (1.22%) Charles River
8 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos
8 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.22%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.22%) ICL
8 1 (1.22%) RedPrairie
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