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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 60 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 81 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.47% 2.43% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 3.17% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 22
Median daily rate £330 £300 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £413 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
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
2642 1893 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.52% 76.58% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1132 1018
Median daily rate £400 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 131
Median hourly rate £21.50 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.56% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -11 29 £400 +33.33% 1
Birmingham -3 13 £275 +10.00% 2
Staffordshire +14 11 £296 +3.94% 1
Warwickshire -1 10 £330 +20.00% 8
Shropshire -18 7 - -
Solihull -7 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 54 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (29.63%) SQL
4 28 (20.74%) ISEB
5 26 (19.26%) Migration
6 21 (15.56%) Regression Testing
6 21 (15.56%) ISTQB
6 21 (15.56%) System Testing
6 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (14.07%) Test Strategy
7 19 (14.07%) Integration Testing
8 18 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 18 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 17 (12.59%) Unix
10 16 (11.85%) MS Excel
10 16 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (11.85%) Data Migration
11 15 (11.11%) Use Case
11 15 (11.11%) Java
11 15 (11.11%) Finance
11 15 (11.11%) User Stories
12 14 (10.37%) Defect Management
12 14 (10.37%) SQL Server
12 14 (10.37%) SAP
12 14 (10.37%) Data Modelling
12 14 (10.37%) JIRA
13 13 (9.63%) QA
13 13 (9.63%) Data Analysis
14 12 (8.89%) Test Automation

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 7 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.44%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) Liferay
3 3 (2.22%) SAP Portal
3 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.48%) CMS
4 2 (1.48%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (11.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.19%) MS Office
3 7 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) SAP HCM
2 4 (2.96%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.22%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.22%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.48%) Magento
5 1 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (10.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.67%) Big Data
4 7 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (5.19%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.19%) Pentaho
5 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.48%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (10.37%) JIRA
2 10 (7.41%) Selenium
3 7 (5.19%) HP UFT
4 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.70%) WinRunner
6 3 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.22%) Toad
7 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.74%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.74%) Appium
8 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.74%) Gatling
8 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Retail
3 4 (2.96%) Banking
3 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.22%) Back Office
4 3 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Automotive
5 2 (1.48%) Avionics
5 2 (1.48%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (68.15%) Analyst
2 64 (47.41%) Test Analyst
3 20 (14.81%) Tester
4 17 (12.59%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Agile Test Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Software Tester
8 8 (5.93%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Agile Tester
10 6 (4.44%) Data Business Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Big Data Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) UAT Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Banking Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) XML
2 9 (6.67%) .NET
2 9 (6.67%) Web Services
3 3 (2.22%) J2EE
3 3 (2.22%) JSR 168
4 2 (1.48%) XBRL
5 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.74%) JSON
5 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.41%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.22%) Data Conversion
5 3 (2.22%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.48%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.59%) Unix
2 11 (8.15%) Windows
3 4 (2.96%) Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (19.26%) Migration
4 21 (15.56%) Regression Testing
4 21 (15.56%) System Testing
5 19 (14.07%) Integration Testing
5 19 (14.07%) Test Strategy
6 18 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 18 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 16 (11.85%) Data Migration
8 15 (11.11%) Use Case
8 15 (11.11%) User Stories
9 14 (10.37%) Data Modelling
9 14 (10.37%) Defect Management
10 13 (9.63%) Data Analysis
11 12 (8.89%) BPR
11 12 (8.89%) CRM
11 12 (8.89%) Test Automation
12 11 (8.15%) Manual Testing
12 11 (8.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.63%) SQL
2 15 (11.11%) Java
3 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.96%) C
4 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.22%) C#
5 3 (2.22%) Python
6 2 (1.48%) COBOL
6 2 (1.48%) VB
7 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (20.74%) ISEB
2 21 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.70%) Degree
6 4 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.37%) SAP
3 12 (8.89%) Oracle
4 9 (6.67%) HP
5 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.96%) webMethods
7 3 (2.22%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix
8 1 (0.74%) Pega
8 1 (0.74%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.74%) WSO2
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