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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 87 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.86% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.61% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 19
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£333 £340 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.20% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 £155.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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
1560 1568 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.84% 70.95% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 818 622
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 84 93
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Shropshire -1 7 £538 +115.00%
Birmingham 0 5 £264 -41.38% 5
Warwickshire -4 4 £340 +23.63% 2
Coventry -2 3 £263 -25.00% 3
Solihull +9 1 £325 -13.33%
Staffordshire -3 1 £375 +47.05% 2
Walsall - 1 £310 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 21 (36.84%) SQL
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) .NET
3 13 (22.81%) ISEB
3 13 (22.81%) QA
4 11 (19.30%) Oracle
5 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
6 9 (15.79%) Finance
6 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.04%) XML
8 7 (12.28%) HP
8 7 (12.28%) Selenium
8 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
9 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (10.53%) WCF
9 6 (10.53%) Web Development
9 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
9 6 (10.53%) OO
9 6 (10.53%) VBScript
9 6 (10.53%) VB
9 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
9 6 (10.53%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) Documentum
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 6 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.75%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Selenium
2 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 5 (8.77%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.26%) Toad
5 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 18 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) UAT Tester
8 2 (3.51%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Testing Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 8 (14.04%) XML
3 6 (10.53%) WCF
4 5 (8.77%) Play Framework
4 5 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (8.77%) JSON
5 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) EDI
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
3 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
3 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
5 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Web Development
5 6 (10.53%) OO
6 5 (8.77%) Scrum
6 5 (8.77%) Test Management
6 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
6 5 (8.77%) System Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.26%) ERP
8 3 (5.26%) ETL
8 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) VBScript
3 6 (10.53%) VB
3 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
3 6 (10.53%) VBA
4 5 (8.77%) Python
4 5 (8.77%) Ruby
4 5 (8.77%) Scala
5 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) ISEB
2 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) SAP
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Cognos
4 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.75%) Mercator
4 1 (1.75%) Pega
4 1 (1.75%) RedPrairie
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £360 per day
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