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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / West Midlands
Rank 68 74 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 57 45 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.37% 1.88% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.30% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 11
Median daily rate £325 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +20.44%

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
1909 1954 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.24% 81.48% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1058 939
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £11.08 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.65 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -13 15 £405 +1.25%
Shropshire +16 9 £475 +72.72% 1
Birmingham -7 9 £340 +25.92% 5
Staffordshire +6 8 £275 -8.33% 2
Warwickshire -5 4 £305 +1.66% 3
Solihull -4 3 - - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £310 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 68 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.43%) ISEB
3 32 (22.86%) SQL
4 29 (20.71%) QA
4 29 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (19.29%) ISTQB
6 26 (18.57%) Automated Testing
7 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 23 (16.43%) User Stories
9 22 (15.71%) Waterfall
9 22 (15.71%) Finance
10 21 (15.00%) Migration
11 19 (13.57%) Regression Testing
11 19 (13.57%) Selenium
12 18 (12.86%) Functional Testing
13 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (12.14%) Unix
13 17 (12.14%) MS Excel
14 16 (11.43%) XML
14 16 (11.43%) JIRA
14 16 (11.43%) Use Case
14 16 (11.43%) Test Strategy
15 15 (10.71%) Integration Testing
15 15 (10.71%) Manual Testing
15 15 (10.71%) Test Automation
15 15 (10.71%) Oracle
16 14 (10.00%) Windows
16 14 (10.00%) CRM
16 14 (10.00%) System Testing
16 14 (10.00%) Data Analysis

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 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.29%) CMS
2 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (12.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.00%) MS Office
4 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.86%) Simulink
5 3 (2.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.86%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.71%) Demantra
5 1 (0.71%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.71%) Magento
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.43%) GitHub
3 1 (0.71%) Boomi
3 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) Internet
1 3 (2.14%) Network Security
2 2 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.43%) Big Data
4 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.43%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 19 (13.57%) Selenium
2 16 (11.43%) JIRA
3 14 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.71%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.00%) Toad
7 6 (4.29%) JUnit
7 6 (4.29%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.57%) RSpec
8 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.14%) Gatling
9 3 (2.14%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.43%) Hudson
10 2 (1.43%) PhantomJS
10 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 22 (15.71%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Games
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 4 (2.86%) Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.14%) Marketing
5 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.43%) Automotive
6 2 (1.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 76 (54.29%) Analyst
2 53 (37.86%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.00%) Tester
4 15 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) QA Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Software Tester
6 12 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 12 (8.57%) QA Test Engineer
6 12 (8.57%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.43%) Software Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
8 8 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.29%) Agile Tester
10 6 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.43%) XML
2 9 (6.43%) JSON
3 6 (4.29%) .NET
4 5 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.86%) SOAP
6 3 (2.14%) HTML
6 3 (2.14%) REST
6 3 (2.14%) Web Services
7 2 (1.43%) CSS
7 2 (1.43%) Middleware
7 2 (1.43%) Node.js
7 2 (1.43%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.71%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.14%) Data Conversion
4 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.43%) EPoS
5 2 (1.43%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Unix
2 14 (10.00%) Windows
3 4 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (0.71%) AIX
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (18.57%) Automated Testing
4 23 (16.43%) User Stories
5 22 (15.71%) Waterfall
6 21 (15.00%) Migration
7 19 (13.57%) Regression Testing
8 18 (12.86%) Functional Testing
9 16 (11.43%) Test Strategy
9 16 (11.43%) Use Case
10 15 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 15 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 15 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.00%) CRM
11 14 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 14 (10.00%) System Testing
12 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (9.29%) Data Migration
13 12 (8.57%) Data Modelling
13 12 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.86%) SQL
2 13 (9.29%) Java
3 7 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.57%) Scala
5 4 (2.86%) C
5 4 (2.86%) C#
5 4 (2.86%) COBOL
5 4 (2.86%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) R
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
7 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (26.43%) ISEB
2 27 (19.29%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.29%) Degree
6 4 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) MCITP
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) MCTS
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (20.71%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.43%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.71%) Oracle
3 10 (7.14%) HP
3 10 (7.14%) SAP
4 8 (5.71%) webMethods
5 2 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.43%) Citrix
5 2 (1.43%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.71%) Cerner
6 1 (0.71%) Dell
6 1 (0.71%) Informatica
6 1 (0.71%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.71%) PlateSpin
6 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.71%) Veritas
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Warwickshire
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