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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 89 82 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 1.45% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.00% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £280 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Staffordshire - 10 £263 -
Birmingham -8 7 £265 -37.64% 7
Shropshire -2 4 £400 +45.45%
Worcestershire +3 2 £331 -23.18% 1
Coventry +2 2 £288 -17.85% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £225 -18.18%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £300 +96.72%
Walsall - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
3 15 (22.73%) Finance
4 14 (21.21%) ISEB
4 14 (21.21%) QA
5 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 11 (16.67%) System Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Retail
8 10 (15.15%) Java
8 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
9 8 (12.12%) Oracle
9 8 (12.12%) HP
9 8 (12.12%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (12.12%) MongoDB
9 8 (12.12%) Integration Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Selenium
10 7 (10.61%) Test Management
10 7 (10.61%) Test Planning
10 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
10 7 (10.61%) MS Office
10 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
11 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
11 6 (9.09%) XML
11 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (4.55%) Apache
2 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.61%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.52%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.52%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.55%) MySQL
4 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Selenium
1 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
2 5 (7.58%) IntelliJ
3 4 (6.06%) JIRA
4 2 (3.03%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.52%) JMeter
5 1 (1.52%) Toad
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Analyst
2 26 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Tester
4 8 (12.12%) Software Tester
5 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 6 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Website Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Software Testing Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Automated Tester
9 2 (3.03%) UAT Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Testing Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.03%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.03%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) XML
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
2 5 (7.58%) Play Framework
2 5 (7.58%) JSON
3 4 (6.06%) CSS
3 4 (6.06%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) D3.js
4 3 (4.55%) REST
4 3 (4.55%) Flot
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.52%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) EDI
5 1 (1.52%) J2EE
5 1 (1.52%) SOAP
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
5 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Open Source
3 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) AS400
5 1 (1.52%) IVR
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) SUSE
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
2 3 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (1.52%) Windows
4 1 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
3 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (16.67%) System Testing
5 8 (12.12%) Automated Testing
5 8 (12.12%) Integration Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Test Management
6 7 (10.61%) Test Planning
7 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 6 (9.09%) ETL
7 6 (9.09%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) Migration
8 5 (7.58%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.58%) Project Management
8 5 (7.58%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (7.58%) Web Development
9 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.58%) Scala
6 4 (6.06%) C#
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Python
8 1 (1.52%) C
8 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) ISEB
2 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.21%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.52%) HL7
2 1 (1.52%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.55%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle
1 8 (12.12%) HP
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.55%) Symbian
5 2 (3.03%) MKS
6 1 (1.52%) Cerner
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.52%) Sage
6 1 (1.52%) Sun
6 1 (1.52%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.52%) Pega