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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 62 56 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 91 65 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.59% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 3.31% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 22
Median daily rate £338 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +124.19%
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
2645 1961 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.64% 78.07% 74.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1571 1134 1014
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 100 114
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -19 26 £369 +22.91% 1
Shropshire -19 15 £400 - 1
Birmingham +3 12 £275 +10.00% 3
Staffordshire +7 11 £305 +6.08% 1
Warwickshire +4 10 £330 +20.00% 2
Solihull -1 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 60 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (24.63%) SQL
4 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
5 25 (18.66%) ISEB
5 25 (18.66%) Migration
5 25 (18.66%) Test Strategy
6 22 (16.42%) User Stories
6 22 (16.42%) Regression Testing
6 22 (16.42%) Integration Testing
7 21 (15.67%) System Testing
7 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
8 20 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (14.18%) QA
9 19 (14.18%) ISTQB
10 18 (13.43%) Data Migration
10 18 (13.43%) Waterfall
11 17 (12.69%) CRM
11 17 (12.69%) Finance
11 17 (12.69%) Functional Testing
12 16 (11.94%) Defect Management
12 16 (11.94%) Test Automation
12 16 (11.94%) Automated Testing
13 15 (11.19%) Use Case
13 15 (11.19%) Data Modelling
14 14 (10.45%) Selenium
14 14 (10.45%) Data Analysis
14 14 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
15 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.70%) BPR

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 11 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.99%) CMS
3 3 (2.24%) Liferay
3 3 (2.24%) SAP Portal
3 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (6.72%) MS Office
4 6 (4.48%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.73%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.24%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.24%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.24%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.49%) Magento
5 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.46%) Big Data
4 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.75%) MS Access
5 1 (0.75%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Selenium
2 11 (8.21%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.72%) JIRA
4 6 (4.48%) HP UFT
5 5 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.99%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.99%) WinRunner
7 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.24%) JUnit
7 3 (2.24%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.24%) RSpec
7 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.24%) Toad
8 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.75%) Gatling
9 1 (0.75%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Games
3 4 (2.99%) Banking
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Back Office
4 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Advertising
5 2 (1.49%) Automotive
5 2 (1.49%) Avionics
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (58.96%) Analyst
2 51 (38.06%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.42%) Tester
4 16 (11.94%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) Test Leader
5 11 (8.21%) Test Manager
6 10 (7.46%) Software Tester
7 9 (6.72%) SAP Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) SAP Test Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Agile Test Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Agile Tester
10 6 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Data Business Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Architect
11 5 (3.73%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) .NET
2 8 (5.97%) Web Services
3 6 (4.48%) XML
4 3 (2.24%) J2EE
4 3 (2.24%) JSON
4 3 (2.24%) JSR 168
5 2 (1.49%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) HTML
6 1 (0.75%) jQuery
6 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.46%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.24%) Data Conversion
3 3 (2.24%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.49%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.75%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.46%) Unix
2 9 (6.72%) Windows
3 3 (2.24%) Linux
4 1 (0.75%) AIX
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (18.66%) Migration
3 25 (18.66%) Test Strategy
4 22 (16.42%) Integration Testing
4 22 (16.42%) Regression Testing
4 22 (16.42%) User Stories
5 21 (15.67%) System Testing
6 18 (13.43%) Data Migration
6 18 (13.43%) Waterfall
7 17 (12.69%) CRM
7 17 (12.69%) Functional Testing
8 16 (11.94%) Automated Testing
8 16 (11.94%) Defect Management
8 16 (11.94%) Test Automation
9 15 (11.19%) Data Modelling
9 15 (11.19%) Use Case
10 14 (10.45%) Data Analysis
11 13 (9.70%) BPR
11 13 (9.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.63%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) Java
3 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.73%) C
4 5 (3.73%) C#
5 3 (2.24%) COBOL
5 3 (2.24%) Python
5 3 (2.24%) Scala
6 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) R
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (18.66%) ISEB
2 19 (14.18%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.73%) Degree
6 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.75%) MCSA
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) MCTS
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.18%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.49%) WCAG
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.70%) SAP
3 9 (6.72%) HP
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle
5 4 (2.99%) webMethods
6 2 (1.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.75%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.75%) Pega
7 1 (0.75%) PlateSpin
7 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.75%) Veritas
7 1 (0.75%) WSO2