Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 81 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 38 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.36% 1.39% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.70% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 4
Birmingham median daily rate £334 £283 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.14% -19.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £271 £225 £250
90th Percentile £475 £421 £484
West Midlands median daily rate £334 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £21.50

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1305 1234 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.16% 81.40% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 794 657
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £247 £234
90th Percentile £526 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £44.30 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 27 (71.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (57.89%) Banking
3 17 (44.74%) ISTQB
3 17 (44.74%) ISEB
4 16 (42.11%) Finance
4 16 (42.11%) Test Planning
5 15 (39.47%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) Retail Banking
6 9 (23.68%) Retail
7 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.42%) JIRA
8 7 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
9 6 (15.79%) CRM
9 6 (15.79%) Migration
10 5 (13.16%) QA
11 4 (10.53%) ERP
11 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (10.53%) XML
11 4 (10.53%) EPoS
11 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
12 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
12 3 (7.89%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (7.89%) Project Management
12 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
12 3 (7.89%) SAP
12 3 (7.89%) XML Messaging

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (57.89%) Banking
2 16 (42.11%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) Retail
3 9 (23.68%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 16 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Test Leader
3 10 (26.32%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Payments Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Scrum Master
4 4 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Payments Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.63%) Mason
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) EPoS
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Test Planning
3 15 (39.47%) Scrum
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (15.79%) CRM
6 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.79%) Migration
7 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) ERP
7 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.89%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) ISEB
1 17 (44.74%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Reuters
2 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.63%) Serena