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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 66 59
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.49% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.89% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £394 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £243 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £353 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 677 587
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.07% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 475 393
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) ISEB
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
3 5 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) User Stories
6 2 (10.00%) V-Model
6 2 (10.00%) Selenium
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
1 5 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum Master
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.00%) Mason
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) User Stories
6 2 (10.00%) V-Model
6 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com