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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 46 47 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.59% 1.70% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.09% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Median daily rate £400 £250 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.84% -5.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £365 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
2 7 (36.84%) ISEB
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) XML
4 5 (26.32%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.53%) Hudson
7 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) V-Model
7 2 (10.53%) Zenoss
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Hudson
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) PhantomJS
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Manager
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum Master
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) V-Model
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle