The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 22 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 / Coventry
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.44% 1.73% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.04% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Median daily rate £325 £463 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.72% +60.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £483 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 197 343 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 80.08% 84.69% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 208 157
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.20 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Coventry

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Coventry over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Coventry

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Use Case
2 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Requirements Management
3 5 (22.73%) Logistics
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (22.73%) SAP
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Automotive
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (9.09%) JIRA
6 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
6 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
6 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 2 (9.09%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
1 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) EPoS
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 6 (27.27%) Use Case
3 5 (22.73%) Logistics
3 5 (22.73%) Requirements Management
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Demandware