Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 18 January 2018 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 82 85
Rank change year-on-year -43 +3 +45
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 128 218 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.62% 2.44% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.98% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 137 102
Midlands median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £251
90th Percentile £438 £475 £486
England median daily rate £375 £373 £360
% change year-on-year +0.67% +3.47% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Midlands median hourly rate - - £21.50
England median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.72% -4.00% +27.12%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,533 7,312 6,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.71% 81.88% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,189 4,501 3,883
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £246 £238 £240
90th Percentile £550 £569 £538
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 207 257
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.39 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -0.70% -2.53%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.12 £42.35
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the Midlands

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -33 84 £350 +6.06% 20
East Midlands -20 44 £325 -7.14% 17
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 60 (46.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (27.34%) SQL
3 29 (22.66%) Finance
4 27 (21.09%) ISTQB
5 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 23 (17.97%) Test Planning
6 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (17.97%) ISEB
7 22 (17.19%) Scrum
7 22 (17.19%) Manual Testing
8 21 (16.41%) Banking
9 20 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
10 19 (14.84%) Retail
11 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
11 15 (11.72%) JIRA
11 15 (11.72%) Defect Management
12 14 (10.94%) Functional Testing
13 13 (10.16%) Test Strategy
13 13 (10.16%) System Testing
13 13 (10.16%) QA
13 13 (10.16%) XML
13 13 (10.16%) CRM
14 12 (9.38%) Integration Testing
15 11 (8.59%) Selenium
15 11 (8.59%) Java
15 11 (8.59%) Oracle
15 11 (8.59%) SAP
16 10 (7.81%) Migration
16 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (7.03%) System Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.56%) SAP CAR
3 2 (1.56%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.56%) SAP POS DM
3 2 (1.56%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Actimize
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.78%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) FTP
1 2 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.56%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.56%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) JIRA
2 11 (8.59%) Selenium
3 9 (7.03%) Toad
4 6 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.78%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.78%) JUnit
8 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (22.66%) Finance
2 21 (16.41%) Banking
3 19 (14.84%) Retail
4 7 (5.47%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Legal
6 3 (2.34%) Automotive
6 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (56.25%) Analyst
2 60 (46.88%) Test Analyst
3 21 (16.41%) Tester
4 12 (9.38%) Test Manager
5 10 (7.81%) Test Leader
6 9 (7.03%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) Consultant
7 7 (5.47%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) UAT Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) QA Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Systems Test Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Manual Tester
10 4 (3.13%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) XML
2 4 (3.13%) CGI
3 3 (2.34%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.56%) IDoc
4 2 (1.56%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.78%) Ajax
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.78%) RESTful
5 1 (0.78%) SOAP
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.91%) EPoS
2 4 (3.13%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.56%) Robotics
4 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) Unix
1 7 (5.47%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Android
2 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.97%) Test Planning
4 22 (17.19%) Manual Testing
4 22 (17.19%) Scrum
5 20 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
6 15 (11.72%) Defect Management
7 14 (10.94%) Functional Testing
8 13 (10.16%) CRM
8 13 (10.16%) System Testing
8 13 (10.16%) Test Strategy
9 12 (9.38%) Integration Testing
10 10 (7.81%) Migration
10 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.03%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.25%) Project Management
12 8 (6.25%) Regression Testing
12 8 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.34%) SQL
2 11 (8.59%) Java
3 5 (3.91%) C#
4 2 (1.56%) ABAP
4 2 (1.56%) Perl
4 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.78%) C++
5 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.78%) Python
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (21.09%) ISTQB
2 23 (17.97%) ISEB
3 7 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) Degree
6 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) PMO
2 1 (0.78%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle
2 11 (8.59%) SAP
3 5 (3.91%) webMethods
4 4 (3.13%) Cognos
5 3 (2.34%) HP
6 2 (1.56%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.56%) Demandware
6 2 (1.56%) JDA
6 2 (1.56%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.78%) iManage
7 1 (0.78%) Reuters
7 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.78%) Serena