Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 105 117
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 131 177 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.70% 1.85% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.25% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 96 85
Midlands median daily rate £334 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +10.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £250 £233 £213
90th Percentile £488 £489 £433
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Midlands median hourly rate £67.50 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.21% - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% -3.66% +36.67%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6424 7870 6666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 83.20% 82.04% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4033 4687 3956
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £258 £245 £219
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 169 268
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -29.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.68 £10.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.60 £40.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 -3 79 £338 +3.05% 9
East Midlands -15 50 £320 -8.57% 8
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 42 (32.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.37%) SQL
4 27 (20.61%) Test Strategy
5 22 (16.79%) Test Automation
6 21 (16.03%) Scenario Testing
7 20 (15.27%) Migration
8 18 (13.74%) Finance
9 17 (12.98%) Functional Testing
10 15 (11.45%) Unix
10 15 (11.45%) Performance Testing
11 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
11 14 (10.69%) Test Planning
11 14 (10.69%) Defect Management
12 13 (9.92%) System Testing
12 13 (9.92%) Web Services
12 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
12 13 (9.92%) Project Management
12 13 (9.92%) Scrum
13 12 (9.16%) ISEB
13 12 (9.16%) Oracle
13 12 (9.16%) Data Migration
13 12 (9.16%) QA
14 11 (8.40%) Software Testing
14 11 (8.40%) SAP
14 11 (8.40%) Java
14 11 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (7.63%) Regression Testing
15 10 (7.63%) 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 4 (3.05%) Confluence
1 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) SAP CAR
2 2 (1.53%) SAP POS DM
2 2 (1.53%) SAP Retail
2 2 (1.53%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.76%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.53%) IaaS
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.53%) PaaS
2 2 (1.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) DNS
2 2 (1.53%) Network Security
2 2 (1.53%) VPN
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.53%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) JIRA
1 10 (7.63%) Selenium
2 5 (3.82%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.82%) SoapUI
3 4 (3.05%) JMeter
3 4 (3.05%) NeoLoad
3 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.53%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.53%) JUnit
4 2 (1.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.53%) Toad
4 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.53%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.76%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 7 (5.34%) Retail
4 5 (3.82%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Automotive
6 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.53%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.76%) Billing
8 1 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (60.31%) Analyst
2 53 (40.46%) Test Analyst
3 19 (14.50%) Business Analyst
4 16 (12.21%) Tester
5 11 (8.40%) SQL Analyst
5 11 (8.40%) Test Leader
5 11 (8.40%) Test Manager
6 8 (6.11%) Data Migration Analyst
6 8 (6.11%) Migration Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Performance Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Performance Test Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Test Data Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) ETL Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) SQL Data Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Consultant
9 4 (3.05%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) UAT Analyst
10 3 (2.29%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) Web Services
2 8 (6.11%) XML
3 6 (4.58%) SOAP
4 4 (3.05%) RESTful
5 3 (2.29%) .NET
6 2 (1.53%) IDoc
6 2 (1.53%) JSON
6 2 (1.53%) REST
6 2 (1.53%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.76%) Java EE
7 1 (0.76%) Mason
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.05%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.29%) User Experience
3 3 (2.29%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.53%) CMDB
4 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.45%) Unix
2 3 (2.29%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) Linux
3 2 (1.53%) VMS
4 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.61%) Test Strategy
4 22 (16.79%) Test Automation
5 21 (16.03%) Scenario Testing
6 20 (15.27%) Migration
7 17 (12.98%) Functional Testing
8 15 (11.45%) Performance Testing
9 14 (10.69%) Defect Management
9 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
9 14 (10.69%) Test Planning
10 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (9.92%) Project Management
10 13 (9.92%) Scrum
10 13 (9.92%) System Testing
11 12 (9.16%) Data Migration
12 11 (8.40%) Software Testing
13 10 (7.63%) Integration Testing
13 10 (7.63%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.37%) SQL
2 11 (8.40%) Java
3 3 (2.29%) C#
3 3 (2.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.53%) PHP
5 1 (0.76%) Python
5 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.76%) VB
5 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) ISEB
2 10 (7.63%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.82%) Degree
3 5 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PMP
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.05%) Ganglia
2 4 (3.05%) nmon
2 4 (3.05%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.05%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.53%) Ansible
3 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.16%) Oracle
3 11 (8.40%) SAP
4 6 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.82%) IBM
6 4 (3.05%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.29%) Google
7 3 (2.29%) HP
8 2 (1.53%) BT
8 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.53%) Symantec
9 1 (0.76%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.76%) Demandware
9 1 (0.76%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.76%) Informatica
9 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft