The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 23 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.84% 2.27% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.82% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £338
% change year-on-year -1.44% +2.22%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 87 142 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 73.11% 80.68% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 97 93
Median daily rate £335 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.73% -29.82%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Software Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Software QA Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Software QA Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft