The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 / Warwickshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 1.75% 2.27% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.98% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Median daily rate £301 £359 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.02% +43.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £306 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £398 £270
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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 249 369 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 87.37% 76.08% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 223 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 21
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.97% -18.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £31.75 £37.80
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 Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Warwickshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Warwickshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Warwickshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Warwickshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +3 2 £300 -11.76%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) System Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Selenium
6 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Guidewire
6 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
6 2 (16.67%) SAP CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Automotive
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 10 (83.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Guidewire
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (8.33%) Computacenter