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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 2.11% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.73% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £305 £188 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.66% -44.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 268 275 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 80.97% 77.68% 71.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 157 126
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.61 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.48% -34.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Warwickshire

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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

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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 28 March 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 - 2 £338 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £600 -
Test Scripting
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Use Case
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (40.00%) Guidewire
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Automotive
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) SAP CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (10.00%) Case Management

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 (20.00%) SAP CRM
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Use Case
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) SWOT Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Guidewire
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Computacenter