The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 3 months to 22 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 95 75
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.97% 1.53% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.85% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 27
Median daily rate £313 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £67.50 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.63% -  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1689 2489 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.75% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1484 1183
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 79
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.50
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +15 9 £319 +2.00% 7
Coventry +14 6 £325 -29.72%
Warwickshire -1 5 £301 -16.02% 2
Shropshire +20 4 £365 -
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 27 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
4 16 (19.28%) Test Strategy
5 15 (18.07%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (16.87%) Migration
7 13 (15.66%) System Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Scrum
8 12 (14.46%) SQL
9 11 (13.25%) ISEB
9 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
9 11 (13.25%) Functional Testing
9 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (12.05%) Test Planning
10 10 (12.05%) Integration Testing
10 10 (12.05%) Use Case
11 9 (10.84%) SAP
12 8 (9.64%) Web Services
12 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
12 8 (9.64%) ISTQB
12 8 (9.64%) QA
12 8 (9.64%) JIRA
12 8 (9.64%) User Stories
13 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (8.43%) Selenium
13 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
13 7 (8.43%) CRM
14 6 (7.23%) Project Management
14 6 (7.23%) Requirements Management

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 (4.82%) Confluence
2 2 (2.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.61%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (2.41%) IaaS
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.41%) PaaS
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Boomi
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) DNS
1 2 (2.41%) Network Security
1 2 (2.41%) VPN
2 1 (1.20%) FTP
2 1 (1.20%) LAN
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) Big Data
2 1 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) JIRA
2 7 (8.43%) Selenium
3 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.82%) JMeter
4 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.61%) JUnit
5 3 (3.61%) NeoLoad
5 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.20%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.20%) RSpec
7 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (7.23%) Automotive
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
2 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Advertising
3 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.41%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (59.04%) Analyst
2 28 (33.73%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Business Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Tester
4 6 (7.23%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Test Leader
4 6 (7.23%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.02%) QA Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) QA Test Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Software Tester
5 5 (6.02%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Integration Tester
6 3 (3.61%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) QA Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) QA Tester
6 3 (3.61%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) JSON
2 3 (3.61%) XML
3 2 (2.41%) REST
3 2 (2.41%) SOAP
4 1 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.20%) Middleware
4 1 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.41%) CMDB
2 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) EPoS
3 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Unix
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.41%) VMS
4 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
4 16 (19.28%) Test Strategy
5 15 (18.07%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (16.87%) Migration
7 13 (15.66%) System Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Scrum
9 11 (13.25%) Functional Testing
10 10 (12.05%) Integration Testing
10 10 (12.05%) Test Planning
10 10 (12.05%) Use Case
11 8 (9.64%) User Stories
12 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (8.43%) CRM
12 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
12 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (7.23%) Change Management
13 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
13 6 (7.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) Scala
4 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) ISEB
2 8 (9.64%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) Ansible
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) SAP
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) HP
4 2 (2.41%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.41%) Symantec
5 1 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.20%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.20%) Dell
5 1 (1.20%) Demandware
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Informatica
5 1 (1.20%) MuleSoft
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