Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 83 75
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 91 146 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.89% 2.34% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.82% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 93 84
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -2.04%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £483 £489 £438
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +31.58%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3996 5180 3935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 83.09% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 3089 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 135 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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
Birmingham +17 37 £338 +16.38% 2
Coventry -10 12 £288 -28.13% 1
Warwickshire -3 11 £363 +7.41% 2
Shropshire -1 6 £530 +92.73%
Staffordshire +1 4 £263 -9.48% 2
Worcestershire +8 1 - -
Solihull 0 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 49 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (26.37%) Finance
3 23 (25.27%) Test Planning
4 22 (24.18%) Banking
4 22 (24.18%) ISEB
5 21 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (20.88%) Scrum
7 19 (20.88%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (16.48%) SQL
9 14 (15.38%) Retail
9 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.19%) SAP
11 11 (12.09%) XML
11 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.09%) Manual Testing
12 10 (10.99%) System Testing
12 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
12 10 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (10.99%) CRM
13 9 (9.89%) Retail Banking
13 9 (9.89%) QA
14 8 (8.79%) Defect Management
15 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
15 7 (7.69%) Migration
15 7 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
15 7 (7.69%) JIRA
15 7 (7.69%) Functional Testing
16 6 (6.59%) HP Quality Center

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 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) SAP CAR
1 4 (4.40%) SAP POS DM
1 4 (4.40%) SAP Retail
2 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (1.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) FTP
2 1 (1.10%) DNS
2 1 (1.10%) LAN
2 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) VPN
2 1 (1.10%) WAN
2 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (4.40%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) JIRA
2 6 (6.59%) Selenium
3 3 (3.30%) NeoLoad
4 2 (2.20%) JUnit
5 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.10%) JMeter
5 1 (1.10%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.10%) Toad
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (26.37%) Finance
2 22 (24.18%) Banking
3 14 (15.38%) Retail
4 9 (9.89%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.30%) Automotive
6 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.20%) Marketing
7 2 (2.20%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.10%) Law
8 1 (1.10%) Legal
8 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (52.75%) Analyst
2 41 (45.05%) Test Analyst
3 13 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 12 (13.19%) Test Manager
5 10 (10.99%) Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Systems Test Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Manual Tester
9 4 (4.40%) Payments Test Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Scrum Master
10 3 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Banking Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Manual Test Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Process Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Service Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) XML
2 4 (4.40%) IDoc
2 4 (4.40%) SAP ALE
3 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.10%) Ajax
4 1 (1.10%) CGI
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) Mason
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.30%) EPoS
4 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.10%) Derivative
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Robotics
5 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Unix
2 4 (4.40%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (25.27%) Test Planning
3 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.88%) Scenario Testing
4 19 (20.88%) Scrum
5 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
7 11 (12.09%) Manual Testing
8 10 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.99%) CRM
8 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
8 10 (10.99%) System Testing
9 8 (8.79%) Defect Management
10 7 (7.69%) Functional Testing
10 7 (7.69%) Migration
10 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.49%) Change Management
12 5 (5.49%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) C#
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) Perl
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
4 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.10%) VB
4 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) ISEB
2 21 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) PMO
2 1 (1.10%) SEPA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Ansible
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) SAP
2 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.20%) Demandware
4 2 (2.20%) HP
4 2 (2.20%) JDA
4 2 (2.20%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.10%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.10%) Reuters
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.10%) Serena
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec
5 1 (1.10%) webMethods