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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / West Midlands
Rank 74 75 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 55 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.91% 2.04% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.48% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 23
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
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 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 1844 2222 1903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.07% 82.45% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1221 1087
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Coventry +10 16 £400 - 2
Birmingham -1 11 £370 +47.85% 6
Warwickshire +2 7 £305 +62.66% 2
Staffordshire +1 4 £275 -13.72% 3
Shropshire +24 2 £475 +43.50% 1
Wolverhampton +3 1 £319 -29.11%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 36 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.21%) ISEB
3 19 (20.00%) Migration
3 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
4 17 (17.89%) QA
4 17 (17.89%) SQL
5 14 (14.74%) Use Case
6 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
6 13 (13.68%) User Stories
6 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
6 13 (13.68%) XML
6 13 (13.68%) Finance
7 12 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (12.63%) System Testing
7 12 (12.63%) JIRA
7 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Selenium
8 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Oracle
8 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
8 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Data Analysis
9 10 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (10.53%) Test Planning

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 5 (5.26%) CMS
2 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) Simulink
3 3 (3.16%) MS Office
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (3.16%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.11%) SAP CAR
2 2 (2.11%) SAP POS DM
3 1 (1.05%) Demantra
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) Lorenzo
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (2.11%) GitHub
2 1 (1.05%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) Network Security
2 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.05%) FTP
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Big Data
1 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.11%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.05%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) JIRA
2 11 (11.58%) Selenium
3 9 (9.47%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.21%) Toad
6 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.16%) JUnit
7 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.11%) Gatling
8 2 (2.11%) Hudson
8 2 (2.11%) JMeter
8 2 (2.11%) PhantomJS
8 2 (2.11%) RSpec
8 2 (2.11%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Automotive
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Games
4 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (62.11%) Analyst
2 36 (37.89%) Test Analyst
3 15 (15.79%) Tester
4 12 (12.63%) Business Analyst
5 10 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) QA Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.42%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.37%) QA Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Software Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.32%) Software QA Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Software QA Tester
9 6 (6.32%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) XML
2 7 (7.37%) JSON
3 4 (4.21%) SOAP
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.16%) REST
5 2 (2.11%) CSS
5 2 (2.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.11%) Middleware
5 2 (2.11%) Node.js
5 2 (2.11%) SAP ALE
6 1 (1.05%) .NET
6 1 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.37%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) CMDB
4 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.11%) EPoS
4 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Unix
2 5 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 19 (20.00%) Migration
2 19 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (14.74%) Use Case
4 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
4 13 (13.68%) User Stories
4 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
5 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
5 12 (12.63%) System Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Data Analysis
6 11 (11.58%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
6 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing
7 10 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 10 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 9 (9.47%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (9.47%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (8.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) SQL
2 6 (6.32%) Java
3 4 (4.21%) MATLAB
4 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.11%) Scala
6 1 (1.05%) COBOL
6 1 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (24.21%) ISEB
2 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.16%) Degree
5 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.89%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) WCAG
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) SAP
3 6 (6.32%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) Guidewire
4 4 (4.21%) webMethods
5 3 (3.16%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.05%) Cerner
7 1 (1.05%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.05%) Dell
7 1 (1.05%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £276 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago