The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 43 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.67% 0.36% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.53% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£325 £263 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -34.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
Test Scripting
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
430 189 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.58% 68.23% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 90 168
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 4 - -
Luton - 4 £325 - 1
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (26.67%) Campaign Management
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (26.67%) Neolane
3 4 (26.67%) Marketing
3 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (26.67%) SugarCRM
3 4 (26.67%) Unica
3 4 (26.67%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
3 4 (26.67%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SugarCRM
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Analyst
2 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Campaign Management
2 4 (26.67%) CRM
2 4 (26.67%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Use Case
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) DSDM
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Neolane
1 4 (26.67%) Unica
1 4 (26.67%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) SAP
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) Mercator
2 1 (6.67%) TSYS
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