The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.80% - 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £380 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £309
% change year-on-year
- +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+20.29% +12.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 138 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.72% 75.00% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 85 101
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Test Scripting
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 5 £380 -
Bedford - - - - 2
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 4 (28.57%) Lotus
4 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
5 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Leader
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) DSDM
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Lotus
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Compuware
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Mercator
4 1 (7.14%) TSYS
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