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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.22% 1.02% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.23% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £475 £270 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.92% -28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £270 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £270 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +21.80%
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
278 326 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.76% 83.16% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 224 221
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton -2 3 £475 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 5 (45.45%) Bugzilla
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 5 (45.45%) FogBugz
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) FTP
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) Data Transformation
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
7 1 (9.09%) Legal
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) ERP
7 1 (9.09%) OLAP
7 1 (9.09%) SAP
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (9.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) OLAP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Bugzilla
1 5 (45.45%) FogBugz
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Avionics
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) ETL Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ERP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) ETL
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Data Transformation
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) ERP
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) SAP