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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 39 30 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.87% 1.74% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.14% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £338 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
288 280 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.72% 81.40% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 183 322
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications

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 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) SAP