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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.02% 2.80% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 3.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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
326 346 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.16% 80.65% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 209 87
Average daily rate £475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £26.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +43.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £17.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015. 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
Luton +1 2 - -
Dunstable -5 1 £270 -26.53%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SAP SD
3 3 (33.33%) SAP PP
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) Windows

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP SD
1 3 (33.33%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Auditor
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle