The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 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 Brighton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 0.52% 0.78% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.04% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
132 96 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 69.11% 74.42% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 55 81
Average daily rate £340 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.61 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £23.33 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
East Sussex

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Test Scripting
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) QA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica