The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 37 40 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.64% 1.30% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
266 222 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.88% 57.51% 63.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 98 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridge region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) Grunt
3 2 (22.22%) Bower
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) ATG
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) JSTL
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (22.22%) Mustache
3 2 (22.22%) Sass
3 2 (22.22%) OOCSS
3 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) JSP
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) OO

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

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

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Grunt
1 2 (22.22%) Bower
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) JSTL
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) Mustache
2 2 (22.22%) Sass
2 2 (22.22%) OOCSS
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) JSP
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) ATG