The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.58% 0.74% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.13% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£306 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +9.89%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
232 177 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.19% 65.80% 66.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 92 144
Average daily rate £375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 28
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £14.00 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.85 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 29 January 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) VBA
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Tcl
5 1 (6.67%) C

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) TestNG
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Junior
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Junior IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Release Management
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) OpenUP
4 1 (6.67%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) VB
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Tcl
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft