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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.59% 1.46% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 2.09% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +2.56%
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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
392 335 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.32% 70.08% 72.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 216 118
Average daily rate £375 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.58 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Java

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
1 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA