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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 32 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.73% 0.91% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.32% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
255 228 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.27% 69.30% 66.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 110 153
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 41
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
3 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Python
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 1 (5.26%) Hudson
7 1 (5.26%) SoapUI

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.26%) TestNG
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support
5 2 (10.53%) Junior IT Support
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) ATDD
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) OpenUP
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) Tcl
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft