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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.72% 0.89% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 1.21% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £320 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 - £9.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-53.52% -0.69%
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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
256 248 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 69.57% 73.81% 68.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 112 140
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 54
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (18.75%) Release Management
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Information Management
5 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
5 2 (12.50%) Advertising
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (12.50%) Marketing
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Hudson
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) TestNG
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Junior IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) ATDD
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) OpenUP
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
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