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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.24% 1.61% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.14% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +12.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
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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
314 280 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 64.88% 75.07% 65.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 122 127
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 72
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £30.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Grunt
4 2 (16.67%) Bower
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Mustache
4 2 (16.67%) Sass
4 2 (16.67%) OOCSS
4 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) JSTL
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Grunt
2 2 (16.67%) Bower
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) JSP
1 2 (16.67%) JSTL
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
1 2 (16.67%) CSS3
1 2 (16.67%) Mustache
1 2 (16.67%) Sass
1 2 (16.67%) OOCSS
1 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) ATG