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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.77% 0.28% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.38% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £325 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
Test Scripting
Cambridgeshire

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
311 266 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.54% 74.51% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 179 165
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Python

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP