The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 62 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.41% 2.34% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 3.11% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 9
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£350 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
Test Scripting
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
542 514 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 73.44% 75.04% 60.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 248 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 31
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridgeshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridgeshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -7 2 - - 7
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 4 (22.22%) QA
1 4 (22.22%) C
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded C
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (16.67%) Validation
2 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Release Management
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) ATM
3 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) VBA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) UniData
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Pick Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Pick Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
1 1 (5.56%) Derivative
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Validation
1 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
1 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.11%) Release Management
2 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Code Coverage
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
2 3 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 2 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (11.11%) VBA
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Redback