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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 69 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.82% 1.32% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.92% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
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£219 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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
654 574 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 76.94% 68.66% 76.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 330 252
Average daily rate £380 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 28
Average hourly rate £15.77 £30.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.43% -22.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 -3 3 £250 -9.09% 2
Peterborough - 3 £213 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) GIS
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
1 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP