The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 4.15% 0.93% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 1.15% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate £335 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
Test Scripting
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
212 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 87.97% 81.31% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 67 38
Average daily rate £425 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +136.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) JMeter
3 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Gerrit
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) JUnit
4 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) SonarQube
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (22.22%) Test Management
6 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 4 (22.22%) C#
6 4 (22.22%) VBScript
6 4 (22.22%) VB
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) WildFly
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JMeter
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (33.33%) Gerrit
3 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) JUnit
3 6 (33.33%) SonarQube
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (11.11%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Tester
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) OAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) OAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) HTML5
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Camel
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) BDD
3 6 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Bug Management
6 2 (11.11%) OWASP
7 1 (5.56%) CQRS
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) VB
2 4 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Progress