The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Croydon region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 21 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.83% 2.90% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 4.17% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £450 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +12.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
67 48 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 63.21% 69.57% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 85
Average daily rate £450 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
London

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (33.33%) DataStage
3 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) Cognos
3 3 (33.33%) Siebel
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VBScript
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DataStage
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
2 2 (22.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Cognos
1 3 (33.33%) Siebel
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP