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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.87% 3.30% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 4.23% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.96% +254.68%
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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
94 71 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 81.74% 78.02% 69.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 41 39
Average daily rate £400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.92 £21.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.40% -22.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 18 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft