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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 15 15 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.30% 4.40% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 5.56% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£400 £418 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.36% +59.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
57 72 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 65.52% 79.12% 58.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 51
Average daily rate £400 £399 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £284 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 28 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) DataStage
3 2 (40.00%) Cognos
3 2 (40.00%) Siebel
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DataStage
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) Siebel
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) HP