The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 69 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.58% 1.52% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.08% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 9
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £340 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
Test Scripting
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1121 1203 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.90% 73.00% 65.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 609 430
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.21 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Northamptonshire +10 9 £360 +30.90%
Derbyshire +3 7 £375 +50.00%
Nottinghamshire +9 3 £338 +42.10% 2
Leicestershire -1 2 £335 +11.66% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (42.22%) QA
2 14 (31.11%) Regression Testing
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
5 10 (22.22%) HP
6 8 (17.78%) ISEB
6 8 (17.78%) UNIX
6 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.78%) Test Management
7 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
7 7 (15.56%) Oracle
7 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 6 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
8 6 (13.33%) MS Office
8 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Logistics
9 5 (11.11%) SAP
9 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 5 (11.11%) IBM
9 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
9 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.89%) Oracle 11i

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Toad
4 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.22%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Test Analyst
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Tester
3 8 (17.78%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.11%) UAT Manager
4 5 (11.11%) UAT Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Junior Tester
8 1 (2.22%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) LAMP
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Regression Testing
2 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.78%) Test Management
4 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Logistics
5 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
6 4 (8.89%) System Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VB
3 3 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISEB
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (42.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) HP
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle
4 5 (11.11%) SAP
4 5 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
5 1 (2.22%) JDA
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