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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / East Midlands
Rank 47 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 54 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.62% 1.20% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.54% 1.53% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 4
Median daily rate £350 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
1189 1174 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.69% 78.21% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 719 600
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 43
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £43.75 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +9 34 £403 +15.00%
Leicestershire +13 7 £325 +32.65% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £325 -27.77% 4
Derbyshire -2 2 £371 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 16 (21.62%) Oracle
1 16 (21.62%) Unix
2 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.27%) Performance Testing
3 13 (17.57%) Test Strategy
3 13 (17.57%) Banking
4 12 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (14.86%) Finance
6 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Defect Management
7 9 (12.16%) Tivoli
7 9 (12.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 9 (12.16%) IBM
8 8 (10.81%) ERP
8 8 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Manufacturing
9 7 (9.46%) Java
10 6 (8.11%) C#
10 6 (8.11%) SQL
10 6 (8.11%) ETL
10 6 (8.11%) Migration
10 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.11%) Project Management
10 6 (8.11%) ISEB
10 6 (8.11%) Supply Chain Management
10 6 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (8.11%) QA
11 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Apache
1 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (1.35%) Demantra
5 1 (1.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.35%) ResourceLink
5 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.35%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 2 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.05%) DB2
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.05%) PowerCenter
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) JIRA
1 4 (5.41%) Selenium
2 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.70%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (17.57%) Banking
2 11 (14.86%) Finance
3 7 (9.46%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (52.70%) Analyst
2 28 (37.84%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Performance Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Test Leader
5 8 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Performance Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Supply Chain Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) UAT Lead
7 5 (6.76%) UAT Test Lead
8 4 (5.41%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) SOAP
2 2 (2.70%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (2.70%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) FMCG
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) Unix
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (20.27%) Performance Testing
2 13 (17.57%) Test Strategy
3 12 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (13.51%) Defect Management
4 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
5 8 (10.81%) ERP
5 8 (10.81%) Functional Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.11%) ETL
7 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 6 (8.11%) Project Management
7 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.11%) Supply Chain Management
8 5 (6.76%) CRM
8 5 (6.76%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Logistics
8 5 (6.76%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) Java
2 6 (8.11%) C#
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) COBOL
3 3 (4.05%) JCL
4 2 (2.70%) C++
4 2 (2.70%) R
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) PHP
5 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) ISEB
2 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SDET
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) Tivoli
1 9 (12.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 3 (4.05%) Ganglia
2 3 (4.05%) nmon
3 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Oracle
2 9 (12.16%) IBM
3 5 (6.76%) Informatica
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) SAP
5 3 (4.05%) AppDynamics
5 3 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.70%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.70%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.70%) Pega
6 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) Infor
7 1 (1.35%) Northgate