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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 89 84 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.41% 0.89% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.32% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £330 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £75.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+733.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +17.64%
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
1134 1064 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 66.98% 67.68% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 599 450
Average daily rate £375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 78
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £360 +6.66%
Leicestershire +12 1 £300 +26.31%
Northamptonshire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (44.44%) QA
2 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
2 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (25.00%) HP
4 8 (22.22%) SQL
4 8 (22.22%) Finance
4 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Test Management
5 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) ISEB
7 5 (13.89%) IBM
7 5 (13.89%) VB
7 5 (13.89%) Oracle
7 5 (13.89%) MS Office
7 5 (13.89%) SAP
7 5 (13.89%) UNIX
7 5 (13.89%) Logistics
7 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
7 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
9 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.89%) UAT Test Manager
5 5 (13.89%) UAT Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) QA Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) LAMP
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
2 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Test Management
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Logistics
5 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Release Management
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) ERP
7 3 (8.33%) OO
7 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
1 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) HP
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 5 (13.89%) SAP
3 5 (13.89%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) JDA
4 1 (2.78%) Lotus
4 1 (2.78%) Northgate
4 1 (2.78%) RedPrairie