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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.85% 1.55% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.16% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 8
Average daily rate
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£348 £288 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +110.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
1069 1156 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.56% 71.45% 64.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 600 424
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Derbyshire +6 11 £323 -4.26%
Northamptonshire +7 9 £360 +30.90% 2
Nottinghamshire +17 2 £338 +42.10%
Leicestershire +4 2 £335 +11.66%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (32.73%) QA
2 16 (29.09%) Regression Testing
3 14 (25.45%) SQL
4 13 (23.64%) Oracle
4 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
5 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle 11i
7 10 (18.18%) ISEB
8 9 (16.36%) HP
8 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
9 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Test Management
9 8 (14.55%) UNIX
9 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
10 7 (12.73%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (12.73%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
10 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL
10 7 (12.73%) Oracle ASCP
10 7 (12.73%) Data Conversion
11 6 (10.91%) Oracle Manufacturing
11 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (10.91%) XML
11 6 (10.91%) MS Office
11 6 (10.91%) SAP
11 6 (10.91%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle 11i
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle ASCP
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (10.91%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.27%) JDeveloper
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) Toad
6 1 (1.82%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.82%) MSTest
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Test Analyst
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Tester
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.09%) UAT Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Lead Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Test Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XML
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Conversion
2 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
3 1 (1.82%) FMCG
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) UNIX
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Regression Testing
2 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
3 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Test Management
5 7 (12.73%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Scrum
6 6 (10.91%) EAM
6 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 5 (9.09%) Logistics
7 5 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.27%) V-Model
8 4 (7.27%) System Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Migration
9 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.27%) VB
4 2 (3.64%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) R
5 1 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) ISEB
2 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
1 13 (23.64%) Oracle
2 9 (16.36%) HP
3 6 (10.91%) SAP
4 5 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) JDA
5 1 (1.82%) Lotus
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) RedPrairie
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