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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 76 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.63% 1.40% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 2.05% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £234 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £333 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.28% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £75.00 £10.75 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+597.67% -78.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
Test Scripting
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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
1006 1024 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.06% 68.31% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 568 410
Average daily rate £368 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 52 77
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £8.82 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.64 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 23 January 2015. 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
Leicestershire +10 3 £315 +40.00%
Nottinghamshire -8 3 £363 +11.53%
Northamptonshire - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 8 (30.77%) Finance
1 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) QA
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) ISEB
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) Logistics
5 3 (11.54%) .NET
5 3 (11.54%) OO
5 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
6 2 (7.69%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) VBScript
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Northgate

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 3 (11.54%) UAT Test Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.54%) UAT Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Test Management
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) Logistics
5 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Product Management
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VBScript
2 2 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) Northgate
5 1 (3.85%) RedPrairie
5 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.85%) JDA
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus