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 31 July 2016 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.50% 1.49% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.90% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 16
Median daily rate £311 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £196 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £405 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.26% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
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
1282 1264 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.33% 78.41% 73.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 776 566
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 55
Median hourly rate £15.25 £19.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.07% +9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £11.21 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 2016.

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 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Derbyshire +6 11 £315 +14.54%
Nottinghamshire -6 8 £189 -52.75% 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £388 - 2
Northamptonshire -4 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, 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 27 (48.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (33.93%) Finance
3 15 (26.79%) Oracle
3 15 (26.79%) ERP
3 15 (26.79%) SDLC
4 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Migration
5 10 (17.86%) System Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Test Management
6 9 (16.07%) QA
6 9 (16.07%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
7 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.50%) ISEB
8 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.71%) SAP
9 6 (10.71%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
10 5 (8.93%) HP
10 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
11 4 (7.14%) SAP GTS
11 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.14%) SAP QM

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (7.14%) SAP GTS
3 4 (7.14%) SAP QM
4 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (3.57%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (1.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.57%) Essbase
2 2 (3.57%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.57%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Analyst
2 25 (44.64%) Test Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Test Manager
4 8 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 6 (10.71%) UAT Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) UAT Manager
6 6 (10.71%) UAT Test Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) UAT Test Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Data Centre Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Data Migration Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Test Data Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) SAP QM Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Programme Manager
9 3 (5.36%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.57%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (26.79%) ERP
2 15 (26.79%) SDLC
3 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Migration
4 10 (17.86%) System Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
5 9 (16.07%) Test Management
6 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Logistics
9 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.36%) Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (5.36%) Time Management
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) SAP
4 5 (8.93%) HP
5 3 (5.36%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.57%) Pegasus
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