The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / East of England
Rank 89 81 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.47% 1.74% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.16% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 18
Median daily rate £413 £250 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £203 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.69% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
Median hourly rate £37.13 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.13 - £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1724 1898 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.78% 80.49% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 1158 1180
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 158 144
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.40 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the East of England region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the East of England region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Hertfordshire +1 16 £450 +18.81% 5
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £338 +36.36% 4
Essex -12 3 £475 +90.00% 1
Suffolk -2 2 £475 +35.71%
Bedfordshire 0 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Selenium
3 25 (36.76%) WebDriver
4 24 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 24 (35.29%) Finance
5 20 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 19 (27.94%) Java
7 18 (26.47%) Manual Testing
8 17 (25.00%) QA
9 15 (22.06%) Automation Testing
10 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
10 13 (19.12%) JBehave
10 13 (19.12%) Scrum
10 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
11 12 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 12 (17.65%) Appium
11 12 (17.65%) JIRA
12 11 (16.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
12 11 (16.18%) SoapUI
13 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
13 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
13 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (14.71%) BDD
13 10 (14.71%) System Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Defect Management
14 9 (13.24%) Waterfall
14 9 (13.24%) Retail
14 9 (13.24%) TDD
15 8 (11.76%) Ruby

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.35%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Magento
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.47%) Maximo
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.47%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.94%) DHCP
1 2 (2.94%) DNS
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
1 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.94%) Wireless
2 1 (1.47%) RS-232
2 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) DB2
2 4 (5.88%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (38.24%) Selenium
2 25 (36.76%) WebDriver
3 24 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 13 (19.12%) JBehave
4 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
5 12 (17.65%) Appium
5 12 (17.65%) JIRA
6 11 (16.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
6 11 (16.18%) SoapUI
7 8 (11.76%) Eclipse
8 6 (8.82%) JMeter
9 5 (7.35%) JUnit
9 5 (7.35%) Maven
9 5 (7.35%) NUnit
10 4 (5.88%) FitNesse
10 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.41%) Robot Framework
12 2 (2.94%) Subversion
13 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 8 (11.76%) Back Office
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.41%) Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Electronics
6 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.47%) Advertising
7 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Analyst
2 24 (35.29%) Tester
3 22 (32.35%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
7 4 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Tester
7 4 (5.88%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Software Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.82%) Spring
3 5 (7.35%) RESTful
4 4 (5.88%) HTML
4 4 (5.88%) J2EE
4 4 (5.88%) Middleware
4 4 (5.88%) Web Services
4 4 (5.88%) XML
5 3 (4.41%) .NET
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.94%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.47%) Life Science
3 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Unix
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 18 (26.47%) Manual Testing
4 15 (22.06%) Automation Testing
5 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
5 13 (19.12%) Scrum
6 12 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.71%) BDD
7 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
7 10 (14.71%) System Testing
8 9 (13.24%) Defect Management
8 9 (13.24%) TDD
8 9 (13.24%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.29%) Agile Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Test Planning
10 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) Java
2 8 (11.76%) Python
2 8 (11.76%) Ruby
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.41%) Tcl
5 2 (2.94%) C++
5 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
6 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.47%) SDET
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.94%) Firmware
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) HP
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
2 5 (7.35%) IBM
3 4 (5.88%) hybris
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) AppSense
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Symantec
4 2 (2.94%) webMethods
5 1 (1.47%) BT
5 1 (1.47%) Cognos
5 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.47%) PTC
5 1 (1.47%) Samsung
5 1 (1.47%) Siemens
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Workday
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