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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 92 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 1.67% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.18% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 31
Median daily rate £315 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £264 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £416 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +328.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £36.50 £9.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £50.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.44 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +34.85%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1825 1975 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.57% 76.73% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1156 1446
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 190 138
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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
Hertfordshire +3 16 £304 -12.20% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £275 -11.29% 9
Suffolk +7 8 £325 +8.33% 1
Norfolk +9 2 £475 +26.66%
Essex -3 1 £475 +40.74% 3
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (37.50%) Selenium
3 22 (34.38%) WebDriver
4 20 (31.25%) Finance
4 20 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 19 (29.69%) Test Automation
6 18 (28.13%) Java
7 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
8 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 15 (23.44%) QA
9 15 (23.44%) Scrum
9 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
10 13 (20.31%) JIRA
10 13 (20.31%) BDD
10 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
11 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
11 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 12 (18.75%) System Testing
11 12 (18.75%) SQL
12 11 (17.19%) JBehave
12 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
12 11 (17.19%) Gherkin
12 11 (17.19%) Functional Testing
12 11 (17.19%) Appium
13 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (15.63%) TDD
14 9 (14.06%) Retail
14 9 (14.06%) HP

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 (9.38%) Tomcat
1 6 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.81%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Magento
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.13%) WAN
1 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) DB2
1 5 (7.81%) DbVisualizer
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (37.50%) Selenium
2 22 (34.38%) WebDriver
3 20 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 13 (20.31%) JIRA
5 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
6 11 (17.19%) Appium
6 11 (17.19%) JBehave
6 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
7 9 (14.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
8 6 (9.38%) JMeter
9 5 (7.81%) JUnit
9 5 (7.81%) Maven
9 5 (7.81%) NUnit
10 4 (6.25%) FitNesse
10 4 (6.25%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.69%) Robot Framework
12 1 (1.56%) Gerrit
12 1 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Back Office
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Electronics
5 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Tester
2 22 (34.38%) Analyst
3 20 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Systems Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Java Automation Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Performance Tester
8 3 (4.69%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.38%) Spring
3 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) J2EE
3 5 (7.81%) RESTful
3 5 (7.81%) Web Services
3 5 (7.81%) XML
4 4 (6.25%) Middleware
5 2 (3.13%) .NET
6 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.56%) NumPy
6 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Life Science
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Android
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Test Automation
3 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
4 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Scrum
6 13 (20.31%) Automation Testing
6 13 (20.31%) BDD
7 12 (18.75%) System Testing
8 11 (17.19%) Functional Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (15.63%) TDD
10 9 (14.06%) Test Strategy
10 9 (14.06%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.50%) V-Model
12 7 (10.94%) Agile Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
13 6 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.81%) Ruby
5 4 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) Ada
7 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SDET
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Firmware
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) HP
2 6 (9.38%) IBM
3 5 (7.81%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.81%) hybris
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) webMethods
5 1 (1.56%) AppSense
5 1 (1.56%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) ESRI
5 1 (1.56%) Informatica
5 1 (1.56%) PTC
5 1 (1.56%) Samsung
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
5 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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