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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 90 89 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.57% 1.63% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.12% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 28
Median daily rate £325 £319 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £206 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
1980 2171 2397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.74% 77.15% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 1255 1468
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 161 145
Median hourly rate £36.14 £33.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% +30.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.45 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.64 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +2 16 £290 -14.22% 2
Suffolk +13 11 £325 +4.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £325 +44.44% 3
Bedfordshire -9 3 £338 -20.58% 1
Essex -6 2 £500 +150.00%
Norfolk +2 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 20 (28.57%) Selenium
4 19 (27.14%) SQL
5 16 (22.86%) Test Automation
5 16 (22.86%) WebDriver
6 15 (21.43%) BDD
7 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (20.00%) QA
7 14 (20.00%) Java
7 14 (20.00%) Retail
8 13 (18.57%) ISEB
8 13 (18.57%) JIRA
8 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
8 13 (18.57%) System Testing
8 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (18.57%) SoapUI
9 12 (17.14%) Functional Testing
9 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
10 11 (15.71%) Gherkin
10 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
10 11 (15.71%) Finance
10 11 (15.71%) Scrum
11 10 (14.29%) HTML
11 10 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
12 9 (12.86%) RESTful
12 9 (12.86%) JavaScript

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 5 (7.14%) Confluence
1 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Maximo
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Internet
1 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.86%) WLAN
2 1 (1.43%) DHCP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.43%) NAS
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) DB2
2 5 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Selenium
2 16 (22.86%) WebDriver
3 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (18.57%) JIRA
4 13 (18.57%) SoapUI
5 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.00%) Appium
7 6 (8.57%) JBehave
7 6 (8.57%) JMeter
8 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.14%) JUnit
8 5 (7.14%) Maven
8 5 (7.14%) NUnit
9 4 (5.71%) FitNesse
9 4 (5.71%) Subversion
9 4 (5.71%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.29%) HP UFT
10 3 (4.29%) PHPUnit
10 3 (4.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 14 (20.00%) Retail
2 11 (15.71%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Advertising
5 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 2 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Tester
2 22 (31.43%) Analyst
3 20 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 15 (21.43%) Automation Tester
5 9 (12.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (12.86%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (10.00%) Systems Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Performance Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Strategy Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Test Automation Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Test Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) Gherkin
2 10 (14.29%) HTML
3 9 (12.86%) RESTful
4 8 (11.43%) XML
5 6 (8.57%) Spring
6 5 (7.14%) J2EE
6 5 (7.14%) Web Services
7 3 (4.29%) Behat
8 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.86%) HTML5
8 2 (2.86%) Middleware
8 2 (2.86%) SOAP
9 1 (1.43%) .NET
9 1 (1.43%) Flash
9 1 (1.43%) NumPy
9 1 (1.43%) SAP Basis
9 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.43%) Life Science
2 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.43%) NHS
2 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Android
2 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 16 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 15 (21.43%) BDD
5 13 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
5 13 (18.57%) System Testing
5 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (17.14%) Functional Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Scrum
7 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
8 10 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
10 8 (11.43%) ATDD
10 8 (11.43%) Coaching
10 8 (11.43%) Document Management
10 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.14%) C#
5 4 (5.71%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) Perl
6 3 (4.29%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) VBScript
8 1 (1.43%) Ada
8 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.43%) Ruby
8 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) ISEB
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.86%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) HP
2 6 (8.57%) IBM
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.14%) hybris
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) AppSense
4 1 (1.43%) Becrypt
4 1 (1.43%) ESRI
4 1 (1.43%) Informatica
4 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec
4 1 (1.43%) VMware
4 1 (1.43%) webMethods
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