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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / East of England
Rank 92 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.39% 1.74% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.25% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 21
Median daily rate £450 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 - £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.08 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
1711 1823 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.51% 77.54% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 1086 1196
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 176 131
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.05 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £54.58 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +4 15 £450 +9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £275 -8.33% 4
Essex -5 2 £475 +46.15% 2
Norfolk +6 1 £475 +26.66%
Suffolk - 1 £550 - 1
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.18%) Selenium
3 27 (39.71%) WebDriver
4 25 (36.76%) Cucumber
4 25 (36.76%) Finance
5 21 (30.88%) Test Automation
6 20 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 20 (29.41%) Java
7 17 (25.00%) QA
8 16 (23.53%) Scrum
9 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
9 15 (22.06%) Regression Testing
9 15 (22.06%) Automation Testing
10 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
10 13 (19.12%) Appium
10 13 (19.12%) JBehave
10 13 (19.12%) JIRA
11 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
11 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (16.18%) Gherkin
12 11 (16.18%) BDD
12 11 (16.18%) System Testing
12 11 (16.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (16.18%) SQL
13 10 (14.71%) Retail
13 10 (14.71%) TDD
13 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Waterfall

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
1 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Magento
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.47%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.94%) DHCP
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.47%) RS-232
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) DB2
2 5 (7.35%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Selenium
2 27 (39.71%) WebDriver
3 25 (36.76%) Cucumber
4 13 (19.12%) Appium
4 13 (19.12%) JBehave
4 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
4 13 (19.12%) JIRA
5 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
6 11 (16.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
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 25 (36.76%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Retail
3 8 (11.76%) Back Office
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Electronics
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Analyst
2 24 (35.29%) Tester
3 22 (32.35%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.35%) Java Automation Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (5.88%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Performance Tester
9 3 (4.41%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.41%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.82%) Spring
3 5 (7.35%) HTML
3 5 (7.35%) J2EE
3 5 (7.35%) RESTful
3 5 (7.35%) Web Services
3 5 (7.35%) XML
4 4 (5.88%) Middleware
5 2 (2.94%) .NET
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.47%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.94%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Life Science
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Unix
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Android
3 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Test Automation
3 20 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 16 (23.53%) Scrum
5 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
5 15 (22.06%) Automation Testing
5 15 (22.06%) Regression Testing
6 11 (16.18%) BDD
6 11 (16.18%) System Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
7 10 (14.71%) TDD
8 9 (13.24%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
9 7 (10.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.29%) V-Model
10 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Java
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 8 (11.76%) Ruby
4 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.35%) Python
6 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.94%) VBScript
7 1 (1.47%) Ada
7 1 (1.47%) C#
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 4 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 7 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) HP
2 6 (8.82%) IBM
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.35%) hybris
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) AppSense
4 2 (2.94%) Symantec
4 2 (2.94%) webMethods
5 1 (1.47%) BT
5 1 (1.47%) Informatica
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