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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 104 100 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 41 46 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 1.52% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.01% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +8.59%
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
2385 2283 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.61% 75.25% 71.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1330 883
Average daily rate £398 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 157 140
Average hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 17 £350 -9.67% 2
Bedfordshire +6 8 £425 -2.29% 1
Cambridgeshire -13 5 £375 +25.00% 4
Essex -13 5 £225 -34.30% 5
Suffolk +1 4 £356 +1.06%
Norfolk - 1 £300 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 27 (35.53%) SQL
2 22 (28.95%) XML
3 18 (23.68%) Selenium
3 18 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (22.37%) QA
4 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (22.37%) Finance
5 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 14 (18.42%) .NET
7 13 (17.11%) UNIX
8 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 12 (15.79%) TDD
8 12 (15.79%) Retail
8 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 11 (14.47%) System Testing
9 11 (14.47%) RESTful
9 11 (14.47%) Coaching
9 11 (14.47%) DbVisualizer
9 11 (14.47%) Subversion
9 11 (14.47%) Document Management
9 11 (14.47%) HTML
9 11 (14.47%) Java
9 11 (14.47%) DB2
9 11 (14.47%) Flash
10 10 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (13.16%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Magento
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.32%) GSM
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) DB2
1 11 (14.47%) DbVisualizer
2 10 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.32%) UniData
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) Selenium
2 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 11 (14.47%) Subversion
4 6 (7.89%) JIRA
4 6 (7.89%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.58%) PHPUnit
6 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.95%) JUnit
8 2 (2.63%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.63%) NUnit
9 1 (1.32%) Rational Rose
9 1 (1.32%) Maven
9 1 (1.32%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.32%) GDB
9 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.32%) Robot Framework
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Automotive
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Billing
5 2 (2.63%) Local Government
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Analyst
2 21 (27.63%) Tester
3 18 (23.68%) Test Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 7 (9.21%) Selenium Tester
5 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.89%) Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.95%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Oracle Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Software Tester
11 1 (1.32%) AWS Developer
11 1 (1.32%) Automation Specialist
11 1 (1.32%) Senior Test Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) XML
2 14 (18.42%) .NET
3 11 (14.47%) HTML
3 11 (14.47%) Flash
3 11 (14.47%) RESTful
4 8 (10.53%) Web Services
5 6 (7.89%) J2EE
5 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.26%) SOAP
7 2 (2.63%) XML Schema
8 1 (1.32%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.32%) WPF
8 1 (1.32%) SAP PI
8 1 (1.32%) WSDL
8 1 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Telematics
3 3 (3.95%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) GIS
5 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.32%) Derivative
5 1 (1.32%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) BYOD
5 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) UNIX
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.32%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
3 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 12 (15.79%) TDD
6 11 (14.47%) Document Management
6 11 (14.47%) System Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Coaching
7 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Validation
9 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.89%) SDLC
10 5 (6.58%) CRM
10 5 (6.58%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.53%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.47%) Java
4 5 (6.58%) PHP
5 4 (5.26%) C#
6 3 (3.95%) C
6 3 (3.95%) Python
6 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.63%) XQuery
7 2 (2.63%) XPath
7 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) Ada
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) ISEB
2 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.37%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) HP
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) BMC
6 1 (1.32%) webMethods
6 1 (1.32%) Remedy
6 1 (1.32%) Serena
6 1 (1.32%) Redback
6 1 (1.32%) Lagan
6 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
East Anglia
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £100 - 160 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago