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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 97 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.36% 1.10% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.40% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 28
Median daily rate £425 £368 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +2.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £232 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 - £26.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
1991 2356 2253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.77% 78.85% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 1425 1283
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 160 159
Median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +20 15 £450 +25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +20 8 £375 -25.00% 2
Essex +10 6 £354 +41.50% 2
Suffolk -3 3 £575 +43.75% 1
Bedfordshire 0 2 £525 +23.52%
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 25 (35.21%) SQL
2 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (22.54%) QA
3 16 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (22.54%) Functional Testing
4 13 (18.31%) XML
5 12 (16.90%) HP
5 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
5 12 (16.90%) Selenium
6 11 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (15.49%) SOAP
7 10 (14.08%) SAP
7 10 (14.08%) Finance
8 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
8 9 (12.68%) Defect Management
8 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
8 9 (12.68%) C#
8 9 (12.68%) HTML
9 8 (11.27%) ISEB
9 8 (11.27%) Retail
9 8 (11.27%) BDD
9 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.86%) Test Management
10 7 (9.86%) Magento
10 7 (9.86%) Test Strategy
10 7 (9.86%) RESTful
10 7 (9.86%) Subversion
10 7 (9.86%) Software Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Microsoft

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 (8.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Magento
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.41%) Maximo
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.82%) WLAN
2 1 (1.41%) DHCP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.41%) NAS
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) DB2
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.82%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Selenium
2 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
3 7 (9.86%) Subversion
4 6 (8.45%) JIRA
5 5 (7.04%) Appium
5 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.04%) PHPUnit
5 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.82%) Protractor
7 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.82%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Retail
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.41%) Avionics
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
1 23 (32.39%) Tester
2 19 (26.76%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Automation Tester
4 8 (11.27%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 7 (9.86%) Selenium Tester
6 6 (8.45%) Applications Support
6 6 (8.45%) Functional Tester
7 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) SAP Manager
8 3 (4.23%) SAP Test Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) XML
2 11 (15.49%) SOAP
3 9 (12.68%) HTML
4 7 (9.86%) .NET
4 7 (9.86%) RESTful
4 7 (9.86%) Web Services
5 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.04%) Behat
7 4 (5.63%) XML Messaging
8 3 (4.23%) BAPI
8 3 (4.23%) SAP ALE
8 3 (4.23%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.82%) Flash
9 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.82%) HTML5
9 2 (2.82%) J2EE
10 1 (1.41%) NumPy
10 1 (1.41%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Telematics
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Unix
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Functional Testing
2 16 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
4 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
4 9 (12.68%) Defect Management
5 8 (11.27%) BDD
5 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.86%) Software Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Test Management
6 7 (9.86%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.45%) Coaching
7 6 (8.45%) Document Management
7 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Manual Testing
7 6 (8.45%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.04%) SDLC
8 5 (7.04%) Test Planning
8 5 (7.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) C#
3 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) Java
4 5 (7.04%) PHP
5 3 (4.23%) ABAP
5 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 3 (4.23%) Python
5 3 (4.23%) SAPscript
6 2 (2.82%) VBScript
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) ISEB
2 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
2 6 (8.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Firmware
3 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) HP
2 10 (14.08%) SAP
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.86%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) AppSense
5 1 (1.41%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) ESRI
5 1 (1.41%) hybris
5 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.41%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec
5 1 (1.41%) VMware
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