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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 99 102 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 46 21 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.48% 0.88% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.23% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 52
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£338 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £196 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
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
2377 1710 2115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.41% 71.25% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 865 1097
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 121 215
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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
Suffolk 0 12 £346 -18.52%
Cambridgeshire -9 11 £288 -28.12% 3
Essex 0 8 £338 +2.27% 3
Hertfordshire -6 8 £359 - 7
Bedfordshire - 7 £325 - 2
Norfolk - - - - 2
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 40 (35.40%) SQL
1 40 (35.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 29 (25.66%) Finance
3 27 (23.89%) Manual Testing
4 25 (22.12%) QA
5 24 (21.24%) Migration
6 19 (16.81%) .NET
7 18 (15.93%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (15.04%) HP
9 16 (14.16%) Oracle
10 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
10 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (12.39%) Visual Studio
11 14 (12.39%) Regression Testing
12 13 (11.50%) ISEB
13 10 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (8.85%) System Testing
13 10 (8.85%) Banking
13 10 (8.85%) Test Automation
14 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (7.96%) ISTQB
14 9 (7.96%) Test Management
14 9 (7.96%) Data Migration
14 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
15 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
15 8 (7.08%) Validation
15 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
15 8 (7.08%) Selenium
15 8 (7.08%) Use Case
15 8 (7.08%) General Ledger

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.77%) SugarCRM
2 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Project
1 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.88%) Minerva
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) Wireless
2 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 3 (2.65%) Broadband
3 3 (2.65%) 3G
3 3 (2.65%) NAS
4 2 (1.77%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.77%) Telnet
4 2 (1.77%) Firewall
4 2 (1.77%) DHCP
4 2 (1.77%) FTP
4 2 (1.77%) 2G
4 2 (1.77%) ZigBee
4 2 (1.77%) GSM
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) UMTS
5 1 (0.88%) WLAN
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.08%) Selenium
3 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.31%) Subversion
3 6 (5.31%) JIRA
3 6 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (5.31%) Grunt
3 6 (5.31%) Bower
4 4 (3.54%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.65%) JUnit
5 3 (2.65%) JMeter
5 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.77%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.77%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.88%) LoadUI
General
1 29 (25.66%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 8 (7.08%) General Ledger
4 7 (6.19%) Electronics
5 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.77%) Advertising
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (45.13%) Analyst
2 36 (31.86%) Test Analyst
3 28 (24.78%) Tester
4 12 (10.62%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Consultant
5 10 (8.85%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Software Tester
7 7 (6.19%) QA Tester
7 7 (6.19%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.31%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Oracle Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Tester
9 5 (4.42%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (2.65%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) .NET
2 6 (5.31%) CSS
2 6 (5.31%) JSP
2 6 (5.31%) JSTL
2 6 (5.31%) jQuery
2 6 (5.31%) HTML5
2 6 (5.31%) CSS3
2 6 (5.31%) Mustache
2 6 (5.31%) Sass
2 6 (5.31%) OOCSS
2 6 (5.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (5.31%) HTML
3 3 (2.65%) Web Services
3 3 (2.65%) XML
3 3 (2.65%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.65%) Spring
3 3 (2.65%) MDX
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.42%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (2.65%) Firmware
2 3 (2.65%) STB
3 2 (1.77%) PKI
3 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.77%) W3C
4 1 (0.88%) AS400
4 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.88%) Life Science
4 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.31%) UNIX
1 6 (5.31%) Windows
2 5 (4.42%) Linux
3 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (23.89%) Manual Testing
3 24 (21.24%) Migration
4 14 (12.39%) Regression Testing
5 10 (8.85%) System Testing
5 10 (8.85%) Test Automation
6 9 (7.96%) Test Management
6 9 (7.96%) Data Migration
7 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
7 8 (7.08%) Use Case
7 8 (7.08%) Validation
8 7 (6.19%) Release Management
8 7 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.31%) Test Strategy
9 6 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.31%) Cash Management
9 6 (5.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.31%) Web Development
9 6 (5.31%) UML
9 6 (5.31%) OO
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) SQL
2 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
3 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.42%) Java
4 5 (4.42%) Perl
5 4 (3.54%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) Ruby
6 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.65%) PHP
6 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) ISEB
2 9 (7.96%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.12%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) HP
2 16 (14.16%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) Citrix
4 6 (5.31%) SAP
4 6 (5.31%) ATG
4 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.65%) Remedy
5 3 (2.65%) Niku
6 2 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) VMware
6 2 (1.77%) Unica
6 2 (1.77%) TSYS
6 2 (1.77%) Neolane
6 2 (1.77%) Lotus
6 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) Mercator
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco
7 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
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