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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 101 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 42 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.43% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.84% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 16
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£319 £339 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% -15.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £393 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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
2372 2447 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.95% 77.76% 72.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1471 884
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 151 125
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.61 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 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 2 September 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 +16 17 £338 -5.92% 7
Essex -3 10 £200 -40.74% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 7 £219 -23.91% 3
Bedfordshire +10 5 £425 +30.76%
Suffolk -1 2 £356 +0.35% 3
Norfolk - 1 £300 - 2
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 26 (32.50%) SQL
2 23 (28.75%) QA
3 22 (27.50%) XML
4 21 (26.25%) Selenium
5 19 (23.75%) Test Automation
5 19 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.00%) TDD
6 16 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 15 (18.75%) WebDriver
8 14 (17.50%) UNIX
8 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
9 13 (16.25%) HTML
9 13 (16.25%) DB2
9 13 (16.25%) Flash
9 13 (16.25%) Subversion
9 13 (16.25%) Retail
9 13 (16.25%) Document Management
9 13 (16.25%) Finance
9 13 (16.25%) RESTful
9 13 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (16.25%) System Testing
9 13 (16.25%) Coaching
9 13 (16.25%) DbVisualizer
10 12 (15.00%) .NET
11 11 (13.75%) Java
11 11 (13.75%) Validation
12 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Office
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Magento
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.25%) GSM
2 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) DB2
1 13 (16.25%) DbVisualizer
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (26.25%) Selenium
2 15 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.25%) Subversion
4 7 (8.75%) PHPUnit
4 7 (8.75%) JIRA
5 6 (7.50%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.00%) LabVIEW
7 3 (3.75%) JUnit
8 2 (2.50%) NUnit
9 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.25%) Maven
9 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.25%) GDB
9 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
1 13 (16.25%) Retail
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Electronics
4 3 (3.75%) Automotive
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Analyst
2 22 (27.50%) Tester
3 18 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Automation Tester
5 9 (11.25%) Selenium Tester
5 9 (11.25%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.75%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 1 (1.25%) Systems Test Engineer
11 1 (1.25%) Test Specialist
11 1 (1.25%) QA Tester
11 1 (1.25%) Senior Test Engineer
11 1 (1.25%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.50%) XML
2 13 (16.25%) Flash
2 13 (16.25%) HTML
2 13 (16.25%) RESTful
3 12 (15.00%) .NET
4 10 (12.50%) Web Services
5 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
5 6 (7.50%) Gherkin
5 6 (7.50%) J2EE
6 4 (5.00%) SOAP
7 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.50%) XML Schema
8 2 (2.50%) XML Messaging
9 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.25%) WPF
9 1 (1.25%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.00%) Telematics
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.25%) GIS
4 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) UNIX
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (23.75%) Test Automation
2 16 (20.00%) TDD
2 16 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (16.25%) Document Management
3 13 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (16.25%) System Testing
3 13 (16.25%) Coaching
4 11 (13.75%) Validation
5 10 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 10 (12.50%) SDLC
5 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 6 (7.50%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Test Management
7 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.75%) Java
4 7 (8.75%) C#
4 7 (8.75%) PHP
5 6 (7.50%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) XQuery
7 2 (2.50%) XPath
7 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.50%) C
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) Ada
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) ISEB
2 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.25%) HNC
5 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.75%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) IEC 61508
2 4 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) HP
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
4 2 (2.50%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos
5 1 (1.25%) BMC
5 1 (1.25%) webMethods
5 1 (1.25%) Remedy
5 1 (1.25%) Serena
5 1 (1.25%) Lagan
5 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
Norwich, Norfolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chelmsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hertfordshire
TRG
Rate: 250-295 Per Day
Posted: 21 days ago