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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 94 71
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 45 25 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.46% 1.05% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.46% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 53
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£331 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £159 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £25.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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
2374 1714 2159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.15% 72.05% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1451 860 1125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 128 213
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.51 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 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
Cambridgeshire +6 15 £300 -25.00% 8
Hertfordshire -17 10 £359 - 4
Bedfordshire -7 8 £325 +23.80% 2
Suffolk +3 6 £363 -3.33% 2
Essex -7 4 £338 +2.27% 1
Norfolk - - - -
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 38 (34.55%) SQL
2 35 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (28.18%) Finance
4 27 (24.55%) Manual Testing
5 26 (23.64%) QA
6 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (18.18%) Migration
8 19 (17.27%) .NET
9 17 (15.45%) Oracle
10 16 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (13.64%) HP
12 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
12 13 (11.82%) Regression Testing
12 13 (11.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
14 11 (10.00%) Visual Studio
14 11 (10.00%) ISEB
14 11 (10.00%) Selenium
15 10 (9.09%) ISTQB
15 10 (9.09%) CRM
15 10 (9.09%) PL/SQL
16 9 (8.18%) Banking
16 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (8.18%) Data Migration
16 9 (8.18%) Oracle Database
17 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (7.27%) System Testing
17 8 (7.27%) Release Management
17 8 (7.27%) General Ledger
17 8 (7.27%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (3.64%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.64%) SugarCRM
2 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.73%) MS Project
3 2 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.91%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Wireless
2 3 (2.73%) 3G
2 3 (2.73%) NAS
2 3 (2.73%) Broadband
2 3 (2.73%) HTTP
3 2 (1.82%) DHCP
3 2 (1.82%) FTP
3 2 (1.82%) GSM
3 2 (1.82%) Telnet
3 2 (1.82%) Firewall
3 2 (1.82%) 2G
3 2 (1.82%) ZigBee
3 2 (1.82%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.91%) LTE
4 1 (0.91%) 4G
4 1 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.91%) LAN
4 1 (0.91%) UMTS
4 1 (0.91%) WLAN
4 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (8.18%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 11 (10.00%) Selenium
2 8 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (5.45%) JIRA
4 5 (4.55%) JUnit
5 4 (3.64%) Subversion
5 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.64%) Bower
5 4 (3.64%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.64%) Grunt
6 3 (2.73%) JMeter
6 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.82%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.82%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.82%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.82%) MSTest
7 2 (1.82%) TestNG
8 1 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (28.18%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 8 (7.27%) General Ledger
4 7 (6.36%) Electronics
5 6 (5.45%) Marketing
6 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.82%) Advertising
7 2 (1.82%) Retail
7 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (46.36%) Analyst
2 37 (33.64%) Test Analyst
3 27 (24.55%) Tester
4 12 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.00%) Consultant
6 9 (8.18%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Software Tester
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Tester
8 6 (5.45%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.45%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Software Tester
9 5 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) HTML
3 5 (4.55%) CSS
4 4 (3.64%) JSP
4 4 (3.64%) JSTL
4 4 (3.64%) jQuery
4 4 (3.64%) HTML5
4 4 (3.64%) CSS3
4 4 (3.64%) Mustache
4 4 (3.64%) Sass
4 4 (3.64%) OOCSS
4 4 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.73%) Web Services
5 3 (2.73%) XML
5 3 (2.73%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.73%) Spring
6 2 (1.82%) MDX
6 2 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.73%) Firmware
3 3 (2.73%) STB
4 2 (1.82%) PKI
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) AS400
5 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.91%) Life Science
5 1 (0.91%) LIMS
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.36%) UNIX
2 4 (3.64%) Linux
3 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (24.55%) Manual Testing
3 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.18%) Migration
5 13 (11.82%) Regression Testing
6 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.09%) CRM
8 9 (8.18%) Data Migration
9 8 (7.27%) System Testing
9 8 (7.27%) Release Management
10 7 (6.36%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.36%) ETL
10 7 (6.36%) Use Case
11 6 (5.45%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (5.45%) Scrum
11 6 (5.45%) Automated Testing
11 6 (5.45%) UML
11 6 (5.45%) Validation
11 6 (5.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.55%) SQL
2 10 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 8 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.36%) Java
5 4 (3.64%) Perl
5 4 (3.64%) Python
6 3 (2.73%) Ruby
6 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.73%) PHP
6 3 (2.73%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) ISEB
2 10 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.64%) QA
2 4 (3.64%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 16 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (15.45%) Oracle
2 15 (13.64%) HP
3 8 (7.27%) SAP
4 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.45%) Citrix
6 4 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.64%) Neolane
6 4 (3.64%) Unica
6 4 (3.64%) IBM
6 4 (3.64%) ATG
7 3 (2.73%) Remedy
7 3 (2.73%) Niku
8 2 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.91%) VMware
9 1 (0.91%) TSYS
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco
9 1 (0.91%) Business Objects
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