The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 100 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 50 28 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.17% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.68% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 45
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2224 1663 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.28% 69.58% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1304 873 1005
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 131 231
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -9 17 £350 -17.64% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 14 £300 -20.00% 7
Essex +4 10 £343 -9.27% 3
Bedfordshire - 5 £435 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 4 £388 - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (34.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (31.09%) SQL
3 29 (24.37%) QA
4 28 (23.53%) Finance
5 27 (22.69%) Migration
6 21 (17.65%) HP
7 20 (16.81%) ISEB
8 19 (15.97%) Manual Testing
9 18 (15.13%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (13.45%) .NET
10 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
11 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
11 15 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (11.76%) Visual Studio
13 12 (10.08%) Oracle
13 12 (10.08%) Citrix
13 12 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (10.08%) Integration Testing
14 11 (9.24%) Test Management
14 11 (9.24%) System Testing
14 11 (9.24%) ISTQB
15 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (8.40%) Banking
15 10 (8.40%) Data Migration
15 10 (8.40%) Test Strategy
16 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
16 9 (7.56%) Windows
17 8 (6.72%) Validation
17 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.36%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.52%) MS Project
4 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.84%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.84%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) 3G
2 2 (1.68%) Wireless
2 2 (1.68%) 2G
2 2 (1.68%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.68%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.68%) GSM
2 2 (1.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.84%) SAN
3 1 (0.84%) LAN
3 1 (0.84%) UMTS
3 1 (0.84%) WLAN
3 1 (0.84%) LTE
3 1 (0.84%) 4G
3 1 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.84%) MySQL
6 1 (0.84%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.72%) JIRA
3 7 (5.88%) Selenium
4 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.04%) Grunt
4 6 (5.04%) Bower
4 6 (5.04%) JMeter
4 6 (5.04%) Subversion
5 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.68%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.68%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.84%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.84%) Rational Rose
General
1 28 (23.53%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) General Ledger
4 6 (5.04%) Electronics
5 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
6 2 (1.68%) Advertising
6 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.68%) Back Office
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (44.54%) Analyst
2 36 (30.25%) Test Analyst
3 27 (22.69%) Tester
4 13 (10.92%) Business Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) Test Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Consultant
7 9 (7.56%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Software Tester
8 8 (6.72%) QA Tester
9 7 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Tester
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Tester
11 5 (4.20%) Oracle Financials Consultant
12 4 (3.36%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 7 (5.88%) HTML
2 7 (5.88%) jQuery
3 6 (5.04%) HTML5
3 6 (5.04%) CSS3
3 6 (5.04%) Mustache
3 6 (5.04%) Sass
3 6 (5.04%) OOCSS
3 6 (5.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (5.04%) JSTL
3 6 (5.04%) CSS
3 6 (5.04%) JSP
4 4 (3.36%) MDX
4 4 (3.36%) XML
5 2 (1.68%) J2EE
6 1 (0.84%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.52%) Thin Client
1 3 (2.52%) Fat Client
1 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.68%) AS400
2 2 (1.68%) W3C
3 1 (0.84%) Clustering
3 1 (0.84%) STB
3 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.84%) Life Science
3 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.56%) Windows
2 5 (4.20%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.52%) Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (34.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (22.69%) Migration
3 19 (15.97%) Manual Testing
4 15 (12.61%) Regression Testing
5 12 (10.08%) Integration Testing
6 11 (9.24%) Test Management
6 11 (9.24%) System Testing
7 10 (8.40%) Data Migration
7 10 (8.40%) Test Strategy
8 8 (6.72%) Validation
8 8 (6.72%) Use Case
9 7 (5.88%) Release Management
10 6 (5.04%) Web Development
10 6 (5.04%) Software Testing
10 6 (5.04%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.04%) OO
10 6 (5.04%) ETL
10 6 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.68%) Perl
3 2 (1.68%) Java
3 2 (1.68%) VBA
4 1 (0.84%) Python
4 1 (0.84%) C#
4 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (16.81%) ISEB
2 11 (9.24%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (24.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (15.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.84%) SCCM
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.84%) OpenView
4 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) HP
2 12 (10.08%) Citrix
2 12 (10.08%) Oracle
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.04%) ATG
5 5 (4.20%) SAP
6 4 (3.36%) Lotus
6 4 (3.36%) VMware
7 3 (2.52%) Remedy
7 3 (2.52%) Niku
8 2 (1.68%) TSYS
8 2 (1.68%) Cisco
8 2 (1.68%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.84%) IBM
9 1 (0.84%) Mercator
9 1 (0.84%) Compuware
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £22 - 32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago