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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 83 97 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 37 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.58% 1.34% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.75% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 33
Average daily rate £350 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £366 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.75 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
1969 2114 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.64% 76.68% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1185 1327
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 155 142
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 14 £425 +23.18% 6
Essex +6 10 £250 - 2
Cambridgeshire +15 8 £350 - 2
Bedfordshire -1 4 £475 +75.92%
Suffolk -2 4 £350 +7.27% 4
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 31 (37.80%) SQL
2 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.49%) QA
4 20 (24.39%) Test Automation
5 19 (23.17%) Functional Testing
6 18 (21.95%) Defect Management
6 18 (21.95%) XML
7 17 (20.73%) Automated Testing
7 17 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (19.51%) Selenium
8 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (19.51%) Finance
9 14 (17.07%) Retail
9 14 (17.07%) ISEB
10 13 (15.85%) WebDriver
10 13 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (14.63%) HP
11 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 11 (13.41%) HTML
12 11 (13.41%) .NET
12 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.41%) DB2
12 11 (13.41%) Unix
12 11 (13.41%) TDD
12 11 (13.41%) Subversion
12 11 (13.41%) Magento
12 11 (13.41%) RESTful
13 10 (12.20%) Coaching
13 10 (12.20%) Document Management
13 10 (12.20%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (7.32%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Magento
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.22%) Maximo
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.22%) ResourceLink
4 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) FTP
2 3 (3.66%) Wireless
3 1 (1.22%) ADSL
3 1 (1.22%) Broadband
3 1 (1.22%) DHCP
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) NAS
3 1 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) Telnet
3 1 (1.22%) VDSL
3 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) DB2
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) OLAP
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Selenium
2 13 (15.85%) WebDriver
3 11 (13.41%) Subversion
4 8 (9.76%) Appium
4 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.76%) JIRA
4 8 (9.76%) PHPUnit
5 6 (7.32%) Bugzilla
6 5 (6.10%) FogBugz
6 5 (6.10%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.88%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.66%) Protractor
9 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.44%) JUnit
9 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.22%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.22%) Redmine
10 1 (1.22%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (2.44%) Legal
5 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Avionics
6 1 (1.22%) Games
6 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Analyst
2 27 (32.93%) Tester
3 25 (30.49%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Automation Tester
5 10 (12.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 10 (12.20%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (9.76%) Applications Support
6 8 (9.76%) Web Tester
7 7 (8.54%) Web Automation Tester
8 6 (7.32%) Functional Tester
8 6 (7.32%) Test Manager
9 5 (6.10%) Consultant
9 5 (6.10%) Developer
9 5 (6.10%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Systems Test Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) XML
2 11 (13.41%) .NET
2 11 (13.41%) HTML
2 11 (13.41%) RESTful
3 10 (12.20%) SOAP
4 9 (10.98%) Web Services
5 8 (9.76%) Behat
6 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.88%) XML Messaging
8 3 (3.66%) BAPI
8 3 (3.66%) Flash
8 3 (3.66%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.66%) J2EE
8 3 (3.66%) SAP ALE
8 3 (3.66%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (1.22%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.66%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.44%) STB
5 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) FMCG
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Unix
2 9 (10.98%) Windows
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.39%) Test Automation
3 19 (23.17%) Functional Testing
4 18 (21.95%) Defect Management
5 17 (20.73%) Automated Testing
5 17 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (13.41%) TDD
8 10 (12.20%) Coaching
8 10 (12.20%) Document Management
9 9 (10.98%) Software Testing
9 9 (10.98%) Test Management
9 9 (10.98%) User Stories
10 8 (9.76%) BDD
10 8 (9.76%) SDLC
11 7 (8.54%) Manual Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Re-Platforming
12 6 (7.32%) Automation Testing
12 6 (7.32%) ETL
12 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) SQL
2 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.98%) PHP
4 6 (7.32%) C#
4 6 (7.32%) Java
5 5 (6.10%) Python
6 3 (3.66%) ABAP
6 3 (3.66%) SAPscript
7 2 (2.44%) Perl
7 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) ISEB
2 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) HNC
5 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.49%) QA
2 6 (7.32%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.22%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) HP
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) SAP
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (1.22%) BT
4 1 (1.22%) Citrix
4 1 (1.22%) Cognos
4 1 (1.22%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.22%) Huawei
4 1 (1.22%) IBM
4 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.22%) Nokia
4 1 (1.22%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (1.22%) Northgate
4 1 (1.22%) Siemens
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 15 days ago