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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 92 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 33 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.10% 1.72% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.31% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 19
Average daily rate
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£360 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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
2304 2165 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.75% 74.60% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1238 857
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 151 139
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -6 13 £355 -11.25% 4
Bedfordshire +11 7 £425 -2.29% 1
Essex -18 5 £250 -30.55% 1
Suffolk +9 3 £400 +13.47% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £500 +43.88% 6
Norfolk - 1 £300 -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 20 (25.32%) XML
2 20 (25.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (21.52%) Finance
4 16 (20.25%) Automated Testing
4 16 (20.25%) QA
5 15 (18.99%) Selenium
5 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
5 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (16.46%) UNIX
7 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
8 11 (13.92%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
8 11 (13.92%) .NET
8 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (13.92%) TDD
8 11 (13.92%) Retail
9 10 (12.66%) Subversion
9 10 (12.66%) HTML
9 10 (12.66%) Java
9 10 (12.66%) DB2
9 10 (12.66%) Flash
9 10 (12.66%) RESTful
9 10 (12.66%) DbVisualizer
9 10 (12.66%) Coaching
9 10 (12.66%) Document Management
9 10 (12.66%) System Testing
10 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.59%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Magento
2 3 (3.80%) SAP SD
2 3 (3.80%) SAP PP
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) ATM
1 1 (1.27%) GSM
1 1 (1.27%) SAN
1 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) DB2
1 10 (12.66%) DbVisualizer
2 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.27%) UniData
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Selenium
2 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
3 10 (12.66%) Subversion
4 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.33%) JIRA
6 4 (5.06%) PHPUnit
6 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.80%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.80%) JUnit
8 2 (2.53%) NUnit
8 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.27%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.27%) GDB
9 1 (1.27%) Maven
9 1 (1.27%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.27%) Rational Rose
9 1 (1.27%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Automotive
4 2 (2.53%) Billing
4 2 (2.53%) Local Government
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Analyst
2 23 (29.11%) Tester
3 19 (24.05%) Test Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.86%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.86%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (6.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.80%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.53%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Oracle Consultant
10 2 (2.53%) SAP Test Analyst
10 2 (2.53%) SAP Analyst
11 1 (1.27%) RF Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.32%) XML
2 11 (13.92%) .NET
3 10 (12.66%) HTML
3 10 (12.66%) Flash
3 10 (12.66%) RESTful
4 6 (7.59%) Gherkin
4 6 (7.59%) J2EE
5 4 (5.06%) Web Services
6 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.53%) XML Schema
7 2 (2.53%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) WSDL
8 1 (1.27%) XSD
8 1 (1.27%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Telematics
3 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) GIS
4 1 (1.27%) AS400
4 1 (1.27%) Derivative
4 1 (1.27%) Statistics
4 1 (1.27%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.27%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) UNIX
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 4 (5.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.27%) Android
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (20.25%) Automated Testing
3 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
4 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
5 11 (13.92%) TDD
6 10 (12.66%) Document Management
6 10 (12.66%) System Testing
6 10 (12.66%) Coaching
7 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Validation
9 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (6.33%) CRM
11 5 (6.33%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Test Planning
11 5 (6.33%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (6.33%) SDLC
12 4 (5.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.66%) Java
4 4 (5.06%) C
4 4 (5.06%) PHP
5 3 (3.80%) Python
6 2 (2.53%) XQuery
6 2 (2.53%) XPath
6 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.53%) C#
7 1 (1.27%) C++
7 1 (1.27%) Perl
7 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) Ada
7 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) ISEB
2 6 (7.59%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) QA
2 4 (5.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) HP
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle
3 7 (8.86%) SAP
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.53%) Red Gate
5 2 (2.53%) EMC
6 1 (1.27%) BMC
6 1 (1.27%) webMethods
6 1 (1.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.27%) Serena
6 1 (1.27%) Redback
6 1 (1.27%) Lagan
6 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.27%) Cognos
6 1 (1.27%) Business Objects
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago