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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 84 93
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.64% 1.76% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.31% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 13
Average daily rate £250 £256 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £218 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £375 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
1875 1948 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.68% 76.12% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1189 980
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 140 150
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +14 14 £370 +68.18% 3
Essex +1 10 £313 +56.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £250 -28.57% 2
Bedfordshire +8 6 £235 -37.33% 2
Suffolk -3 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 29 (33.72%) QA
2 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.40%) SQL
4 24 (27.91%) Automated Testing
5 23 (26.74%) Defect Management
6 20 (23.26%) Test Automation
7 18 (20.93%) Selenium
8 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (18.60%) ISEB
9 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
9 15 (17.44%) WebDriver
10 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (16.28%) XML
10 14 (16.28%) TDD
10 14 (16.28%) Retail
10 14 (16.28%) Finance
11 13 (15.12%) Python
11 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.95%) HP
12 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
13 11 (12.79%) HTML
13 11 (12.79%) Oracle
13 11 (12.79%) DB2
13 11 (12.79%) Unix
13 11 (12.79%) Subversion
13 11 (12.79%) Functional Testing
13 11 (12.79%) RESTful
13 11 (12.79%) Magento
13 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
14 10 (11.63%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2 (2.33%) IIS
1 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Magento
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.33%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.16%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.16%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) FTP
1 4 (4.65%) Wireless
2 1 (1.16%) ADSL
2 1 (1.16%) Broadband
2 1 (1.16%) DHCP
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) NAS
2 1 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) Telnet
2 1 (1.16%) VDSL
2 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) DB2
2 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.98%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) OLAP
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Selenium
2 15 (17.44%) WebDriver
3 11 (12.79%) Subversion
4 8 (9.30%) PHPUnit
5 7 (8.14%) HP UFT
5 7 (8.14%) JIRA
5 7 (8.14%) LabVIEW
6 6 (6.98%) Bugzilla
6 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.81%) Appium
7 5 (5.81%) FogBugz
7 5 (5.81%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.49%) Protractor
9 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.33%) JUnit
9 2 (2.33%) QADirector
9 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
1 14 (16.28%) Retail
2 7 (8.14%) Electronics
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Automotive
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Analyst
2 31 (36.05%) Test Analyst
3 28 (32.56%) Tester
4 15 (17.44%) Automation Tester
5 11 (12.79%) Web Tester
6 10 (11.63%) Selenium Tester
7 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.81%) Electronics Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) .NET Applications Developer
10 4 (4.65%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Test Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Manual Test Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) SQL Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) XML
2 11 (12.79%) HTML
2 11 (12.79%) RESTful
3 9 (10.47%) .NET
4 7 (8.14%) Flash
5 5 (5.81%) Behat
5 5 (5.81%) Web Services
6 3 (3.49%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.49%) J2EE
6 3 (3.49%) SOAP
7 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.16%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.33%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.33%) STB
4 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.16%) FMCG
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Psychology
4 1 (1.16%) Telematics
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Unix
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) Automated Testing
3 23 (26.74%) Defect Management
4 20 (23.26%) Test Automation
5 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (16.28%) TDD
8 11 (12.79%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Coaching
9 10 (11.63%) Document Management
9 10 (11.63%) SDLC
9 10 (11.63%) Test Management
10 8 (9.30%) BDD
10 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (8.14%) Validation
12 6 (6.98%) ERP
12 6 (6.98%) ETL
12 6 (6.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) SQL
2 13 (15.12%) Python
3 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) PHP
5 6 (6.98%) Java
6 4 (4.65%) C#
7 3 (3.49%) C
7 3 (3.49%) Perl
7 3 (3.49%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) ISEB
2 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.33%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) HNC
5 2 (2.33%) HND
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (33.72%) QA
2 7 (8.14%) IEC 61508
2 7 (8.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) HP
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) SAP
5 2 (2.33%) Orchard
5 2 (2.33%) Remedy
6 1 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.16%) BT
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) Cognos
6 1 (1.16%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.16%) Huawei
6 1 (1.16%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.16%) Nokia
6 1 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.16%) Northgate
6 1 (1.16%) Perforce
6 1 (1.16%) Siemens
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