The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 37 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 2.86% 0.74% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 1.12% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
Test Scripting
South East

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 Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
260 179 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 82.54% 65.81% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 108 95
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £558 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.02 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% -4.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £11.19 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £142.50 £23.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the East Sussex region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 6 May 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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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
Brighton -2 6 £410 - 1
Eastbourne - 2 £400 -
Hove +1 1 £325 -1.51%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Guidewire
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (7.69%) MS Project
5 1 (7.69%) MS Office
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) TestNG
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Guidewire
2 1 (7.69%) HP