The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.44% 1.08% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.40% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £500 £200 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -40.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
Test Scripting
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
375 499 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 83.15% 76.77% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 291 202
Median daily rate £338 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 61 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.30 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Essex region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +10 1 £500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) ATDD
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) XML Messaging
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) XML Messaging
4 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 2 (16.67%) ATDD
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
4 1 (8.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle