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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.69% 1.77% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.40% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £490 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
399 458 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.14% 73.87% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 257 146
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 62
Average hourly rate £40.50 £31.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.06% -2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £23.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 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
Chelmsford -8 3 £288 -
Brentwood - 3 £225 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) SLA
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) IIS
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) EAM
6 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (13.33%) Local Government
6 2 (13.33%) Taleo
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (13.33%) Marketing
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (6.67%) GDB
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Rational Rose
1 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Tester
4 1 (6.67%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Principle Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) WSDL
3 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) AS400
1 1 (6.67%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) EAM
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Cash Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
3 1 (6.67%) Ada
3 1 (6.67%) XQuery
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Red Gate
3 1 (6.67%) Serena
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) webMethods
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects