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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.59% 1.57% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 2.07% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
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£275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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
314 434 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 73.88% 75.87% 64.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 249 90
Average daily rate £380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 61 30
Average hourly rate £28.25 £29.40 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £41.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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
Brentwood - 3 £200 - 1
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) PHP
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Python
1 6 (37.50%) Firmware
1 6 (37.50%) Broadband
1 6 (37.50%) Wireless
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 6 (37.50%) NAS
1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) STB
2 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (25.00%) Telnet
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) FTP
3 4 (25.00%) HTTP
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Cash Management
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Broadband
1 6 (37.50%) Wireless
1 6 (37.50%) NAS
2 4 (25.00%) Telnet
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) FTP
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.25%) Redmine
2 1 (6.25%) Trac
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
3 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (6.25%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) STB
1 5 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Cash Management
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) E-business
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PHP
1 6 (37.50%) Python
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) XPath
4 1 (6.25%) XQuery
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) IEC 61508
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Red Gate
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