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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 41 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.95% 2.23% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.97% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate £313 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £200 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
425 337 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.85% 75.06% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 190 275
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 61
Average hourly rate £34.50 £29.13 £29.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.45% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
Brentwood +1 4 £263 +31.25% 1
Colchester - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (47.62%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 7 (33.33%) Electronics
2 7 (33.33%) Validation
2 7 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 7 (33.33%) IEC 61508
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 5 (23.81%) QA
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (14.29%) Selenium
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Firmware
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) SOAP
6 3 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) Java

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) ADSL
2 1 (4.76%) Broadband
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Telnet
2 1 (4.76%) VDSL
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) JUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) Redmine
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
4 1 (4.76%) Trac
General
1 7 (33.33%) Electronics
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) SOAP
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) STB
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Validation
2 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) HNC
2 2 (9.52%) HND
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) IEC 61508
1 7 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 5 (23.81%) QA
3 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
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