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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.89% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£338 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% +0.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
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
367 320 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 77.26% 69.26% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 167 159
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 55
Average hourly rate £31.16 £27.80 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -13.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.12 £41.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014. 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
Colchester - 4 £343 -
Brentwood - 3 £338 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 11 (52.38%) QA
3 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 6 (28.57%) General Ledger
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (28.57%) Cash Management
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
8 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 4 (19.05%) SAP
8 4 (19.05%) .NET
9 3 (14.29%) Linux
9 3 (14.29%) Firmware
9 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Perl
9 3 (14.29%) PHP
9 3 (14.29%) Python

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Broadband
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
1 3 (14.29%) NAS
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) Telnet
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Tester
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) QA Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Project Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
1 3 (14.29%) STB
1 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Cash Management
5 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
6 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
9 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 3 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Ruby
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
1 7 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Business Objects