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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.34% 1.89% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.47% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Median daily rate £250 £250 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £290 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +20.30%
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
340 405 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.44% 76.56% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 222 300
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 32 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.60 £35.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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
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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Brentwood +9 5 £220 +10.00%
Chelmsford +10 1 £250 -13.04%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) SOAP
4 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 7 (35.00%) XML
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) HP
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) IIS
5 6 (30.00%) SLA
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (20.00%) Hedge funds
7 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Wealth Management
7 4 (20.00%) XML Messaging
7 4 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
8 3 (15.00%) ISEB
8 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (15.00%) Wireless
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum

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 6 (30.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) ADSL
2 1 (5.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) NAS
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Telnet
2 1 (5.00%) VDSL
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) Redmine
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.00%) Trac
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Applications Support
1 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
1 7 (35.00%) SOAP
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
1 7 (35.00%) XML
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (20.00%) XML Messaging
4 1 (5.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (10.00%) STB
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) HNC
3 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
2 5 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) IEC 61508
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP