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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.77% 2.25% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 2.67% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Median daily rate £475 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £342 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +27.40%

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
342 412 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 87.47% 84.25% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 239 190
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 43
Median hourly rate £37.00 £34.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Reinsurance
2 1 (33.33%) Taleo
2 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle