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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.94% 2.49% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 3.21% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£200 £338 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -10.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +10.59%
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
486 374 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.42% 77.75% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 195 163
Average daily rate £400 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 53
Average hourly rate £32.65 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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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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 +4 4 £200 -40.74% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (31.25%) SLA
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) IIS
5 4 (25.00%) SOAP
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (12.50%) C
7 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
7 2 (12.50%) EAM
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (12.50%) ERP
7 2 (12.50%) ETL
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (6.25%) GDB
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Applications Support
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Principle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
5 1 (6.25%) XSD
5 1 (6.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
3 2 (12.50%) EAM
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) XQuery
3 2 (12.50%) XPath
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (12.50%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Ada
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Red Gate
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods
3 1 (6.25%) Serena
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