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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 57 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.86% 1.72% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.26% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
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£250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £73.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +130.14%
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
360 576 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.53% 76.19% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 336 137
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 34 57
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.50 £25.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 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 -2 4 £200 +21.21%
Chelmsford - 3 £288 -
Colchester - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (20.00%) Cash Management
6 4 (20.00%) SLA
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (10.00%) Local Government
8 2 (10.00%) Taleo
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (10.00%) Marketing
8 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
8 2 (10.00%) IEC 61508
8 2 (10.00%) NAS
8 2 (10.00%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) NAS
1 2 (10.00%) Broadband
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Telnet
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.00%) Rational Rose
2 1 (5.00%) Redmine
2 1 (5.00%) Trac
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (10.00%) Local Government
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Principle Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) WSDL
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) STB
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Cash Management
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) EAM
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) E-business
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) XQuery
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) XPath
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.00%) Red Gate