The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 42 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.03% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 0.94% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£343 £378 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% +31.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
370 318 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.05% 68.83% 66.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 155 154
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
East of England

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 25 July 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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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
Chelmsford - 3 - -
Basildon -2 1 - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (63.64%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) QA
3 11 (50.00%) Migration
4 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 9 (40.91%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) Oracle
5 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
7 6 (27.27%) General Ledger
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 6 (27.27%) Cash Management
7 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (22.73%) SAP
8 5 (22.73%) Test Management
8 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Stress Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
10 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) QA Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) STB
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) Cash Management
4 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) Stress Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (9.09%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) SAP
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Business Objects