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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.48% 1.87% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 2.32% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £475 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.27%

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
351 431 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 84.78% 80.71% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 254 184
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 40
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +29.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £62.50 £48.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 19 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 January 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%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Reinsurance
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
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
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Reinsurance
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
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%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared