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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.80% 0.34% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.52% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £170 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +17.64%
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
406 385 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 81.04% 64.60% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 238 125
Average daily rate £425 £371 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 46
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.92% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.90 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 - - 1
Brentwood - 2 £338 - 3
Basildon - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
1 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (35.00%) Cash Management
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (30.00%) .NET
3 6 (30.00%) Wireless
3 6 (30.00%) Firmware
3 6 (30.00%) PHP
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (30.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Broadband
3 6 (30.00%) General Ledger
3 6 (30.00%) NAS
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (25.00%) STB
4 5 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) Perl
4 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (5.00%) SAP CO
4 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Broadband
1 6 (30.00%) Wireless
1 6 (30.00%) NAS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) FTP
2 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (20.00%) Telnet
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Redmine
2 1 (5.00%) Trac
2 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Management Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) E-Business Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) STB
1 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Cash Management
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.00%) E-business
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PHP
1 6 (30.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) Ruby
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
2 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) HP
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