The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.41% 1.11% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 1.49% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £370 £220 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
414 471 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 71.26% 74.53% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 249 254
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 31
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Watford - 8 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £370 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (55.17%) Automated Testing
2 14 (48.28%) QA
3 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
4 12 (41.38%) Selenium
4 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) WebDriver
5 11 (37.93%) Magento
5 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (37.93%) DB2
5 11 (37.93%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 11 (37.93%) Unix
5 11 (37.93%) XML
5 11 (37.93%) Subversion
5 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (37.93%) RESTful
6 10 (34.48%) TDD
6 10 (34.48%) Document Management
6 10 (34.48%) Retail
6 10 (34.48%) Coaching
7 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
8 8 (27.59%) PHPUnit
8 8 (27.59%) BDD
8 8 (27.59%) PHP
9 6 (20.69%) Flash
9 6 (20.69%) System Testing
9 6 (20.69%) User Stories
9 6 (20.69%) DbVisualizer
10 5 (17.24%) Behat

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (37.93%) Magento
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) DB2
2 6 (20.69%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Selenium
1 12 (41.38%) WebDriver
2 11 (37.93%) Subversion
3 8 (27.59%) PHPUnit
4 5 (17.24%) Appium
4 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) JIRA
5 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
6 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 3 (10.34%) Protractor
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Tester
2 14 (48.28%) Analyst
3 12 (41.38%) Automation Tester
3 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
4 10 (34.48%) Selenium Tester
4 10 (34.48%) Web Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Functional Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) HTML
1 11 (37.93%) RESTful
1 11 (37.93%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) Flash
3 5 (17.24%) Behat
4 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
4 3 (10.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Automated Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (34.48%) Coaching
5 10 (34.48%) Document Management
5 10 (34.48%) TDD
6 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
7 8 (27.59%) BDD
8 6 (20.69%) System Testing
8 6 (20.69%) User Stories
9 5 (17.24%) SDLC
9 5 (17.24%) Test Management
10 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Re-Platforming
11 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
12 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
12 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
13 1 (3.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) PHP
4 3 (10.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (3.45%) BT
3 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.45%) Huawei
3 1 (3.45%) Nokia
3 1 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Siemens