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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 66 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.19% 0.20% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.28% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 10
Average daily rate
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£359 - £374
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 - £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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
646 359 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.90% 73.27% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 163 338
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £369 -
Stevenage -2 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £388 - 1
Royston - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
4 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 4 (16.67%) JUnit
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) V-Model
5 4 (16.67%) Use Case
6 3 (12.50%) Release Management
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 3 (12.50%) Spring
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) UML
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Project
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
1 1 (4.17%) LTE
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) UMTS
1 1 (4.17%) WLAN
1 1 (4.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) ClearQuest
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) TestNG
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
6 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
6 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Business Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Test Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (12.50%) Spring
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Life Science
3 1 (4.17%) LIMS
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) V-Model
3 4 (16.67%) Use Case
4 3 (12.50%) Release Management
4 3 (12.50%) System Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Usability Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Remedy
3 3 (12.50%) Niku
4 2 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft