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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.02% 2.16% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.23% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate
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£360 £378 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% +51.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £331 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
537 464 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.27% 66.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 226 271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +69.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Watford +5 8 £390 -8.23%
Waltham Cross - 2 £298 -
Royston - 1 £350 -
St Albans - 1 £400 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (40.91%) XML
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
1 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) QA
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Retail
3 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
4 6 (27.27%) RESTful
4 6 (27.27%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (27.27%) Coaching
4 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (27.27%) System Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Subversion
4 6 (27.27%) Document Management
4 6 (27.27%) Flash
4 6 (27.27%) DB2
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) PHP
6 4 (18.18%) SAP
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Magento
6 4 (18.18%) PHPUnit

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Magento
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (27.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) WebDriver
3 6 (27.27%) Subversion
4 4 (18.18%) PHPUnit
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 3 (13.64%) JUnit
6 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (9.09%) LabVIEW
6 2 (9.09%) NUnit
6 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Tester
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) RF Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) RF Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) RESTful
2 6 (27.27%) Flash
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) SWIFT
2 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.55%) BYOD
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Coaching
4 6 (27.27%) System Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Document Management
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) ERP
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) BMC