The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.13% 1.47% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.88% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £125 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -64.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £109 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £145 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
449 478 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.54% 77.98% 68.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 242 263
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 56
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.70 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £50.00 £47.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Test Scripting
East of England

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 10 July 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
Watford -5 1 £388 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 11 (45.83%) Citrix
2 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) HP
4 6 (25.00%) Banking
4 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 4 (16.67%) Use Case
7 3 (12.50%) Release Management
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) Remedy
7 3 (12.50%) Niku
7 3 (12.50%) MS Project
7 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
8 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle
8 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco
8 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
8 2 (8.33%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
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
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) UMTS
1 1 (4.17%) WLAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) 3G
1 1 (4.17%) LTE
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
1 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.17%) JMeter
2 1 (4.17%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Test Coordinator
5 3 (12.50%) Coordinator
6 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Business Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Performance Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Payroll Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
1 1 (4.17%) Flash
1 1 (4.17%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Validation
2 4 (16.67%) Use Case
3 3 (12.50%) Release Management
3 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (12.50%) System Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Citrix
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Remedy
3 3 (12.50%) Niku
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) ATG
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Endeca