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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.15% 2.44% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 3.32% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 9
Median daily rate £700 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
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
515 602 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 73.59% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 309 329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 47 27
Median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.84% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -7 2 - - 1
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Retail
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
5 5 (22.73%) Document Management
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) QA
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (22.73%) Magento
5 5 (22.73%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) XML
5 5 (22.73%) Unix
5 5 (22.73%) DB2
5 5 (22.73%) Coaching
6 4 (18.18%) Appium
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 4 (18.18%) RESTful
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Magento
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Maximo
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
1 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
2 4 (18.18%) Appium
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 3 (13.64%) PHPUnit
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Protractor
5 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Automation Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Strategy Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Strategy Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) RESTful
3 3 (13.64%) Behat
4 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.09%) J2EE
5 1 (4.55%) Flash
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Document Management
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (13.64%) SDLC
6 3 (13.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Ada
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) hybris
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) AppSense
3 1 (4.55%) NetSuite
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec