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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 50 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 0.97% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.38% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate
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£278 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -2.77%
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
644 362 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.21% 70.02% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 169 342
Average daily rate £400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.67% +108.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Stevenage -2 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -9 1 £363 - 2
Royston - - - -
Watford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (52.94%) SQL
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 5 (29.41%) UNIX
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) V-Model
5 4 (23.53%) Retail
5 4 (23.53%) JUnit
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) Spring
6 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.76%) ClearQuest
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (5.88%) TestNG
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Test Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
1 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Life Science
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
2 4 (23.53%) V-Model
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) VeriFone