The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 21 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.82% 0.81% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 1.02% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £300 £313 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.37% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.19 £37.00 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +122.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
117 98 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 82.39% 79.03% 76.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 63 69
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.25% -64.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Ipswich 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 Ipswich

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Ipswich region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Ipswich region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Scripting
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) DSDM
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) DSDM
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
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