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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 14 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.19% 3.70% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 5.26% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £250 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -45.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
Test Scripting
Suffolk

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
65 95 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 77.38% 70.37% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 54
Average daily rate £425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.00 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle