The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Ipswich 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 22 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.03% 6.90% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 9.09% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate £360 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £328 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £365 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
125 66 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 69.83% 75.86% 66.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 54 50
Average daily rate £400 £418 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.16 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.90% -33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £22.23 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) System Testing
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) MDX
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Use Case
7 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) V-Model
7 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) LoadUI
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) MDX
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) System Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) V-Model
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft