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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.57% 4.95% 10.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 7.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Average daily rate
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£250 £451 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.50% +20.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £430 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
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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
120 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 71.43% 68.32% 66.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 61
Average daily rate £450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £451 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.94% +136.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £32.40 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £39.00 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 December 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 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Network Management
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) Splunk
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) MDX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
1 3 (27.27%) IPsec
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) MDX
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Network Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Nmap
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft