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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 18 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.98% 2.53% 12.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 3.57% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 21
Average daily rate
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£353 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £403 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £423 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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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
105 56 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 81.40% 70.89% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 45 105
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 19 (90.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (85.71%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 12 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (57.14%) Visual Studio
5 9 (42.86%) .NET
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (28.57%) QA
8 5 (23.81%) System Testing
9 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
9 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (19.05%) ISEB
10 3 (14.29%) ETL
10 3 (14.29%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) XML
10 3 (14.29%) MDX
10 3 (14.29%) Finance
10 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (9.52%) Migration
11 2 (9.52%) Selenium
11 2 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
12 1 (4.76%) SOAP
12 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
12 1 (4.76%) Use Case
12 1 (4.76%) JIRA
12 1 (4.76%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) MDX
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) System Testing
4 3 (14.29%) ETL
4 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft