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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 16 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.77% 4.30% 11.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.33% 5.63% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 23
Average daily rate
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£369 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.65% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £410 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -6.66%
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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
75 71 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 70.75% 76.34% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 125
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +73.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 17 (94.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (77.78%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (44.44%) .NET
6 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (38.89%) QA
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) ISEB
9 2 (11.11%) ETL
9 2 (11.11%) XML
9 2 (11.11%) CRM
9 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) Migration
9 2 (11.11%) MDX
9 2 (11.11%) User Stories
9 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
9 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Systems Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Test Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) MDX
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) System Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) User Stories
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
5 1 (5.56%) Test Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft