The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.88% 0.85% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.17% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£450 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
223 256 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 65.59% 72.93% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 118 67
Average daily rate £310 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 39 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Leicestershire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Leicestershire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +11 2 £450 +24.13%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) iSeries
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Northgate
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Northgate Housing
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Northgate
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft