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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.27% 0.63% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.84% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £250 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-53.52% -0.69%
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
172 237 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 72.57% 74.76% 63.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 98 73
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £7.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 £375 -
Loughborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Process
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) XPages
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus Notes Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Process
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP