The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.71% 1.23% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.33% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £475 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
Test Scripting
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 150 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.43% 92.02% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 114 128
Average daily rate £500 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £675 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 6
Average hourly rate £50.78 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.65% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Bugzilla
2 4 (57.14%) FogBugz
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Data Transformation
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Remote Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Electronics
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Avionics
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Bugzilla
1 4 (57.14%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Avionics
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) ETL Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Integration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Transformation
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Remote Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA