The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Luton region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.49% 1.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £380 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £73.65 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+130.14% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
180 50 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.55% 70.42% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 40 32
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Bedfordshire

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 17 April 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Use Case
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (14.29%) Revenue Management
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Use Case
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Revenue Management
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) DSDM
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Compuware
1 1 (14.29%) HP