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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 27 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.20% 1.16% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.32% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £225 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
Test Scripting
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
164 152 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 90.11% 88.37% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 124 64
Average daily rate £438 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 4
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 22 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 4 (80.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) FogBugz
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) FTP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (80.00%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) ETL Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
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