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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.19% 1.32% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.72% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
160 58 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.43% 76.32% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 43 59
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £14.50 £33.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £41.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SAP
2 7 (87.50%) Marketing
2 7 (87.50%) SugarCRM
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) PL/SQL
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) CRM
2 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 7 (87.50%) ISO 9001
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (87.50%) Unica
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Campaign Management
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
2 7 (87.50%) Neolane
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (87.50%) SugarCRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) CRM
1 7 (87.50%) ETL
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Campaign Management
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PL/SQL
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) SAP
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
1 7 (87.50%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (87.50%) Unica
1 7 (87.50%) Neolane