The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 19 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.66% 1.78% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 2.49% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £588 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +63.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
191 201 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.64% 71.53% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 109 80
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 19 (76.00%) Degree
2 18 (72.00%) UML
2 18 (72.00%) Rational Rose
3 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) WFM
4 3 (12.00%) OO
4 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) ABAP
4 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 3 (12.00%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) SAP MRS
5 2 (8.00%) Finance
5 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Aquila
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
6 1 (4.00%) V-Model
6 1 (4.00%) HSPA
6 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.00%) QA
6 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) Electronics
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.00%) GPRS
6 1 (4.00%) 3GPP
6 1 (4.00%) UMTS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (12.00%) SAP MRS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) GPRS
1 1 (4.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (4.00%) UMTS
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) IPv6
1 1 (4.00%) 802.15
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
1 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (4.00%) HSPA
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Analyst
2 20 (80.00%) Business Analyst
3 18 (72.00%) UML Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) UML
2 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (12.00%) OO
3 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (12.00%) WFM
3 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 1 (4.00%) V-Model
5 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Aquila
3 1 (4.00%) HP