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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 20 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.53% 4.80% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 5.91% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£307 £572 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.41% +63.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
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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
109 203 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 68.99% 81.20% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 130 97
Average daily rate £387 £410 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% +7.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SAP HR
2 3 (50.00%) SaaS
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Kenexa
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Siebel
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (50.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Kenexa
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel