The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.37% 1.49% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 2.04% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 7
Average daily rate £250 £250 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £280 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+20.29% +12.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
629 392 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.99% 72.86% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 242 243
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 35
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Test Scripting
Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) ISEB
4 5 (16.67%) Automotive
4 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (10.00%) Banking
6 3 (10.00%) Logistics
6 3 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (10.00%) Capita
7 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.67%) Social Media
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.67%) ITSM
7 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) 2G
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Automotive
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Process Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Social Media
1 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) EPoS
2 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.33%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Logistics
4 3 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
1 3 (10.00%) Capita
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec
2 1 (3.33%) HP
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