The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 55 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.83% 2.02% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 2.75% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £253 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.73% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
642 655 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.87% 73.35% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 404 238
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 20 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (47.50%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (42.50%) SQL
5 16 (40.00%) XML
5 16 (40.00%) ISEB
6 15 (37.50%) SAP
7 14 (35.00%) Waterfall
7 14 (35.00%) Test Management
7 14 (35.00%) QA
8 13 (32.50%) V-Model
9 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
9 12 (30.00%) Validation
9 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
10 10 (25.00%) Oracle
10 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 8 (20.00%) C#
11 8 (20.00%) SAP BW
12 7 (17.50%) Windows
12 7 (17.50%) Selenium
12 7 (17.50%) JSON
12 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
13 6 (15.00%) Scrum
13 6 (15.00%) Linux
13 6 (15.00%) HP
14 5 (12.50%) Data Mining
14 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (10.00%) Confluence
1 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP BCA
2 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) AMQP
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
4 5 (12.50%) Data Mining
5 4 (10.00%) Big Data
5 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (5.00%) SAP BI
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (17.50%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) JIRA
4 4 (10.00%) Gradle
4 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 4 (10.00%) Subversion
4 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (10.00%) Ant
4 4 (10.00%) JUnit
4 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.00%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.50%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.50%) JMeter
6 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (82.50%) Analyst
2 29 (72.50%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) XML
2 7 (17.50%) JSON
3 4 (10.00%) Java EE
3 4 (10.00%) JMS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) J2EE
3 4 (10.00%) EJB
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
3 4 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) DTV
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Waterfall
2 14 (35.00%) Test Management
3 13 (32.50%) V-Model
4 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (30.00%) Validation
5 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) User Stories
9 4 (10.00%) MapReduce
9 4 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) SAP
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (15.00%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix