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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 32 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.51% 2.43% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 3.38% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £367 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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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
689 622 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.63% 71.99% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 347 239
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 25 (65.79%) Finance
2 20 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (44.74%) SQL
5 16 (42.11%) ISEB
6 15 (39.47%) XML
7 14 (36.84%) SAP
7 14 (36.84%) Waterfall
8 13 (34.21%) V-Model
8 13 (34.21%) Test Management
8 13 (34.21%) QA
9 12 (31.58%) Validation
9 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
9 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
10 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (21.05%) SAP BW
11 8 (21.05%) Oracle
11 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
12 7 (18.42%) C#
12 7 (18.42%) Windows
13 6 (15.79%) Linux
13 6 (15.79%) Scrum
13 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
13 6 (15.79%) JSON
13 6 (15.79%) Selenium
14 5 (13.16%) JIRA
14 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (13.16%) User Stories
14 5 (13.16%) TDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP BCA
2 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
1 4 (10.53%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) SAP BW
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (13.16%) Data Mining
5 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.53%) Big Data
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.26%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 5 (13.16%) JIRA
4 4 (10.53%) Subversion
4 4 (10.53%) Ant
4 4 (10.53%) JUnit
4 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 4 (10.53%) Mercurial
4 4 (10.53%) Gradle
5 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.26%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.63%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
General
1 25 (65.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Analyst
2 28 (73.68%) Test Analyst
3 12 (31.58%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) XML
2 6 (15.79%) JSON
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 4 (10.53%) JMS
3 4 (10.53%) Java EE
3 4 (10.53%) J2EE
3 4 (10.53%) EJB
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.26%) DTV
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Waterfall
3 13 (34.21%) V-Model
3 13 (34.21%) Test Management
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Validation
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
8 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.16%) User Stories
8 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.53%) OO
9 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
9 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.53%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) SAP
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft