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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.69% 3.16% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 4.32% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 13
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -35.33%
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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
635 533 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.88% 73.31% 71.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 268 254
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 13 (40.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (34.38%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 6 (18.75%) C#
5 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Selenium
6 5 (15.63%) .NET
7 4 (12.50%) ISEB
7 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (12.50%) Java
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) QA
7 4 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) System Testing
8 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) WatiN
8 3 (9.38%) Degree
8 3 (9.38%) JIRA
8 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
8 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Telerik

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (9.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) DB2
3 2 (6.25%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (9.38%) JDeveloper
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) WatiN
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Automotive
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Social Media
3 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.38%) System Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) Test Management
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) RUP
7 1 (3.13%) SOA
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Content Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
2 6 (18.75%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) HND
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Control-M
3 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Telerik
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec
4 1 (3.13%) Business Objects