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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.40% 2.60% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 3.26% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 10
Median daily rate £375 £263 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £216 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £350 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
Test Scripting
Buckinghamshire

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
543 768 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.29% 79.83% 78.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 465 398
Median daily rate £425 £391 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.83% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 14
Median hourly rate £10.62 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.80% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.53 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £29.25 £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) SAP
3 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
4 7 (30.43%) HP
4 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) ISEB
5 6 (26.09%) Informatica
5 6 (26.09%) ETL
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) QA
6 5 (21.74%) Selenium
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
7 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 4 (17.39%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (17.39%) Change Control
7 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
7 4 (17.39%) Workflow
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) SAP Data Services
1 4 (17.39%) Star Schema
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Automotive
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Informatica Developer
3 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL Developer
3 4 (17.39%) SAP Developer
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) MIS Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (26.09%) ETL
3 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
3 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) System Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Workflow
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) F#
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
1 8 (34.78%) SAP
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) Informatica
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian