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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.22% 1.89% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 2.53% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 7
Average daily rate
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£295 £253 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £302 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.84% -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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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
661 633 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.06% 74.65% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 360 206
Average daily rate £365 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% -29.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 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 1 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 29 (70.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (65.85%) Finance
3 23 (56.10%) SQL
3 23 (56.10%) ISEB
3 23 (56.10%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (51.22%) Waterfall
4 21 (51.22%) SAP
5 20 (48.78%) XML
5 20 (48.78%) V-Model
5 20 (48.78%) QA
6 19 (46.34%) Software Testing
6 19 (46.34%) Relational Database
7 18 (43.90%) Test Management
7 18 (43.90%) Validation
8 13 (31.71%) SAP BW
9 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
10 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (19.51%) Oracle
11 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (17.07%) Windows
13 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
13 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (12.20%) CMS
14 5 (12.20%) TDD
14 5 (12.20%) Data Mining
14 5 (12.20%) C#
14 5 (12.20%) JSON
14 5 (12.20%) JIRA
14 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
14 5 (12.20%) User Stories

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 4 (9.76%) Confluence
2 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP BCA
2 2 (4.88%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) AMQP
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) Relational Database
2 13 (31.71%) SAP BW
3 5 (12.20%) Data Mining
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.76%) Big Data
4 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
4 4 (9.76%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.88%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
1 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.76%) Gradle
2 4 (9.76%) Mercurial
2 4 (9.76%) Subversion
2 4 (9.76%) Ant
2 4 (9.76%) JUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.32%) Selenium
4 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (65.85%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Analyst
2 31 (75.61%) Test Analyst
3 15 (36.59%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.44%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) XML
2 5 (12.20%) JSON
3 4 (9.76%) Java EE
3 4 (9.76%) J2EE
3 4 (9.76%) EJB
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) JMS
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Open Source
2 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (51.22%) Waterfall
3 20 (48.78%) V-Model
4 19 (46.34%) Software Testing
5 18 (43.90%) Test Management
5 18 (43.90%) Validation
6 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.20%) TDD
10 5 (12.20%) User Stories
11 4 (9.76%) Software Delivery
11 4 (9.76%) MapReduce
11 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.76%) OO
11 4 (9.76%) Scrum
11 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
12 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (48.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (56.10%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.76%) Vagrant
2 4 (9.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) SAP
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Atlassian
3 4 (9.76%) Business Objects
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.76%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft