The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 54 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.22% 1.26% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.76% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £266 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £430 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -19.86%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
679 512 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.44% 71.81% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 283 208
Average daily rate £370 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) ISEB
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.63%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
8 3 (9.38%) VBScript
8 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.38%) JDeveloper
8 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 2G
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.38%) JDeveloper
1 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Automotive
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
2 15 (46.88%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Social Media
1 2 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
2 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
4 3 (9.38%) ITSM
5 2 (6.25%) System Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Logistics
5 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Web Development
6 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.13%) Test Management
6 1 (3.13%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) ISEB
3 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Capita
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec