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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.40% 1.17% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 1.53% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 5
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£300 £255 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £221 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £397 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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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
642 587 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.89% 76.33% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 320 182
Average daily rate £375 £400 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 26 (74.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (65.71%) SQL
3 22 (62.86%) ISEB
4 21 (60.00%) Finance
5 20 (57.14%) XML
5 20 (57.14%) QA
5 20 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (54.29%) SAP
7 18 (51.43%) Waterfall
7 18 (51.43%) Relational Database
7 18 (51.43%) Test Management
7 18 (51.43%) V-Model
7 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
8 17 (48.57%) Validation
9 12 (34.29%) SAP BW
10 11 (31.43%) Manual Testing
11 9 (25.71%) Oracle
12 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (17.14%) Windows
13 6 (17.14%) C#
13 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (14.29%) CMS
14 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (14.29%) Java
14 5 (14.29%) Business Objects
14 5 (14.29%) JIRA
15 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
15 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
15 4 (11.43%) Test Planning

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP BCA
2 2 (5.71%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) Relational Database
2 12 (34.29%) SAP BW
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
3 4 (11.43%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.57%) Big Data
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.86%) DB2
6 1 (2.86%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.86%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Mercurial
2 3 (8.57%) Ant
2 3 (8.57%) JUnit
2 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.57%) Gradle
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) WatiN
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Analyst
2 25 (71.43%) Test Analyst
3 14 (40.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) JMS
2 3 (8.57%) Java EE
2 3 (8.57%) JSON
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
2 3 (8.57%) EJB
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
2 18 (51.43%) Test Management
2 18 (51.43%) V-Model
2 18 (51.43%) Waterfall
3 17 (48.57%) Validation
4 11 (31.43%) Manual Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
9 3 (8.57%) TDD
9 3 (8.57%) Scrum
9 3 (8.57%) Migration
9 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.57%) ITIL
9 3 (8.57%) OO
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.57%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) HND
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) SAP
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) Business Objects
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.57%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.71%) Telerik
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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