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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.22% 2.56% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 3.17% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 10
Median daily rate £375 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £212 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £343 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
513 821 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.17% 80.81% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 489 369
Median daily rate £438 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £9.05 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 7 (31.82%) ETL
3 7 (31.82%) Informatica
4 6 (27.27%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 6 (27.27%) QA
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (22.73%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (22.73%) MS Office
5 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Remedy
5 5 (22.73%) Star Schema
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (22.73%) Retail
5 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Management Information System

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 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 5 (22.73%) SAP Data Services
1 5 (22.73%) Star Schema
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
3 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.55%) Automotive
5 1 (4.55%) Electronics
5 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Informatica Developer
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL Developer
2 5 (22.73%) SAP Developer
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) MIS Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.55%) Excel Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Lead
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ETL
1 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Change Control
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) System Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 4 (18.18%) Workflow
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) F#
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Informatica
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Verint
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