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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.21% 3.17% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 4.44% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 16
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.56 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-35.55% -1.40%
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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
666 496 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.53% 71.37% 71.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 240 244
Average daily rate £360 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 12 (40.00%) Finance
4 11 (36.67%) QA
4 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (33.33%) XML
6 9 (30.00%) ISEB
7 8 (26.67%) Oracle
7 8 (26.67%) SAP
7 8 (26.67%) V-Model
8 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
8 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
8 7 (23.33%) Test Management
8 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (20.00%) CMS
9 6 (20.00%) Validation
9 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (20.00%) C#
10 5 (16.67%) .NET
10 5 (16.67%) Business Objects
10 5 (16.67%) SAP BW
10 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Selenium
10 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 4 (13.33%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
11 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 6 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.67%) PowerCenter
4 2 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) JDeveloper
2 3 (10.00%) WatiN
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (26.67%) V-Model
3 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Test Management
4 6 (20.00%) Validation
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) Workflow
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Web Development
8 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) HND
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
1 8 (26.67%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.00%) Telerik
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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