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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.77% 1.23% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.61% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £271 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £180 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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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
603 559 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.21% 76.58% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 309 171
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 January 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 18 (72.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 16 (64.00%) Finance
3 15 (60.00%) QA
3 15 (60.00%) XML
3 15 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (52.00%) SAP
5 12 (48.00%) ISEB
5 12 (48.00%) Test Management
5 12 (48.00%) V-Model
5 12 (48.00%) Software Testing
5 12 (48.00%) Waterfall
5 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
6 11 (44.00%) Validation
7 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (28.00%) SAP BW
9 6 (24.00%) Oracle
10 5 (20.00%) Business Objects
10 5 (20.00%) C#
10 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (20.00%) CMS
11 4 (16.00%) Selenium
11 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (16.00%) .NET
12 3 (12.00%) ITIL
12 3 (12.00%) HND
12 3 (12.00%) Windows
12 3 (12.00%) Java
12 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (8.00%) SAP BCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (28.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (8.00%) PowerCenter
4 2 (8.00%) DB2
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) WatiN
3 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
1 17 (68.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (48.00%) Test Management
2 12 (48.00%) V-Model
2 12 (48.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (48.00%) Waterfall
3 11 (44.00%) Validation
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) HND
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) SAP
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (12.00%) Telerik
5 2 (8.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Apple