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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.86% 1.57% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.06% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 12
Average daily rate
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£289 £348 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.90% -10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £280 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £453 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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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
778 632 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.39% 76.14% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 372 299
Average daily rate £390 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £10.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Finance
3 13 (27.08%) Selenium
4 12 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (25.00%) HP
4 12 (25.00%) XML
5 11 (22.92%) ISEB
5 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.83%) C#
6 10 (20.83%) Oracle
6 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
7 9 (18.75%) BDD
7 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 9 (18.75%) SpecFlow
7 9 (18.75%) HTML
7 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 9 (18.75%) SOAP
7 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 9 (18.75%) JSON
8 8 (16.67%) TDD
8 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (12.50%) SQL
9 6 (12.50%) Banking
9 6 (12.50%) System Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Test Management
10 5 (10.42%) SAP
11 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.17%) Apache Solr
1 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) JBoss
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.17%) MSI
5 2 (4.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.08%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.08%) Gradle
6 1 (2.08%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.17%) Automotive
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (79.17%) Analyst
2 32 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) iOS Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Process Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Payroll Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) XML
2 9 (18.75%) HTML
2 9 (18.75%) SOAP
2 9 (18.75%) JSON
3 2 (4.17%) Software Packaging
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) DOM
4 1 (2.08%) JMS
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) EJB
4 1 (2.08%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.17%) User Experience
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.08%) DTV
2 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.75%) BDD
4 8 (16.67%) TDD
4 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Test Management
5 6 (12.50%) System Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.33%) SDLC
7 3 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C#
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) HP
2 10 (20.83%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) SAP
4 4 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
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