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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.31% 1.76% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.34% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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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
647 683 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.52% 75.30% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 430 254
Average daily rate £400 £368 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £10.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.18 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 (54.17%) Finance
2 23 (47.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (39.58%) ISEB
5 15 (31.25%) SQL
5 15 (31.25%) SDLC
6 14 (29.17%) XML
6 14 (29.17%) Test Management
7 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
7 13 (27.08%) SAP
8 12 (25.00%) QA
9 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.92%) V-Model
9 11 (22.92%) HP
10 10 (20.83%) Validation
10 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
11 9 (18.75%) Oracle
12 8 (16.67%) C#
12 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 8 (16.67%) SAP BW
12 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
12 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
12 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Selenium
13 7 (14.58%) JSON
13 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
14 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.33%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SAP BCA
2 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Internet
2 4 (8.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (10.42%) Data Mining
5 4 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.33%) Big Data
6 2 (4.17%) PowerCenter
6 2 (4.17%) SAP BI
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.58%) Selenium
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.33%) Gradle
4 4 (8.33%) Ant
4 4 (8.33%) JUnit
4 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.17%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.08%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.08%) MSI
7 1 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Spanish Language
3 3 (6.25%) Automotive
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Analyst
2 35 (72.92%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.33%) Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.08%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) XML
2 7 (14.58%) JSON
3 4 (8.33%) JMS
3 4 (8.33%) Java EE
3 4 (8.33%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) J2EE
3 4 (8.33%) EJB
3 4 (8.33%) SOAP
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
1 2 (4.17%) DTV
2 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Replication
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (31.25%) SDLC
3 14 (29.17%) Test Management
4 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
5 11 (22.92%) V-Model
5 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.83%) Validation
6 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.50%) Scrum
10 5 (10.42%) TDD
10 5 (10.42%) User Stories
10 5 (10.42%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.33%) Open Source
11 4 (8.33%) Software Delivery
11 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
11 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 4 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) SAP
2 11 (22.92%) HP
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 3 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix