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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.68% 1.24% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 1.57% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Average daily rate £325 £298 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +22.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £343 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
595 635 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.80% 78.59% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 352 321
Average daily rate £399 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (25.00%) Test Management
4 10 (25.00%) Oracle
5 9 (22.50%) ISEB
5 9 (22.50%) Banking
5 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.00%) XML
7 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Middleware
8 5 (12.50%) Selenium
8 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.00%) SDLC
9 4 (10.00%) Cryptocurrency
9 4 (10.00%) Blockchain
9 4 (10.00%) REST
9 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
9 4 (10.00%) User Experience
9 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (10.00%) V-Model
9 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) MSI
4 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) iOS Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Payroll Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Process Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Web Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (10.00%) DOM
3 4 (10.00%) JSON
3 4 (10.00%) REST
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
5 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Blockchain
1 4 (10.00%) Cryptocurrency
1 4 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.00%) Learning Management System
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Test Management
4 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
5 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.00%) TDD
7 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) V-Model
9 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.50%) Scrum
9 3 (7.50%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.50%) Validation
9 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) ESRI
5 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.50%) SAP