The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.96% 2.45% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 3.27% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£175 £360 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.38% +30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+16.96% -17.03%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
321 275 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 77.16% 74.93% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 184 125
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.52 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -8 1 £175 -52.70%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) Control-M
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DTS
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
1 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP