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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 43 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.05% 1.45% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.75% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £304 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
290 286 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.32% 82.66% 66.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 168 101
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £573 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £23.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 May 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 1 £250 -17.35% 1
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Control-M
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) DTS
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle