The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.39% 0.74% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.02% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Average daily rate
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£305 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £275 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+10.57% -24.08%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
277 196 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.94% 72.32% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 118 189
Average daily rate £425 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -3 2 £303 +10.00%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) Toad
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) OpenUP
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Toad
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) UAT Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) UAT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Logistics
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) OpenUP
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle