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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.96% 0.47% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.58% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
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
254 345 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 81.67% 80.23% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 227 142
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.38 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £16.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 1 £550 +46.66%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) CRM
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
3 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (26.67%) Pega
6 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) RESTful
6 4 (26.67%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 4 (26.67%) XML
6 4 (26.67%) WSDL
6 4 (26.67%) SSL
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) SOAP
6 4 (26.67%) SDLC

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) VersionOne
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Software Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ERP Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 4 (26.67%) jQuery
1 4 (26.67%) RESTful
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
1 4 (26.67%) WSDL
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) CRM
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
4 6 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) BDD
8 1 (6.67%) Data Management
8 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.67%) TDD
8 1 (6.67%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Pega
1 4 (26.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Siebel