The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.86% 1.83% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.59% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £75.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
Test Scripting
Nottinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 193 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 73.93% 70.70% 61.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 94 72
Average daily rate £381 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -61.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.90 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £15.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Northgate
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Northgate
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle