The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 13 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 6.74% 2.37% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.84% 3.05% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £248 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.76% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
Test Scripting
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
61 131 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 68.54% 77.51% 77.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 93 53
Average daily rate £325 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £290 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £24.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Change Control
4 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (9.09%) SDET
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Systems Test Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
4 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Tester
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
6 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) IBM