The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.81% 5.08% 10.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 6.99% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 24
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£370 £375 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £340 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +62.79%
Test Scripting
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
166 143 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 75.11% 72.59% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 84 122
Average daily rate £438 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £36.00 £15.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% +134.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.81 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Ipswich -7 4 £370 -7.50%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 13 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Manual Testing
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 6 (37.50%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) System Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) CRM
9 2 (12.50%) ETL
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) ISEB
9 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (12.50%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 2 (12.50%) MDX
9 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
9 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 2 (12.50%) User Stories
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) System Testing
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Use Case
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle