The first table below looks at the demand 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 15 April 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 Suffolk 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 25 17 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.28% 7.73% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 10.71% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 2
Average daily rate £355 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £328 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £470 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
165 140 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 64.20% 72.16% 67.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 105 104
Average daily rate £400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.58 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.09% -61.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £19.58 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
East of England

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
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 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -9 9 £360 +2.85% 1
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) ISEB
4 6 (31.58%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) System Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.53%) ETL
8 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) XML
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium
8 2 (10.53%) Use Case
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
3 4 (21.05%) System Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Management
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel