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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 34 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.41% 0.72% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.83% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Median daily rate £550 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%

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
190 120 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 77.55% 86.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 66 103
Median daily rate £385 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 9
Median hourly rate £18.39 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.32% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £14.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (50.00%) V-Model
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) DSDM
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) System Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (50.00%) V-Model
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) DSDM
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP