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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 30 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 5 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.33% 2.63% 12.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 3.40% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 36
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -6.66%
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
127 147 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 70.56% 77.37% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 109 170
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +69.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 +3 4 £369 +1.65% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £250 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 13 (59.09%) Manual Testing
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 9 (40.91%) .NET
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (36.36%) QA
8 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (22.73%) System Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
11 3 (13.64%) CRM
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
12 2 (9.09%) User Stories
12 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 2 (9.09%) MDX
12 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (9.09%) Use Case
12 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
12 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
12 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (9.09%) HP
12 2 (9.09%) ISEB
12 2 (9.09%) ETL
12 2 (9.09%) XML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) JMeter
4 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) MDX
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Manual Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) System Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Use Case
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle