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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 32 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.55% 4.41% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 5.36% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
Median daily rate £350 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
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
199 168 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 77.13% 82.35% 74.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 108 172
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -24.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -5 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) V-Model
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) V-Model
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft