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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.61% 4.91% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 6.16% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 3
Average daily rate
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£356 £353 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -17.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
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
197 211 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 79.44% 79.62% 63.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 168 67
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.89% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.25 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 3 £400 +13.47%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) NHS
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Logistics
5 2 (15.38%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Degree

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Python Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft