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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.59% 1.58% 4.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.95% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 12
Median daily rate £463 £356 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.82% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £241 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £400 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +6.08%
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
221 205 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 87.70% 81.03% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 148 181
Median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.25 £9.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.53% +68.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -7 1 - - 2
Felixstowe - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (50.00%) V-Model
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) DSDM
6 1 (12.50%) OOD

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 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (50.00%) V-Model
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft