The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Suffolk region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 5 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.34% 3.27% 10.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.94% 5.32% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 23
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£350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £405 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 94 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 79.85% 61.44% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 62 113
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 15
Average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £32.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
East of England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 -6 13 £353 -14.54%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £250 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (78.57%) SQL
1 22 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 11 (39.29%) .NET
5 10 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (28.57%) QA
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (25.00%) System Testing
8 6 (21.43%) ISEB
9 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
9 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.29%) MDX
10 4 (14.29%) HP
10 4 (14.29%) ETL
10 4 (14.29%) XML
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (7.14%) Migration
11 2 (7.14%) JIRA
11 2 (7.14%) Selenium
11 2 (7.14%) Use Case
11 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
12 1 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Systems Tester
4 4 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 4 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) MDX
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 7 (25.00%) System Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Test Management
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle