The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex 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 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.55% 0.57% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 0.82% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
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£345 £500 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +50.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £500 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £500 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.08% +4.07%
Test Scripting
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
410 244 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 80.87% 69.52% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 168 195
Average daily rate £385 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £26.98 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.35% -22.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Sussex region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Sussex region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Worthing - 10 £363 -
Crawley -4 2 £340 -32.00%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) SAP
3 10 (32.26%) XML
4 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 8 (25.81%) ISEB
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
5 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (19.35%) QA
6 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (19.35%) UNIX
7 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
7 5 (16.13%) Java
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Validation
7 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
7 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
8 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.90%) Play Framework
8 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) CRM
9 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 2 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP MDM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
1 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) Capybara
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
4 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Analyst
2 18 (58.06%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) SAP Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Test Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) CRM Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Tester
7 1 (3.23%) SAP MDM Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Security Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Web Tester
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) XML
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Play Framework
3 3 (9.68%) SAP PI
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) Web Dynpro
4 2 (6.45%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (6.45%) BAPI
4 2 (6.45%) SAP ALE
5 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
1 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (16.13%) Validation
2 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Scrum
3 4 (12.90%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) User Stories
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Master Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) VBScript
4 2 (6.45%) ABAP
4 2 (6.45%) SAPscript
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) SAP
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods