Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 54 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.31% 0.63% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.76% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.63% +23.08%
10th Percentile £309 £276 £254
90th Percentile £483 £389 £430
East of England median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.81% -4.00% +25.00%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 580 527 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.73% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 336 377
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.34% -5.07%
10th Percentile £267 £210 £240
90th Percentile £597 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £463 -
Luton - 1 £389 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Remedy
5 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (11.11%) Presales
6 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
6 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (11.11%) High Availability
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Statistics
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Retail

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) H.323
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) IPsec
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) PSTN
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Billing Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Writer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
4 1 (11.11%) Presales
4 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft