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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 36 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.72% 1.31% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.49% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £450 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 250 269 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.25% 88.20% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Dunstable - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government

Test Scripting
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle