The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton 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 June 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 Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 1.60% 1.07% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.32% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 Brighton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Brighton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 166 151 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 88.30% 80.75% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 86 165
Median daily rate £350 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +15.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £11.93 £21.36 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +0.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton 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 Brighton

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Brighton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Brighton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Workload Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft