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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East Sussex / Brighton
Rank 28 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 0.73% 0.53% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.70% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £283 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 118 142 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 86.13% 75.94% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 98 116
Median daily rate £388 £341 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -64.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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

Test Scripting
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Brighton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design

Test Scripting
Top Related 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy