The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 29 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 59 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.17% 1.82% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 2.17% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 32
Median daily rate £350 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +14.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 859 876 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.56% 83.99% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 470 469
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Milton Keynes -9 7 £350 - 2
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 10 (34.48%) Finance
1 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (31.03%) QA
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
4 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
4 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 5 (17.24%) SAP
5 5 (17.24%) ISEB
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
6 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) Informatica
7 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (10.34%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) PowerCenter
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) NeoLoad
5 1 (3.45%) Appium
5 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) Genymotion
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) CRM Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Informatica Developer
6 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 3 (10.34%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) SAP Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
3 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) CRM
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) ETL
6 3 (10.34%) QA Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
7 2 (6.90%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) ISEB
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
1 5 (17.24%) SAP
2 3 (10.34%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Informatica
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
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