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 23 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 52 65
Rank change year-on-year -30 +13  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 2.30% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 2.71% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 21
Median daily rate £325 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £338
% change year-on-year -1.44% +2.22%  
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 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 836 811 999
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.88% 84.92% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 441 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 -15 5 £325 +9.24% 5
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Smoke Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) SAP
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) SLA
8 2 (10.00%) Biometrics

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 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Project Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) UAT Lead
5 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Logistics
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy