Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 75 73
Rank change year-on-year -26 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 40 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.56% 2.29% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.72% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 31
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £344 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +42.86% -11.76%
10th Percentile £273 £185 £180
90th Percentile £438 £479 £360
South East median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.24% +27.59% +104.08%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1937 1468 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.59% 84.22% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 801 1120
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £252 £235 £238
90th Percentile £538 £550 £510
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 59 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +27.45%
10th Percentile £9.58 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -29 27 £350 -6.67% 1
Aylesbury - 6 £270 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (40.54%) ISEB
1 15 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (35.14%) HP
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Migration
5 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
7 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
7 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
7 7 (18.92%) JIRA
7 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
8 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (13.51%) Change Management
9 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
9 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Selenium

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 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) JIRA
2 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium
4 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Automotive
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Analyst
2 16 (43.24%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Tester
5 5 (13.51%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.70%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Fintech
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Migration
4 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
5 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
6 6 (16.22%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (16.22%) SDLC
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (13.51%) User Stories
8 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Logistics
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) HP
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy