The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 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 Midlands / Derbyshire
Rank 42 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 0.77% 2.45% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 3.39% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £405 - £320
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 Derbyshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 191 177 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 73.46% 72.24% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 105 95
Median daily rate £420 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Median hourly rate £20.15 £41.75 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.73% +141.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.76 £13.18 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £112.50 £25.00
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 Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Derbyshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Derbyshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Derby -8 1 £405 -
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Northgate
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) ResourceLink
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (33.33%) ResourceLink
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Lead
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 1 (33.33%) Northgate