The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 69 84
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.19% 1.61% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.96% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 14
Median daily rate £250 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £652 £407
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1290 1274 1261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 84.98% 82.19% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 784 779
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.37% -23.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £45.75
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the East Midlands

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands 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
Derbyshire -18 7 £375 -30.55% 2
Nottinghamshire -6 6 £213 +12.43% 7
Leicestershire -8 3 £363 +20.83%
Northamptonshire +1 2 £425 -
Test Scripting
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
3 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
4 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
4 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
4 12 (20.34%) Finance
4 12 (20.34%) Oracle
5 11 (18.64%) Java
5 11 (18.64%) Unix
5 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.64%) Functional Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Data Migration
7 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (15.25%) Migration
7 9 (15.25%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.56%) QA
8 8 (13.56%) Banking
8 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
9 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Test Planning
10 6 (10.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (10.17%) ETL
10 6 (10.17%) Project Management
10 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (8.47%) Tivoli

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.69%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.08%) DB2
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
1 4 (6.78%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.39%) Toad
4 1 (1.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Analyst
2 25 (42.37%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) SQL Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Tester
5 7 (11.86%) Business Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Data Migration Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Migration Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Test Data Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) SQL Data Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) ETL Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Manager
9 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) SOAP
3 3 (5.08%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) .NET
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) Java EE
5 1 (1.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.69%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.69%) IVR
2 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
2 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
3 12 (20.34%) Defect Management
3 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
4 11 (18.64%) Functional Testing
4 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.95%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Data Migration
6 9 (15.25%) Migration
6 9 (15.25%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
8 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (10.17%) ETL
9 6 (10.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (10.17%) Project Management
9 6 (10.17%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.47%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 4 (6.78%) C#
4 3 (5.08%) C++
4 3 (5.08%) COBOL
4 3 (5.08%) JCL
5 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) ISEB
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Tivoli
1 5 (8.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (6.78%) Ganglia
2 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.78%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) IBM
3 4 (6.78%) AppDynamics
4 3 (5.08%) Google
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.39%) BT
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Informatica
5 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.39%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.69%) Dell
6 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
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