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 28 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 61 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.40% 1.96% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.45% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 15
Median daily rate £350 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £465 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +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 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 1195 1308 1281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 79.77% 80.15% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 803 732
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 43
Median hourly rate £21.80 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.72% +71.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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
Northamptonshire +10 15 £400 - 2
Nottinghamshire +12 9 £288 -28.12% 3
Leicestershire -5 4 £338 +35.00% 2
Derbyshire -13 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 24 (26.67%) Oracle
1 24 (26.67%) Unix
2 23 (25.56%) Performance Testing
3 19 (21.11%) Test Strategy
3 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.89%) Banking
4 17 (18.89%) Finance
4 17 (18.89%) Manual Testing
5 16 (17.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (16.67%) SQL
7 14 (15.56%) Java
7 14 (15.56%) Functional Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 12 (13.33%) IBM
8 12 (13.33%) Tivoli
8 12 (13.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 11 (12.22%) Migration
10 10 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Data Migration
11 9 (10.00%) QA
11 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (8.89%) ETL
12 8 (8.89%) Software Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Test Planning
13 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
13 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
13 7 (7.78%) C#
14 6 (6.67%) ISEB
14 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (1.11%) Demantra
3 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.11%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.11%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Boomi
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Internet
2 3 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.33%) DB2
3 3 (3.33%) PowerCenter
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Selenium
2 4 (4.44%) JIRA
2 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.11%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.11%) Toad
General
1 17 (18.89%) Banking
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (52.22%) Analyst
2 40 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 14 (15.56%) Performance Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Performance Test Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Consultant
5 8 (8.89%) Test Data Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Test Leader
5 8 (8.89%) Tester
6 7 (7.78%) Data Migration Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Migration Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Test Manager
7 6 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (5.56%) SQL Data Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Supply Chain Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) Functional Consultant
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) SOAP
1 5 (5.56%) Web Services
2 4 (4.44%) .NET
2 4 (4.44%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (4.44%) XML
3 2 (2.22%) RESTful
3 2 (2.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (2.22%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.11%) FMCG
3 1 (1.11%) IVR
3 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.67%) Unix
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Performance Testing
2 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) Test Strategy
3 17 (18.89%) Manual Testing
4 16 (17.78%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (15.56%) Functional Testing
6 12 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 11 (12.22%) Migration
8 10 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 8 (8.89%) ETL
10 8 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Software Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Test Planning
11 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Integration Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
12 6 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) C++
5 3 (3.33%) COBOL
5 3 (3.33%) JCL
5 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) ISEB
2 5 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) Degree
4 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SDET
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Tivoli
1 12 (13.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 6 (6.67%) Ganglia
2 6 (6.67%) nmon
3 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (26.67%) Oracle
2 12 (13.33%) IBM
3 6 (6.67%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.56%) Informatica
5 4 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.44%) SAP
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.22%) HP
7 2 (2.22%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.22%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.22%) Pega
7 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.22%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.11%) Dell
8 1 (1.11%) Infor
8 1 (1.11%) Northgate
Derby
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £250 per day 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Reco Group
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago