Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 99 82
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 46 54 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.44% 1.63% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.98% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 35
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -8.45% +18.33%
10th Percentile £163 £263 £215
90th Percentile £402 £475 £495
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £9.50 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +31.58%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2658 2721 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.27% 82.08% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1727 1610
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 67 85
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +4.52%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £41.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Northamptonshire +2 12 £328 -16.83%
Nottinghamshire +2 10 £175 -45.10% 5
Leicestershire +2 9 £369 +13.46%
Derbyshire -5 8 £320 +4.07%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
4 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Finance
4 8 (17.39%) Defect Management
5 7 (15.22%) Project Management
6 6 (13.04%) Selenium
6 6 (13.04%) JIRA
6 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
7 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.70%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (8.70%) Cognos
8 4 (8.70%) Toad
8 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.70%) QA
8 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
8 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (6.52%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Test Management
9 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Google
9 3 (6.52%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.52%) Use Case

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 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (4.35%) Teamcenter
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.70%) Toad
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Project Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.70%) TM1 Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Manager
5 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Test Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) CAD Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) CGI
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
1 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.17%) EPoS
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
3 8 (17.39%) Defect Management
3 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Project Management
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Analytics
7 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.52%) Data Flow Diagram
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Test Management
7 3 (6.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Cognos
3 3 (6.52%) Google
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) iManage
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com