The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 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 of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 98 110
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 49 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.13% 1.22% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.53% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 15
Median daily rate £338 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £291 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £525 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.89% -  
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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1938 2028 2440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.26% 80.03% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 1169 1452
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cambridgeshire +16 22 £275 -21.42% 4
Hertfordshire -5 9 £375 -16.66% 3
Essex -10 8 £425 +20.14%
Suffolk +18 5 £325 -43.47%
Bedfordshire -4 5 £450 -14.28%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 47 (56.63%) Test Automation
2 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) Python
4 19 (22.89%) JIRA
5 17 (20.48%) Selenium
6 16 (19.28%) Oracle
7 15 (18.07%) Linux
7 15 (18.07%) Tcl
7 15 (18.07%) Wireless
8 14 (16.87%) Finance
8 14 (16.87%) Scrum
9 13 (15.66%) Degree
9 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.66%) User Stories
10 12 (14.46%) Test Planning
10 12 (14.46%) TDD
10 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
10 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
11 11 (13.25%) ISEB
11 11 (13.25%) Java
11 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
11 11 (13.25%) Digital Signal Processing
11 11 (13.25%) Signal Processing
11 11 (13.25%) SoapUI
12 10 (12.05%) JMeter
12 10 (12.05%) Electronics
13 9 (10.84%) Regression Testing
13 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.84%) Confluence

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (10.84%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.20%) Magento
4 1 (1.20%) Maximo
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) ServiceMax
2 1 (1.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) Wireless
2 3 (3.61%) Bluetooth
2 3 (3.61%) Internet
2 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.20%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.20%) MS Access
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) JIRA
2 17 (20.48%) Selenium
3 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
3 11 (13.25%) SoapUI
4 10 (12.05%) JMeter
5 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.23%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.82%) Appium
7 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.61%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.61%) JUnit
8 3 (3.61%) MSTest
9 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.41%) GoogleTest
9 2 (2.41%) JBehave
9 2 (2.41%) MorphX
9 2 (2.41%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.05%) Electronics
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 3 (3.61%) Back Office
5 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.41%) Advertising
6 2 (2.41%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.41%) Marketing
7 1 (1.20%) Billing
7 1 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (1.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Analyst
2 21 (25.30%) Test Engineer
3 20 (24.10%) Test Analyst
4 18 (21.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 17 (20.48%) Tester
6 9 (10.84%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Audio Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.61%) Development Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Manual Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Development Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Software Development Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) HTML
2 5 (6.02%) SOAP
3 4 (4.82%) JSON
3 4 (4.82%) REST
3 4 (4.82%) XML
4 3 (3.61%) CSS
4 3 (3.61%) Web Services
5 2 (2.41%) J2EE
5 2 (2.41%) WCF
5 2 (2.41%) WPF
6 1 (1.20%) COM
6 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.20%) HTML5
6 1 (1.20%) JSP
6 1 (1.20%) Middleware
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.20%) RESTful
6 1 (1.20%) Servlets
6 1 (1.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.61%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) IPTV
5 1 (1.20%) iSeries
5 1 (1.20%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Linux
2 8 (9.64%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Unix
4 1 (1.20%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Test Automation
2 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.87%) Scrum
4 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
4 13 (15.66%) User Stories
5 12 (14.46%) TDD
5 12 (14.46%) Test Planning
5 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (13.25%) Digital Signal Processing
6 11 (13.25%) Signal Processing
7 9 (10.84%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.64%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (9.64%) SDLC
8 8 (9.64%) Test Management
9 7 (8.43%) BDD
9 7 (8.43%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (7.23%) Defect Management
10 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) Python
2 15 (18.07%) Tcl
3 11 (13.25%) Java
4 8 (9.64%) Perl
4 8 (9.64%) SQL
5 6 (7.23%) PHP
6 5 (6.02%) C#
6 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.82%) C
7 4 (4.82%) C++
8 3 (3.61%) Ruby
9 2 (2.41%) X++
10 1 (1.20%) Groovy
10 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Degree
2 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.25%) ISEB
4 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.41%) PMO
4 1 (1.20%) ARP4754
4 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Firmware
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) HP
3 4 (4.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.41%) Google
4 2 (2.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.20%) Apple
5 1 (1.20%) Borland
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos
5 1 (1.20%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.20%) hybris
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.20%) Serena
5 1 (1.20%) Siemens
5 1 (1.20%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago