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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 6 months to 19 August 2022 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 66 74
Rank change year-on-year -33 +8 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 63 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.55% 2.78% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 3.11% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 19
10th Percentile £315 - £400
25th Percentile £413 £363 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% +18.41%
75th Percentile £516 £455 £525
90th Percentile £575 £532 -
England median daily rate £475 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +12.43% -0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
10th Percentile £36.80 £27.25 -
25th Percentile - £34.38 -
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
75th Percentile - £51.88 -
90th Percentile - £53.75 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £46.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +61.21% -31.76%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,229 2,026 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.66% 89.49% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 1,155 802
10th Percentile £200 £155 £218
25th Percentile £363 £288 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £425 £444
Median % change year-on-year +14.12% -4.33% -1.28%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 299 80
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £14.61
Median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £22.25
Median % change year-on-year +51.85% -39.33% +30.88%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £50.00 £57.73
England median hourly rate £26.98 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.61% -8.89% +7.14%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the East of England

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Test Scripting in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +5 15 £450 +8.96% 1
Hertfordshire -17 14 £525 +16.67% 5
Cambridgeshire -24 8 £358 -4.67% 3
Bedfordshire -10 1 £325 -33.67% 1
Suffolk - 1 £725 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 21 (53.85%) JIRA
2 20 (51.28%) Test Automation
3 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
3 16 (41.03%) Confluence
3 16 (41.03%) Agile
3 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
4 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 13 (33.33%) Unix
5 13 (33.33%) CI/CD
6 12 (30.77%) User Stories
6 12 (30.77%) Windows
6 12 (30.77%) Oracle
7 11 (28.21%) SQL
7 11 (28.21%) Linux
7 11 (28.21%) MATLAB
7 11 (28.21%) Simulink
7 11 (28.21%) AWS
7 11 (28.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (28.21%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
8 10 (25.64%) Rational Rhapsody
8 10 (25.64%) QA
8 10 (25.64%) SysML
8 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
8 10 (25.64%) Scrum
8 10 (25.64%) UML
8 10 (25.64%) OO
8 10 (25.64%) IBM
9 9 (23.08%) Azure

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 16 (41.03%) Confluence
2 8 (20.51%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Simulink
2 1 (2.56%) CANalyzer
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.56%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) AWS
2 9 (23.08%) Azure
2 9 (23.08%) Power Platform
3 8 (20.51%) GCP
3 8 (20.51%) Tricentis Tosca
4 3 (7.69%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.56%) Apigee
5 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.56%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.56%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon Redshift
1 8 (20.51%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (20.51%) MySQL
1 8 (20.51%) Pentaho
1 8 (20.51%) Power BI
2 6 (15.38%) Impala
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) JIRA
2 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 10 (25.64%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (20.51%) Bitbucket
4 8 (20.51%) GitLab
4 8 (20.51%) Postman
4 8 (20.51%) Zephyr
5 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
6 6 (15.38%) JMeter
7 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
8 4 (10.26%) REST Assured
8 4 (10.26%) Selenium
9 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
2 8 (20.51%) Aerospace
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) Public Sector
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Tester
7 3 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
7 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Functional Tester
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) SOAP
2 5 (12.82%) XML
3 4 (10.26%) WireMock
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Flash
5 1 (2.56%) Kafka
5 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Unix
2 12 (30.77%) Windows
3 11 (28.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Test Automation
2 16 (41.03%) Agile
2 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
3 13 (33.33%) CI/CD
4 12 (30.77%) User Stories
5 11 (28.21%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (25.64%) OO
6 10 (25.64%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) SysML
6 10 (25.64%) UML
7 8 (20.51%) Analytics
7 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
7 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
7 8 (20.51%) Data Reconciliation
7 8 (20.51%) Data Virtualisation
7 8 (20.51%) ETL
7 8 (20.51%) Migration
7 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) MATLAB
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) PL/SQL
3 4 (10.26%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
5 3 (7.69%) ISEB
6 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Ansible
2 2 (5.13%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
2 10 (25.64%) IBM
3 8 (20.51%) Denodo
3 8 (20.51%) Informatica
3 8 (20.51%) Talend
4 6 (15.38%) Atlassian
5 4 (10.26%) AppDynamics
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.26%) SAP
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.56%) MathWorks
7 1 (2.56%) webMethods
7 1 (2.56%) Workday