Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 105 80
Rank change year-on-year +47 -25 +37
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 55 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.51% 1.63% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.00% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 59
Median daily rate £350 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +33.33%
10th Percentile £304 £330 £300
90th Percentile £519 £475 £539
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +31.25% -1.23%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £20.55
% change year-on-year -11.76% +106.81% -49.26%

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 1,328 2,753 3,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.31% 81.72% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1,654 2,091
Median daily rate £426 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -5.03% +5.29%
10th Percentile £168 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 187 172
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.57% +8.45% -35.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.89 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +22.62% -5.62% -1.11%

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 3 March 2021.

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
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 3 March 2021. 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
Hertfordshire +27 22 £383 -10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +37 11 £425 +30.77% 5
Essex -6 5 £330 -13.84% 1
Bedfordshire +17 1 £473 -5.50% 1
Norfolk +4 1 £250 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
2 9 (22.50%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) Validation
4 7 (17.50%) C
4 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
5 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.00%) SQL
5 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (12.50%) Data Strategy
6 5 (12.50%) ERP
6 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 5 (12.50%) ETL
6 5 (12.50%) SAP
6 5 (12.50%) ISEB
6 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.00%) Test Management
7 4 (10.00%) Pentaho
7 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (10.00%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (10.00%) VB
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 2 (5.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP EWM
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.50%) AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Azure
1 1 (2.50%) GCP
1 1 (2.50%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Pentaho
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) DataStage
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Power BI
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Appium
1 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
1 2 (5.00%) LabVIEW
1 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) Postman
2 1 (2.50%) REST Assured
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Local Government
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) SAP EWM Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.00%) ETL Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.50%) WireMock
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) FMCG
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (22.50%) Customer Requirements
1 9 (22.50%) Migration
1 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
2 8 (20.00%) Validation
3 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 5 (12.50%) Data Strategy
4 5 (12.50%) ERP
4 5 (12.50%) ETL
5 4 (10.00%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) Test Management
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Business Process Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Defect Management
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Record to Report
7 2 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) VB
4 3 (7.50%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.50%) ISEB
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (5.00%) OCP
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Certification
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.00%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) ESRI
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Lumension
4 2 (5.00%) Sophos
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) Talend