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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / East of England
Rank 94 86 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.60% 1.63% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.02% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 21
Median daily rate £338 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £431 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
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 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 1761 1982 2058
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.68% 80.67% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1175 1193
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 162
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Cambridgeshire +15 14 £338 -3.57% 8
Hertfordshire +2 12 £413 +8.91% 1
Essex -13 5 £325 +35.41%
Bedfordshire -3 2 £450 -7.69%
Suffolk -6 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Selenium
2 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
3 19 (31.15%) Finance
4 17 (27.87%) WebDriver
5 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
6 13 (21.31%) QA
7 12 (19.67%) TDD
8 11 (18.03%) Scrum
8 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Java
8 11 (18.03%) Python
8 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (16.39%) Appium
9 10 (16.39%) Oracle
10 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
10 9 (14.75%) Test Planning
10 9 (14.75%) BDD
10 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
10 9 (14.75%) Degree
10 9 (14.75%) Software Testing
11 8 (13.11%) JIRA
11 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (13.11%) SDLC
11 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Electronics
11 8 (13.11%) Back Office

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 4 (6.56%) Confluence
1 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Magento
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.64%) Maximo
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Wireless
2 2 (3.28%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.28%) DHCP
2 2 (3.28%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.64%) RS-232
3 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) DB2
2 2 (3.28%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Selenium
2 17 (27.87%) WebDriver
3 16 (26.23%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.39%) Appium
5 8 (13.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (13.11%) Eclipse
5 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.11%) JIRA
6 7 (11.48%) JBehave
7 6 (9.84%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.56%) JMeter
8 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.28%) Subversion
10 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.64%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.64%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.64%) Trac
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.11%) Back Office
3 8 (13.11%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.92%) Banking
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
6 2 (3.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.64%) Advertising
7 1 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Test Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Tester
4 10 (16.39%) Test Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Test Leader
6 6 (9.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (6.56%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Audio Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.92%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.28%) C++ Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) J2EE
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
3 2 (3.28%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) iSeries
4 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
3 12 (19.67%) TDD
4 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Scrum
5 9 (14.75%) BDD
5 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
5 9 (14.75%) Software Testing
5 9 (14.75%) Test Planning
6 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.11%) SDLC
6 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Digital Signal Processing
7 7 (11.48%) Signal Processing
7 7 (11.48%) Test Management
7 7 (11.48%) User Stories
8 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
1 11 (18.03%) Python
2 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) Tcl
3 7 (11.48%) Ruby
4 3 (4.92%) C
5 2 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) VBScript
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB
3 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) ARP4754
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.92%) Firmware
2 2 (3.28%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) IBM
3 3 (4.92%) SAP
4 2 (3.28%) AppSense
4 2 (3.28%) hybris
4 2 (3.28%) Symantec
5 1 (1.64%) BT
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.64%) PTC
5 1 (1.64%) Samsung
5 1 (1.64%) Siemens
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) webMethods
5 1 (1.64%) Workday
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