Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 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 of England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 135 120
Rank change year-on-year +29 -15 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 104 61 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.03% 1.25% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.54% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 32 55
East of England median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - -
10th Percentile £231 £228 £213
90th Percentile £447 £521 £420
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.81% -4.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.90 £32.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £41.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +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 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 4243 3968 4660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.73% 81.46% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2447 2303 2718
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 321 400
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.90 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +29.37% +2.74%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.64
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 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
Cambridgeshire +23 54 £338 +4.65% 6
Hertfordshire 0 24 £335 +21.82% 3
Bedfordshire -7 9 £450 +33.33% 2
Suffolk +7 7 £374 +15.00% 1
Essex -10 6 £320 -36.00% 3
Norfolk -3 4 £399 -16.11%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 49 (47.12%) Test Automation
2 30 (28.85%) JIRA
3 27 (25.96%) Python
4 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (21.15%) Finance
6 19 (18.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (18.27%) Wireless
6 19 (18.27%) Oracle
7 17 (16.35%) Telecoms
8 16 (15.38%) SoapUI
9 15 (14.42%) SDLC
9 15 (14.42%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (13.46%) Selenium
10 14 (13.46%) Degree
11 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
12 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 12 (11.54%) Defect Management
13 11 (10.58%) Linux
13 11 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (9.62%) SOAP
14 10 (9.62%) SQL
14 10 (9.62%) C
14 10 (9.62%) Electronics
14 10 (9.62%) ISEB
14 10 (9.62%) Confluence
15 9 (8.65%) Functional Testing
15 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.65%) Tcl
15 9 (8.65%) SQL Server

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 10 (9.62%) Confluence
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.88%) iTrent
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.96%) Postilion
5 1 (0.96%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.96%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.27%) Wireless
2 7 (6.73%) ATM
3 6 (5.77%) Bluetooth
3 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.88%) SMS
5 1 (0.96%) DNS
5 1 (0.96%) H.323
5 1 (0.96%) Internet
5 1 (0.96%) IPsec
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) MPLS
5 1 (0.96%) PSTN
5 1 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) MS Access
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (28.85%) JIRA
2 16 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 14 (13.46%) Selenium
4 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.77%) JMeter
5 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.85%) JBehave
7 4 (3.85%) JUnit
7 4 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.88%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.88%) Maven
8 3 (2.88%) MorphX
8 3 (2.88%) NUnit
8 3 (2.88%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.88%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.62%) Electronics
4 8 (7.69%) Retail
5 3 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (31.73%) Analyst
2 26 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 21 (20.19%) Test Engineer
4 16 (15.38%) Tester
5 9 (8.65%) Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Audio Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Data Migration Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Migration Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) QA Tester
10 3 (2.88%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) SOAP
2 8 (7.69%) Web Services
3 6 (5.77%) .NET
4 5 (4.81%) HTML
5 4 (3.85%) CSS
5 4 (3.85%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.85%) Spring
6 3 (2.88%) HTML5
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.88%) RESTful
7 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.92%) CSS3
7 2 (1.92%) WCF
8 1 (0.96%) JSON
8 1 (0.96%) JSP
8 1 (0.96%) ODBC
8 1 (0.96%) RESTEasy
8 1 (0.96%) Servlets
8 1 (0.96%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (3.85%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.88%) User Experience
4 3 (2.88%) Verilog
5 1 (0.96%) FMCG
5 1 (0.96%) IPTV
5 1 (0.96%) Life Science
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.96%) RIA
5 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.96%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Windows
3 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.88%) Android
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.12%) Test Automation
2 24 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (14.42%) Scenario Testing
4 15 (14.42%) SDLC
5 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 12 (11.54%) Defect Management
6 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 9 (8.65%) ERP
7 9 (8.65%) Functional Testing
8 8 (7.69%) BDD
8 8 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 8 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (6.73%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (6.73%) Migration
9 7 (6.73%) Scrum
9 7 (6.73%) Signal Processing
10 6 (5.77%) Kanban
10 6 (5.77%) System Testing
10 6 (5.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) Python
2 10 (9.62%) C
2 10 (9.62%) SQL
3 9 (8.65%) Tcl
4 7 (6.73%) C++
4 7 (6.73%) Java
5 4 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (3.85%) Embedded C
5 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.88%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.88%) Perl
6 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Degree
2 10 (9.62%) ISEB
3 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.96%) CCIE
7 1 (0.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) CCNP
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.96%) PMO
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Firmware
2 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.81%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.85%) HP
4 4 (3.85%) Remedy
5 3 (2.88%) VMware
6 2 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco
7 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.96%) Serena
7 1 (0.96%) webMethods