The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 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 28 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)
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 37 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.47% 1.39% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.67% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 East Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 235 239 301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 86.40% 82.99% 84.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 151 214
Median daily rate £400 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Median hourly rate £11.93 £21.36 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +1.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex 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 East Sussex

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in East Sussex

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in East Sussex

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Brighton +2 3 £350 - 1
Hastings - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Workload Management
4 1 (20.00%) Component Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Confluence
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Test Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Component Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP