Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 45 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 2.11% 2.08% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.39% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 1
East Sussex median daily rate £320 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £325
90th Percentile £420 £491 £375
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £16.08 £37.00
% change year-on-year +126.99% -56.54% +10.66%

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 East Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 511 461 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 89.96% 86.98% 85.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 313 296
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.66% +7.43%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £548 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 13
East Sussex median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.85% +52.19% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £13.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £101.25 £35.00
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.45%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in East Sussex over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Brighton 0 10 £320 +6.67% 3
Hove - 2 - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (25.00%) Fintech
4 3 (25.00%) Serverless
5 2 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration

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 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (16.67%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
1 3 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (25.00%) Serverless
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (25.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP