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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / East Sussex
Rank 34 35 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.48% 1.72% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 2.20% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Median daily rate - £286 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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 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 175 227 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 83.33% 78.01% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 163 151
Median daily rate £395 £342 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.49% -16.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Median hourly rate £11.00 £28.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.73% -15.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Brighton +1 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 18 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control

Test Scripting
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++