Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 17 July 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)
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 93 66
Rank change year-on-year +43 -27 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.08% 1.46% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 1.63% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 13
Essex median daily rate £425 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +30.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £271 £190
90th Percentile £521 £438 £448
East of England median daily rate £373 £338 £360
% change year-on-year +10.46% -6.25% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +2.07%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 690 800 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.67% 90.09% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 534 397
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +26.76% -11.25%
10th Percentile £295 £265 £224
90th Percentile £600 £587 £517
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 147
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +84.21% -46.48%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.69 £15.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.38 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.55% +37.78% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Essex

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Essex

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Essex over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Essex

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Essex

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Southend-on-Sea +27 19 £425 +21.43% 2
Chelmsford - 5 £325 - 2
Colchester - 2 £300 -
Harlow - 2 £425 - 1
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 22 (55.00%) Java
2 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (50.00%) Oracle
2 20 (50.00%) ISEB
2 20 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
4 16 (40.00%) Unix
4 16 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 14 (35.00%) Windows
5 14 (35.00%) Customer Requirements
6 13 (32.50%) XML
6 13 (32.50%) WebLogic
6 13 (32.50%) webMethods
6 13 (32.50%) Toad
7 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) JIRA
8 11 (27.50%) Selenium
9 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Scrum
11 8 (20.00%) TDD
11 8 (20.00%) Kanban
11 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 8 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
12 7 (17.50%) QA
12 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
12 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
12 7 (17.50%) Bitbucket
12 7 (17.50%) JMeter

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (32.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (12.50%) GIS
3 3 (7.50%) Impala
3 3 (7.50%) Pentaho
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 13 (32.50%) Toad
3 11 (27.50%) JIRA
3 11 (27.50%) Selenium
4 7 (17.50%) Bitbucket
4 7 (17.50%) JMeter
4 7 (17.50%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.00%) CruiseControl
5 4 (10.00%) FishEye
5 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.00%) Hudson
5 4 (10.00%) JUnit
5 4 (10.00%) Subversion
5 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.50%) MSTest
6 1 (2.50%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Tester
6 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) XML
2 5 (12.50%) REST
2 5 (12.50%) RESTful
2 5 (12.50%) SOAP
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 4 (10.00%) GWT
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Unix
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.00%) Customer Requirements
3 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Kanban
6 8 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.00%) TDD
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
8 6 (15.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.00%) Test Management
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (12.50%) DevOps
9 5 (12.50%) OO
9 5 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) Java
2 20 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISEB
1 20 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) webMethods
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (7.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft