Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 71 77
Rank change year-on-year +24 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 55 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.42% 1.88% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 2.17% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 3
Essex median daily rate £450 £458 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -3.68% +58.33%
10th Percentile £327 £286 £333
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
East of England median daily rate £450 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% +3.85% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £35.63
% change year-on-year +5.59% +12.98% -5.00%

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 756 553 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.21% 86.81% 88.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 391 469
Essex median daily rate £495 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £230
90th Percentile £600 £625 £538
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 94
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +2.86% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.00 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -48.57% +7.69% +8.33%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +7 27 £400 -3.90% 5
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 44 (80.00%) ETL
2 39 (70.91%) SQL
3 34 (61.82%) Unix
4 32 (58.18%) Oracle
5 30 (54.55%) Customer Requirements
6 28 (50.91%) Data Integration
7 26 (47.27%) Data Engineering
8 25 (45.45%) Pentaho
9 22 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
10 21 (38.18%) Scrum
10 21 (38.18%) Selenium
10 21 (38.18%) ISTQB
10 21 (38.18%) ISEB
11 20 (36.36%) Linux
11 20 (36.36%) JIRA
11 20 (36.36%) Confluence
12 19 (34.55%) SoapUI
12 19 (34.55%) Test Strategy
12 19 (34.55%) QA
13 18 (32.73%) User Stories
13 18 (32.73%) SDLC
13 18 (32.73%) Acceptance Criteria
13 18 (32.73%) Sprint Planning
14 17 (30.91%) Sprint Retrospective
14 17 (30.91%) Test Planning
14 17 (30.91%) Coaching
14 17 (30.91%) Data Quality
14 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (29.09%) 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 20 (36.36%) Confluence
2 12 (21.82%) Apache Spark
3 7 (12.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.82%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (45.45%) Pentaho
2 15 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 14 (25.45%) MySQL
4 13 (23.64%) Impala
5 12 (21.82%) Apache Hive
5 12 (21.82%) HBase
5 12 (21.82%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 9 (16.36%) BODI
8 9 (16.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Selenium
2 20 (36.36%) JIRA
3 19 (34.55%) SoapUI
4 16 (29.09%) JMeter
4 16 (29.09%) LoadRunner
5 13 (23.64%) Bitbucket
6 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.45%) Toad
8 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.82%) JUnit
9 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.82%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Developer
2 25 (45.45%) ETL Developer
3 14 (25.45%) Tester
4 13 (23.64%) QA Tester
5 11 (20.00%) Analyst
5 11 (20.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Lead Tester
7 3 (5.45%) QA Leader
8 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Data Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Developer in Test
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Performance Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Performance Test Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.82%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) XML
2 3 (5.45%) JSON
2 3 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Unix
2 20 (36.36%) Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Solaris
4 8 (14.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (80.00%) ETL
2 30 (54.55%) Customer Requirements
3 28 (50.91%) Data Integration
4 26 (47.27%) Data Engineering
5 22 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (38.18%) Scrum
6 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
7 19 (34.55%) Test Strategy
8 18 (32.73%) Acceptance Criteria
8 18 (32.73%) SDLC
8 18 (32.73%) Sprint Planning
8 18 (32.73%) User Stories
9 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (30.91%) Coaching
9 17 (30.91%) Sprint Retrospective
9 17 (30.91%) Test Planning
10 15 (27.27%) Functional Testing
10 15 (27.27%) Integration Testing
10 15 (27.27%) Performance Testing
10 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (70.91%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) PL/SQL
3 12 (21.82%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.55%) Java
5 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) ISEB
1 21 (38.18%) ISTQB
2 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) QA
2 17 (30.91%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) Informatica
3 4 (7.27%) webMethods
4 2 (3.64%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft