Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 79 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.76% 0.23% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.27% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Essex median daily rate £320 £500 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +100.00% -25.93%
10th Percentile £256 £475 £190
90th Percentile £369 £525 £318
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Essex median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +25.00%

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 674 744 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.42% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 449 532
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £526 £549
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 143 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% - +6.78%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.60 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +25.90% +3.65%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -32 2 £333 -
Brentwood - 1 £295 -
Colchester - 1 £375 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Confluence
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) API Design
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins

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 3 (50.00%) Confluence
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) IPTV
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (16.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) API Design
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft