The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 29 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 1.54% 1.37% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.57% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Guildford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 109 127 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 83.85% 86.99% 82.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 74 107
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +111.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Guildford

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
2 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (28.57%) Oozie
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Process Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Process Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Angular 2
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Prototyping
2 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oozie
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management