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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 13 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 1.00% 3.33% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 3.75% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £413 £270 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.77% -17.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 78 80 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 78.00% 88.89% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 77
Median daily rate £430 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £15.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +46.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
1 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS

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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle SCM
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Process Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Process Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle