The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 30 April 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 47 62
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.04% 1.86% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.41% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £375 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +23.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £379 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £513 £397
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 £36.25 £42.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year -14.20% +4.32%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 582 553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.66% 77.50% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 308 280
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £8.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.10 £50.00 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -6 2 - - 2
Stevenage - 1 £425 - 4
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (45.83%) Cucumber
2 11 (45.83%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) Ruby
5 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 4 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (16.67%) Retail
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) Appium
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) JIRA
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) System Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Magento
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (4.17%) Maximo
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DB2
1 2 (8.33%) DbVisualizer
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Cucumber
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 10 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (12.50%) Appium
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Gatling
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.17%) Advertising
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics
5 1 (4.17%) Games
5 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) J2EE
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Unix
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) System Testing
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (8.33%) Document Management
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Signal Processing
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Ruby
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Tcl
5 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) AppSense
2 2 (8.33%) hybris
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) Cognos
3 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.17%) Workday
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