Period
to 15 July 2018

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 6 months to 15 July 2018 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
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 70 66
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.46% 1.56% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.95% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -14.71% +18.06%
10th Percentile £270 £272 £306
90th Percentile £485 £428 £519
East of England median daily rate £374 £338 £360
% change year-on-year +10.79% -6.25% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +2.07%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,283 1,027 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.46% 80.30% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 525 591
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £208 £210 £250
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 65 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £20.76 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% -30.82% +43.08%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.50 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.44% +40.00% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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 6 months to 15 July 2018. 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
Hemel Hempstead -7 9 £350 -17.65% 1
Watford 0 5 £328 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 10 (43.48%) SQL
1 10 (43.48%) JIRA
1 10 (43.48%) Scenario Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 6 (26.09%) ISEB
5 6 (26.09%) Java
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (26.09%) Selenium
6 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
6 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
7 4 (17.39%) JMeter
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.04%) Retail
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering

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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (4.35%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) JMeter
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) eggPlant
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Data Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Data Migration Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Project Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (13.04%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) ODBC
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) Flash
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Scenario Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
6 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) ERP
8 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) C
4 3 (13.04%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.35%) MCP
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) OCP
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Kony
3 1 (4.35%) Maxymiser
3 1 (4.35%) SAP