Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 70 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 22 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.38% 1.88% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.46% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 17
Hertfordshire median daily rate £335 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% - +9.24%
10th Percentile £250 £198 £261
90th Percentile £441 £750 £419
East of England median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -8.00% +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 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 1290 1099 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.03% 76.64% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 628 588
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £414 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +0.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 93
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 £42.20 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.59% +100.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.10
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.20% +29.60% +3.65%

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 16 December 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 6 months to 16 December 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
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £338 -
Watford -17 3 £330 -27.67% 1
Hatfield -4 2 - -
Waltham Cross - 2 £431 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £425 -
Royston - 1 £325 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Confluence
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.64%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
6 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (18.18%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (4.55%) Postilion
4 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
4 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) MS Access
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Protractor
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Migration Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Web Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SAP CO Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) CSS3
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) HTML5
2 2 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) ODBC
3 1 (4.55%) RESTEasy
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
1 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) ERP
4 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) ITSM
4 3 (13.64%) MVC
4 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (27.27%) ISEB
3 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CCIE
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) CCNP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 22301
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco