Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 78 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.57% 1.49% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.81% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.34% -10.14%
10th Percentile £274 £250 £225
90th Percentile £554 £445 £750
East of England median daily rate £366 £343 £325
% change year-on-year +6.93% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% +9.46% -1.33%

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 1,288 1,213 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.01% 82.07% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 602 601
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 61 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -20.92% +1.19%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.00 £11.02
90th Percentile £48.18 £45.00 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £26.94
% change year-on-year -44.44% +16.94% +5.64%

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 October 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 October 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 +1 10 £350 -20.00% 1
Watford +6 5 £345 - 1
Stevenage -9 2 £450 +12.50% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £575 - 2
Letchworth - 1 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £305 -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 11 (44.00%) Scenario Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) JIRA
5 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (24.00%) Java
5 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (20.00%) VB
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (20.00%) C
6 5 (20.00%) JMeter
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Selenium
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) ERP
8 3 (12.00%) HP
8 3 (12.00%) ISEB

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 (8.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) JMeter
3 4 (16.00%) Selenium
4 2 (8.00%) eggPlant
4 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) JUnit
5 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Scenario Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) ERP
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C
3 5 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) OCP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP ALM
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.00%) Maxymiser
3 1 (4.00%) SAP