Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 59 80
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.56% 1.72% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.24% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 13
Hertfordshire median daily rate £369 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £253 £360 £300
90th Percentile £424 £750 £425
East of England median daily rate £338 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -12.90% +13.97% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.38 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.12% -1.33% +40.19%

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 1022 1072 1262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.60% 76.63% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 584 643
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £411 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +6.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £252 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 101
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +43.30% -0.31%
10th Percentile £11.62 £9.23 £9.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +31.87% -1.09% -16.36%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +10 4 £425 +9.68%
Watford -10 2 - - 2
Stevenage - 2 £413 -
Rickmansworth +3 1 - -
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
Royston - 1 £325 -
Hatfield - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 (40.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (25.00%) ISEB
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) ERP
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Retail
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) User Experience
6 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) User Stories
6 3 (15.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (15.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS

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 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (5.00%) Magento
2 1 (5.00%) Maximo
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) ServiceMax
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MS Access
3 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) DB2
4 1 (5.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) Appium
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Gatling
4 1 (5.00%) JDeveloper
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Migration Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Process Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) CSS3
3 2 (10.00%) J2EE
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) OpenVMS
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
1 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) ERP
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) User Stories
4 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) Logistics
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PMP
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Borland
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) hybris
5 1 (5.00%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.00%) Serena