Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 79 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.12% 1.50% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.81% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £336 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.83% +3.46% -
10th Percentile £304 £250 £198
90th Percentile £549 £439 £750
East of England median daily rate £400 £343 £325
% change year-on-year +16.79% +5.38% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year +5.59% +16.67% -8.00%

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 1,317 1,329 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.00% 82.91% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 675 629
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £205 £206 £223
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.71 £19.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% -36.13% +39.98%
10th Percentile £12.51 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.18 £47.00 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.97 £33.33 £31.50
% change year-on-year -46.08% +5.81% +29.55%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 9 £350 -8.20%
Watford +10 8 £481 +45.83% 2
Welwyn Garden City +1 7 £525 +23.53%
Stevenage -7 2 £450 +12.50%
Letchworth - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £305 -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (32.35%) SQL
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) JIRA
2 10 (29.41%) Defect Management
3 9 (26.47%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Oracle
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 8 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
5 7 (20.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (20.59%) ERP
6 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Test Management
6 6 (17.65%) Data Management
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Retail
7 5 (14.71%) Java
8 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
8 4 (11.76%) VB
8 4 (11.76%) C
8 4 (11.76%) SAP
8 4 (11.76%) JMeter
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
9 3 (8.82%) Selenium

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 3 (8.82%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) 3G
1 2 (5.88%) 3GPP
1 2 (5.88%) 4G
1 2 (5.88%) 5G
1 2 (5.88%) LTE
1 2 (5.88%) UTRAN
1 2 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) PowerCenter
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) MS Access
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) JIRA
2 4 (11.76%) JMeter
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium
4 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.94%) JUnit
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Migration Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) OAT Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) OAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Defect Management
2 8 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
2 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
3 7 (20.59%) ERP
4 6 (17.65%) Data Management
4 6 (17.65%) Test Management
4 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.82%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (5.88%) Critical Thinking
8 2 (5.88%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) C
3 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Hyperion
4 2 (5.88%) Informatica
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Perforce
5 1 (2.94%) F5
5 1 (2.94%) Maxymiser
5 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto