Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 68 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.49% 2.06% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.68% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £335 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.13% +8.93% +17.65%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £261
90th Percentile £440 £472 £420
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 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.38% -9.33% +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 1,270 1,084 1,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.15% 77.15% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 612 523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £401 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +3.66% +7.19%
10th Percentile £238 £214 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £42.35 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.14% +96.98% -31.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.63 £46.38
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +1.00% +10.92% +19.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Watford -22 4 £325 -27.78%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £338 -
Rickmansworth +1 2 £300 +5.45%
Hatfield -1 2 - -
Waltham Cross - 1 £563 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £425 - 1
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 13 (56.52%) JIRA
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) ISEB
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Confluence
6 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.04%) Zephyr
7 3 (13.04%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (13.04%) ITSM
7 3 (13.04%) MS Access
7 3 (13.04%) ERP
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (13.04%) REST
7 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) ISTQB

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 (17.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (4.35%) Postilion
4 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Zephyr
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Protractor
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Migration Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Web Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (13.04%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) ODBC
2 1 (4.35%) RESTEasy
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) ITSM
5 3 (13.04%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 22301
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft