Period
to 28 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 28 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)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.50% 0.58% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 0.70% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Ipswich median daily rate £374 - £345
10th Percentile £344 - £224
90th Percentile £407 - £400
Suffolk median daily rate £348 £350 £326
% change year-on-year -0.71% +7.28% -7.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Ipswich median hourly rate - - -
Suffolk median hourly rate £43.25 - -

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 Ipswich with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 160 284 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 80.00% 82.08% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 158 187
Ipswich median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £255 £231 £232
90th Percentile £535 £588 £550
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £439 £425
% change year-on-year -8.83% +3.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Ipswich median hourly rate £24.25 £13.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.96% -18.47% +21.43%
10th Percentile £16.63 £12.79 £11.20
90th Percentile £32.08 £14.93 £36.05
Suffolk median hourly rate £37.88 £22.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +68.33% +38.46% +25.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Ipswich

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Ipswich

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Ipswich.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (60.00%) X++
2 3 (60.00%) MorphX
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Information Management
4 1 (20.00%) General Ledger

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MorphX
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) X++
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft