The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead 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 3 months to 29 March 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)
Surrey / Leatherhead
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 26 15
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead 9.30% 5.78% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.81% 6.49% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Median daily rate £403 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.42% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Leatherhead with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leatherhead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37 154 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead 86.05% 89.02% 75.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 146 46
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Leatherhead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leatherhead citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Leatherhead

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Leatherhead

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leatherhead

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Leatherhead region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Use Case
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (80.00%) Software Architecture
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) XML Messaging
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leatherhead 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Unix Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) XML Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (20.00%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) Software Architecture
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
1 4 (80.00%) Use Case
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) IBM