The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 28 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.38% 3.64% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 4.67% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Median daily rate £338 £250 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 227 214 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 78.55% 77.82% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 125 131
Median daily rate £350 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% +150.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Leicestershire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -10 2 £338 +12.50% 2
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire

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

1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) SDET
4 2 (22.22%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Development Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (22.22%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore