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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 33 38
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.13% 1.54% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.21% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £363 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £300 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 211 181 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 79.62% 69.88% 66.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 118 125
Median daily rate £350 £338 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £11.76 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.10 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 -2 3 £363 +20.83%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Toad
4 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDET
5 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDET
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore