Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 20 November 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 > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 54 50
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.88% 2.07% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.38% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Northamptonshire median daily rate £328 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.83% +31.25% -13.67%
10th Percentile £287 £310 £198
90th Percentile £380 £503 £395
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £325 £355
% change year-on-year -1.54% -8.45% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £9.50 -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 582 798 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.35% 87.02% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 587 440
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £220 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +4.52%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Northampton -8 7 £328 -20.61%
Test Scripting
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDET
4 2 (15.38%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) TM1 Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) OAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Flow Diagram
2 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
2 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) SDET
2 2 (15.38%) SDLC
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Use Case
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle