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 3 months to 29 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 > Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 41 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.56% 0.53% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.61% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £425 - £250
10th Percentile £413 - £175
90th Percentile £438 - £395
East Midlands median daily rate £250 £304 £305
% change year-on-year -17.69% -0.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 308 330 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 86.27% 87.53% 74.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 711 680
Northamptonshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
10th Percentile £225 £313 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% -1.31%  
10th Percentile £9.25 £11.25 £15.84
90th Percentile £68.58 £33.75 £23.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £19.04
% change year-on-year +66.66% -21.21%  

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

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

1 10 (58.82%) Performance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
6 4 (23.53%) nmon
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
6 4 (23.53%) AppDynamics
6 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Volume Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Ganglia
6 4 (23.53%) Tivoli
6 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (23.53%) IBM
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ETL
8 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics

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 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Performance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Volume Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
6 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Order to Cash
7 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (5.88%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ganglia
1 4 (23.53%) nmon
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) AppDynamics
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
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