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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 23 31 47
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.07% 2.19% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 2.53% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £400 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £340 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £460 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year - +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 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 298 316 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 79.47% 86.34% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 242 255
Median daily rate £415 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £9.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Northamptonshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Northampton +11 16 £404 +0.93% 1
Test Scripting
East Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 21 (42.86%) Oracle
1 21 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 20 (40.82%) Unix
3 17 (34.69%) Banking
4 15 (30.61%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (24.49%) Finance
6 11 (22.45%) IBM
6 11 (22.45%) Tivoli
6 11 (22.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 11 (22.45%) Test Strategy
7 10 (20.41%) Java
8 7 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
9 6 (12.24%) AppDynamics
9 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
9 6 (12.24%) nmon
9 6 (12.24%) Performance Engineering
9 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Supply Chain Management
9 6 (12.24%) Volume Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Ganglia
9 6 (12.24%) ETL
10 5 (10.20%) Linux
10 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Mainframe
11 4 (8.16%) SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (2.04%) Demantra
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) DB2
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.08%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (34.69%) Banking
2 12 (24.49%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 22 (44.90%) Test Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Performance Analyst
4 11 (22.45%) Performance Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Consultant
6 6 (12.24%) Banking Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Test Leader
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (10.20%) Supply Chain Consultant
7 5 (10.20%) Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.12%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) UAT Lead
9 3 (6.12%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
1 2 (4.08%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) RESTful
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Unix
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 15 (30.61%) Performance Monitoring
3 11 (22.45%) Test Strategy
4 7 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 6 (12.24%) ETL
5 6 (12.24%) Functional Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Performance Engineering
5 6 (12.24%) Supply Chain Management
5 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
5 6 (12.24%) Volume Testing
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.12%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (6.12%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Migration
9 2 (4.08%) Project Management
9 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) COBOL
3 3 (6.12%) JCL
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) Tivoli
1 11 (22.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 6 (12.24%) Ganglia
2 6 (12.24%) nmon
3 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Oracle
2 11 (22.45%) IBM
3 6 (12.24%) AppDynamics
4 3 (6.12%) Informatica
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.04%) HP
Northampton
Reco Group
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