The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 April 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)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.75% 0.83% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 0.98% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £250 £388 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.48% +19.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £318 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £405 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -14.20% +3.04%  

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 Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 309 410 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 85.12% 84.71% 80.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 210 190
Median daily rate £390 £423 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +12.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £665 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Median hourly rate £25.50 £15.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.59% +16.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Nottingham

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Nottingham over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Nottingham

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Nottingham

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

1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Pega
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) ETL Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Migration Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Data Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Data Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Developer
6 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Pega Developer
6 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) API Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) MuleSoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Pega
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com