Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 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 18 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)
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 3.27% 2.64% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 3.37% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 10
Peterborough median daily rate £290 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% -22.54%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £193
90th Percentile £326 £326 £399
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £323 £288
% change year-on-year +4.65% +12.17% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Peterborough median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.25 £38.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.87% -13.89% +56.52%

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 Peterborough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 298 178 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 81.20% 78.41% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 97 87
Peterborough median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £255 £185 £198
90th Percentile £475 £488 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 32
Peterborough median hourly rate £14.50 £26.88 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.05% +123.96% -42.17%
10th Percentile £10.14 £9.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £33.20 £45.63 £23.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% +120.59% -38.18%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Peterborough

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Peterborough

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 18 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
4 9 (75.00%) SDLC
5 8 (66.67%) Defect Management
5 8 (66.67%) Web Services
6 7 (58.33%) SOAP
6 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (50.00%) Finance
7 6 (50.00%) ATM
8 4 (33.33%) Client Onboarding
8 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (25.00%) Selenium
9 3 (25.00%) JMeter
10 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
10 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 2 (16.67%) NUnit
10 2 (16.67%) Banking
10 2 (16.67%) Retail
10 2 (16.67%) Spring
10 2 (16.67%) Maven
10 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 2 (16.67%) System Testing
10 2 (16.67%) Kanban
10 2 (16.67%) TeamCity

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
2 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) JBehave
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) NUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
4 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) SDLC
3 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (33.33%) Client Onboarding
5 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ATDD
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Component Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Kanban
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) SDET
6 2 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian