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 3 months to 30 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 16 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 3.13% 1.19% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 1.52% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £328 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Peterborough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 67 66 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 69.79% 78.57% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 68
Median daily rate £380 £335 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% +3.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £265 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £32.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.81% +134.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £42.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough 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 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 30 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
2 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Back Office
2 8 (88.89%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Eclipse
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Appium
3 7 (77.78%) JBehave
3 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Banking
6 3 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
8 1 (11.11%) User Stories
8 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 1 (11.11%) ISEB
8 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (11.11%) Mentoring

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Appium
1 8 (88.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (88.89%) Eclipse
1 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
2 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
2 7 (77.78%) JBehave
General
1 8 (88.89%) Back Office
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
1 9 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Automation Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
7 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA