Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 17 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)
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 35 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.14% 3.03% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 3.63% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Suffolk median daily rate £374 £325 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +6.12% -13.73%
10th Percentile £316 £296 £230
90th Percentile £421 £359 £376
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +25.00%

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 263 386 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 80.43% 83.55% 80.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 234 254
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +5.85% -1.47%
10th Percentile £225 £260 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £536
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Suffolk median hourly rate £19.75 £18.39 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.42% +38.75% +1.92%
10th Percentile £11.27 £13.56 £11.20
90th Percentile £36.63 £47.45 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.67% +24.90% +3.91%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Suffolk

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +1 6 £348 +15.83%
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (42.86%) X++
2 3 (42.86%) MorphX
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) MorphX
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft