The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 60 55 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.78% 1.84% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 2.07% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £200 £319 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.25% +3.23%  
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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 449 532 426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.35% 88.81% 82.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 322 264
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.50
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 West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in West Sussex

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in West Sussex

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex 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
Worthing +13 4 £200 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
1 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) Scala
4 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (40.00%) User Stories
4 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) ISEB
4 6 (40.00%) Games
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) JUnit
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (33.33%) RSpec
5 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 5 (33.33%) WCAG
5 5 (33.33%) JSON
5 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (33.33%) JUnit
4 5 (33.33%) RSpec
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Gatling
General
1 6 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Junior
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Energy
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) User Stories
4 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Open Source
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Scala
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
2 5 (33.33%) WCAG
3 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) webMethods
4 1 (6.67%) HP