Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 64 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.61% 1.81% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.07% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 22
West Sussex median daily rate £350 £370 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.37% +11.24% -16.88%
10th Percentile £267 £308 £264
90th Percentile £400 £475 £549
South East median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.24% +27.59% +104.08%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 934 1109 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.70% 87.32% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 630 698
West Sussex median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £274
90th Percentile £571 £550 £547
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 31
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +9.38% +100.00%
10th Percentile £24.61 £19.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in West Sussex

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Crawley +3 5 £346 - 1
Worthing -16 4 £488 +31.81%
Gatwick - 4 £370 -
East Grinstead +6 2 £270 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
3 6 (35.29%) ISEB
4 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Maximo
4 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
4 5 (29.41%) Content Management
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Documentum
4 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (23.53%) SAP
5 4 (23.53%) Application Rationalisation
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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 5 (29.41%) Documentum
2 2 (11.76%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Maximo
2 2 (11.76%) SAP CO
2 2 (11.76%) SAP FI
2 2 (11.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (11.76%) SAP MM
3 1 (5.88%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.88%) BODI
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) InfluxDB
2 1 (5.88%) Redis
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) CircleCI
3 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.88%) git-flow
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) DOM
2 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Equities
3 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
1 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
4 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 5 (29.41%) Content Management
5 4 (23.53%) Application Rationalisation
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
6 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Content Management
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) ABAP
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Go
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) GAMP
1 2 (11.76%) MiFID
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Grafana
2 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (5.88%) logstash
2 1 (5.88%) Marathon
2 1 (5.88%) Mesos
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) OpenText
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Tableau
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) webMethods
5 1 (5.88%) Zoho