The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.65% 1.93% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.73% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
147 183 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 60.49% 70.66% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 109 54
Average daily rate £350 £388 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 17
Average hourly rate £11.69 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.60% -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) PKI
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) EDRMS
3 3 (42.86%) DVB
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) ERP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Release Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) VBScript
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle