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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 20 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.40% 4.76% 5.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 6.80% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -11.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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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
163 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 79.13% 70.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 88
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £13.50 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
3 7 (63.64%) Gherkin
3 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
5 5 (45.45%) Selenium
5 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
6 4 (36.36%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (36.36%) Legal
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
7 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) Web Services
7 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) JAXB
8 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 2 (18.18%) XML
8 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle
8 2 (18.18%) Ant
8 2 (18.18%) JUnit

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Gerrit
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Appium
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (36.36%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Web Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) OAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Gherkin
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) JAXB
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) Ajax
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft