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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.52% 2.37% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 3.13% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £180 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -49.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £180 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £180 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
Test Scripting
Hampshire

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
223 160 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 67.99% 75.83% 78.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 85 99
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Average hourly rate £17.45 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.45% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £31.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (18.18%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Electronics
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) BMC
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (9.09%) CMDB
6 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Middleware

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DVB
1 1 (9.09%) Telepresence
1 1 (9.09%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) UAT Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Test Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) SOA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) BMC
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy