The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 94 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.79% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.02% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
Median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £241 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £367 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
Test Scripting
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1558 1960 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.25% 77.26% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1047 1030
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 87 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +27.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.18 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell 0 3 £350 -3.44%
Reading -5 2 £475 +46.15%
Windsor +2 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £213 - 2
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (24.44%) SoapUI
2 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 11 (24.44%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (22.22%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) Use Case
4 9 (20.00%) Unix
4 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) XML
5 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 7 (15.56%) ISEB
6 7 (15.56%) SDLC
7 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 6 (13.33%) Web Services
7 6 (13.33%) Validation
7 6 (13.33%) SAP
7 6 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (13.33%) Selenium
7 6 (13.33%) QA
8 5 (11.11%) Test Management
8 5 (11.11%) BDD
8 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 5 (11.11%) Finance
8 5 (11.11%) ERP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (4.44%) Documentum
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Taleo
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) SoapUI
2 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.33%) Selenium
4 4 (8.89%) JIRA
4 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.44%) Hudson
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.22%) SilkTest
7 1 (2.22%) TestRail
7 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Test Leader
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 8 (17.78%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (24.44%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Use Case
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
5 7 (15.56%) SDLC
6 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 6 (13.33%) Validation
7 5 (11.11%) BDD
7 5 (11.11%) ERP
7 5 (11.11%) Test Management
8 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.89%) TDD
8 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.67%) API Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) ISEB
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) ACCA
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (4.44%) GPG13
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) SAP
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) NetSuite
3 2 (4.44%) PTC
3 2 (4.44%) Saba
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Progress
4 1 (2.22%) webMethods