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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 99 78 89
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.78% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.50% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 10
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£388 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £113.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
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 Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 10 £388 +18.32% 4
Slough -4 3 £310 - 1
Maidenhead -5 1 £438 +112.37%
Newbury - 1 £300 - 4
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Test Management
3 13 (26.53%) Test Strategy
3 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
4 12 (24.49%) TestDirector
4 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (22.45%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (22.45%) SQL
6 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
7 9 (18.37%) V-Model
7 9 (18.37%) HP
7 9 (18.37%) Billing
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
8 8 (16.33%) Marketing
8 8 (16.33%) QA
8 8 (16.33%) CRM
8 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
8 8 (16.33%) ISEB
9 7 (14.29%) Java
9 7 (14.29%) Oracle
9 7 (14.29%) UNIX
9 7 (14.29%) Logistics
9 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (12.24%) System Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Validation
10 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
10 6 (12.24%) Windows
10 6 (12.24%) C#
11 5 (10.20%) RPG

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) Joomla!
1 1 (2.04%) WordPress
1 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.08%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (4.08%) GGSN
2 2 (4.08%) SGSN
2 2 (4.08%) LTE
3 1 (2.04%) MGW
3 1 (2.04%) 4G
3 1 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.04%) GPRS
3 1 (2.04%) GSM
3 1 (2.04%) Packet Switching
3 1 (2.04%) 3G
3 1 (2.04%) MPLS
3 1 (2.04%) SS7
3 1 (2.04%) INAP
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) DataStage
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.04%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) TestDirector
2 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.12%) TestPartner
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 2 (4.08%) TestNG
4 2 (4.08%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) JUnit
4 2 (4.08%) TestLink
5 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.37%) Billing
3 8 (16.33%) Marketing
4 5 (10.20%) Finance
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Programme Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) EMC Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Implementation Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) Flash
2 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.04%) RSS
2 1 (2.04%) VXML
2 1 (2.04%) XML-RPC
2 1 (2.04%) Ajax
2 1 (2.04%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) HTML5
2 1 (2.04%) Yii
2 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) EMC Centera
2 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) IVR
3 1 (2.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) UNIX
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Android
3 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Test Management
3 13 (26.53%) Test Strategy
4 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) V-Model
6 8 (16.33%) CRM
7 7 (14.29%) Logistics
7 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
8 6 (12.24%) System Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Validation
9 5 (10.20%) TDD
9 5 (10.20%) BDD
10 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.12%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.12%) ERP
10 3 (6.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
3 7 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) C#
5 5 (10.20%) RPG
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
6 3 (6.12%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.08%) VB
8 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP5
8 1 (2.04%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) ISEB
3 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.04%) cPanel
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) HP
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) EMC
4 2 (4.08%) Isilon
5 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) NetHawk
5 1 (2.04%) Infor
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) Sun