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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 92 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 32 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 1.99% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.85% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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
1830 1757 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.00% 69.83% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 787 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -8 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Slough -2 3 £255 -7.27% 3
Bracknell -2 3 £350 +11.11%
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (25.37%) HP
3 17 (25.37%) TestDirector
3 17 (25.37%) Security Cleared
4 16 (23.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.39%) Test Strategy
6 14 (20.90%) Oracle
6 14 (20.90%) Test Management
6 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
7 13 (19.40%) Telecoms
8 12 (17.91%) SQL
8 12 (17.91%) ISEB
9 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
9 11 (16.42%) QA
10 10 (14.93%) Scrum
10 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
11 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
11 9 (13.43%) VMware
11 9 (13.43%) Billing
11 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
12 8 (11.94%) CRM
12 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.94%) Finance
12 8 (11.94%) V-Model
13 7 (10.45%) .NET
13 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
13 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (10.45%) Marketing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.97%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.49%) WordPress
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.49%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.49%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.49%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Firewall
2 4 (5.97%) Wireless
2 4 (5.97%) LAN
3 3 (4.48%) GPRS
3 3 (4.48%) VPN
3 3 (4.48%) DMZ
3 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.48%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (4.48%) GGSN
3 3 (4.48%) SGSN
3 3 (4.48%) ZigBee
3 3 (4.48%) LTE
4 2 (2.99%) MGW
4 2 (2.99%) 4G
4 2 (2.99%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.99%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.99%) HSPA
4 2 (2.99%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) IPv6
4 2 (2.99%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) MySQL
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.49%) DataStage
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) TestDirector
2 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (10.45%) Selenium
3 6 (8.96%) WinRunner
4 3 (4.48%) TestNG
4 3 (4.48%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.48%) JUnit
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.49%) JBehave
6 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.49%) Robotium
6 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.49%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (19.40%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.43%) Billing
3 8 (11.94%) Finance
4 7 (10.45%) Marketing
5 3 (4.48%) Electronics
5 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.99%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Analyst
2 20 (29.85%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Test Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Consultant
5 9 (13.43%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.48%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) SOAP
2 4 (5.97%) XML
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 2 (2.99%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) VXML
4 1 (1.49%) XML-RPC
4 1 (1.49%) Ajax
4 1 (1.49%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (1.49%) jQuery
4 1 (1.49%) HTML5
4 1 (1.49%) Yii
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) DOM
4 1 (1.49%) Flash
4 1 (1.49%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.49%) RSS
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Clustering
1 3 (4.48%) Open Source
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.99%) Statistics
2 2 (2.99%) Firmware
2 2 (2.99%) DTV
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) IVR
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
3 6 (8.96%) AIX
3 6 (8.96%) UNIX
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (22.39%) Test Strategy
3 14 (20.90%) Test Management
4 10 (14.93%) Scrum
5 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
6 8 (11.94%) V-Model
6 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
6 8 (11.94%) CRM
7 6 (8.96%) Validation
7 6 (8.96%) Migration
8 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.46%) Time Management
8 5 (7.46%) User Stories
9 4 (5.97%) System Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Web Testing
9 4 (5.97%) High Availability
9 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) C#
2 5 (7.46%) Java
2 5 (7.46%) Perl
2 5 (7.46%) Python
2 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
2 5 (7.46%) RPG
3 4 (5.97%) VB
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) XPath
5 1 (1.49%) PHP5
5 1 (1.49%) PHP4
5 1 (1.49%) Groovy
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.91%) ISEB
4 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.99%) Degree
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.99%) CCNA
8 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.49%) PMP
8 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (32.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.48%) Netcool
2 3 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) HP
2 14 (20.90%) Oracle
3 9 (13.43%) VMware
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) SAP
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Citrix
6 3 (4.48%) Veritas
6 3 (4.48%) McAfee
7 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.49%) Lotus
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.49%) Remedy
8 1 (1.49%) NetHawk
8 1 (1.49%) Agilent
8 1 (1.49%) Comverse
8 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
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