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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 46 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.95% 1.55% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.98% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 20
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
1864 1916 1854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.22% 78.14% 75.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 949 883
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 23
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.35 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Reading -5 17 £360 +2.85% 3
Bracknell -3 7 £425 - 1
Slough +3 5 £300 +29.72%
Maidenhead - 4 £270 -
Wokingham - 2 £511 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
3 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.18%) SAP
4 14 (18.18%) Migration
4 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.58%) Java
6 11 (14.29%) SOAP
6 11 (14.29%) XML
6 11 (14.29%) Degree
6 11 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 11 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 11 (14.29%) Selenium
7 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Finance
8 9 (11.69%) Unix
8 9 (11.69%) ERP
8 9 (11.69%) Use Case
8 9 (11.69%) QA
8 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
8 9 (11.69%) SDLC
9 8 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 8 (10.39%) SQL
9 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
10 7 (9.09%) BDD
10 7 (9.09%) Change Control
10 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 6 (7.79%) Cucumber

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 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS Office
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project
4 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP BPC
1 4 (5.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.30%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (5.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.30%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (5.19%) MPLS
2 3 (3.90%) 802.15
2 3 (3.90%) DNS
2 3 (3.90%) Internet
2 3 (3.90%) IPv6
2 3 (3.90%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) PuTTY
3 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) BGP
4 1 (1.30%) H.323
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
4 1 (1.30%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Selenium
1 11 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.90%) JIRA
5 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.30%) Hudson
7 1 (1.30%) JMeter
7 1 (1.30%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.30%) TestRail
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Analyst
2 24 (31.17%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Consultant
4 7 (9.09%) Tester
5 6 (7.79%) SAP Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Developer in Test
8 3 (3.90%) Data Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Migration Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Software Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Software Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) SOAP
1 11 (14.29%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
1 5 (6.49%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Unix
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) CentOS
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.18%) Migration
3 11 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
5 9 (11.69%) ERP
5 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
5 9 (11.69%) SDLC
5 9 (11.69%) Use Case
6 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
6 8 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.09%) BDD
7 7 (9.09%) Change Control
7 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.49%) Defect Management
8 5 (6.49%) Scrum
8 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
9 4 (5.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) Java
2 8 (10.39%) SQL
3 5 (6.49%) Ruby
4 4 (5.19%) C#
5 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.60%) C
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (6.49%) ISEB
5 3 (3.90%) CISA
5 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.90%) PMP
6 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) ACCA
7 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 8 (10.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (6.49%) Data Quality
4 4 (5.19%) GPG13
4 4 (5.19%) GxP
4 4 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.30%) FedRAMP
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) SAP
2 6 (7.79%) HP
3 4 (5.19%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.19%) Blue Coat
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco
4 3 (3.90%) Concur
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.30%) Juniper
6 1 (1.30%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat