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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 88 94
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 1.03% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.32% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 11
Median daily rate £525 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £267 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
1590 1896 1865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.67% 78.44% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 993 989
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 75 22
Median hourly rate £23.34 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -8.19% 1
Reading 0 3 £550 +37.50% 1
Windsor 0 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (16.67%) BDD
3 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
4 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) Java
4 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
4 5 (13.89%) Office 365
4 5 (13.89%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
5 4 (11.11%) ISEB
5 4 (11.11%) Finance
5 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Taleo
5 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Selenium
5 4 (11.11%) Use Case
6 3 (8.33%) Test Management
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration

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 (5.56%) Documentum
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) Taleo
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.11%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) Hudson
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) SilkTest
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) SAP Manager
8 1 (2.78%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Software Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
1 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
2 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) BDD
2 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
3 5 (13.89%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Use Case
5 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Data Management
5 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Test Management
5 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) C#
1 5 (13.89%) Java
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) GPG13
1 2 (5.56%) QA
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) ArcSight
3 2 (5.56%) PTC
3 2 (5.56%) Saba
4 1 (2.78%) Concur
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
4 1 (2.78%) Progress
4 1 (2.78%) webMethods
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