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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 93 92 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 32 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 1.19% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.60% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 29
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£355 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £383 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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
1901 1816 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.92% 74.82% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 895 829
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +3 17 £355 -11.25% 3
Slough +7 9 £175 -31.37%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
4 22 (27.16%) HP
5 20 (24.69%) QA
5 20 (24.69%) Selenium
6 18 (22.22%) ISEB
6 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 17 (20.99%) ISTQB
8 16 (19.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (19.75%) WebDriver
9 15 (18.52%) BDD
10 14 (17.28%) Integration Testing
10 14 (17.28%) SQL
10 14 (17.28%) XML
11 13 (16.05%) C#
11 13 (16.05%) Scrum
11 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
12 11 (13.58%) SoapUI
12 11 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
12 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.35%) Java
13 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.35%) SAP
13 10 (12.35%) SOAP
13 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
13 10 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (12.35%) Cucumber
14 9 (11.11%) Test Planning

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) UMTS
1 7 (8.64%) GPRS
1 7 (8.64%) Wireless
2 4 (4.94%) RTCP
2 4 (4.94%) RTP
2 4 (4.94%) LTE
2 4 (4.94%) VoLTE
2 4 (4.94%) GSM
2 4 (4.94%) VoIP
2 4 (4.94%) CDMA
3 3 (3.70%) DNS
3 3 (3.70%) IPv6
3 3 (3.70%) 3GPP
3 3 (3.70%) 802.15
3 3 (3.70%) Wireshark
3 3 (3.70%) ZigBee
3 3 (3.70%) HSPA
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) DOCSIS
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) DB2
2 3 (3.70%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Selenium
2 16 (19.75%) WebDriver
3 11 (13.58%) SoapUI
4 10 (12.35%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.17%) Fiddler
6 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.17%) HP UFT
7 4 (4.94%) JIRA
8 3 (3.70%) Bugzilla
8 3 (3.70%) Subversion
8 3 (3.70%) JBehave
9 2 (2.47%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (2.47%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.47%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.23%) MSI
10 1 (1.23%) JMeter
10 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.23%) eggPlant
General
1 11 (13.58%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.41%) Billing
3 5 (6.17%) Finance
4 3 (3.70%) Games
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (51.85%) Analyst
2 37 (45.68%) Test Analyst
3 19 (23.46%) Tester
4 11 (13.58%) Test Leader
5 9 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.64%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Project Leader
8 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Senior Data Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Data Migration Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Security Analyst
10 1 (1.23%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) XML
2 10 (12.35%) SOAP
3 8 (9.88%) XSD
3 8 (9.88%) WCF
4 7 (8.64%) HTML
5 4 (4.94%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.70%) 802.1X
6 3 (3.70%) RESTful
6 3 (3.70%) Flash
6 3 (3.70%) J2EE
7 2 (2.47%) .NET
7 2 (2.47%) Web Services
8 1 (1.23%) XSL
8 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.23%) CSS
8 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.41%) Smart Meter
4 3 (3.70%) STB
5 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.23%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.23%) Handset
5 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Android
2 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.94%) UNIX
4 2 (2.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
3 16 (19.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (18.52%) BDD
5 14 (17.28%) Integration Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Scrum
7 10 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 8 (9.88%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (9.88%) Test Management
9 8 (9.88%) Data Protection
9 8 (9.88%) V-Model
9 8 (9.88%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.64%) User Stories
10 7 (8.64%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.64%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) C#
3 10 (12.35%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.23%) XPath
6 1 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
6 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) ISEB
1 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.17%) Degree
6 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.69%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) GxP
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) GMP
3 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) Netcool
2 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 22 (27.16%) HP
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.35%) SAP
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 4 (4.94%) Capita
5 2 (2.47%) F5
5 2 (2.47%) Talend
5 2 (2.47%) Remedy
5 2 (2.47%) Siebel
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos
6 1 (1.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.23%) Veritas
6 1 (1.23%) ExactTarget
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