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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 83 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 1.64% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.19% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 25
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£355 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
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
1887 1869 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.54% 74.70% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 892 767
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.74% -43.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.47 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 21 £355 +18.33% 3
Slough +8 8 £175 -31.37%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (29.90%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (28.87%) QA
3 27 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.84%) Test Automation
4 25 (25.77%) Selenium
4 25 (25.77%) HP
5 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
6 23 (23.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (21.65%) WebDriver
7 21 (21.65%) ISEB
8 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
8 19 (19.59%) ISTQB
9 16 (16.49%) Integration Testing
9 16 (16.49%) BDD
10 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
10 15 (15.46%) C#
10 15 (15.46%) XML
11 14 (14.43%) Scrum
12 13 (13.40%) SQL
12 13 (13.40%) SoapUI
12 13 (13.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (12.37%) Cucumber
13 12 (12.37%) Software Testing
14 11 (11.34%) Java
14 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
14 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
14 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (11.34%) Test Planning
14 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (10.31%) SOAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.25%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.03%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.03%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
1 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) GPRS
2 7 (7.22%) GSM
2 7 (7.22%) UMTS
2 7 (7.22%) RTP
2 7 (7.22%) Wireless
3 6 (6.19%) VoIP
4 5 (5.15%) CDMA
4 5 (5.15%) RTCP
4 5 (5.15%) LTE
4 5 (5.15%) VoLTE
5 3 (3.09%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (3.09%) 3G
5 3 (3.09%) IPv6
6 2 (2.06%) DNS
6 2 (2.06%) 3GPP
6 2 (2.06%) 802.15
6 2 (2.06%) MGCP
6 2 (2.06%) SS7
6 2 (2.06%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.06%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) DB2
2 3 (3.09%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Selenium
2 21 (21.65%) WebDriver
3 13 (13.40%) SoapUI
4 12 (12.37%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.22%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.19%) JIRA
8 5 (5.15%) Fiddler
8 5 (5.15%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.09%) JBehave
9 3 (3.09%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.09%) Subversion
10 2 (2.06%) TestPartner
10 2 (2.06%) JMeter
10 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.03%) MSI
11 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.03%) WinRunner
General
1 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.19%) Billing
3 4 (4.12%) Finance
4 3 (3.09%) Games
4 3 (3.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Analyst
2 37 (38.14%) Test Analyst
3 24 (24.74%) Tester
4 15 (15.46%) Test Leader
5 11 (11.34%) Software Tester
6 9 (9.28%) Automation Tester
7 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Project Leader
10 2 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Security Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Consultant
10 2 (2.06%) Developer
10 2 (2.06%) Senior Data Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Data Migration Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) XML
2 10 (10.31%) SOAP
3 8 (8.25%) XSD
3 8 (8.25%) HTML
3 8 (8.25%) WCF
4 4 (4.12%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.09%) RESTful
5 3 (3.09%) Flash
5 3 (3.09%) .NET
5 3 (3.09%) J2EE
5 3 (3.09%) Web Services
6 2 (2.06%) XMPP
6 2 (2.06%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.03%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.03%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.03%) XSL
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.15%) Smart Meter
4 3 (3.09%) STB
5 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.03%) IPTV
6 1 (1.03%) PDA
6 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Handset
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Android
2 6 (6.19%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.12%) UNIX
3 4 (4.12%) Windows
4 1 (1.03%) AIX
4 1 (1.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (27.84%) Test Automation
2 23 (23.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (16.49%) Integration Testing
3 16 (16.49%) BDD
4 14 (14.43%) Scrum
5 12 (12.37%) Software Testing
6 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.34%) Test Planning
7 10 (10.31%) Test Management
8 9 (9.28%) Automated Testing
9 8 (8.25%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.25%) Data Protection
9 8 (8.25%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (7.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (7.22%) System Testing
10 7 (7.22%) User Stories
10 7 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (7.22%) Project Management
10 7 (7.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) C#
2 13 (13.40%) SQL
3 11 (11.34%) Java
4 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.03%) C++
5 1 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) XPath
5 1 (1.03%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.65%) ISEB
3 19 (19.59%) ISTQB
3 19 (19.59%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.15%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) MCTS
7 1 (1.03%) MCITP
7 1 (1.03%) HND
7 1 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.87%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) GxP
2 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) GMP
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Firmware
1 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (29.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) Netcool
3 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (25.77%) HP
2 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.31%) SAP
4 5 (5.15%) Citrix
5 4 (4.12%) Capita
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco
7 2 (2.06%) VMware
7 2 (2.06%) RedPrairie
7 2 (2.06%) F5
7 2 (2.06%) Talend
7 2 (2.06%) JDA
7 2 (2.06%) Veritas
7 2 (2.06%) Remedy
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle
7 2 (2.06%) Siebel
7 2 (2.06%) ExactTarget
8 1 (1.03%) Cognos
8 1 (1.03%) McAfee
8 1 (1.03%) Verint
8 1 (1.03%) IBM
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