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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 84 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 43 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.34% 1.59% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.17% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 46
Average daily rate £400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.45 £113.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
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
2014 1984 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.14% 73.40% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1008 1038
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 10 £413 +32.00% 2
Bracknell +4 7 £381 -12.85%
Newbury +9 2 £369 -
Slough +5 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (17.65%) Firewall
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco
3 8 (15.69%) Degree
4 7 (13.73%) Selenium
4 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.73%) HP
4 7 (13.73%) ArcSight
5 6 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (11.76%) MPLS
5 6 (11.76%) Internet
5 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.80%) CentOS
6 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.80%) VPN
6 5 (9.80%) SAP
6 5 (9.80%) Linux
6 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Test Planning
6 5 (9.80%) GPG13
6 5 (9.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.80%) Smart Meter
7 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.84%) BDD
7 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
7 4 (7.84%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.84%) Telecoms

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (3.92%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP FI
2 3 (5.88%) SAP CO
2 3 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (3.92%) Endur
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.96%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (11.76%) Internet
2 6 (11.76%) MPLS
3 5 (9.80%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) ZigBee
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.92%) DOCSIS
5 2 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) 802.15
6 1 (1.96%) BGP
6 1 (1.96%) DNS
6 1 (1.96%) DVB
6 1 (1.96%) IPsec
6 1 (1.96%) IPv6
6 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Selenium
2 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.88%) LabVIEW
3 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
4 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Front Office
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 8 (15.69%) Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) ArcSight Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) SAP FI Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) ArcSight Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) SAP CO Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Software Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (9.80%) Smart Meter
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) STB
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) DTV
5 1 (1.96%) IPTV
5 1 (1.96%) Life Science
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) MPEG
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) CentOS
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
3 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
4 5 (9.80%) Test Planning
4 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
5 4 (7.84%) BDD
5 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 3 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) UML
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Network Design
7 2 (3.92%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.92%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Ruby
2 3 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) VBA
4 1 (1.96%) C
4 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) SAP Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) GPG13
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.88%) SELinux
3 2 (3.92%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco
2 7 (13.73%) ArcSight
2 7 (13.73%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.80%) SAP
4 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
4 4 (7.84%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.92%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.96%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
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