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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 62 87
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 53 74 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.84% 2.66% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 3.56% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £578 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.45 £113.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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
2005 2079 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.74% 74.76% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1083 615
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -35.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 27 £355 +9.23% 3
Slough -7 4 £240 +1.05% 1
Maidenhead +4 3 £330 +58.65% 2
Newbury -6 2 £158 -30.00% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (24.32%) Selenium
3 18 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (22.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
6 15 (20.27%) Scrum
7 13 (17.57%) SQL
8 12 (16.22%) Integration Testing
8 12 (16.22%) QA
9 11 (14.86%) JIRA
9 11 (14.86%) Test Management
9 11 (14.86%) ISEB
10 10 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
10 10 (13.51%) V-Model
11 9 (12.16%) Java
11 9 (12.16%) Windows
12 8 (10.81%) TDD
12 8 (10.81%) TestDirector
12 8 (10.81%) Validation
12 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
13 7 (9.46%) BDD
13 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing
13 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
13 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
13 7 (9.46%) C#
14 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
14 6 (8.11%) HP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (1.35%) IIS
1 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) MS Project
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Wireshark
2 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (5.41%) 3G
3 3 (4.05%) GSM
4 2 (2.70%) Packet Switching
4 2 (2.70%) MGCP
4 2 (2.70%) RTP
4 2 (2.70%) SS7
4 2 (2.70%) Wireless
4 2 (2.70%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (2.70%) GGSN
4 2 (2.70%) SGSN
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.70%) LTE
5 1 (1.35%) 4G
5 1 (1.35%) GPRS
5 1 (1.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.35%) 2G
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.35%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) DB2
1 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.35%) DataStage
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 18 (24.32%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) JIRA
3 10 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (10.81%) TestDirector
4 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.76%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.41%) TestPartner
7 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.70%) WinRunner
8 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.35%) JMeter
9 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (22.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Billing
3 5 (6.76%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Finance
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.27%) Tester
4 13 (17.57%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.46%) Software Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Applications Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Consultant
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) XMPP
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) EMC Centera
3 2 (2.70%) Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.35%) PDA
4 1 (1.35%) Life Science
4 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.35%) PKI
4 1 (1.35%) IPTV
4 1 (1.35%) Handset
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) UNIX
3 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (20.27%) Scrum
4 12 (16.22%) Integration Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Test Management
6 10 (13.51%) V-Model
7 8 (10.81%) TDD
7 8 (10.81%) Validation
8 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.46%) BDD
8 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.11%) System Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Web Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Migration
10 5 (6.76%) CRM
10 5 (6.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) Java
3 7 (9.46%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.70%) Python
5 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.35%) RPG
6 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) ISEB
3 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
7 3 (4.05%) HND
8 2 (2.70%) Degree
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.70%) VCP4
9 1 (1.35%) CBAP
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.35%) MCTS
9 1 (1.35%) MCITP
9 1 (1.35%) MCSE
9 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (25.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.70%) Netcool
2 2 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) HP
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (4.05%) SAP
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco
4 2 (2.70%) IBM
4 2 (2.70%) EMC
4 2 (2.70%) Citrix
4 2 (2.70%) Ariba
4 2 (2.70%) JDA
4 2 (2.70%) Veritas
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee
4 2 (2.70%) RedPrairie
4 2 (2.70%) Isilon
4 2 (2.70%) NetHawk
5 1 (1.35%) Infor
5 1 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.35%) Verint
5 1 (1.35%) ExactTarget
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
Vadis People
Rate: £0 - £382 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £485 per day
Posted: 24 days ago