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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 99 86 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 22 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 1.75% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.58% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 22
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£350 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £228 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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
1806 1744 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.68% 67.97% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 839 770
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Slough -8 2 £255 +2.00%
Bracknell -3 1 £350 +11.11% 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 21 (34.43%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (32.79%) Windows
3 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.87%) TestDirector
5 16 (26.23%) HP
5 16 (26.23%) Test Management
5 16 (26.23%) Test Strategy
6 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
6 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
8 12 (19.67%) Oracle
9 11 (18.03%) SQL
9 11 (18.03%) Scrum
9 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
10 10 (16.39%) QA
10 10 (16.39%) Finance
10 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.39%) ISEB
11 9 (14.75%) .NET
11 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
11 9 (14.75%) Billing
11 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
12 8 (13.11%) V-Model
12 8 (13.11%) VMware
12 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
13 7 (11.48%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
13 7 (11.48%) RPG
13 7 (11.48%) Marketing
13 7 (11.48%) Selenium

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) IIS
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.64%) WordPress
4 1 (1.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.64%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.64%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Firewall
2 4 (6.56%) Wireless
3 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.92%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (4.92%) GGSN
3 3 (4.92%) SGSN
3 3 (4.92%) ZigBee
3 3 (4.92%) LTE
3 3 (4.92%) GPRS
3 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 3 (4.92%) VPN
3 3 (4.92%) DMZ
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) IPv6
4 2 (3.28%) 3G
4 2 (3.28%) MPLS
4 2 (3.28%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.28%) UMTS
4 2 (3.28%) MGW
4 2 (3.28%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) DataStage
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) TestDirector
2 7 (11.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (11.48%) Selenium
3 6 (9.84%) WinRunner
4 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.92%) TestNG
4 3 (4.92%) JUnit
5 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.64%) JBehave
6 1 (1.64%) Robotium
6 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.64%) JMeter
6 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.64%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.39%) Finance
3 9 (14.75%) Billing
4 7 (11.48%) Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Electronics
5 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Test Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) Test Manager
4 9 (14.75%) Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Tester
6 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Programme Test Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Programme Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Tester
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) QA Leader
9 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Business Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) SOAP
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.64%) VXML
4 1 (1.64%) XML-RPC
4 1 (1.64%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) Yii
4 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) DOM
4 1 (1.64%) Flash
4 1 (1.64%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.64%) RSS
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Clustering
1 3 (4.92%) Open Source
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.28%) Firmware
2 2 (3.28%) DTV
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) IVR
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) AIX
2 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
3 5 (8.20%) UNIX
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.28%) Linux
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.64%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Test Management
2 16 (26.23%) Test Strategy
3 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Scrum
5 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.11%) V-Model
7 7 (11.48%) Test Planning
7 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Validation
8 6 (9.84%) CRM
9 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.20%) Time Management
10 4 (6.56%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.56%) System Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.56%) High Availability
10 4 (6.56%) Logistics
10 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 7 (11.48%) RPG
3 5 (8.20%) Python
3 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.20%) C#
3 5 (8.20%) Perl
4 4 (6.56%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) VB
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.64%) VBScript
7 1 (1.64%) XPath
7 1 (1.64%) PHP5
7 1 (1.64%) PHP4
7 1 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) ISEB
4 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) Degree
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.28%) CCNA
8 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.64%) PMP
8 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (34.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.92%) Netcool
2 3 (4.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) HP
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) VMware
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.56%) SAP
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) Veritas
5 3 (4.92%) McAfee
6 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.64%) Lotus
7 1 (1.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.64%) Agilent
7 1 (1.64%) Comverse
7 1 (1.64%) Rackspace