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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 71 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 69 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.29% 1.98% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 2.71% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 17
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£325 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £593 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.84% -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.45 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
2097 2141 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.74% 73.12% 69.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 1114 669
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 57
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £123.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +19 35 £353 +8.46% 3
Maidenhead +12 6 £321 +52.85% 1
Slough -4 4 £240 +1.05%
Newbury -10 4 £135 -40.00%
Hungerford - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.98%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
4 23 (24.47%) Selenium
5 20 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (20.21%) Scrum
7 18 (19.15%) QA
8 17 (18.09%) Telecoms
8 17 (18.09%) ISEB
9 16 (17.02%) HP
9 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
10 13 (13.83%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.77%) WebDriver
11 12 (12.77%) JIRA
11 12 (12.77%) Software Testing
11 12 (12.77%) SQL
12 11 (11.70%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
12 11 (11.70%) Integration Testing
12 11 (11.70%) BDD
13 10 (10.64%) C#
13 10 (10.64%) Java
14 9 (9.57%) Windows
14 9 (9.57%) V-Model
14 9 (9.57%) Test Management
14 9 (9.57%) TDD
15 8 (8.51%) Cucumber
15 8 (8.51%) Automation Testing
15 8 (8.51%) GSM
15 8 (8.51%) Project Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Agresso
1 1 (1.06%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) GSM
2 7 (7.45%) RTP
2 7 (7.45%) Wireless
2 7 (7.45%) LTE
3 6 (6.38%) UMTS
3 6 (6.38%) VoIP
3 6 (6.38%) GPRS
4 5 (5.32%) RTCP
4 5 (5.32%) CDMA
4 5 (5.32%) VoLTE
4 5 (5.32%) Wireshark
5 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.26%) 3G
6 2 (2.13%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (2.13%) GGSN
6 2 (2.13%) SGSN
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.13%) Packet Switching
6 2 (2.13%) MGCP
6 2 (2.13%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) MySQL
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) Selenium
2 12 (12.77%) WebDriver
2 12 (12.77%) JIRA
3 11 (11.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.32%) TestDirector
6 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.32%) TestPartner
6 5 (5.32%) Fiddler
7 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.13%) WinRunner
8 2 (2.13%) JMeter
9 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.06%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.06%) NeoLoad
General
1 17 (18.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) Billing
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Finance
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Analyst
2 25 (26.60%) Test Analyst
3 22 (23.40%) Tester
4 14 (14.89%) Test Engineer
5 12 (12.77%) Software Tester
6 8 (8.51%) Test Leader
7 7 (7.45%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) Project Leader
10 3 (3.19%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (3.19%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (2.13%) Senior Applications Engineer
11 2 (2.13%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) XML
2 5 (5.32%) SOAP
2 5 (5.32%) XSD
2 5 (5.32%) WCF
3 3 (3.19%) HTML
4 2 (2.13%) XMPP
4 2 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (1.06%) XSL
5 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.13%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.13%) Handset
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) EMC Centera
3 2 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.06%) PKI
4 1 (1.06%) IPTV
4 1 (1.06%) PDA
4 1 (1.06%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.26%) Android
2 4 (4.26%) UNIX
2 4 (4.26%) Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.13%) AIX
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (20.21%) Scrum
4 13 (13.83%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.77%) Software Testing
6 11 (11.70%) Integration Testing
6 11 (11.70%) BDD
7 9 (9.57%) V-Model
7 9 (9.57%) Test Management
7 9 (9.57%) TDD
8 8 (8.51%) Automation Testing
8 8 (8.51%) Project Management
9 6 (6.38%) System Testing
9 6 (6.38%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.38%) Validation
9 6 (6.38%) Migration
9 6 (6.38%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.32%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 10 (10.64%) C#
2 10 (10.64%) Java
3 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.13%) Perl
4 2 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (1.06%) PHP
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.06%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.06%) Ruby
5 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) ISEB
3 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.45%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.19%) HND
7 2 (2.13%) Degree
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.06%) MCSE
8 1 (1.06%) MCSA
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.06%) CBAP
8 1 (1.06%) MCTS
8 1 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.15%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) GxP
2 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.06%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (32.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.19%) Netcool
3 2 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.06%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) HP
2 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.38%) SAP
4 3 (3.19%) Cisco
4 3 (3.19%) Veritas
4 3 (3.19%) Citrix
5 2 (2.13%) NetHawk
5 2 (2.13%) Isilon
5 2 (2.13%) RedPrairie
5 2 (2.13%) EMC
5 2 (2.13%) Ariba
5 2 (2.13%) JDA
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.13%) McAfee
6 1 (1.06%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) Sun
6 1 (1.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.06%) Verint
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