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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 87 94 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.36% 1.23% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.61% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 10
Median daily rate £325 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +8.92%
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
1833 1985 1868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.68% 76.14% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1145 915
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 69 23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 12 £288 -19.01%
Bracknell - 5 £303 - 2
Slough +1 4 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
3 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 14 (20.00%) Migration
4 14 (20.00%) Java
4 14 (20.00%) SAP
4 14 (20.00%) SOAP
4 14 (20.00%) XML
5 13 (18.57%) Unix
5 13 (18.57%) Integration Testing
6 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (17.14%) Use Case
7 11 (15.71%) Selenium
7 11 (15.71%) Data Migration
7 11 (15.71%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Finance
8 10 (14.29%) SQL
9 9 (12.86%) ERP
9 9 (12.86%) Degree
9 9 (12.86%) SDLC
10 8 (11.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 7 (10.00%) ISEB
11 7 (10.00%) Change Control
11 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.00%) BDD
12 6 (8.57%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (8.57%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) SAP BPC
1 4 (5.71%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (5.71%) SaaS
3 1 (1.43%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.43%) 802.15
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) IPv6
3 1 (1.43%) MPLS
3 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (15.71%) Selenium
3 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.71%) JIRA
6 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.86%) Hudson
7 2 (2.86%) JMeter
8 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.43%) TestRail
8 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Analyst
2 25 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Tester
4 7 (10.00%) Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) SOAP
1 14 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Smart Meter
1 4 (5.71%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Unix
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (20.00%) Migration
3 13 (18.57%) Integration Testing
4 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.14%) Use Case
5 11 (15.71%) Data Migration
5 11 (15.71%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 9 (12.86%) ERP
7 9 (12.86%) SDLC
8 7 (10.00%) BDD
8 7 (10.00%) Change Control
8 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.14%) Defect Management
10 5 (7.14%) Scrum
10 5 (7.14%) Test Management
10 5 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) Java
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) C
5 2 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) Degree
4 7 (10.00%) ISEB
5 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.29%) CISA
6 3 (4.29%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.29%) PMP
7 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.43%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (8.57%) QA
3 5 (7.14%) Data Quality
4 4 (5.71%) GxP
4 4 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.86%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Concur
4 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com