The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 41 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 1.92% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.81% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £193 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1673 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.29% 68.40% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 730 806
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 14 £300 -25.00% 3
Bracknell +3 5 £350 -3.44% 2
Slough -6 2 £255 -19.30%
Newbury - 1 £90 -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 25 (33.33%) Windows
2 23 (30.67%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (24.00%) HP
5 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
6 16 (21.33%) Test Strategy
6 16 (21.33%) Oracle
7 15 (20.00%) SQL
7 15 (20.00%) TestDirector
8 14 (18.67%) ISEB
8 14 (18.67%) Telecoms
8 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
8 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
9 13 (17.33%) Test Automation
9 13 (17.33%) Test Management
10 12 (16.00%) VMware
10 12 (16.00%) QA
10 12 (16.00%) Selenium
11 11 (14.67%) Scrum
12 10 (13.33%) Active Directory
13 9 (12.00%) Billing
13 9 (12.00%) C#
13 9 (12.00%) CRM
14 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.67%) Firewall
14 8 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (9.33%) V-Model
15 7 (9.33%) WinRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.33%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.33%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.33%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Firewall
2 5 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (5.33%) Wireless
3 4 (5.33%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (5.33%) GGSN
3 4 (5.33%) SGSN
4 3 (4.00%) ZigBee
4 3 (4.00%) LTE
4 3 (4.00%) MGW
4 3 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.00%) GPRS
4 3 (4.00%) VPN
4 3 (4.00%) DMZ
4 3 (4.00%) MPLS
5 2 (2.67%) DNS
5 2 (2.67%) IPv6
5 2 (2.67%) 3GPP
5 2 (2.67%) UMTS
5 2 (2.67%) WAN
5 2 (2.67%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.33%) DataStage
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) DB2
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) TestDirector
2 12 (16.00%) Selenium
3 8 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (9.33%) WinRunner
5 5 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.00%) TestNG
6 3 (4.00%) JUnit
6 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.00%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.67%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.67%) JIRA
8 1 (1.33%) JBehave
8 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 14 (18.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.00%) Billing
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 6 (8.00%) Marketing
4 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.00%) Electronics
6 2 (2.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Analyst
2 22 (29.33%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Test Manager
4 10 (13.33%) Consultant
4 10 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Tester
6 6 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) QA Leader
9 3 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Business Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Programme Test Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Performance Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Senior QA Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 3 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
3 2 (2.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.33%) VXML
4 1 (1.33%) XMPP
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (1.33%) DOM
4 1 (1.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Firmware
1 3 (4.00%) Clustering
1 3 (4.00%) Open Source
2 2 (2.67%) DTV
2 2 (2.67%) Statistics
2 2 (2.67%) FMCG
2 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Replication
3 1 (1.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (9.33%) UNIX
3 6 (8.00%) AIX
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.33%) Linux
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.67%) Solaris
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (21.33%) Test Strategy
3 13 (17.33%) Test Management
3 13 (17.33%) Test Automation
4 11 (14.67%) Scrum
5 9 (12.00%) CRM
6 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) V-Model
7 6 (8.00%) Time Management
8 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.67%) High Availability
8 5 (6.67%) User Stories
8 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.67%) Validation
9 4 (5.33%) Use Case
9 4 (5.33%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.00%) C#
3 7 (9.33%) Java
4 6 (8.00%) Perl
5 5 (6.67%) VB
5 5 (6.67%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.33%) RPG
7 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.33%) XPath
8 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) ISEB
2 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.00%) CCNA
5 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) Degree
7 1 (1.33%) CCIE
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.33%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.00%) Netcool
2 3 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) HP
2 16 (21.33%) Oracle
3 12 (16.00%) VMware
4 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.00%) Cisco
6 4 (5.33%) SAP
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix
7 3 (4.00%) Veritas
7 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.00%) McAfee
8 2 (2.67%) IBM
9 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.33%) Manugistics
9 1 (1.33%) Lotus
9 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.33%) NetHawk
9 1 (1.33%) Agilent
9 1 (1.33%) Comverse
9 1 (1.33%) Verint