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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 63 90
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 43 68 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.66% 2.58% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 3.52% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 12
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£388 £334 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.10% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £238 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
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 £32.50 £25.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +9.89%
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
1795 1933 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.28% 73.47% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 978 631
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 68
Average hourly rate £20.13 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £126.10 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 28 January 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 25 £368 +12.44% 9
Slough -6 3 - - 1
Maidenhead +1 2 £419 +101.32% 1
Newbury 0 1 - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) Telecoms
2 15 (25.86%) Scrum
3 14 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (20.69%) SQL
5 11 (18.97%) Selenium
5 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (17.24%) Test Management
6 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.24%) V-Model
6 10 (17.24%) ISEB
6 10 (17.24%) TestDirector
7 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
7 9 (15.52%) JIRA
7 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
8 8 (13.79%) Java
8 8 (13.79%) Validation
8 8 (13.79%) TDD
9 7 (12.07%) Marketing
9 7 (12.07%) Windows
9 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
9 7 (12.07%) QA
9 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
10 6 (10.34%) Web Testing
10 6 (10.34%) CRM
10 6 (10.34%) Finance
10 6 (10.34%) Billing
10 6 (10.34%) Logistics
11 5 (8.62%) Migration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (1.72%) CMS
1 1 (1.72%) Apache
1 1 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) WordPress
1 1 (1.72%) Joomla!
1 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Wireshark
2 4 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.45%) GGSN
3 2 (3.45%) SGSN
3 2 (3.45%) LTE
3 2 (3.45%) Packet Switching
3 2 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) 2G
4 1 (1.72%) 3G
4 1 (1.72%) GSM
4 1 (1.72%) UMTS
4 1 (1.72%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.72%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) DB2
1 1 (1.72%) DataStage
1 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) TestDirector
3 9 (15.52%) JIRA
4 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (8.62%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.17%) TestPartner
6 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.72%) Subversion
8 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.72%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (25.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.07%) Marketing
3 6 (10.34%) Finance
3 6 (10.34%) Billing
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Tester
4 10 (17.24%) Test Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) DataStage Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) Ajax
2 1 (1.72%) XML-RPC
2 1 (1.72%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.72%) RSS
2 1 (1.72%) Flash
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) SOAP
2 1 (1.72%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (1.72%) jQuery
2 1 (1.72%) Yii
2 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.45%) EMC Centera
3 1 (1.72%) PKI
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Handset
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.72%) Life Science
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) UNIX
3 4 (6.90%) Android
3 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.86%) Scrum
3 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Test Management
4 10 (17.24%) V-Model
5 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
6 8 (13.79%) Validation
6 8 (13.79%) TDD
7 6 (10.34%) Web Testing
7 6 (10.34%) CRM
7 6 (10.34%) Logistics
8 5 (8.62%) Migration
8 5 (8.62%) System Testing
8 5 (8.62%) BDD
8 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.90%) Automation Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Project Management
9 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.62%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) RPG
6 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.45%) Perl
6 2 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) PHP5
7 1 (1.72%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
1 10 (17.24%) ISEB
2 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) HND
4 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.72%) Netcool
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.72%) cPanel
3 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) HP
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (3.45%) Isilon
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) EMC
3 2 (3.45%) Ariba
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
3 2 (3.45%) NetHawk
4 1 (1.72%) Remedy
4 1 (1.72%) McAfee
4 1 (1.72%) Veritas
4 1 (1.72%) Lotus
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
4 1 (1.72%) Sun
4 1 (1.72%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) Infor
4 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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