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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 87 72 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.62% 2.01% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.63% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 20
Median daily rate £401 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £413 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
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
1907 1939 1887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.10% 76.34% 74.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 996 926
Median daily rate £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 57 42
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.41 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £40.90 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -25 11 £360 +2.85%
Bracknell -1 6 £425 - 1
Maidenhead 0 4 £270 -11.03% 1
Slough +9 3 £400 +39.13%
Wokingham - 2 £511 -
Newbury -1 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (16.00%) Migration
2 12 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
4 10 (13.33%) Java
4 10 (13.33%) SAP
4 10 (13.33%) Cisco
4 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 9 (12.00%) Finance
5 9 (12.00%) Selenium
5 9 (12.00%) Degree
6 8 (10.67%) Firewall
6 8 (10.67%) Internet
6 8 (10.67%) MPLS
6 8 (10.67%) XML
6 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (9.33%) Functional Testing
7 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
7 7 (9.33%) Test Strategy
7 7 (9.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (9.33%) Cucumber
7 7 (9.33%) BDD
7 7 (9.33%) SOAP
8 6 (8.00%) Use Case
8 6 (8.00%) Ruby
8 6 (8.00%) SQL
8 6 (8.00%) Linux

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 (2.67%) Apache
1 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 3 (4.00%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (4.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (10.67%) Firewall
1 8 (10.67%) Internet
1 8 (10.67%) MPLS
2 5 (6.67%) VPN
2 5 (6.67%) ZigBee
3 3 (4.00%) 802.15
3 3 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (4.00%) IPv6
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.33%) BGP
5 1 (1.33%) H.323
5 1 (1.33%) IPsec
5 1 (1.33%) Network Security
5 1 (1.33%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Selenium
2 7 (9.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.00%) LabVIEW
5 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (40.00%) Analyst
2 21 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Architect
4 7 (9.33%) Security Architect
4 7 (9.33%) Tester
5 6 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Developer in Test
8 3 (4.00%) ArcSight Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Migration Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.00%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) XML
2 7 (9.33%) SOAP
3 4 (5.33%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.00%) 802.1X
4 3 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) CentOS
2 5 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.00%) Migration
3 11 (14.67%) Regression Testing
4 9 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.33%) BDD
6 7 (9.33%) Functional Testing
6 7 (9.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.00%) Use Case
7 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.67%) Defect Management
8 5 (6.67%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Test Planning
9 4 (5.33%) Change Control
9 4 (5.33%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.33%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.33%) SDLC
9 4 (5.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) Java
2 6 (8.00%) Ruby
2 6 (8.00%) SQL
3 4 (5.33%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.00%) Degree
4 3 (4.00%) CISA
4 3 (4.00%) ISEB
4 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) GPG13
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (5.33%) GxP
2 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.33%) FedRAMP
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Cisco
1 10 (13.33%) SAP
2 5 (6.67%) ArcSight
2 5 (6.67%) HP
2 5 (6.67%) Palo Alto
2 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (4.00%) Concur
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.33%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.33%) Juniper
6 1 (1.33%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle
6 1 (1.33%) Remedy