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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 69 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 52 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.06% 1.38% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.93% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £398 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
1823 1809 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.14% 71.53% 69.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 885 682
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +13 26 £350 +16.66% 3
Bracknell -5 4 - -
Maidenhead - 4 £304 -
Newbury +1 3 £135 -38.28%
Slough +3 2 £288 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 33 (32.04%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (27.18%) Selenium
4 27 (26.21%) QA
5 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
5 26 (25.24%) HP
6 23 (22.33%) ISEB
6 23 (22.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.45%) Integration Testing
8 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared
8 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
9 17 (16.50%) Scrum
9 17 (16.50%) Test Automation
10 16 (15.53%) SQL
11 15 (14.56%) ISTQB
12 14 (13.59%) WebDriver
12 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.62%) XML
13 13 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (11.65%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (11.65%) JIRA
14 12 (11.65%) Software Testing
15 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (9.71%) BDD
16 10 (9.71%) SoapUI
16 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (9.71%) Test Management
16 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
17 9 (8.74%) Java
17 9 (8.74%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (7.77%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Agresso
1 1 (0.97%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) GSM
2 7 (6.80%) RTP
2 7 (6.80%) Wireless
2 7 (6.80%) LTE
3 6 (5.83%) UMTS
3 6 (5.83%) VoIP
3 6 (5.83%) GPRS
4 5 (4.85%) VoLTE
4 5 (4.85%) CDMA
4 5 (4.85%) RTCP
4 5 (4.85%) Wireshark
5 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.88%) 3G
6 3 (2.91%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.94%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (1.94%) GGSN
7 2 (1.94%) SGSN
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.94%) SS7
7 2 (1.94%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) DB2
2 3 (2.91%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (27.18%) Selenium
2 14 (13.59%) WebDriver
3 12 (11.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (11.65%) JIRA
4 10 (9.71%) SoapUI
4 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.83%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.85%) Fiddler
6 5 (4.85%) TestPartner
7 4 (3.88%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.91%) JBehave
8 3 (2.91%) Subversion
9 2 (1.94%) JMeter
9 2 (1.94%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.94%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.94%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.77%) Billing
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Finance
5 2 (1.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.94%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.97%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Analyst
2 30 (29.13%) Test Analyst
3 23 (22.33%) Tester
4 16 (15.53%) Test Leader
5 12 (11.65%) Software Tester
5 12 (11.65%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.88%) Automation Tester
8 3 (2.91%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.91%) Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Project Leader
8 3 (2.91%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (1.94%) AWS Developer
9 2 (1.94%) Applications Tester
9 2 (1.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (1.94%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Senior Applications Engineer
9 2 (1.94%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) XML
2 8 (7.77%) WCF
2 8 (7.77%) XSD
2 8 (7.77%) SOAP
3 6 (5.83%) HTML
4 4 (3.88%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.91%) J2EE
5 3 (2.91%) Flash
5 3 (2.91%) RESTful
6 2 (1.94%) XMPP
6 2 (1.94%) .NET
7 1 (0.97%) Web Services
7 1 (0.97%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.94%) STB
4 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Handset
4 2 (1.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) Life Science
5 1 (0.97%) PKI
5 1 (0.97%) IPTV
5 1 (0.97%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.77%) Windows
2 6 (5.83%) UNIX
3 5 (4.85%) Android
4 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.91%) Linux
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (18.45%) Integration Testing
4 17 (16.50%) Scrum
4 17 (16.50%) Test Automation
5 12 (11.65%) Software Testing
6 10 (9.71%) BDD
6 10 (9.71%) Test Management
7 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.74%) Project Management
7 9 (8.74%) System Testing
7 9 (8.74%) TDD
7 9 (8.74%) Automated Testing
8 8 (7.77%) Test Planning
8 8 (7.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (6.80%) Automation Testing
9 7 (6.80%) Regression Testing
9 7 (6.80%) V-Model
9 7 (6.80%) Test Strategy
10 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) SQL
2 9 (8.74%) Java
3 8 (7.77%) C#
4 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) Python
5 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.94%) Perl
7 1 (0.97%) C++
7 1 (0.97%) PHP
7 1 (0.97%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (22.33%) ISEB
3 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.56%) ISTQB
5 13 (12.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.83%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.88%) Degree
8 3 (2.91%) HND
9 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.97%) MCSE
10 1 (0.97%) MCSA
10 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.97%) CBAP
10 1 (0.97%) MCTS
10 1 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (26.21%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.94%) GxP
3 1 (0.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.97%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (32.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.91%) Netcool
3 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 26 (25.24%) HP
2 14 (13.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) SAP
4 6 (5.83%) Citrix
5 3 (2.91%) Cisco
5 3 (2.91%) Veritas
5 3 (2.91%) Capita
6 2 (1.94%) NetHawk
6 2 (1.94%) RedPrairie
6 2 (1.94%) McAfee
6 2 (1.94%) Ariba
6 2 (1.94%) JDA
6 2 (1.94%) Siebel
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle
7 1 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.97%) Cognos
7 1 (0.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.97%) Remedy
7 1 (0.97%) VMware
7 1 (0.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks