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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 93 72
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 61 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.18% 1.26% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 1.77% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.80% +18.75%
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
1977 1921 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.68% 71.28% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1054 969 691
Average daily rate £400 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 41 54
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 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 1 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 +7 27 £350 -5.40% 2
Bracknell +1 8 £438 +51.12%
Maidenhead - 5 £260 -
Newbury -7 4 £146 -35.00% 1
Slough -6 3 £288 +21.05% 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.81%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (26.92%) Selenium
4 26 (25.00%) QA
4 26 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 25 (24.04%) ISEB
6 24 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (21.15%) HP
8 20 (19.23%) Scrum
9 19 (18.27%) Telecoms
10 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
11 16 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 15 (14.42%) WebDriver
12 15 (14.42%) Integration Testing
12 15 (14.42%) ISTQB
12 15 (14.42%) SQL
13 13 (12.50%) Java
13 13 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.54%) BDD
14 12 (11.54%) JIRA
14 12 (11.54%) TDD
14 12 (11.54%) Software Testing
15 10 (9.62%) Test Management
15 10 (9.62%) C#
15 10 (9.62%) XML
15 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (8.65%) Windows
16 9 (8.65%) System Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.77%) MS Office
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Agresso
1 1 (0.96%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) GSM
2 7 (6.73%) Wireless
2 7 (6.73%) RTP
2 7 (6.73%) LTE
3 6 (5.77%) GPRS
3 6 (5.77%) UMTS
3 6 (5.77%) VoIP
4 5 (4.81%) RTCP
4 5 (4.81%) CDMA
4 5 (4.81%) Wireshark
4 5 (4.81%) VoLTE
5 4 (3.85%) 3G
5 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.92%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (1.92%) GGSN
6 2 (1.92%) SGSN
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.92%) Packet Switching
6 2 (1.92%) SS7
6 2 (1.92%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) DB2
2 3 (2.88%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (26.92%) Selenium
2 15 (14.42%) WebDriver
3 12 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (11.54%) JIRA
4 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.73%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.81%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.81%) Fiddler
6 5 (4.81%) TestPartner
7 4 (3.85%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.88%) JBehave
8 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.88%) Subversion
9 2 (1.92%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.92%) JMeter
10 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.96%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.96%) eggPlant
General
1 19 (18.27%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.69%) Billing
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Finance
5 2 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Automotive
6 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (30.77%) Analyst
2 26 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 24 (23.08%) Tester
4 14 (13.46%) Test Leader
5 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.54%) Software Tester
7 8 (7.69%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.85%) Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Project Leader
10 3 (2.88%) Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) AWS Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Selenium Tester
11 2 (1.92%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (1.92%) Telecoms Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Cisco Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Senior Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) XML
2 6 (5.77%) HTML
3 5 (4.81%) SOAP
3 5 (4.81%) XSD
3 5 (4.81%) WCF
4 3 (2.88%) J2EE
4 3 (2.88%) Flash
4 3 (2.88%) RESTful
4 3 (2.88%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.92%) XMPP
5 2 (1.92%) .NET
6 1 (0.96%) XSL
6 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.92%) Handset
3 2 (1.92%) EMC Centera
3 2 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.96%) PDA
4 1 (0.96%) PKI
4 1 (0.96%) IPTV
4 1 (0.96%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) UNIX
3 5 (4.81%) Android
4 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.85%) Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.92%) AIX
5 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (19.23%) Scrum
4 16 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 15 (14.42%) Integration Testing
6 12 (11.54%) BDD
6 12 (11.54%) TDD
6 12 (11.54%) Software Testing
7 10 (9.62%) Test Management
8 9 (8.65%) System Testing
8 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
9 8 (7.69%) V-Model
9 8 (7.69%) Project Management
9 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.73%) Automation Testing
10 7 (6.73%) Test Planning
10 7 (6.73%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.77%) Test Strategy
11 6 (5.77%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.42%) SQL
2 13 (12.50%) Java
3 10 (9.62%) C#
4 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.88%) Python
6 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.96%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.04%) ISEB
3 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.42%) ISTQB
5 13 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.73%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.81%) Degree
8 3 (2.88%) HND
9 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.96%) MCSE
10 1 (0.96%) MCSA
10 1 (0.96%) CBAP
10 1 (0.96%) MCTS
10 1 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) GxP
2 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.96%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (29.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.88%) Netcool
3 2 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) HP
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.69%) SAP
4 3 (2.88%) Veritas
4 3 (2.88%) Citrix
4 3 (2.88%) Cisco
5 2 (1.92%) NetHawk
5 2 (1.92%) RedPrairie
5 2 (1.92%) Isilon
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle
5 2 (1.92%) EMC
5 2 (1.92%) Ariba
5 2 (1.92%) JDA
5 2 (1.92%) Siebel
5 2 (1.92%) McAfee
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) Sun
6 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.96%) Cognos
Newbury
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago