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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 41 44 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.79% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.62% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 35
Average daily rate £314 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.71% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 18 £370 +13.84% 1
Slough +11 5 £238 -33.47% 1
Newbury -1 4 £225 -37.93% 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (41.67%) SQL
2 40 (37.04%) SQL Server
3 29 (26.85%) Microsoft
4 27 (25.00%) C#
4 27 (25.00%) CRM
5 25 (23.15%) Windows
6 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
6 23 (21.30%) System Testing
7 22 (20.37%) Security Cleared
8 21 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
9 20 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (18.52%) ISEB
10 19 (17.59%) Unit Testing
11 17 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (15.74%) Oracle
11 17 (15.74%) Migration
12 16 (14.81%) VMware
13 15 (13.89%) TestDirector
13 15 (13.89%) SharePoint
13 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
13 15 (13.89%) Test Automation
14 13 (12.04%) Test Strategy
14 13 (12.04%) QuickTest Pro
15 12 (11.11%) UNIX
15 12 (11.11%) Selenium
15 12 (11.11%) ISTQB
15 12 (11.11%) Logistics
16 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (10.19%) Data Migration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.26%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.56%) Documentum
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Firewall
2 4 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (1.85%) MGCP
3 2 (1.85%) Q.931
3 2 (1.85%) QSIG
3 2 (1.85%) H.323
3 2 (1.85%) PBX
3 2 (1.85%) WAN
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (1.85%) GGSN
3 2 (1.85%) SGSN
3 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.93%) LTE
4 1 (0.93%) MGW
4 1 (0.93%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.93%) Packet Switching
4 1 (0.93%) Wireless
4 1 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) MS Access
3 4 (3.70%) MySQL
4 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) DataStage
5 2 (1.85%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.85%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.85%) DB2
5 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (13.89%) TestDirector
2 13 (12.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (11.11%) Selenium
4 10 (9.26%) WinRunner
5 4 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.70%) JIRA
5 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.78%) Ranorex
6 3 (2.78%) QAComplete
6 3 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (2.78%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.85%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.93%) FishEye
8 1 (0.93%) Maven
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.48%) Marketing
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.63%) Billing
4 3 (2.78%) Finance
4 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Analyst
2 28 (25.93%) Developer
3 26 (24.07%) Test Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) CRM Developer
4 14 (12.96%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Tester
6 10 (9.26%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.26%) Consultant
7 8 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Dynamics AX Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Test Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Data Migration Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.26%) HTML
2 7 (6.48%) CSS
3 5 (4.63%) .NET
4 4 (3.70%) Web Services
5 3 (2.78%) XML
5 3 (2.78%) SOAP
5 3 (2.78%) Middleware
6 2 (1.85%) EDI
6 2 (1.85%) XMPP
6 2 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.93%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Streams
7 1 (0.93%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Clustering
2 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.78%) Open Source
3 3 (2.78%) Statistics
4 2 (1.85%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.15%) Windows
2 12 (11.11%) UNIX
3 10 (9.26%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.48%) AIX
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.63%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.70%) Linux
8 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) CRM
2 23 (21.30%) System Testing
3 19 (17.59%) Unit Testing
4 17 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (15.74%) Migration
5 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 15 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 13 (12.04%) Test Strategy
7 12 (11.11%) Logistics
8 11 (10.19%) Data Migration
9 10 (9.26%) Validation
10 9 (8.33%) Test Management
10 9 (8.33%) Scrum
11 8 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 8 (7.41%) V-Model
12 7 (6.48%) User Stories
12 7 (6.48%) Regression Testing
13 6 (5.56%) Project Management
13 6 (5.56%) Information Management
13 6 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.67%) SQL
2 27 (25.00%) C#
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.63%) Java
6 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.85%) VB
8 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 22 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
2 20 (18.52%) ISEB
3 12 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.63%) Degree
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CCVP
6 2 (1.85%) CCIE
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) GxP
1 6 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.93%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.48%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (6.48%) Netcool
2 7 (6.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.93%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.93%) nmon
Vendors
1 29 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.74%) Oracle
3 16 (14.81%) VMware
4 8 (7.41%) HP
5 7 (6.48%) Citrix
5 7 (6.48%) Veritas
5 7 (6.48%) McAfee
6 5 (4.63%) Cisco
7 3 (2.78%) SAP
8 2 (1.85%) Siebel
8 2 (1.85%) IBM
8 2 (1.85%) Verint
9 1 (0.93%) NetHawk
9 1 (0.93%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.93%) Manugistics
9 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.93%) Lotus
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat