The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 16 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 Bracknell 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.42% 9.09% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 13.01% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £314 £250 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -12.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
220 146 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 66.67% 69.86% 59.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 53 20
Average daily rate £375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £16.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
Berkshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bracknell region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 10 (55.56%) Oracle
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (27.78%) Validation
6 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) UNIX
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 3 (16.67%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 3 (16.67%) Marketing
8 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (16.67%) User Stories
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) .NET
8 3 (16.67%) MySQL
8 3 (16.67%) Solaris
8 3 (16.67%) Linux

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) PBX
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) MGCP
2 2 (11.11%) Q.931
2 2 (11.11%) QSIG
2 2 (11.11%) H.323
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.56%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (5.56%) GGSN
3 1 (5.56%) SGSN
3 1 (5.56%) MGW
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Ranorex
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (11.11%) WinRunner
2 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) FishEye
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Expert
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) XMPP
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Validation
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.11%) CCVP
3 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Verint
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint