The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.39% 0.72% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 0.93% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £381 - £314
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
250 214 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 85.32% 77.54% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 90 108
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.25 £14.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +41.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.68 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £125.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Migration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) SOA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) SAP