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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 27 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.68% 2.14% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 3.01% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.80%
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 £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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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
180 166 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 75.63% 70.94% 64.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 83 52
Average daily rate £400 £352 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £11.25 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.44% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £14.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £13.00 £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 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 22 May 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) JBehave
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Subversion
3 3 (37.50%) Document Management
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) DB2
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Flash
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
1 3 (37.50%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JBehave
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
2 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Process Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Flash
2 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) System Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Document Management
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) WFM
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) JDA
1 2 (25.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft