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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.41% 1.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -6.66%
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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
183 138 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 75.93% 59.48% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 57 28
Average daily rate £378 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.00 £27.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Billing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (33.33%) GGSN
3 2 (33.33%) SGSN
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) MGW
3 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) MPLS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (33.33%) GGSN
1 2 (33.33%) SGSN
1 2 (33.33%) LTE
1 2 (33.33%) MGW
1 2 (33.33%) 4G
1 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) VMware