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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.74% 3.00% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 3.72% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £450 £438 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +51.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
227 215 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 84.07% 80.52% 69.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 104 93
Average daily rate £438 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
2 3 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS
4 1 (11.11%) SAP BPC
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Concur

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (11.11%) SAP BPC
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) HR Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Report Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Financial Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SAP HR Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SOA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Concur
3 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) SAP