The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.41% 0.51% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 0.67% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £345 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £461 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.16%
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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 Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
644 601 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.94% 76.66% 66.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 408 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 13
Average hourly rate £44.44 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.76% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bristol region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Selenium
3 13 (37.14%) SQL
4 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
5 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Test Planning
6 10 (28.57%) ISEB
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.71%) Waterfall
8 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (22.86%) Java
9 7 (20.00%) .NET
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) BDD
9 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 7 (20.00%) QA
10 6 (17.14%) V-Model
10 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
10 6 (17.14%) Validation
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
10 6 (17.14%) HND
11 5 (14.29%) HP
11 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 5 (14.29%) User Experience
11 5 (14.29%) JIRA
11 5 (14.29%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (2.86%) SAS
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.29%) JIRA
5 3 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
5 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.57%) Maven
6 2 (5.71%) Behat
6 2 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Functional Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) JSON
4 2 (5.71%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 3 (8.57%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
3 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Test Planning
4 9 (25.71%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) BDD
5 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) V-Model
6 6 (17.14%) Validation
7 4 (11.43%) Test Management
7 4 (11.43%) Time Management
7 4 (11.43%) TDD
8 3 (8.57%) SOA
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) Supply Chain Management
9 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) Ada
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ISEB
2 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.14%) HND
4 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) Open Text
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Serena