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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.25% 2.04% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.58% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 10
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £354 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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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
627 660 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.29% 79.14% 70.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 450 292
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 14
Average hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% +11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £37.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Selenium
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
5 7 (18.92%) QA
5 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.92%) BDD
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 7 (18.92%) SQL
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
6 6 (16.22%) Java
7 5 (13.51%) TDD
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (13.51%) Test Management
7 5 (13.51%) JIRA
7 5 (13.51%) User Experience
7 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
8 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.81%) Time Management
8 4 (10.81%) V-Model
8 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (10.81%) Validation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.70%) Maximo
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
4 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.41%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) Behat
6 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Data Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) AWS Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Data Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (5.41%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
4 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
4 7 (18.92%) BDD
4 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
5 5 (13.51%) Test Management
5 5 (13.51%) TDD
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Validation
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.81%) Time Management
6 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.81%) V-Model
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) Ada
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.81%) HND
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Serena
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Sun
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