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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.73% 3.64% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 4.78% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 4
Average daily rate
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£278 £315 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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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
698 648 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.54% 76.15% 73.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 463 318
Average daily rate £400 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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
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 31 August 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 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) ISEB
4 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Selenium
5 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.05%) JIRA
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
7 7 (18.42%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
7 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
8 6 (15.79%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
9 5 (13.16%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (13.16%) .NET
9 5 (13.16%) CSS
9 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.53%) QA
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.53%) SAP
10 4 (10.53%) HTML
10 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.53%) OpenText
10 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
11 3 (7.89%) Scrum
11 3 (7.89%) Serena

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Maximo
1 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) JIRA
3 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.26%) TestNG
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.63%) Toad
6 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.63%) GDB
6 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Procurement Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Data Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
2 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
5 6 (15.79%) SDLC
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Use Case
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) VBA
3 3 (7.89%) Ada
4 2 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) SAP
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.53%) OpenText
2 3 (7.89%) Serena
3 2 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Sun
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian