The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 45 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.90% 2.28% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.33% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 6
Average daily rate £315 £325 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +28.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £500 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
716 451 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.45% 68.65% 67.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 289 440
Average daily rate £375 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 40
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
South West

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 6 (28.57%) TestNG
5 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 6 (28.57%) Maven
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) SAP
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Statistics
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Time Management
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
9 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
9 2 (9.52%) JBehave
9 2 (9.52%) Open Source
9 2 (9.52%) Java
9 2 (9.52%) JUnit

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (4.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) TestNG
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 6 (28.57%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) JBehave
3 2 (9.52%) JUnit
3 2 (9.52%) jMock
4 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) UAT Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Support
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Statistics
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Time Management
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) BPEL
7 1 (4.76%) Release Management
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Management
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Security
7 1 (4.76%) SOA
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) RedPrairie