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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 42 47 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.83% 1.31% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 1.85% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £329 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +46.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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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
670 432 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.83% 70.47% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 315 405
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £45.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 20 (35.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (29.82%) Finance
4 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 14 (24.56%) Test Management
6 11 (19.30%) Selenium
6 11 (19.30%) Validation
7 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.79%) ISEB
8 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (14.04%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.04%) IBM
9 8 (14.04%) SQL
9 8 (14.04%) Scrum
10 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
10 7 (12.28%) JIRA
10 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
11 6 (10.53%) V-Model
11 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
11 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
11 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.53%) HND
11 6 (10.53%) Change Management
12 5 (8.77%) Migration
12 5 (8.77%) Maven
12 5 (8.77%) UML
12 5 (8.77%) SOA
12 5 (8.77%) User Experience

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.75%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Selenium
2 8 (14.04%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.77%) Maven
5 5 (8.77%) TestNG
5 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 19 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Test Leader
3 11 (19.30%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Business Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Business Test Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Tester
6 5 (8.77%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) UAT Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Test Data Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) UAT Tester
10 1 (1.75%) Senior Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Software Tester
10 1 (1.75%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 14 (24.56%) Test Management
5 11 (19.30%) Validation
6 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Scrum
8 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
9 6 (10.53%) V-Model
9 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.53%) Test Planning
9 6 (10.53%) Change Management
10 5 (8.77%) Migration
10 5 (8.77%) UML
10 5 (8.77%) SOA
10 5 (8.77%) Requirements Management
10 5 (8.77%) SysML
11 4 (7.02%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.75%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) ISEB
1 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (10.53%) HND
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) IBM
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Telerik
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle