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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.37% 4.05% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 5.24% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 4
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
Test Scripting
South West

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
703 649 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.26% 77.26% 68.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 463 209
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.89 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 14 (34.15%) Finance
1 14 (34.15%) Selenium
1 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) JIRA
2 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
4 7 (17.07%) ISEB
4 7 (17.07%) SAP
5 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
6 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
6 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Scrum
6 5 (12.20%) Java
6 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.76%) Ada
7 4 (9.76%) VBA
7 4 (9.76%) Serena
7 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.76%) QA
7 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
8 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.44%) Maximo
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) JIRA
3 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.88%) TestNG
6 2 (4.88%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.44%) Maven
7 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.44%) GDB
7 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Data Quality Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.44%) CRM Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) SOAP
1 3 (7.32%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
4 6 (14.63%) SDLC
5 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Test Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Java
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) VBA
2 4 (9.76%) Ada
3 3 (7.32%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
2 4 (9.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) SAP
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) Serena
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
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