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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 27 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.56% 0.94% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 1.29% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 7
Average daily rate
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£308 £323 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £426 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
598 387 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.51% 73.02% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 263 384
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 34
Average hourly rate £20.75 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.71% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 (42.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Automated Testing
3 16 (23.53%) Finance
3 16 (23.53%) Selenium
4 15 (22.06%) Test Management
4 15 (22.06%) Test Strategy
4 15 (22.06%) ISEB
5 13 (19.12%) Security Testing
5 13 (19.12%) JIRA
6 11 (16.18%) TestNG
6 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
6 11 (16.18%) Maven
7 9 (13.24%) Validation
7 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
8 8 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (11.76%) Scrum
8 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.29%) IBM
9 7 (10.29%) SQL
9 7 (10.29%) BDD
9 7 (10.29%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (8.82%) MS Office
10 6 (8.82%) Change Management
11 5 (7.35%) Migration
11 5 (7.35%) SOA
11 5 (7.35%) Oracle
11 5 (7.35%) UML
11 5 (7.35%) Requirements Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) WAN
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Selenium
2 13 (19.12%) JIRA
3 11 (16.18%) Maven
3 11 (16.18%) TestNG
3 11 (16.18%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.29%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.47%) JUnit
7 1 (1.47%) jMock
7 1 (1.47%) JBehave
7 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Analyst
2 20 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.12%) Test Manager
3 13 (19.12%) Tester
3 13 (19.12%) Test Leader
4 8 (11.76%) UAT Tester
5 6 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Business Test Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.47%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (1.47%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) NHS
1 3 (4.41%) Statistics
2 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Open Source
3 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 15 (22.06%) Test Management
4 15 (22.06%) Test Strategy
5 13 (19.12%) Security Testing
6 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
6 9 (13.24%) Validation
7 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.76%) Scrum
8 7 (10.29%) BDD
9 6 (8.82%) Change Management
10 5 (7.35%) Migration
10 5 (7.35%) UML
10 5 (7.35%) SOA
10 5 (7.35%) Time Management
10 5 (7.35%) SysML
10 5 (7.35%) Requirements Management
11 4 (5.88%) V-Model
11 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.47%) ABAP
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) ISEB
2 8 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.88%) HND
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) IBM
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) SAP
5 3 (4.41%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) VMware
7 1 (1.47%) Telerik
7 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
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