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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 29 46
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 44 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.12% 5.55% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 7.13% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £308 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £452 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
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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
696 617 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.77% 77.81% 74.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 459 268
Average daily rate £388 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -41.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 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 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Selenium
3 13 (31.71%) ISEB
4 11 (26.83%) Regression Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
5 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (21.95%) SQL
7 8 (19.51%) JIRA
8 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
8 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (14.63%) SDLC
9 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Java
9 6 (14.63%) SAP
10 5 (12.20%) CSS
10 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
11 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
11 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
11 4 (9.76%) Banking
11 4 (9.76%) OpenText

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.44%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) JIRA
3 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.88%) TestNG
6 2 (4.88%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.44%) Toad
7 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.44%) GDB
7 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
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
3 5 (12.20%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Data Quality Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
1 5 (12.20%) CSS
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) SOAP
4 2 (4.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.83%) Regression Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Load Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
6 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.76%) Scrum
7 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.32%) Use Case
8 3 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) VBA
4 4 (9.76%) Ada
5 3 (7.32%) C#
6 2 (4.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) SAP
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) OpenText
3 4 (9.76%) Serena
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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