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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 54 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.28% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 0.58% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 3
Average daily rate
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£315 £448 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.60% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £430 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £466 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
691 515 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.86% 73.68% 63.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 362 289
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 25
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) Validation
3 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Selenium
3 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Test Planning
4 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (25.53%) Software Engineering
4 12 (25.53%) ISEB
5 11 (23.40%) Finance
6 9 (19.15%) Scrum
6 9 (19.15%) IBM
6 9 (19.15%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
7 8 (17.02%) V-Model
7 8 (17.02%) Test Management
7 8 (17.02%) HND
8 7 (14.89%) SOA
8 7 (14.89%) .NET
8 7 (14.89%) Java
8 7 (14.89%) QA
9 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.77%) Migration
10 5 (10.64%) SysML
10 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
10 5 (10.64%) Change Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.51%) JIRA
5 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.26%) Behat
7 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.13%) Maven
8 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Tester
3 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Functional Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) User Experience
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Validation
2 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
2 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (27.66%) Test Planning
3 12 (25.53%) Software Engineering
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.02%) V-Model
5 8 (17.02%) Test Management
6 7 (14.89%) SOA
7 6 (12.77%) BDD
7 6 (12.77%) Migration
8 5 (10.64%) SysML
8 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
8 5 (10.64%) UML
8 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 12 (25.53%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) HND
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) IBM
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle
5 3 (6.38%) Open Text
6 1 (2.13%) Telerik