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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 54 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.82% 2.49% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 3.15% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 14
Average daily rate £340 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £368 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
705 698 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.02% 78.87% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 515 502
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (41.18%) Finance
3 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.59%) ISEB
6 6 (17.65%) .NET
6 6 (17.65%) SAP
6 6 (17.65%) Banking
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (11.76%) QA
8 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
9 3 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (8.82%) REST
9 3 (8.82%) Marketing
9 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Retail
9 3 (8.82%) Maven

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.88%) Mule
2 2 (5.88%) Mule ESB
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.94%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JUnit
1 3 (8.82%) Maven
1 3 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) GDB
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
2 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.94%) PVCS
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Military
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Business Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) HR Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) REST
2 3 (8.82%) SOAP
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
1 2 (5.88%) VxWorks
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
3 5 (14.71%) Migration
4 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Scrum
4 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) TDD
6 2 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Ada
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) VB
3 1 (2.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) ISEB
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) CCNA
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) SAP
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Lotus
4 2 (5.88%) Serena
5 1 (2.94%) hybris
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Tableau
5 1 (2.94%) Telerik
5 1 (2.94%) VMware