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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 54 52 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.11% 2.42% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 3.14% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 4
Average daily rate £320 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £420 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
695 668 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.38% 77.05% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 510 421
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £13.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) SAP
3 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) ISEB
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Banking
5 4 (15.38%) Retail
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 4 (15.38%) QA
6 3 (11.54%) Marketing
6 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
6 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Electronics
6 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Telecoms

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (11.54%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.85%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (3.85%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) PVCS
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Retail
4 3 (11.54%) Electronics
4 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 3 (11.54%) Marketing
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Business Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) XHTML
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
4 3 (11.54%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) CRM
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Test Management
5 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Python
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) hybris
4 1 (3.85%) Rally
4 1 (3.85%) Telerik
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
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