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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 60 48 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.47% 0.82% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.18% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 5
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£325 £339 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +50.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -2.77%
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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
751 423 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.77% 69.57% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 307 365
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 38
Average hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 18 (30.51%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) Test Strategy
4 14 (23.73%) Finance
5 13 (22.03%) SQL
6 12 (20.34%) ISEB
6 12 (20.34%) Validation
6 12 (20.34%) Selenium
6 12 (20.34%) Test Management
7 11 (18.64%) Software Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
8 10 (16.95%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (15.25%) Test Planning
9 9 (15.25%) .NET
10 8 (13.56%) IBM
10 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
10 8 (13.56%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (11.86%) V-Model
11 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
11 7 (11.86%) HND
12 6 (10.17%) Change Management
12 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
12 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
13 5 (8.47%) Automated Testing
13 5 (8.47%) SysML
13 5 (8.47%) Requirements Management
13 5 (8.47%) SOA
13 5 (8.47%) UML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
1 2 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Selenium
2 8 (13.56%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.78%) JIRA
5 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) Maven
5 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.39%) TestNG
7 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.69%) Behat
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 20 (33.90%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Test Manager
4 9 (15.25%) Tester
5 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Business Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) UAT Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Test Data Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) UAT Test Analyst
10 1 (1.69%) Selenium Tester
10 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 1 (1.69%) CRM Developer
10 1 (1.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) User Experience
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) Test Strategy
4 12 (20.34%) Validation
4 12 (20.34%) Test Management
5 11 (18.64%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
6 10 (16.95%) Scrum
7 9 (15.25%) Test Planning
8 7 (11.86%) V-Model
8 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.17%) Change Management
10 5 (8.47%) UML
10 5 (8.47%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.47%) SOA
10 5 (8.47%) SysML
10 5 (8.47%) Requirements Management
11 4 (6.78%) Security Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
11 4 (6.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) Java
2 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) ISEB
2 10 (16.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (11.86%) HND
4 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
6 3 (5.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) IBM
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Open Text
4 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Telerik
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