The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 63 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.01% 1.98% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.61% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 6
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£256 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
Test Scripting
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
966 997 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.84% 75.82% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 580 399
Average daily rate £400 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
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 Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +7 19 £256 -39.70%
High Wycombe +1 1 £225 +7.14%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 24 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (28.99%) ISEB
3 20 (28.99%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 17 (24.64%) XML
5 16 (23.19%) HP
6 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
7 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 12 (17.39%) Selenium
7 12 (17.39%) Test Management
7 12 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 12 (17.39%) SDLC
8 11 (15.94%) ISTQB
8 11 (15.94%) Banking
9 10 (14.49%) TDD
9 10 (14.49%) Validation
9 10 (14.49%) JSON
9 10 (14.49%) QA
9 10 (14.49%) SAP
10 9 (13.04%) C#
10 9 (13.04%) Oracle
10 9 (13.04%) Scrum
10 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (11.59%) V-Model
11 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
11 8 (11.59%) JIRA
12 7 (10.14%) SOAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.80%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.45%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) AMQP
3 3 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
1 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.70%) SAP BW
3 5 (7.25%) Data Mining
4 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.80%) Big Data
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.90%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.90%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Selenium
2 8 (11.59%) JIRA
2 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.80%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.80%) Ant
5 4 (5.80%) JUnit
5 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
5 4 (5.80%) Gradle
5 4 (5.80%) Subversion
6 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.90%) MSI
7 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.90%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.45%) JMeter
8 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.35%) Automotive
3 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (75.36%) Analyst
2 41 (59.42%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Test Leader
4 8 (11.59%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.35%) iOS Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Web Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.90%) CRM Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) XML
2 10 (14.49%) JSON
3 7 (10.14%) SOAP
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) J2EE
4 4 (5.80%) EJB
4 4 (5.80%) JMS
4 4 (5.80%) Java EE
5 3 (4.35%) REST
5 3 (4.35%) DOM
6 2 (2.90%) .NET
6 2 (2.90%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.45%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) User Experience
2 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.90%) DTV
2 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Windows
1 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
4 12 (17.39%) Test Management
4 12 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 12 (17.39%) SDLC
5 10 (14.49%) Validation
5 10 (14.49%) TDD
6 9 (13.04%) Scrum
6 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.59%) V-Model
8 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.70%) Test Planning
9 5 (7.25%) User Stories
9 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.80%) Open Source
10 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.90%) VB
5 1 (1.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) ISEB
2 11 (15.94%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (28.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) HP
2 10 (14.49%) SAP
3 9 (13.04%) Oracle
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) Apple
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix