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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.41% 1.93% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.57% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 7
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£285 £376 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.25% +50.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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
943 974 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.26% 75.15% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 576 363
Average daily rate £400 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 27
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £35.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +3 19 £320 -20.00% 2
High Wycombe - 2 £225 -
Beaconsfield 0 1 £283 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 30 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (28.99%) ISEB
4 20 (28.99%) SQL
5 19 (27.54%) Test Management
6 18 (26.09%) SDLC
7 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (24.64%) XML
8 15 (21.74%) Waterfall
9 14 (20.29%) QA
10 13 (18.84%) Validation
10 13 (18.84%) SAP
10 13 (18.84%) HP
11 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
11 12 (17.39%) Selenium
12 11 (15.94%) V-Model
12 11 (15.94%) JIRA
12 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
13 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
13 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
14 9 (13.04%) C#
14 9 (13.04%) Oracle
14 9 (13.04%) Scrum
15 8 (11.59%) Banking
15 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
15 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
15 8 (11.59%) SAP BW
15 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
15 8 (11.59%) Cucumber

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.35%) SAP BCA
3 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.59%) SAP BW
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.25%) Data Mining
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.80%) Big Data
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.90%) PowerCenter
7 2 (2.90%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Selenium
2 11 (15.94%) JIRA
3 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
5 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.80%) Mercurial
6 4 (5.80%) Ant
6 4 (5.80%) JUnit
6 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.80%) Gradle
6 4 (5.80%) Subversion
7 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.90%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.45%) MSI
9 1 (1.45%) JMeter
9 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
General
1 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) 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 51 (73.91%) Analyst
2 41 (59.42%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 8 (11.59%) Tester
5 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Web Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) CRM Analyst
9 1 (1.45%) Test Programme Manager
9 1 (1.45%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (1.45%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (1.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) XML
2 7 (10.14%) JSON
3 4 (5.80%) JMS
3 4 (5.80%) Java EE
3 4 (5.80%) HTML
3 4 (5.80%) J2EE
3 4 (5.80%) EJB
3 4 (5.80%) SOAP
3 4 (5.80%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) .NET
5 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
1 2 (2.90%) DTV
1 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.45%) Replication
2 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
2 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
3 3 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (27.54%) Test Management
3 18 (26.09%) SDLC
4 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 13 (18.84%) Validation
7 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.94%) V-Model
8 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
9 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
10 9 (13.04%) Scrum
11 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.14%) TDD
12 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (8.70%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.70%) System Testing
14 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
14 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
14 5 (7.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) 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 8 (11.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) SAP
1 13 (18.84%) HP
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix