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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 22 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.07% 3.39% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 4.24% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 25
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
888 1038 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 83.69% 79.91% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 500 501
Average daily rate £406 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 25
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.67 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 12 £388 +21.09% 2
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) Banking
3 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.91%) Test Strategy
4 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Validation
6 8 (17.02%) SQL
6 8 (17.02%) ISEB
6 8 (17.02%) Selenium
6 8 (17.02%) Data Validation
7 7 (14.89%) Incident Management
7 7 (14.89%) Oracle
7 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.77%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (12.77%) XML
8 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
8 6 (12.77%) HP UFT
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
8 6 (12.77%) HP
8 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
8 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (10.64%) JSON
9 5 (10.64%) REST
9 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
9 5 (10.64%) Retail
9 5 (10.64%) SOAP
9 5 (10.64%) HTTP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) DB2
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.13%) Essbase
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) HP UFT
3 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.38%) eggPlant
4 3 (6.38%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Analyst
2 24 (51.06%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 5 (10.64%) iOS Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Solr Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (2.13%) Telematics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) XML
2 5 (10.64%) DOM
2 5 (10.64%) JSON
2 5 (10.64%) REST
2 5 (10.64%) SOAP
3 4 (8.51%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Blockchain
1 5 (10.64%) Cryptocurrency
1 5 (10.64%) User Experience
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Learning Management System
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (31.91%) Test Strategy
2 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (21.28%) Validation
4 8 (17.02%) Data Validation
5 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
5 7 (14.89%) Incident Management
6 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
6 6 (12.77%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (12.77%) TDD
7 5 (10.64%) iOS Development
7 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Agile Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Test Management
9 3 (6.38%) ITIL
9 3 (6.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) F#
3 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Remedy
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) Temenos
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) Informatica
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
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