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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.29% 1.46% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.94% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 11
Average daily rate
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£340 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £505 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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
899 823 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.57% 75.16% 69.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 432 357
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £44.97 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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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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 +3 12 £380 -15.55% 3
High Wycombe - 3 £210 -
Beaconsfield - 2 £283 -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (35.00%) Regression Testing
2 21 (35.00%) Finance
3 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.33%) Test Strategy
4 12 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.33%) SQL
5 11 (18.33%) Test Management
6 10 (16.67%) Dynamics GP
7 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.00%) NHS
7 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (15.00%) QA
8 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (13.33%) ISEB
8 8 (13.33%) Retail
9 7 (11.67%) Oracle
9 7 (11.67%) HTML
9 7 (11.67%) OO
9 7 (11.67%) CSS
9 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
9 7 (11.67%) HTML5
10 6 (10.00%) CSS3
10 6 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Product Management
10 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (10.00%) Ruby
10 6 (10.00%) WFM
10 6 (10.00%) LAMP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.67%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) 2G
2 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) DB2
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 3 (5.00%) JDeveloper
4 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.67%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.67%) WatiN
5 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.67%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Automotive
4 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Tester
4 8 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.67%) Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Programmer
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) HTML
1 7 (11.67%) CSS
1 7 (11.67%) HTML5
2 6 (10.00%) CSS3
2 6 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (10.00%) LAMP
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.67%) Yii
5 1 (1.67%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) Ajax
5 1 (1.67%) XML-RPC
5 1 (1.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.67%) Flash
5 1 (1.67%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.33%) Open Source
2 2 (3.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (35.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Test Strategy
4 12 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.33%) Test Management
6 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.67%) OO
7 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Product Management
8 6 (10.00%) WFM
9 4 (6.67%) ITIL
10 3 (5.00%) System Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) Ruby
3 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.00%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) VBScript
5 2 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) PHP5
6 1 (1.67%) PHP4
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) ISEB
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) Degree
7 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.67%) Control-M
2 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.67%) Telerik
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec