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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.56% 1.94% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.48% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 9
Average daily rate £313 £303 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
793 929 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.17% 78.53% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 478 430
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +12 19 £325 +9.24% 6
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.95%) Banking
4 13 (21.31%) Test Management
4 13 (21.31%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (21.31%) Oracle
5 12 (19.67%) XML
5 12 (19.67%) Validation
5 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
6 11 (18.03%) Middleware
6 11 (18.03%) ISEB
6 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Data Validation
8 8 (13.11%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Aerospace
9 7 (11.48%) SOA
9 7 (11.48%) TDD
9 7 (11.48%) Selenium
9 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
9 7 (11.48%) Defect Management
10 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
10 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
10 6 (9.84%) Informatica
10 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
11 5 (8.20%) DOM
11 5 (8.20%) SAP
11 5 (8.20%) SOAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.92%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.28%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Selenium
2 5 (8.20%) HP UFT
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.28%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.64%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.64%) MSI
5 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Banking
3 7 (11.48%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Analyst
2 31 (50.82%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) iOS Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Tester
6 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Process Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Web Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) XML
2 11 (18.03%) Middleware
3 5 (8.20%) DOM
3 5 (8.20%) JSON
3 5 (8.20%) REST
3 5 (8.20%) SOAP
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Blockchain
1 5 (8.20%) Cryptocurrency
1 5 (8.20%) User Experience
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) Test Management
3 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
3 12 (19.67%) Validation
4 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
4 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.75%) Data Validation
6 8 (13.11%) Regression Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Defect Management
7 7 (11.48%) SOA
7 7 (11.48%) TDD
8 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.20%) iOS Development
9 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.20%) SDLC
9 5 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (6.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISEB
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Informatica
3 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) hybris
4 4 (6.56%) VMware
4 4 (6.56%) webMethods
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) HP
7 1 (1.64%) ESRI
7 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft