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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.39% 2.70% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 3.74% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £390 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +12.90%
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
1004 856 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.35% 72.24% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 478 360
Average daily rate £355 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 28
Average hourly rate £26.75 £15.97 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.80 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +13 32 £320 +28.00% 2
High Wycombe -2 4 £243 -
Beaconsfield 0 1 £283 -16.29%
Marlow - 1 £225 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 34 (54.84%) Finance
2 29 (46.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (33.87%) SQL
3 21 (33.87%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (32.26%) Test Management
5 17 (27.42%) XML
6 16 (25.81%) ISEB
7 15 (24.19%) QA
7 15 (24.19%) Waterfall
8 14 (22.58%) Validation
8 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (22.58%) SAP
9 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
9 13 (20.97%) V-Model
10 12 (19.35%) Relational Database
10 12 (19.35%) JIRA
11 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
12 10 (16.13%) Selenium
13 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
14 8 (12.90%) System Testing
14 8 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (12.90%) Scrum
14 8 (12.90%) SAP BW
14 8 (12.90%) C#
14 8 (12.90%) Oracle
14 8 (12.90%) Windows
14 8 (12.90%) CRM
14 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
15 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
15 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (6.45%) WebLogic
1 4 (6.45%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.84%) SAP BCA
3 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.23%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Internet
1 4 (6.45%) AMQP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.90%) SAP BW
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.06%) Data Mining
5 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.45%) Big Data
6 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.23%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) JIRA
2 10 (16.13%) Selenium
3 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.45%) Gradle
4 4 (6.45%) Mercurial
4 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.45%) Ant
4 4 (6.45%) JUnit
4 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.45%) Subversion
5 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.23%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.61%) JMeter
7 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.61%) Ranorex
General
1 34 (54.84%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (70.97%) Analyst
2 33 (53.23%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Test Leader
4 6 (9.68%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) SAP Test Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) SAP Tester
9 1 (1.61%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) XML
2 6 (9.68%) JSON
3 4 (6.45%) Web Services
3 4 (6.45%) JMS
3 4 (6.45%) Java EE
3 4 (6.45%) J2EE
3 4 (6.45%) EJB
4 3 (4.84%) SOAP
4 3 (4.84%) HTML
5 2 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Open Source
2 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (32.26%) Test Management
3 15 (24.19%) Waterfall
4 14 (22.58%) Validation
4 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.97%) Software Testing
5 13 (20.97%) V-Model
6 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
7 8 (12.90%) System Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Scrum
7 8 (12.90%) CRM
7 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
8 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.68%) TDD
10 5 (8.06%) User Stories
11 4 (6.45%) Test Planning
11 4 (6.45%) MapReduce
11 4 (6.45%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) VBScript
4 1 (1.61%) VB
4 1 (1.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) ISEB
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (33.87%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) SAP
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 6 (9.68%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.61%) Apple