The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 60 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.43% 1.44% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 1.98% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 9
Average daily rate £328 £250 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £328 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £73.65 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+130.14% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
838 606 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.30% 72.49% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 350 381
Average daily rate £360 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.27% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £149.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Milton Keynes -12 18 £255 +2.00% 5
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
3 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) Finance
4 13 (28.89%) Test Strategy
5 8 (17.78%) Dynamics GP
5 8 (17.78%) NHS
6 7 (15.56%) ISEB
6 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (13.33%) Test Management
7 6 (13.33%) SQL
7 6 (13.33%) Automotive
8 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 5 (11.11%) Windows
8 5 (11.11%) JIRA
8 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
9 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) Retail
9 4 (8.89%) MS Office
9 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
9 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Bugzilla
10 3 (6.67%) Oracle
10 3 (6.67%) CRM
10 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (6.67%) Logistics
10 3 (6.67%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) FTP
1 2 (4.44%) 2G
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (11.11%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) Bugzilla
4 3 (6.67%) Selenium
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Automotive
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Back Office
6 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.11%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Software Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.22%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
1 2 (4.44%) J2EE
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.44%) Telematics
2 2 (4.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Test Strategy
4 6 (13.33%) Test Management
5 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Logistics
6 3 (6.67%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) System Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.44%) Load Testing
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
7 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) ITSM
8 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) VBScript
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Capita
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Symantec
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
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