The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 25 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.03% 1.79% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.23% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate - £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 179 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 78.87% 80.27% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 105 61
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £12.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £53.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Dorset region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Dorset region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) CAN bus
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Avionics
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Access
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) HP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (33.33%) Avionics
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Junior
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Programmer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) ETL Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Bourne shell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP