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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 27 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.92% 3.28% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 4.20% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£290 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -19.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.62 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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
198 143 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 76.15% 78.14% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 123
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 24
Average hourly rate £16.31 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.03% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.66 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Bournemouth +1 4 £290 +2.65%
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Computacenter
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Customer Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Computacenter
2 1 (10.00%) HP