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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.69% 2.07% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 2.67% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
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£375 £290 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +2.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.62 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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
178 187 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 72.95% 77.27% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 107 80
Average daily rate £400 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 6
Average hourly rate £39.62 £16.31 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.95% -32.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £11.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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
Bournemouth +1 8 £375 +29.31% 1
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) MS Access
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Northgate
3 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (16.67%) PDA
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) JBehave
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PDA
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) CRM
1 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Northgate
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft