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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.63% 1.45% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.90% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £290 £200 £221
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £440 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +6.08%
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
186 158 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 75.92% 76.33% 71.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 83 95
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £41.24 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.44% -2.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £15.25 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 2 £203 -
Bournemouth -7 1 £325 +62.50% 2
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (28.57%) iPhone
3 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
3 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) Avionics
5 2 (14.29%) CAN bus
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
5 2 (14.29%) CMS
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (14.29%) CMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
2 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (7.14%) MSI
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 4 (28.57%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) CAN bus
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.14%) Records Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP