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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.76% 1.03% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 1.25% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £550 £350 £209
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +67.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £350 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £350 £302
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +21.80%
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
212 160 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.70% 82.47% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 83 95
Median daily rate £440 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 13
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -21.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Bournemouth -3 6 £575 +64.28%
Poole - 1 £550 -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (66.67%) C
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) iPhone
3 4 (33.33%) Avionics
3 4 (33.33%) LabVIEW
3 4 (33.33%) CMS
3 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 4 (33.33%) CAN bus
3 4 (33.33%) AirWatch
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Python

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 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (33.33%) CMS
1 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (33.33%) Avionics
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 4 (33.33%) CAN bus
1 4 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (8.33%) ETL
2 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (8.33%) System Testing
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) AirWatch
2 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP