The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 0.97% 4.65% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 5.97% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
164 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 79.23% 77.91% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 41 35
Average daily rate £375 £379 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £268 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Test Scripting
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com