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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 1.79% 4.71% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 7.14% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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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
78 56 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 69.64% 65.88% 70.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 55
Average daily rate £353 £310 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.75 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.38% +63.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £11.34 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £175.00 £51.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) HP
3 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (60.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (50.00%) ISO 9001
5 5 (50.00%) Summit
5 5 (50.00%) ISO 14001
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) User Stories
6 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) C
8 2 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 1 (10.00%) Selenium
9 1 (10.00%) Web Services
9 1 (10.00%) OO

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Summit
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Testing Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (40.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 5 (50.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP