The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Exeter region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 18 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 3.85% 3.39% 9.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 4.21% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate £325 £281 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -5.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
78 95 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 75.00% 80.51% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 62 30
Average daily rate £325 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £388 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.39 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.74% +19.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £61.63 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
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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 19 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) User Stories
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
6 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (83.33%) User Stories
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP