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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 18 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 6.67% 2.53% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 4.26% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£354 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
82 47 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 60.74% 59.49% 60.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 52
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £36.50 £17.23 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.90% +91.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) Software Testing
3 9 (69.23%) HP
4 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
5 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (46.15%) ISEB
6 6 (46.15%) JIRA
6 6 (46.15%) Scrum
6 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (46.15%) User Stories
7 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Java
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) ISO 9001
8 3 (23.08%) ISO 14001
8 3 (23.08%) Selenium
8 3 (23.08%) Summit
9 2 (15.38%) Degree
9 2 (15.38%) QA
9 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 2 (15.38%) WinForms
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (15.38%) HTML
9 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (15.38%) Internet
9 2 (15.38%) Project Management
9 2 (15.38%) XHTML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Testing Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XHTML
1 2 (15.38%) WinForms
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) User Stories
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 9001
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 14001
2 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) HP