The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 32 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.10% 1.27% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.14% 1.59% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £280 £463 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.45% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £415 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
292 378 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 79.78% 80.08% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 214 202
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 19
Median hourly rate £27.50 £39.27 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.97% +0.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucester +5 11 £280 -34.11%
Cheltenham +6 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £263 -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Banking
2 16 (44.44%) Finance
3 15 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) Defect Management
5 11 (30.56%) DV Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) Bash Shell
5 11 (30.56%) Python
6 10 (27.78%) Migration
6 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
8 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
8 8 (22.22%) Selenium
8 8 (22.22%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) Java
9 7 (19.44%) Ant
9 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 7 (19.44%) HP
9 7 (19.44%) Maven
9 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
9 7 (19.44%) JIRA
9 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
11 5 (13.89%) Unix
11 5 (13.89%) ISEB
11 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) OrientDB
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) Ant
2 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 7 (19.44%) Maven
3 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.89%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) JMeter
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (44.44%) Banking
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 4 (11.11%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
1 17 (47.22%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Scripter
7 2 (5.56%) Finance Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) JSP
3 1 (2.78%) Servlets
3 1 (2.78%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (36.11%) Defect Management
4 10 (27.78%) Migration
4 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
7 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Release Management
9 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
10 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Bash Shell
1 11 (30.56%) Python
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) HP
2 5 (13.89%) Atlassian
2 5 (13.89%) Cloudera
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com