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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.46% 1.60% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.33% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£458 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
Test Scripting
South West

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
359 257 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 74.64% 68.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 133 143
Average daily rate £405 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £491 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 21
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -5 4 £458 -18.57%
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) DV Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (29.63%) Python
4 8 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (25.93%) User Stories
5 7 (25.93%) Ruby
5 7 (25.93%) Lua
5 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
5 7 (25.93%) UNIX
5 7 (25.93%) OO
5 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) OCPJP
6 6 (22.22%) Maven
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (22.22%) Perl
6 6 (22.22%) PHP
6 6 (22.22%) C
6 6 (22.22%) J2EE
6 6 (22.22%) Ant
6 6 (22.22%) Sun Certification
6 6 (22.22%) ClearCase
6 6 (22.22%) Sun
6 6 (22.22%) Subversion
6 6 (22.22%) Release Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.70%) Modbus
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
2 6 (22.22%) Maven
2 6 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (22.22%) Ant
2 6 (22.22%) ClearCase
2 6 (22.22%) Subversion
2 6 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Avionics
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) PDA
1 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) User Stories
1 7 (25.93%) OO
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Scrum
2 6 (22.22%) Release Management
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.81%) Use Case
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Logistics
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) System Testing
6 1 (3.70%) V-Model
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
6 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) Ruby
2 7 (25.93%) Lua
3 6 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) Perl
3 6 (22.22%) PHP
3 6 (22.22%) C
3 6 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) DV Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (22.22%) OCPJP
5 6 (22.22%) Sun Certification
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) MCTS
8 1 (3.70%) MCITP
8 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (3.70%) HND
8 1 (3.70%) MCSE
8 1 (3.70%) MCSA
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
1 1 (3.70%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Sun
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Wind River
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Serena