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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 39 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.46% 2.05% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.25% 3.97% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£464 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £380 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £420 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -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%
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
343 151 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.96% 51.71% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 79 131
Average daily rate £425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -54.16%
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 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 7 £489 - 1
Gloucester -4 1 £375 -6.25%
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (82.76%) Security Cleared
2 21 (72.41%) DV Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) ISTQB
4 14 (48.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (44.83%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (44.83%) Telecoms
6 11 (37.93%) LoadRunner
7 6 (20.69%) Java
7 6 (20.69%) UNIX
8 5 (17.24%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.24%) Ruby
9 4 (13.79%) Lua
9 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
9 4 (13.79%) User Stories
9 4 (13.79%) Python
9 4 (13.79%) C
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) J2EE
10 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.34%) Perl
10 3 (10.34%) PHP
10 3 (10.34%) Ant
10 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
10 3 (10.34%) OO
10 3 (10.34%) Sun
10 3 (10.34%) ISEB
10 3 (10.34%) Sun Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Agresso
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.34%) Ant
2 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 13 (44.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Test Manager
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) J2EE
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XSD
3 1 (3.45%) XSLT
3 1 (3.45%) JDBC
3 1 (3.45%) JMS
3 1 (3.45%) POSIX
3 1 (3.45%) JAXB
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) DTV
1 1 (3.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) AIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
2 4 (13.79%) User Stories
3 3 (10.34%) OO
3 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.34%) Test Management
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.34%) System Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Release Management
3 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Use Case
4 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) V-Model
4 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.90%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
5 1 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) Ruby
3 4 (13.79%) Lua
3 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.79%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) C
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) Perl
4 3 (10.34%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) Security Cleared
2 21 (72.41%) DV Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) ISTQB
4 14 (48.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (10.34%) ISEB
5 3 (10.34%) Sun Certification
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) OCPJP
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) HND
7 1 (3.45%) MCSE
7 1 (3.45%) MCSA
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.45%) MCTS
7 1 (3.45%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Netcool
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Sun
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) Veritas
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee
2 1 (3.45%) VMware