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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 36 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.81% 0.99% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.19% 1.25% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Median daily rate £330 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £475 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
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
339 401 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 77.57% 79.09% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 228 201
Median daily rate £425 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 9 £500 - 5
Cheltenham +4 8 £330 -30.52% 2
Cirencester - 1 £263 -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (44.12%) DV Cleared
4 14 (41.18%) Finance
5 13 (38.24%) Bash Shell
6 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (35.29%) Python
7 10 (29.41%) Banking
7 10 (29.41%) Linux
7 10 (29.41%) Selenium
7 10 (29.41%) Test Planning
7 10 (29.41%) Defect Management
8 9 (26.47%) Ant
8 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) Maven
8 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
8 9 (26.47%) JIRA
9 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Migration
9 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (23.53%) HP
9 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (20.59%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (20.59%) Java
11 6 (17.65%) Regulatory Compliance
11 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
12 5 (14.71%) BDD
12 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
12 5 (14.71%) Hadoop

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 4 (11.76%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Hadoop
2 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.76%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 9 (26.47%) Ant
2 9 (26.47%) JIRA
2 9 (26.47%) Maven
3 5 (14.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
3 5 (14.71%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.76%) ClearCase
4 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.76%) JMeter
4 4 (11.76%) JUnit
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
1 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
1 11 (32.35%) Test Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Banking Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Java Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Scripter
4 3 (8.82%) Test Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Finance Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Security Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) JSON
1 4 (11.76%) REST
1 4 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) JSP
2 1 (2.94%) Servlets
2 1 (2.94%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Defect Management
3 10 (29.41%) Test Planning
4 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Migration
5 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (20.59%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Release Management
8 5 (14.71%) Software Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 4 (11.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Bash Shell
2 12 (35.29%) Python
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) C#
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (44.12%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Atlassian
2 5 (14.71%) Cloudera
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com