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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.35% 0.45% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 0.74% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 14
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£290 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £375 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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
278 135 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 59.28% 60.54% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 72 159
Average daily rate £391 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £14.38 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -56.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.75 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 - 2 £380 - 2
Gloucester - 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (20.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Use Case
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) SOAP
8 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) JBoss
8 2 (10.00%) UNIX
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) ProClarity
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
1 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.00%) JMS
2 1 (5.00%) JAXB
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
2 1 (5.00%) XSLT
2 1 (5.00%) JDBC
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Use Case
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (10.00%) OO
2 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Scrum
2 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (5.00%) System Testing
3 1 (5.00%) V-Model
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.00%) Nimsoft