The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 41 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.51% 1.17% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.84% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 19
Average daily rate
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£332 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £366 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
235 163 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 59.19% 63.67% 71.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 99 214
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £11.85 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Test Scripting
South West

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 9 July 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 9 July 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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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
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Gloucester - 2 £332 -
Cirencester - - - -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) JBoss
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Ventyx
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) Use Case
2 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Ventyx
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) Nimsoft
2 1 (7.69%) CA