The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 67 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.24% 3.35% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 4.53% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 38
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £293 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Test Scripting
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1660 1458 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 80.35% 73.97% 72.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 836 757
Average daily rate £375 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 63 86
Average hourly rate £37.50 £52.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £21.00 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hampshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hampshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 3 June 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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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
Hook +4 15 £338 -10.29%
Southampton +3 10 £400 +26.98% 4
Basingstoke +1 8 - -
Portsmouth +3 6 £350 -17.64% 1
Gosport +16 4 £340 -2.85%
Andover +6 1 £325 -
Farnborough -3 1 £295 -26.25%
Havant - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 68 (51.13%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
4 46 (34.59%) HP
4 46 (34.59%) ISEB
5 44 (33.08%) ISTQB
6 42 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (24.81%) Knowledge Management
8 32 (24.06%) .NET
9 31 (23.31%) JavaScript
10 29 (21.80%) HTML
10 29 (21.80%) UNIX
11 28 (21.05%) ASP.NET
11 28 (21.05%) JSP
12 27 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (18.80%) Regression Testing
13 25 (18.80%) Waterfall
14 24 (18.05%) Automated Testing
14 24 (18.05%) SQL
15 23 (17.29%) MS Excel
15 23 (17.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 22 (16.54%) Oracle
17 21 (15.79%) Windows
18 20 (15.04%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (14.29%) Cucumber
19 19 (14.29%) Project Management
20 18 (13.53%) Selenium
20 18 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (13.53%) System Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
1 6 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (17.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.01%) Exstream
2 4 (3.01%) Magento
3 2 (1.50%) SAP FI-AP
3 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.50%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.75%) Primavera
4 1 (0.75%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.75%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.28%) SAN
2 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.75%) SSL
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) DVB
3 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 18 (13.53%) Selenium
3 10 (7.52%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (6.02%) Subversion
5 8 (6.02%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.26%) JIRA
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.50%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.50%) Maven
7 2 (1.50%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.50%) Ant
7 2 (1.50%) JUnit
7 2 (1.50%) WinRunner
7 2 (1.50%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.75%) JMeter
8 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (3.01%) Legal
2 3 (2.26%) Automotive
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) French Language
3 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (48.12%) Analyst
2 59 (44.36%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.54%) Test Specialist
4 20 (15.04%) Tester
5 15 (11.28%) Consultant
6 11 (8.27%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (4.51%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Automation Tester
8 5 (3.76%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) UAT Tester
10 3 (2.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (1.50%) Developer
11 2 (1.50%) Software Tester
11 2 (1.50%) SAP HR Consultant
11 2 (1.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (24.06%) .NET
2 29 (21.80%) HTML
3 28 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 28 (21.05%) JSP
4 11 (8.27%) Gherkin
5 9 (6.77%) XML
6 7 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (1.50%) JAXB
7 2 (1.50%) Spring
7 2 (1.50%) Ajax
7 2 (1.50%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.75%) XSL
8 1 (0.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.26%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.50%) NHS
3 2 (1.50%) Clustering
3 2 (1.50%) PDA
3 2 (1.50%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.75%) PKI
4 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.80%) UNIX
2 21 (15.79%) Windows
3 18 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (12.03%) Linux
4 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.26%) AIX
6 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Knowledge Management
2 27 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.80%) Regression Testing
3 25 (18.80%) Waterfall
4 24 (18.05%) Automated Testing
5 20 (15.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (14.29%) Project Management
7 18 (13.53%) System Testing
8 17 (12.78%) Test Automation
9 15 (11.28%) Test Strategy
9 15 (11.28%) Business Continuity
10 14 (10.53%) Software Testing
11 13 (9.77%) Scrum
11 13 (9.77%) Security Testing
12 12 (9.02%) BDD
12 12 (9.02%) Workflow
13 11 (8.27%) Migration
13 11 (8.27%) TDD
13 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
14 10 (7.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.31%) JavaScript
2 24 (18.05%) SQL
3 14 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 13 (9.77%) Java
5 7 (5.26%) VB
6 5 (3.76%) C#
6 5 (3.76%) VBScript
7 4 (3.01%) C
8 2 (1.50%) C++
8 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.75%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (51.13%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 46 (34.59%) ISEB
4 44 (33.08%) ISTQB
5 42 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (17.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (11.28%) MCITP
7 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 13 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.76%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.50%) MCTS
11 2 (1.50%) Degree
11 2 (1.50%) MCSE
11 2 (1.50%) MCSA
12 1 (0.75%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.02%) VMware ESX
2 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.02%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.01%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.50%) Netcool
6 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Nessus
6 1 (0.75%) Nmap
6 1 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 46 (34.59%) HP
3 22 (16.54%) Oracle
4 15 (11.28%) Citrix
4 15 (11.28%) VMware
5 14 (10.53%) SAP
6 13 (9.77%) Cisco
7 8 (6.02%) McAfee
8 6 (4.51%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.26%) Veritas
9 3 (2.26%) WSO2
10 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com