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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 58 57 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.69% 2.54% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.19% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 28
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £462 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
1645 1788 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.37% 79.82% 75.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 1088 901
Average daily rate £380 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 81 69
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(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
Winchester +9 14 £350 -41.66% 2
Gosport -5 9 £415 -
Basingstoke -5 5 £350 +94.44%
Hook -8 5 £310 -10.86%
Portsmouth +4 4 £394 -
Andover - 3 £325 -
Southampton +5 2 £257 -35.87% 1
Havant +10 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 38 (36.19%) Security Cleared
2 35 (33.33%) Oracle
3 34 (32.38%) SC Cleared
4 26 (24.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (21.90%) SQL
5 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
6 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
7 21 (20.00%) ITIL
7 21 (20.00%) HP
8 20 (19.05%) .NET
8 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (18.10%) Unix
9 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
10 17 (16.19%) ISEB
10 17 (16.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (15.24%) Linux
12 15 (14.29%) MS Office
12 15 (14.29%) ITIL V3
12 15 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 14 (13.33%) HTML
13 14 (13.33%) Java
13 14 (13.33%) Service Management
14 13 (12.38%) Project Management
14 13 (12.38%) Telecoms
14 13 (12.38%) BDD
15 12 (11.43%) Selenium
15 12 (11.43%) Migration
15 12 (11.43%) CRM
15 12 (11.43%) PRINCE2
16 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (3.81%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.95%) IIS
2 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.29%) MS Office
3 8 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.95%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) WAN
2 3 (2.86%) VLAN
3 2 (1.90%) SAN
3 2 (1.90%) WebEx
4 1 (0.95%) DVB
4 1 (0.95%) GPRS
4 1 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.95%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.95%) Wireless
4 1 (0.95%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.81%) Informix
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.43%) Selenium
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle APEX
2 11 (10.48%) WebDriver
3 10 (9.52%) JIRA
4 7 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.81%) JDeveloper
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (3.81%) Toad
7 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.90%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.95%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.95%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (12.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (1.90%) Billing
3 2 (1.90%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Military
4 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (48.57%) Analyst
2 26 (24.76%) Test Analyst
3 24 (22.86%) Tester
4 14 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 12 (11.43%) Consultant
5 12 (11.43%) Transition Analyst
6 11 (10.48%) Security Analyst
7 10 (9.52%) Test Specialist
8 9 (8.57%) Automation Tester
9 7 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.71%) Security Specialist
10 6 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.71%) Senior Business Analyst
10 6 (5.71%) Service Transition Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Agile Tester
11 5 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
11 5 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Integration Specialist
11 5 (4.76%) Integration Test Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) .NET
2 14 (13.33%) HTML
3 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.71%) XML
5 4 (3.81%) Web Services
6 3 (2.86%) REST
7 2 (1.90%) JSON
7 2 (1.90%) Middleware
8 1 (0.95%) JSP
8 1 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Smart Meter
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Contactless
5 1 (0.95%) EMV
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) EPoS
5 1 (0.95%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.95%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Unix
2 16 (15.24%) Linux
3 9 (8.57%) Windows
4 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) AIX
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (20.00%) ITIL
3 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 14 (13.33%) Service Management
6 13 (12.38%) BDD
6 13 (12.38%) Project Management
7 12 (11.43%) CRM
7 12 (11.43%) Migration
7 12 (11.43%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.48%) Security Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.48%) Use Case
9 10 (9.52%) Functional Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Scrum
10 9 (8.57%) Workflow
11 8 (7.62%) System Testing
12 7 (6.67%) Integration Testing
12 7 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) Java
3 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.52%) C#
4 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.62%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.67%) F#
6 7 (6.67%) VBScript
7 5 (4.76%) VB
8 3 (2.86%) C++
8 3 (2.86%) C-shell
8 3 (2.86%) Korn
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.95%) C
10 1 (0.95%) COBOL
10 1 (0.95%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (36.19%) Security Cleared
2 34 (32.38%) SC Cleared
3 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
4 17 (16.19%) ISEB
4 17 (16.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.52%) MCITP
6 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.81%) Degree
7 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.95%) CCNA
10 1 (0.95%) CCNP
10 1 (0.95%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.81%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (33.33%) Oracle
2 21 (20.00%) HP
3 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.52%) Cisco
5 4 (3.81%) Intel Security
5 4 (3.81%) Sybase
5 4 (3.81%) VMware
6 3 (2.86%) SAP
7 2 (1.90%) Remedy
7 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.95%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.95%) BMC
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix
8 1 (0.95%) IBM
8 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.95%) webMethods