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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 70 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 51 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.68% 3.83% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 4.89% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 30
Average daily rate £350 £341 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £468 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.82 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
1510 1635 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.39% 78.34% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 894 702
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 67
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +3 16 £366 +1.03% 1
Gosport +7 9 £500 -
Southampton +19 5 £265 - 2
Basingstoke +1 4 £338 +87.50% 1
Hook +10 3 £160 -46.66%
Portsmouth -3 2 £215 -23.21%
Havant - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 77 (50.66%) Security Cleared
2 68 (44.74%) SC Cleared
2 68 (44.74%) Oracle
3 48 (31.58%) HP
4 41 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 37 (24.34%) MS Excel
7 35 (23.03%) CRM
8 31 (20.39%) HP UFT
8 31 (20.39%) SQL
8 31 (20.39%) .NET
8 31 (20.39%) System Testing
8 31 (20.39%) Test Automation
9 30 (19.74%) HTML
9 30 (19.74%) Oracle Reports
10 29 (19.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (18.42%) ISEB
11 28 (18.42%) ISTQB
12 26 (17.11%) Oracle APEX
12 26 (17.11%) Workflow
12 26 (17.11%) Functional Testing
13 25 (16.45%) Java
14 24 (15.79%) VB
15 23 (15.13%) Selenium
16 22 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (14.47%) Unix
17 21 (13.82%) PL/SQL
18 20 (13.16%) BDD
19 19 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
19 19 (12.50%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 17 (11.18%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (24.34%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.18%) MS Office
3 14 (9.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (8.55%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (4.61%) SAP SRM
4 6 (3.95%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.66%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.66%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.66%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.61%) SAN
2 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.97%) WAN
4 2 (1.32%) VLAN
5 1 (0.66%) GSM
5 1 (0.66%) Telepresence
5 1 (0.66%) WebEx
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.74%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (7.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 11 (7.24%) Oracle Discoverer
3 10 (6.58%) SQL Navigator
4 6 (3.95%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.63%) Informix
6 1 (0.66%) DB2
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 31 (20.39%) HP UFT
2 26 (17.11%) Oracle APEX
3 23 (15.13%) Selenium
4 18 (11.84%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (11.18%) WebDriver
6 14 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (7.89%) Cucumber
8 11 (7.24%) JDeveloper
8 11 (7.24%) Toad
9 10 (6.58%) JIRA
10 7 (4.61%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (1.32%) LoadUI
11 2 (1.32%) MSI
11 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.66%) WatiN
12 1 (0.66%) WATIR
General
1 11 (7.24%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.58%) Military
3 3 (1.97%) Finance
3 3 (1.97%) Legal
4 2 (1.32%) Automotive
4 2 (1.32%) Billing
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (40.13%) Analyst
2 38 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 34 (22.37%) Tester
4 30 (19.74%) Consultant
5 17 (11.18%) Business Analyst
6 14 (9.21%) Automation Tester
7 13 (8.55%) Oracle Consultant
8 11 (7.24%) Developer
9 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (6.58%) Functional Consultant
9 10 (6.58%) Test Specialist
10 9 (5.92%) Agile Tester
10 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 8 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
11 8 (5.26%) Test Consultant
11 8 (5.26%) XML Developer
12 7 (4.61%) CRM Consultant
12 7 (4.61%) Security Analyst
12 7 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.39%) .NET
2 30 (19.74%) HTML
3 17 (11.18%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.55%) XML
5 3 (1.97%) Web Services
6 2 (1.32%) JSON
6 2 (1.32%) REST
7 1 (0.66%) CSS
7 1 (0.66%) JSP
7 1 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.97%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.66%) CMDB
4 1 (0.66%) Contactless
4 1 (0.66%) EMV
4 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.66%) EPoS
4 1 (0.66%) FMCG
4 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.47%) Unix
2 8 (5.26%) Linux
3 5 (3.29%) Windows
3 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.03%) CRM
3 31 (20.39%) System Testing
3 31 (20.39%) Test Automation
4 26 (17.11%) Functional Testing
4 26 (17.11%) Workflow
5 22 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (13.16%) BDD
7 19 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
7 19 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 18 (11.84%) Regression Testing
9 17 (11.18%) Scrum
9 17 (11.18%) Test Strategy
10 16 (10.53%) Project Management
11 14 (9.21%) Migration
12 12 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.89%) ITIL
12 12 (7.89%) Waterfall
13 11 (7.24%) Service Management
14 10 (6.58%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) SQL
2 25 (16.45%) Java
3 24 (15.79%) VB
4 21 (13.82%) PL/SQL
5 19 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 16 (10.53%) C++
7 15 (9.87%) C#
8 14 (9.21%) VBScript
9 10 (6.58%) C-shell
9 10 (6.58%) Korn
10 8 (5.26%) F#
11 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.63%) PHP
13 1 (0.66%) C
13 1 (0.66%) COBOL
13 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (50.66%) Security Cleared
2 68 (44.74%) SC Cleared
3 29 (19.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (18.42%) ISEB
4 28 (18.42%) ISTQB
5 17 (11.18%) DV Cleared
5 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (7.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.63%) Degree
7 4 (2.63%) MCITP
7 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.66%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 68 (44.74%) Oracle
2 48 (31.58%) HP
3 40 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.58%) SAP
5 7 (4.61%) OpenText
5 7 (4.61%) ReadSoft
6 6 (3.95%) Citrix
7 4 (2.63%) Cisco
7 4 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.63%) Sybase
7 4 (2.63%) VMware
8 2 (1.32%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.32%) Remedy
9 1 (0.66%) BMC
9 1 (0.66%) Lumension
9 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.66%) webMethods