The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hounslow 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 3 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 16.67% 7.46% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.22% 8.93% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £325 £215 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 75.00% 83.58% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 36
Average daily rate £445 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
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Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hounslow region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Cognos
2 3 (42.86%) Siebel
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) DataStage
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) STB
4 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
4 1 (14.29%) DVB
4 1 (14.29%) MPEG
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) STB
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Cognos
1 3 (42.86%) Siebel
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft