The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 66 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 1.09% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.38% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 15
Median daily rate £438 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £365 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.69% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
586 795 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 81.62% 78.56% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 463 357
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Appium

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) Appium
3 1 (11.11%) Calabash
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix