The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Reading 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.33% 1.95% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.84% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
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£300 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
618 668 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.36% 68.72% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 284 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
4 9 (31.03%) TestDirector
4 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (27.59%) ISEB
5 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
6 7 (24.14%) AIX
6 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Oracle
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) HP
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (17.24%) Firewall
8 5 (17.24%) VMware
8 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (17.24%) High Availability
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.79%) Clustering
9 4 (13.79%) Netcool
9 4 (13.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (13.79%) McAfee
9 4 (13.79%) WinRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.45%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DMZ
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) VPN
2 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) TestDirector
2 4 (13.79%) WinRunner
2 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Tester
5 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) VXML
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) IVR
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
3 7 (24.14%) AIX
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) High Availability
3 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
4 3 (10.34%) V-Model
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) User Stories
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.90%) Use Case
5 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.90%) Cash Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 1 (3.45%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) ISEB
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.79%) Netcool
2 4 (13.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) McAfee
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) Veritas
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Manugistics