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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.57% 1.33% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 1.90% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 12
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£350 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.08% +4.07%
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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
668 631 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 71.60% 69.80% 69.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 288 289
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.10 £15.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £22.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015, 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 20 (42.55%) Selenium
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) Test Automation
3 16 (34.04%) WebDriver
3 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
4 15 (31.91%) QA
4 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.79%) BDD
6 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
6 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (25.53%) ISEB
7 11 (23.40%) C#
7 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
8 10 (21.28%) SoapUI
9 9 (19.15%) Scrum
9 9 (19.15%) SOAP
9 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.02%) HP
10 8 (17.02%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (17.02%) XML
10 8 (17.02%) XSD
10 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (17.02%) WCF
11 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
11 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 8 (17.02%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Selenium
2 16 (34.04%) WebDriver
3 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
4 10 (21.28%) SoapUI
5 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (12.77%) HP UFT
7 5 (10.64%) Fiddler
7 5 (10.64%) JIRA
8 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
9 2 (4.26%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.13%) MSI
10 1 (2.13%) JMeter
10 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
10 1 (2.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Games
2 2 (4.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Analyst
2 29 (61.70%) Test Analyst
3 20 (42.55%) Tester
4 10 (21.28%) Software Tester
5 7 (14.89%) Test Leader
6 6 (12.77%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (2.13%) AWS Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Lead Tester
9 1 (2.13%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) SOAP
2 8 (17.02%) XML
2 8 (17.02%) XSD
2 8 (17.02%) WCF
3 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) STB
3 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Android
1 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Test Automation
2 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) BDD
4 12 (25.53%) Integration Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Scrum
6 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
6 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.64%) User Stories
7 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) V-Model
8 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Migration
9 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) C#
2 6 (12.77%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
3 12 (25.53%) ISEB
4 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
5 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) HND
6 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) HP
3 5 (10.64%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Capita
5 2 (4.26%) Talend
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
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