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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 54 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.43% 1.38% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.88% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Median daily rate £325 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £259 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £405 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
- +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +124.19%
Test Scripting
Berkshire

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
522 745 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.79% 73.33% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 497 324
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.73 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016, 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 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SOAP
2 13 (48.15%) XML
2 13 (48.15%) Unix
2 13 (48.15%) SoapUI
3 11 (40.74%) Java
3 11 (40.74%) Use Case
4 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 9 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Selenium
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) ISEB
8 5 (18.52%) BDD
9 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
10 3 (11.11%) C#
10 3 (11.11%) SAP
10 3 (11.11%) Linux
10 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 3 (11.11%) Web Services
10 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
10 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
10 3 (11.11%) Defect Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) PuTTY
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) SoapUI
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.41%) JMeter
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Analyst
2 17 (62.96%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Integration Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Integration Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Software Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Software Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) SOAP
1 13 (48.15%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Use Case
2 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 9 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
5 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
7 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
9 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) SAP