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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 66 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 1.85% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 2.64% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 8
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£450 £320 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +4.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -6.66%
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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
539 758 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.18% 70.25% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 398 263
Average daily rate £425 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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
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 2 October 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 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (29.17%) HP
6 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (25.00%) TestDirector
6 6 (25.00%) AIX
6 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle
7 5 (20.83%) ISEB
8 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (16.67%) Firewall
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) System Testing
8 4 (16.67%) High Availability
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (12.50%) Office 365
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (12.50%) SCCM
9 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (4.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) DMZ
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Consultant
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (25.00%) AIX
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.67%) System Testing
3 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Cash Management
5 2 (8.33%) V-Model
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
4 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Netcool
2 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Veritas
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
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