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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.31% 1.64% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.19% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 7
Average daily rate
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£355 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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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
666 778 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.93% 74.95% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 401 244
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £16.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £180.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (38.30%) Selenium
4 17 (36.17%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
5 14 (29.79%) Scrum
6 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 10 (21.28%) BDD
6 10 (21.28%) ISEB
7 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
7 8 (17.02%) JIRA
7 8 (17.02%) QA
8 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.77%) C#
9 6 (12.77%) SQL
9 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
9 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
9 6 (12.77%) System Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Fiddler
10 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.64%) WCF
10 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.64%) V-Model

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.13%) GGSN
2 1 (2.13%) SGSN
2 1 (2.13%) LTE
2 1 (2.13%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
3 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
5 5 (10.64%) Fiddler
6 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.13%) WinRunner
8 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.13%) JMeter
8 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Tester
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
1 18 (38.30%) Test Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Software Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.26%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Junior
7 1 (2.13%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) SAP Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) SOAP
1 5 (10.64%) XML
1 5 (10.64%) XSD
1 5 (10.64%) WCF
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) EMC Centera
2 1 (2.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) AIX
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Scrum
3 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
3 10 (21.28%) BDD
4 8 (17.02%) TDD
5 6 (12.77%) System Testing
5 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) V-Model
6 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Test Management
8 3 (6.38%) Validation
8 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) C#
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
3 10 (21.28%) ISEB
4 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.38%) HND
6 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) Netcool
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) EMC
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
3 1 (2.13%) Veritas
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee
3 1 (2.13%) NetHawk
3 1 (2.13%) Isilon
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) IBM
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