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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 2.90% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 3.99% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 12
Median daily rate £360 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
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
710 652 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.54% 72.61% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 330 369
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.13 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £38.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 7 (31.82%) Java
1 7 (31.82%) SOAP
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) SoapUI
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Unix
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) VPN
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 5 (22.73%) CentOS
3 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Use Case
4 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 4 (18.18%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 3 (13.64%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 3 (13.64%) SELinux

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) SoapUI
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 12 (54.55%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Software Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) SOAP
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) CentOS
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Use Case
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.55%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco