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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 49 84
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 2.80% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 3.84% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £251 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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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
581 730 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.09% 73.00% 67.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 365 277
Average daily rate £425 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.70 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
6 6 (26.09%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 6 (26.09%) TestDirector
6 6 (26.09%) AIX
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) ISEB
8 4 (17.39%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) High Availability
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.04%) Office 365
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) SCCM
9 3 (13.04%) System Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Netcool

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.35%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) VPN
2 3 (13.04%) DMZ
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) TestDirector
2 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.04%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Tester
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) AIX
2 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
3 4 (17.39%) High Availability
3 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) System Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) V-Model
5 2 (8.70%) Cash Management
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (13.04%) Netcool
2 3 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas
4 3 (13.04%) McAfee
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) IBM