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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 2.59% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 3.44% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 5
Median daily rate £355 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +6.08%
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
638 697 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 79.16% 75.35% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 404 300
Median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 10
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +13.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 July 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 13 (54.17%) XML
1 13 (54.17%) Unix
1 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 12 (50.00%) SOAP
3 10 (41.67%) Java
4 9 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Use Case
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (25.00%) ISEB
6 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) SAP
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
8 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.50%) PuTTY
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 (4.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) JMeter
5 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 16 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) XML
2 12 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Functional Testing
1 9 (37.50%) Use Case
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) SAP
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