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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 66 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 2.63% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 3.75% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 17
Average daily rate £413 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £283 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.45 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) SELinux
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (11.11%) Ranorex
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
5 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) ZigBee
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Endur
2 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.11%) DOCSIS
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) ZigBee
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
3 2 (11.11%) Ranorex
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Front Office
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.56%) Life Science
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) CentOS
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) VBA
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (16.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) OpenLink
4 1 (5.56%) SAP