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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 0.70% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.01% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 20
Average daily rate
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£355 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £360 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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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
736 595 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.51% 69.03% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 15 (35.71%) Selenium
1 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (30.95%) BDD
3 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
4 12 (28.57%) QA
4 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
5 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
5 10 (23.81%) C#
5 10 (23.81%) ISEB
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.43%) SOAP
6 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.43%) SoapUI
7 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (19.05%) XML
7 8 (19.05%) XSD
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (19.05%) WCF
7 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 7 (16.67%) SAP
8 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Selenium
2 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (11.90%) Fiddler
7 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
8 3 (7.14%) JIRA
9 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
9 2 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.38%) MSI
10 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
10 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
10 1 (2.38%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Games
2 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 25 (59.52%) Test Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 6 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Data Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Business Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) SOAP
2 8 (19.05%) XML
2 8 (19.05%) XSD
2 8 (19.05%) WCF
3 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) STB
3 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Android
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
2 13 (30.95%) BDD
3 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
5 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
6 5 (11.90%) User Stories
6 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.14%) V-Model
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (4.76%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) ISEB
3 10 (23.81%) ISTQB
4 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Capita
5 2 (4.76%) Talend
6 1 (2.38%) Cognos
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
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