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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.90% 1.93% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 2.64% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 6
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£350 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (38.46%) Selenium
3 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (28.85%) QA
5 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
6 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 13 (25.00%) ISEB
7 12 (23.08%) Scrum
8 11 (21.15%) HP
8 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
9 10 (19.23%) BDD
9 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
10 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
10 9 (17.31%) JIRA
10 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 8 (15.38%) SOAP
11 8 (15.38%) XML
11 8 (15.38%) XSD
11 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 8 (15.38%) WCF
11 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
12 7 (13.46%) SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.92%) GGSN
2 1 (1.92%) SGSN
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) LTE
2 1 (1.92%) Packet Switching
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Selenium
2 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
3 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
3 9 (17.31%) JIRA
4 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.62%) Fiddler
7 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.92%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.92%) JMeter
9 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
1 22 (42.31%) Test Analyst
2 17 (32.69%) Tester
3 11 (21.15%) Software Tester
4 8 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Developer
8 2 (3.85%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Lead Tester
9 1 (1.92%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.92%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) IT Technician
9 1 (1.92%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) SAP Manager
9 1 (1.92%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) SOAP
1 8 (15.38%) XML
1 8 (15.38%) XSD
1 8 (15.38%) WCF
2 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) STB
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 12 (23.08%) Scrum
4 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 10 (19.23%) BDD
6 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
8 6 (11.54%) TDD
8 6 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) System Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.69%) V-Model
10 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
11 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (25.00%) ISEB
4 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) Netcool
2 1 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) HP
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Capita
6 1 (1.92%) NetHawk
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee
6 1 (1.92%) Veritas
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos