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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 42 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.86% 2.46% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 3.37% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 7
Average daily rate
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£353 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £429 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.45 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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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
605 741 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.56% 72.86% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 381 215
Average daily rate £400 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 16
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (30.30%) Scrum
4 9 (27.27%) ISEB
5 7 (21.21%) TDD
5 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 7 (21.21%) JIRA
6 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) System Testing
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
7 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) HP
7 5 (15.15%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Migration
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) Windows
8 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
8 4 (12.12%) V-Model
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.03%) GGSN
2 1 (3.03%) SGSN
2 1 (3.03%) LTE
2 1 (3.03%) Packet Switching
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) WinRunner
6 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.03%) JMeter
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.03%) EMC Centera
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
1 1 (3.03%) PKI
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) AIX
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) TDD
4 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) System Testing
4 6 (18.18%) BDD
5 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) V-Model
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Fault Management
7 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (9.09%) HND
7 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) EMC
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Veritas
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee
3 1 (3.03%) NetHawk
3 1 (3.03%) Isilon
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