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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.27% 0.96% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.27% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £475 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -16.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
579 707 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.89% 75.29% 68.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 427 398
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 7
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.09 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.22% +33.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
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 6 December 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 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) XML
2 8 (57.14%) SOAP
2 8 (57.14%) Use Case
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 2 (14.29%) PuTTY
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
7 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) PuTTY
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) SOAP
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Use Case
2 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification