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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 64 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.95% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.21% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 10
Median daily rate £550 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

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
566 745 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.86% 78.84% 70.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 451 356
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017, 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 4 (44.44%) Use Case
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
4 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Use Case
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix