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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.16% 2.04% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.80% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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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
608 678 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.08% 72.67% 70.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 304 273
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 23 (43.40%) Security Cleared
2 21 (39.62%) Selenium
3 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (33.96%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
6 15 (28.30%) QA
7 14 (26.42%) Integration Testing
8 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
8 13 (24.53%) Scrum
8 13 (24.53%) ISEB
9 11 (20.75%) BDD
9 11 (20.75%) WebDriver
10 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
10 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
10 10 (18.87%) HP
10 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
11 9 (16.98%) SOAP
11 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.98%) JIRA
11 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (15.09%) WCF
12 8 (15.09%) XML
12 8 (15.09%) XSD
12 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
12 8 (15.09%) SQL
12 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
12 8 (15.09%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (13.21%) C#

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (15.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Agresso
1 1 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Selenium
2 11 (20.75%) WebDriver
3 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
3 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
4 9 (16.98%) JIRA
4 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.43%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.77%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.89%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.89%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.89%) JMeter
8 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.89%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Analyst
1 24 (45.28%) Test Analyst
2 20 (37.74%) Tester
3 11 (20.75%) Software Tester
4 8 (15.09%) Test Leader
5 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Data Migration Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) SAP Manager
9 1 (1.89%) SAP Tester
9 1 (1.89%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) SOAP
2 8 (15.09%) XML
2 8 (15.09%) XSD
2 8 (15.09%) WCF
3 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) STB
1 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.89%) PKI
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Integration Testing
3 13 (24.53%) Scrum
3 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
4 11 (20.75%) BDD
5 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Automation Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
6 6 (11.32%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.43%) V-Model
7 5 (9.43%) TDD
7 5 (9.43%) Migration
7 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.55%) System Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.53%) ISEB
4 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
5 9 (16.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.89%) Netcool
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) HP
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Citrix
3 4 (7.55%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Capita
4 2 (3.77%) Talend
5 1 (1.89%) Cognos
5 1 (1.89%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Veritas
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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