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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 74 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.87% 2.32% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 3.24% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 13
Average daily rate £360 £355 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
789 709 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.68% 71.40% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 377 405
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £19.61 £22.03 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £18.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.98 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
2 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
2 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) XML
3 4 (22.22%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) Use Case
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SELinux
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Selenium
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) ZigBee
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
2 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 4 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) CentOS
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Use Case
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) SAP