The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.68% 1.04% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.45% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 13
Average daily rate £370 £325 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -19.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £205 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (36.36%) Windows
4 14 (31.82%) ISEB
4 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 13 (29.55%) System Testing
6 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 11 (25.00%) CRM
7 11 (25.00%) TestDirector
7 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 10 (22.73%) C#
9 9 (20.45%) HTML
9 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
9 9 (20.45%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
10 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 8 (18.18%) MS Access
11 7 (15.91%) AIX
11 7 (15.91%) CSS
11 7 (15.91%) Citrix
11 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (15.91%) Netcool
11 7 (15.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (15.91%) Veritas
11 7 (15.91%) McAfee

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (20.45%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) MS Access
3 2 (4.55%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.55%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 9 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (15.91%) WinRunner
4 4 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (4.55%) QAComplete
5 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
5 2 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (2.27%) NUnit
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.27%) JUnit
6 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 9 (20.45%) CRM Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) SAP BI Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Automated Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) Middleware
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Clustering
2 3 (6.82%) Statistics
3 2 (4.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
3 7 (15.91%) AIX
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.36%) UNIX
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) System Testing
2 11 (25.00%) CRM
3 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (11.36%) High Availability
8 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) V-Model
8 4 (9.09%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Test Management
9 3 (6.82%) User Stories
10 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 10 (22.73%) C#
4 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) ISEB
2 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (15.91%) Netcool
2 7 (15.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (15.91%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.27%) nmon
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Citrix
2 7 (15.91%) Veritas
2 7 (15.91%) McAfee
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Siebel
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Manugistics