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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 1.90% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 2.76% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £328 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +54.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £230 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
587 760 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 64.86% 68.90% 66.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 395 264
Average daily rate £413 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £528 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 26
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) System Testing
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) AIX
5 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Isilon
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) EMC Centera
1 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) System Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Isilon
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) EMC