The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 32 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.01% 1.92% 16.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 2.92% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 16
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£363 £380 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £404 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
Test Scripting
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
242 137 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.67% 65.87% 64.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 96 60
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.30 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.75
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 Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Somerset region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Somerset region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -5 15 £375 -1.31%
Bath - - - - 1
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) Visual Studio
3 12 (44.44%) C#
3 12 (44.44%) .NET
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
6 7 (25.93%) SAP
7 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (18.52%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
8 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (14.81%) ISEB
9 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.11%) Scala
10 3 (11.11%) BDD
10 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Java
10 3 (11.11%) Scrum
10 3 (11.11%) Test Management
10 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (7.41%) TDD
11 2 (7.41%) Migration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Avionics
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Database Developer
5 2 (7.41%) ABAP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) Test Management
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) BPMN
5 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) Scala
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.41%) ABAP
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle