The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Somerset 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 20 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.58% 1.07% 4.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.36% 1.61% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -36.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £250 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -20.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
280 124 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.84% 66.31% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 72 59
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.16 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Scripting
South West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 0 23 £400 - 1
Street - - - -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (80.70%) Security Cleared
2 45 (78.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 39 (68.42%) SC Cleared
4 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 26 (45.61%) ISEB
5 26 (45.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (43.86%) SAP
7 24 (42.11%) ISTQB
8 21 (36.84%) Software Testing
8 21 (36.84%) Test Management
8 21 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (29.82%) Business Analysis
10 16 (28.07%) ITIL
11 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.05%) Project Management
13 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
14 8 (14.04%) MS Office
14 8 (14.04%) SAP SD
15 7 (12.28%) Scrum
15 7 (12.28%) SpecFlow
15 7 (12.28%) BDD
16 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
16 6 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
16 6 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (10.53%) Service Management
16 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
16 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
16 6 (10.53%) C#
16 6 (10.53%) SQL
16 6 (10.53%) ABAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.51%) assyst
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.75%) Summit
3 1 (1.75%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.28%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.51%) Selenium
5 1 (1.75%) MSTest
5 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
2 1 (1.75%) Avionics
2 1 (1.75%) Electronics
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (64.91%) Analyst
2 24 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Business Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Developer
6 6 (10.53%) ABAP Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.77%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (8.77%) SAP Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Configuration Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.51%) SAP Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Test Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) Test Coordinator
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) CMDB
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) DTV
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (78.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (36.84%) Test Management
2 21 (36.84%) Software Testing
3 17 (29.82%) Business Analysis
4 16 (28.07%) ITIL
5 12 (21.05%) Project Management
6 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.28%) Scrum
7 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 6 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (10.53%) Service Management
8 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
9 5 (8.77%) Operations Management
9 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.77%) Capacity Management
9 5 (8.77%) User Stories
10 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.02%) System Testing
10 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
11 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) C#
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
1 6 (10.53%) ABAP
2 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (80.70%) Security Cleared
2 39 (68.42%) SC Cleared
3 26 (45.61%) ISEB
4 24 (42.11%) ISTQB
5 21 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.75%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.86%) SAP
3 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
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