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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 1 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.20% 0.29% 6.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 0.38% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 25
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £310 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
196 265 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.40% 75.71% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 166 257
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 21 8
Average hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £29.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Yeovil - 5 - -
Taunton +23 1 £350 +12.90% 2
Bath - 1 £300 -
Street - 1 £533 -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) QA
4 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
5 6 (26.09%) Requirements Management
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
7 4 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (17.39%) FrameMaker
7 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
7 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) C
7 4 (17.39%) C++
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.04%) .NET
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (8.70%) SOA
9 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.70%) IBM
9 2 (8.70%) SAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) FrameMaker
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.04%) UAT Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Requirements Management
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
5 4 (17.39%) Static Code Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C
1 4 (17.39%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle