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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 20 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 35 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.24% 7.80% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.14% 13.11% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 3
Average daily rate £300 £280 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £234
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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
345 122 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.18% 59.51% 59.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -3 20 £308 +11.81%
Bath -13 1 £150 -47.36% 1
Yeovil - 1 - -
Templecombe - - - -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (84.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (82.22%) Security Cleared
3 33 (73.33%) SC Cleared
4 27 (60.00%) Test Management
4 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (48.89%) ISEB
6 21 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (44.44%) ISTQB
8 19 (42.22%) Software Testing
9 14 (31.11%) Project Management
10 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
11 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
12 8 (17.78%) Scrum
12 8 (17.78%) Selenium
12 8 (17.78%) SAP
12 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
13 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
13 7 (15.56%) System Testing
14 6 (13.33%) Replication
14 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
14 6 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
14 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
15 5 (11.11%) Capacity Management
15 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
15 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
15 5 (11.11%) Operations Management
15 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (11.11%) CMDB
16 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
17 3 (6.67%) UML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Summit
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (17.78%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
1 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.22%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Analyst
2 22 (48.89%) Test Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Testing Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Replication
2 5 (11.11%) CMDB
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (60.00%) Test Management
3 19 (42.22%) Software Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Project Management
5 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.56%) System Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 5 (11.11%) Capacity Management
9 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
9 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Operations Management
10 3 (6.67%) UML
10 3 (6.67%) Service Management
10 3 (6.67%) ITIL
10 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 3 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C#
1 1 (2.22%) PHP
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
1 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 37 (82.22%) Security Cleared
2 33 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (48.89%) ISEB
4 20 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.44%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ISO 14001
1 3 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) SAP
3 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
Somerset
Applitracker
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Somerset
DP Connect
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: 25 days ago