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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.40% 4.62% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 6.06% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
Average daily rate £360 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
260 231 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.54% 76.24% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 147 104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £24.20 £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Bath +3 9 £360 +51.57% 2
Yeovil - 4 - - 1
Taunton -1 2 £338 -25.00%
Street - 1 £533 -
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (40.74%) QA
4 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
6 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 7 (25.93%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
8 5 (18.52%) User Stories
8 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (14.81%) Static Code Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.81%) Requirements Management
9 4 (14.81%) FrameMaker
9 4 (14.81%) C
9 4 (14.81%) C++
10 3 (11.11%) Java
10 3 (11.11%) .NET
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 3 (11.11%) IBM
10 3 (11.11%) Finance
10 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (7.41%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) FrameMaker
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
1 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) UAT Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 6 (22.22%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
6 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 4 (14.81%) Requirements Management
7 4 (14.81%) Static Code Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
1 4 (14.81%) C++
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago