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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.87% 7.89% 9.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 10.29% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £375 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
256 243 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 74.42% 76.66% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 183 72
Average daily rate £413 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Average hourly rate £38.25 £12.31 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.72% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £9.95 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £15.83 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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
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 March 2015. 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
Bath +8 2 £238 +58.33%
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Visual Studio
3 12 (52.17%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Test Management
6 4 (17.39%) ISEB
7 3 (13.04%) Java
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (13.04%) Scala
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) Line Management
8 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
8 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.70%) VB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Database Developer
5 3 (13.04%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
1 5 (21.74%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
2 4 (17.39%) Test Management
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Scala
4 2 (8.70%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP