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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 30 31 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.47% 6.01% 14.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 9.09% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +9.89%
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
227 154 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.52% 66.09% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 110 64
Average daily rate £400 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 4
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.30 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.44 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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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 -9 10 £450 +38.99%
Bath - 2 £238 - 1
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
3 12 (48.00%) C#
3 12 (48.00%) .NET
3 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
7 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) ISEB
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) SAP
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.00%) Scala
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) Line Management
9 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
9 2 (8.00%) C++

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Avionics
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Database Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) DTV
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (16.00%) Test Management
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
4 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.00%) BPMN
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) Scala
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle