The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 92 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -44
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 45 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.27% 1.51% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.97% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 78
Median daily rate £413 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £468 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
Test Scripting
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2285 2290 2383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.17% 76.67% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1517 1570
Median daily rate £393 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 97 124
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -14 10 £288 -17.85% 5
Dorset +2 9 £550 +29.41% 1
Wiltshire -1 7 £410 +30.15% 1
Gloucestershire -9 4 £438 -7.40% 3
Somerset - 4 £325 - 2
Devon - 2 £415 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 37 (37.76%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
2 24 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (23.47%) Finance
3 23 (23.47%) C
4 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.27%) SQL
5 13 (13.27%) .NET
5 13 (13.27%) Visual Studio
5 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
5 13 (13.27%) Software Testing
5 13 (13.27%) ISTQB
6 12 (12.24%) QA
6 12 (12.24%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (12.24%) ISEB
7 11 (11.22%) Linux
7 11 (11.22%) DV Cleared
8 10 (10.20%) C++
8 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
9 9 (9.18%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.18%) Skype for Business
10 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (8.16%) Java
11 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
11 7 (7.14%) HP
11 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.12%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.18%) Skype for Business
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.08%) CMS
4 2 (2.04%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) Mule
4 2 (2.04%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) IIS
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.02%) SAS
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Office
2 4 (4.08%) FrameMaker
2 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.02%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.02%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) Broadband
1 5 (5.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.04%) Big Data
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.02%) DataStage
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.02%) QualityStage
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Visual Studio
2 12 (12.24%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (6.12%) Selenium
4 5 (5.10%) JIRA
5 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
5 4 (4.08%) LabVIEW
5 4 (4.08%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.06%) JUnit
6 3 (3.06%) Maven
7 2 (2.04%) GDB
7 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.04%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (2.04%) JMeter
7 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.02%) TestLink
8 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Banking
3 5 (5.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.10%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.08%) Avionics
4 4 (4.08%) Marketing
5 3 (3.06%) Electronics
5 3 (3.06%) Military
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Analyst
2 30 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 12 (12.24%) Software Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Test Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Tester
4 7 (7.14%) Developer
4 7 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 7 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 5 (5.10%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) UAT Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Business Test Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Programmer
7 3 (3.06%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) CSS
2 6 (6.12%) HTML
3 5 (5.10%) jQuery
4 4 (4.08%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) REST
5 3 (3.06%) SOAP
6 2 (2.04%) RESTful
6 2 (2.04%) Web Services
7 1 (1.02%) Ajax
7 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.02%) JSON
7 1 (1.02%) Middleware
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.02%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Device Driver
2 4 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.08%) CAN bus
2 4 (4.08%) iPhone
3 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.06%) User Experience
4 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.02%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Linux
2 6 (6.12%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
3 3 (3.06%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
3 13 (13.27%) Software Testing
4 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
5 9 (9.18%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (6.12%) Change Management
7 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
7 6 (6.12%) Requirements Management
7 6 (6.12%) Scrum
7 6 (6.12%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.10%) ETL
8 5 (5.10%) Test Planning
8 5 (5.10%) V-Model
9 4 (4.08%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) C
2 13 (13.27%) SQL
3 10 (10.20%) C++
4 8 (8.16%) Java
5 6 (6.12%) C#
5 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.10%) Embedded C
6 5 (5.10%) Embedded C++
6 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.06%) Python
8 2 (2.04%) Ada
8 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.04%) Groovy
8 2 (2.04%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (37.76%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) ISTQB
4 12 (12.24%) ISEB
5 11 (11.22%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) CCNA
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.24%) QA
2 5 (5.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.08%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 2 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) HP
3 6 (6.12%) SAP
4 5 (5.10%) Perforce
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle
6 3 (3.06%) hybris
7 2 (2.04%) Serena
7 2 (2.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) IBM
8 1 (1.02%) Informatica
8 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.02%) Siebel
8 1 (1.02%) Tableau
8 1 (1.02%) Telerik
8 1 (1.02%) Teradata
8 1 (1.02%) Verint
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