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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 70 91 73
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 70 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.51% 2.04% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.52% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 47
Median daily rate £348 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
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
2221 2578 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.52% 80.76% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1797 1698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 107 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £23.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Gloucestershire +15 21 £330 -30.52% 10
Bristol +4 16 £325 +1.48% 5
Wiltshire 0 16 £348 -2.38% 3
Devon +14 12 £370 -
Somerset +12 2 £356 +1.78% 1
Dorset -2 1 £325 +71.05% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 57 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
3 34 (26.15%) Finance
4 33 (25.38%) Selenium
5 27 (20.77%) BDD
6 25 (19.23%) WebDriver
6 25 (19.23%) Java
7 21 (16.15%) Functional Testing
8 20 (15.38%) QA
8 20 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 19 (14.62%) SOAP
10 18 (13.85%) DV Cleared
11 17 (13.08%) REST
11 17 (13.08%) JIRA
11 17 (13.08%) Migration
12 16 (12.31%) Test Planning
12 16 (12.31%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (12.31%) Bash Shell
13 15 (11.54%) Regression Testing
13 15 (11.54%) SQL
13 15 (11.54%) Python
13 15 (11.54%) HP
13 15 (11.54%) Defect Management
14 14 (10.77%) SAP
14 14 (10.77%) Automated Testing
15 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.00%) Linux
16 12 (9.23%) Web Services
16 12 (9.23%) Scrum

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 4 (3.08%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.77%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) Drupal
4 1 (0.77%) Mule
4 1 (0.77%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.31%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.31%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) VoIP
2 5 (3.85%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.54%) BGP
3 2 (1.54%) HSRP
3 2 (1.54%) MPLS
3 2 (1.54%) OSPF
3 2 (1.54%) PPP
3 2 (1.54%) Skype
4 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.08%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.08%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.08%) OrientDB
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.77%) MS Access
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (25.38%) Selenium
2 25 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 17 (13.08%) JIRA
4 11 (8.46%) Maven
5 10 (7.69%) Ant
6 8 (6.15%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.15%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.38%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (4.62%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.62%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.85%) JMeter
9 5 (3.85%) JUnit
10 4 (3.08%) ClearCase
10 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.31%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.31%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.54%) Hudson
13 1 (0.77%) MSI
General
1 34 (26.15%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Banking
3 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.92%) Marketing
5 8 (6.15%) Electronics
5 8 (6.15%) Manufacturing
6 7 (5.38%) Retail
7 4 (3.08%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.77%) Advertising
9 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.77%) Law
9 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (43.08%) Analyst
2 46 (35.38%) Test Analyst
3 25 (19.23%) Tester
4 16 (12.31%) Test Manager
5 14 (10.77%) Test Leader
6 13 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Automation Tester
8 7 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Functional Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Functional Test Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.85%) Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Software QA Tester
10 5 (3.85%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
11 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.62%) SOAP
2 17 (13.08%) REST
3 12 (9.23%) Web Services
4 8 (6.15%) .NET
5 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.08%) JSON
5 4 (3.08%) XML
6 1 (0.77%) HTML
6 1 (0.77%) jQuery
6 1 (0.77%) JSP
6 1 (0.77%) Servlets
6 1 (0.77%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.54%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.77%) Fintech
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.00%) Linux
2 7 (5.38%) Unix
3 3 (2.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (20.77%) BDD
4 21 (16.15%) Functional Testing
5 20 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 17 (13.08%) Migration
7 16 (12.31%) Test Planning
8 15 (11.54%) Defect Management
8 15 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 14 (10.77%) Automated Testing
10 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.23%) Scrum
12 11 (8.46%) SDLC
13 10 (7.69%) Automation Testing
13 10 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.69%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.92%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (6.92%) Manual Testing
14 9 (6.92%) Performance Testing
14 9 (6.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.23%) Java
2 16 (12.31%) Bash Shell
3 15 (11.54%) Python
3 15 (11.54%) SQL
4 4 (3.08%) C#
4 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.31%) VB
5 3 (2.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.54%) Groovy
6 2 (1.54%) Perl
6 2 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.46%) ISTQB
5 10 (7.69%) ISEB
6 6 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) COBIT
2 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (12.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) HP
2 14 (10.77%) SAP
3 6 (4.62%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.62%) Cloudera
4 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (1.54%) Lotus
6 1 (0.77%) Apple
6 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.77%) Reuters
6 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
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