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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 95 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 53 86 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.59% 2.65% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 3.61% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 30
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£300 £368 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 £16.62 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.76% +51.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
Test Scripting
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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
2514 2381 1594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.54% 73.33% 72.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1570 1057
Average daily rate £400 £399 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +7.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 92 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -21 14 £278 -11.90% 3
Wiltshire +8 12 £293 -35.00% 3
Dorset +3 9 £375 +29.31% 2
Gloucestershire -13 9 £350 -0.85% 4
Devon +10 5 £315 -
Somerset -13 2 £320 -28.88% 1
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England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 35 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (23.30%) ISEB
4 21 (20.39%) Scrum
5 18 (17.48%) Finance
5 18 (17.48%) SQL
6 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
7 16 (15.53%) ISTQB
8 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
9 13 (12.62%) Regression Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Java
10 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
11 11 (10.68%) Selenium
11 11 (10.68%) QA
11 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
12 10 (9.71%) .NET
12 10 (9.71%) Banking
12 10 (9.71%) User Stories
12 10 (9.71%) SDLC
13 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (8.74%) Integration Testing
13 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (8.74%) Cucumber
13 9 (8.74%) DV Cleared
13 9 (8.74%) Migration
14 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.77%) Ruby
14 8 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (7.77%) JIRA
14 8 (7.77%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (1.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.94%) MS Project
6 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.97%) Maximo
2 1 (0.97%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
2 1 (0.97%) IaaS
2 1 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) MS Access
2 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.97%) Big Data
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Selenium
2 9 (8.74%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.77%) JIRA
4 6 (5.83%) Maven
4 6 (5.83%) ClearCase
4 6 (5.83%) Ant
4 6 (5.83%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (4.85%) Subversion
6 3 (2.91%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.94%) JUnit
7 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.94%) TestNG
7 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.97%) JBehave
8 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.97%) Toad
General
1 18 (17.48%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (46.60%) Analyst
2 38 (36.89%) Test Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Test Leader
4 12 (11.65%) Tester
5 8 (7.77%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.80%) Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) SAP Business Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Performance Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Performance Test Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Junior Test Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) J2EE
2 5 (4.85%) CSS
2 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.91%) SOAP
5 2 (1.94%) REST
6 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) User Experience
3 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) PDA
4 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) UNIX
2 3 (2.91%) Windows
3 2 (1.94%) Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.97%) Android
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (20.39%) Scrum
4 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
5 13 (12.62%) Regression Testing
6 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.71%) User Stories
7 10 (9.71%) SDLC
8 9 (8.74%) Integration Testing
8 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.74%) Migration
9 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.77%) Automation Testing
9 8 (7.77%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.80%) Test Planning
10 7 (6.80%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.80%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.83%) Validation
11 6 (5.83%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.48%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) Java
3 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.77%) Ruby
5 7 (6.80%) Python
6 6 (5.83%) Lua
6 6 (5.83%) Perl
6 6 (5.83%) PHP
7 5 (4.85%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.88%) C
8 4 (3.88%) C#
9 3 (2.91%) Ada
9 3 (2.91%) VBA
10 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) ISEB
2 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
3 16 (15.53%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.74%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.83%) Sun Certification
7 5 (4.85%) OCPJP
8 2 (1.94%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.80%) Sun
2 6 (5.83%) SAP
2 6 (5.83%) OpenText
3 4 (3.88%) HP
4 3 (2.91%) Serena
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle
5 2 (1.94%) Northgate
6 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.97%) Murex
6 1 (0.97%) EMC
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