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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South West
Rank 61 79 57
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 68 68 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.65% 2.28% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.77% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 47 58
Median daily rate £300 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Median hourly rate - £41.80 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +20.44%

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
2045 2453 2323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.73% 82.32% 75.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1729 1558
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 £272 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 118 112
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £23.25 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +13 28 £300 -7.83% 6
Gloucestershire +10 15 £280 -41.05%
Wiltshire +6 15 £325 -8.89% 2
Devon +13 4 £300 - 2
Somerset -4 2 - - 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.08%) Finance
3 43 (32.33%) Selenium
4 37 (27.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (26.32%) WebDriver
5 35 (26.32%) BDD
6 30 (22.56%) Java
7 23 (17.29%) SOAP
7 23 (17.29%) Banking
7 23 (17.29%) Defect Management
8 21 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 18 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (13.53%) SQL
11 17 (12.78%) SAP
11 17 (12.78%) Migration
11 17 (12.78%) Cucumber
11 17 (12.78%) JIRA
11 17 (12.78%) QA
12 16 (12.03%) REST
13 15 (11.28%) HP
14 14 (10.53%) Retail
14 14 (10.53%) Automated Testing
14 14 (10.53%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.77%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared
15 13 (9.77%) Maven
15 13 (9.77%) Scrum
15 13 (9.77%) ISEB
15 13 (9.77%) Web Services

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 3 (2.26%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.75%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) Drupal
2 1 (0.75%) SAS
2 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) MS Office
2 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.26%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.26%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.26%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) GitHub
2 2 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) Unified Communications
2 4 (3.01%) Internet
3 3 (2.26%) BGP
3 3 (2.26%) HSRP
3 3 (2.26%) MPLS
3 3 (2.26%) OSPF
3 3 (2.26%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.26%) OrientDB
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (32.33%) Selenium
2 35 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 17 (12.78%) Cucumber
3 17 (12.78%) JIRA
4 13 (9.77%) Ant
4 13 (9.77%) Maven
5 11 (8.27%) Selenium IDE
5 11 (8.27%) SoapUI
6 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.02%) JMeter
8 7 (5.26%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.51%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.01%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.01%) GitLab
10 4 (3.01%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.26%) ClearCase
11 3 (2.26%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.26%) JUnit
11 3 (2.26%) TestComplete
General
1 44 (33.08%) Finance
2 23 (17.29%) Banking
3 14 (10.53%) Retail
4 11 (8.27%) Retail Banking
4 11 (8.27%) Telecoms
5 9 (6.77%) Marketing
6 8 (6.02%) Electronics
6 8 (6.02%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.50%) Law
7 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 2 (1.50%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 54 (40.60%) Analyst
2 44 (33.08%) Test Analyst
3 31 (23.31%) Tester
4 17 (12.78%) Test Leader
5 13 (9.77%) Test Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Test Manager
7 11 (8.27%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (8.27%) Software Tester
8 10 (7.52%) Automation Tester
9 8 (6.02%) QA Tester
10 7 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
11 5 (3.76%) Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Lead Test Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.76%) Test Team Leader
12 4 (3.01%) HR Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) SOAP
2 16 (12.03%) REST
3 13 (9.77%) Web Services
4 12 (9.02%) .NET
5 4 (3.01%) XML
6 3 (2.26%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.26%) JSON
7 1 (0.75%) HTML
7 1 (0.75%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) JSP
7 1 (0.75%) Servlets
7 1 (0.75%) Spring
7 1 (0.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.50%) Data Conversion
3 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.50%) NHS
4 1 (0.75%) Fintech
4 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.02%) Linux
2 6 (4.51%) Unix
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (26.32%) BDD
4 23 (17.29%) Defect Management
5 21 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 18 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (12.78%) Migration
8 14 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 14 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.77%) Scrum
10 12 (9.02%) Performance Testing
10 12 (9.02%) SDLC
10 12 (9.02%) Test Planning
11 11 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.52%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (7.52%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.77%) Compatibility Testing
13 9 (6.77%) Exploratory Testing
13 9 (6.77%) Regulatory Compliance
13 9 (6.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.56%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) SQL
3 12 (9.02%) Bash Shell
3 12 (9.02%) Python
4 7 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.50%) VB
6 2 (1.50%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) C
7 1 (0.75%) Groovy
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared
2 13 (9.77%) ISEB
3 11 (8.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.01%) Degree
6 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.78%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) SDET
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 17 (12.78%) SAP
2 15 (11.28%) HP
3 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.51%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.51%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle
6 3 (2.26%) Cisco
7 2 (1.50%) Reuters
8 1 (0.75%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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