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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 101 60
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -41
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 53 43 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 1.39% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.79% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 61
Average daily rate £415 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.68% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £274 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
2289 2408 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.80% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1559 1584
Average daily rate £388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 110
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -7 16 £340 +4.61% 4
Dorset +4 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Wiltshire +3 10 £410 +57.69% 2
Somerset +21 8 £350 +12.90% 3
Gloucestershire +1 5 £413 -9.93% 4
Devon - 2 £415 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 41 (36.94%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
3 28 (25.23%) Finance
4 24 (21.62%) C
5 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (14.41%) QA
6 16 (14.41%) .NET
7 15 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 14 (12.61%) ISTQB
9 13 (11.71%) SQL
9 13 (11.71%) ISEB
9 13 (11.71%) Software Engineering
9 13 (11.71%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (10.81%) C++
10 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio
11 11 (9.91%) Linux
11 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
11 11 (9.91%) DV Cleared
12 10 (9.01%) Skype for Business
12 10 (9.01%) SAP
12 10 (9.01%) Java
13 9 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (8.11%) Test Strategy
13 9 (8.11%) Defect Management
14 8 (7.21%) System Integration Testing
14 8 (7.21%) Unit Testing
14 8 (7.21%) Manufacturing
14 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
14 8 (7.21%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (9.01%) Skype for Business
2 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.50%) CMS
4 4 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.80%) Mule
5 2 (1.80%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.90%) Confluence
6 1 (0.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.50%) MS Office
2 4 (3.60%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) Maximo
2 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.90%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Office 365
1 2 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) Broadband
1 5 (4.50%) Wireless
2 2 (1.80%) Skype
3 1 (0.90%) CTI
3 1 (0.90%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.90%) DataStage
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.90%) QualityStage
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.31%) Selenium
4 5 (4.50%) HP UFT
4 5 (4.50%) JIRA
5 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.60%) LabVIEW
5 4 (3.60%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.70%) JUnit
6 3 (2.70%) Maven
7 2 (1.80%) GDB
7 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.80%) JMeter
7 2 (1.80%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (25.23%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.41%) Electronics
4 6 (5.41%) Marketing
5 5 (4.50%) Retail
6 4 (3.60%) Avionics
7 3 (2.70%) Military
8 1 (0.90%) Back Office
8 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (32.43%) Analyst
2 33 (29.73%) Test Analyst
3 14 (12.61%) Tester
4 12 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Developer
5 9 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 6 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.50%) UAT Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Programmer
9 3 (2.70%) Automation Tester
9 3 (2.70%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.70%) Business Test Analyst
9 3 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Software Tester
9 3 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) UAT Test Manager
9 3 (2.70%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) .NET
2 6 (5.41%) CSS
2 6 (5.41%) HTML
3 5 (4.50%) jQuery
4 4 (3.60%) XML
5 3 (2.70%) REST
5 3 (2.70%) SOAP
6 2 (1.80%) RESTful
6 2 (1.80%) Web Services
7 1 (0.90%) Ajax
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.90%) JSON
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.90%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Device Driver
2 4 (3.60%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.60%) CAN bus
2 4 (3.60%) iPhone
2 4 (3.60%) User Experience
3 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.90%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.91%) Linux
2 6 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Windows
4 3 (2.70%) Unix
5 2 (1.80%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.51%) Software Testing
4 13 (11.71%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.11%) Defect Management
5 9 (8.11%) Test Strategy
6 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
6 8 (7.21%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (7.21%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.31%) Regression Testing
7 7 (6.31%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.41%) Change Management
8 6 (5.41%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (5.41%) Migration
8 6 (5.41%) Requirements Management
8 6 (5.41%) Scrum
8 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.62%) C
2 13 (11.71%) SQL
3 12 (10.81%) C++
4 10 (9.01%) Java
5 8 (7.21%) C#
6 7 (6.31%) Embedded C
6 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.50%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.60%) Python
10 2 (1.80%) Ada
10 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.80%) Groovy
10 2 (1.80%) Ruby
10 2 (1.80%) VB
11 1 (0.90%) F#
11 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.90%) VBScript
11 1 (0.90%) VC++
Qualifications
1 41 (36.94%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.61%) ISTQB
4 13 (11.71%) ISEB
5 11 (9.91%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.60%) Degree
7 1 (0.90%) CCNA
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.41%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.60%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.80%) SCCM
3 2 (1.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) SAP
3 7 (6.31%) HP
4 5 (4.50%) Perforce
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle
6 3 (2.70%) hybris
7 2 (1.80%) IBM
7 2 (1.80%) Lotus
7 2 (1.80%) Serena
7 2 (1.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco
8 1 (0.90%) IFS
8 1 (0.90%) Informatica
8 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.90%) Siebel
8 1 (0.90%) Tableau
8 1 (0.90%) Telerik
8 1 (0.90%) Verint
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