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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 68 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 2.15% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.02% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 31
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£325 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.62 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 26 £315 -4.10% 5
Gloucestershire -8 11 £353 +65.88% 4
Somerset -8 11 £425 +13.33%
Wiltshire -16 8 £450 -14.28% 6
Dorset -2 5 £290 +2.65%
Devon -22 4 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 79 (42.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 75 (39.89%) Security Cleared
3 53 (28.19%) SC Cleared
4 47 (25.00%) ISEB
5 45 (23.94%) Microsoft
5 45 (23.94%) Test Management
6 40 (21.28%) ISTQB
6 40 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (20.21%) Software Testing
8 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (18.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (18.62%) Finance
9 31 (16.49%) SAP
9 31 (16.49%) Test Strategy
10 30 (15.96%) SQL
11 22 (11.70%) ITIL
12 21 (11.17%) DV Cleared
13 20 (10.64%) Business Analysis
13 20 (10.64%) Scrum
14 16 (8.51%) Project Management
14 16 (8.51%) Java
14 16 (8.51%) Selenium
15 15 (7.98%) MS Office
15 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
16 13 (6.91%) Validation
16 13 (6.91%) BDD
17 12 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
17 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (5.85%) Rational DOORS
18 11 (5.85%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (0.53%) SAS
1 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
1 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MS Office
1 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.79%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.06%) assyst
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.53%) WAN
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.66%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) ProClarity
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (18.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (8.51%) Selenium
3 11 (5.85%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (5.85%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (5.32%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.32%) SpecFlow
5 9 (4.79%) JIRA
6 7 (3.72%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.19%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.66%) TestNG
8 5 (2.66%) Maven
9 3 (1.60%) MSI
10 2 (1.06%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.53%) MSTest
11 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.53%) NUnit
11 1 (0.53%) JUnit
11 1 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 35 (18.62%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.66%) Banking
4 4 (2.13%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Avionics
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (44.15%) Analyst
2 66 (35.11%) Test Analyst
3 19 (10.11%) Senior Analyst
3 19 (10.11%) Test Manager
3 19 (10.11%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 16 (8.51%) Test Leader
6 15 (7.98%) Tester
7 14 (7.45%) Test Engineer
8 11 (5.85%) Developer
9 9 (4.79%) Test Team Leader
9 9 (4.79%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) ABAP Developer
10 6 (3.19%) Business Test Analyst
10 6 (3.19%) SAP Analyst
11 5 (2.66%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (2.66%) Configuration Analyst
11 5 (2.66%) SAP Business Analyst
12 4 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.79%) .NET
2 7 (3.72%) Gherkin
2 7 (3.72%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.66%) Web Services
4 4 (2.13%) REST
5 3 (1.60%) XML
5 3 (1.60%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.06%) WinForms
6 2 (1.06%) HTML
6 2 (1.06%) SOAP
6 2 (1.06%) XHTML
7 1 (0.53%) RESTful
7 1 (0.53%) JMS
7 1 (0.53%) JAXB
7 1 (0.53%) XSD
7 1 (0.53%) XSLT
7 1 (0.53%) JDBC
7 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.72%) CMDB
2 7 (3.72%) User Experience
3 5 (2.66%) Web 2.0
3 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.13%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.60%) NHS
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) DTV
6 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) Open Source
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.85%) Windows
2 7 (3.72%) Windows 7
2 7 (3.72%) Linux
3 2 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (42.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 45 (23.94%) Test Management
3 38 (20.21%) Software Testing
4 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (16.49%) Test Strategy
6 22 (11.70%) ITIL
7 20 (10.64%) Business Analysis
7 20 (10.64%) Scrum
8 16 (8.51%) Project Management
9 13 (6.91%) Validation
9 13 (6.91%) BDD
10 11 (5.85%) Security Testing
10 11 (5.85%) Automated Testing
10 11 (5.85%) Change Management
10 11 (5.85%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.32%) Software Engineering
12 9 (4.79%) Waterfall
12 9 (4.79%) Integration Testing
12 9 (4.79%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.79%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.96%) SQL
2 16 (8.51%) Java
3 9 (4.79%) C#
4 8 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.72%) VBScript
5 7 (3.72%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.72%) ABAP
6 6 (3.19%) Python
7 5 (2.66%) C
8 2 (1.06%) PHP
8 2 (1.06%) Ruby
8 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.53%) XPath
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 75 (39.89%) Security Cleared
2 53 (28.19%) SC Cleared
3 47 (25.00%) ISEB
4 40 (21.28%) ISTQB
4 40 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (11.17%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.32%) Degree
7 7 (3.72%) HND
8 6 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.06%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.49%) SAP
3 9 (4.79%) IBM
4 6 (3.19%) Oracle
4 6 (3.19%) SolarWinds
5 5 (2.66%) HP
6 3 (1.60%) Citrix
6 3 (1.60%) JBoss
7 2 (1.06%) VMware
7 2 (1.06%) Siebel
7 2 (1.06%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.53%) Nimsoft
8 1 (0.53%) Telerik
8 1 (0.53%) Cognos
8 1 (0.53%) CA
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago