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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 97 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 46 102 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 3.07% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 4.00% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 28
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£338 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £395 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £73.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +130.14%
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
2445 2550 1676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.86% 76.83% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1575 1046
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 112 61
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £42.50 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 19 £338 +7.14% 7
Wiltshire 0 7 £250 -24.24% 1
Gloucestershire -7 7 £458 -10.63% 2
Dorset +2 3 £400 +91.84% 2
Devon 0 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Somerset -33 2 £280 -6.66%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 48 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.34%) Security Cleared
3 31 (22.30%) SQL
4 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
5 28 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (17.27%) Software Testing
8 22 (15.83%) ISTQB
9 21 (15.11%) ISEB
10 20 (14.39%) Java
11 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
12 18 (12.95%) C#
12 18 (12.95%) Linux
13 17 (12.23%) Visual Studio
13 17 (12.23%) Python
13 17 (12.23%) Scrum
13 17 (12.23%) DV Cleared
13 17 (12.23%) Test Automation
13 17 (12.23%) Test Strategy
13 17 (12.23%) JIRA
14 16 (11.51%) Selenium
14 16 (11.51%) HP
14 16 (11.51%) .NET
15 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
15 15 (10.79%) Finance
15 15 (10.79%) Test Management
15 15 (10.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (10.07%) User Stories
17 13 (9.35%) QA
17 13 (9.35%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) MS Office
1 7 (5.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Summit
2 3 (2.16%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.44%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.72%) Maximo
4 1 (0.72%) Exstream
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.44%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.72%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.44%) Big Data
3 2 (1.44%) SQLite
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.23%) Visual Studio
1 17 (12.23%) JIRA
2 16 (11.51%) Selenium
3 13 (9.35%) LoadRunner
4 8 (5.76%) Maven
4 8 (5.76%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.76%) GoogleTest
5 7 (5.04%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (4.32%) Subversion
6 6 (4.32%) Ant
6 6 (4.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (4.32%) ClearCase
6 6 (4.32%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.32%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.88%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.16%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.16%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.32%) Electronics
3 6 (4.32%) Automotive
4 4 (2.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Back Office
6 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 52 (37.41%) Analyst
2 39 (28.06%) Test Analyst
3 29 (20.86%) Developer
4 20 (14.39%) Test Manager
5 15 (10.79%) Tester
6 10 (7.19%) Software Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Database Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Software Tester
9 7 (5.04%) AWS Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Data Analyst
10 6 (4.32%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.60%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (2.88%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.51%) .NET
2 8 (5.76%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.32%) J2EE
4 3 (2.16%) SOAP
4 3 (2.16%) Web Services
4 3 (2.16%) XML
4 3 (2.16%) REST
5 2 (1.44%) QML
5 2 (1.44%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.44%) JSON
5 2 (1.44%) Qt
5 2 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.44%) CORBA
5 2 (1.44%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.72%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) NHS
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.32%) User Experience
4 3 (2.16%) Open Source
5 2 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) PDA
6 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.95%) Linux
2 9 (6.47%) UNIX
3 6 (4.32%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) AIX
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Android
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (17.27%) Software Testing
4 17 (12.23%) Scrum
4 17 (12.23%) Test Automation
4 17 (12.23%) Test Strategy
5 15 (10.79%) Test Management
6 14 (10.07%) User Stories
7 13 (9.35%) Automated Testing
8 12 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.91%) Integration Testing
10 10 (7.19%) Automation Testing
10 10 (7.19%) BDD
11 9 (6.47%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.47%) Test Planning
11 9 (6.47%) Migration
11 9 (6.47%) OO
12 8 (5.76%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.76%) Web Accessibility
13 7 (5.04%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.30%) SQL
2 20 (14.39%) Java
3 18 (12.95%) C#
4 17 (12.23%) Python
5 9 (6.47%) C
5 9 (6.47%) Ruby
6 7 (5.04%) Lua
6 7 (5.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.32%) Perl
7 6 (4.32%) PHP
7 6 (4.32%) Scala
7 6 (4.32%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.16%) VBA
8 3 (2.16%) Ada
9 2 (1.44%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.44%) C++
9 2 (1.44%) VB
9 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (27.34%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.83%) ISTQB
3 21 (15.11%) ISEB
4 19 (13.67%) SC Cleared
5 17 (12.23%) DV Cleared
6 15 (10.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.32%) Sun Certification
7 6 (4.32%) OCPJP
8 5 (3.60%) HND
8 5 (3.60%) Degree
9 3 (2.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.72%) MCSE
10 1 (0.72%) MCSA
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.72%) MCTS
10 1 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) QA
2 6 (4.32%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.32%) ISO 14001
3 4 (2.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.72%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (17.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.51%) HP
3 10 (7.19%) SAP
4 8 (5.76%) Google
5 7 (5.04%) Sun
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle
7 4 (2.88%) Serena
8 2 (1.44%) Progress
8 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.72%) McAfee
9 1 (0.72%) VMware
9 1 (0.72%) Citrix
9 1 (0.72%) Veritas
9 1 (0.72%) IBM
9 1 (0.72%) Wind River
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