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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 80 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 88 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.76% 1.79% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 2.50% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 37
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£378 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 +13 22 £315 -25.88% 7
Gloucestershire -4 20 £489 +15.05% 8
Somerset 0 14 £375 +25.00% 3
Devon -5 9 £413 +10.00% 1
Wiltshire -1 8 £250 +17.64% 3
Dorset -6 4 £450 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 52 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.61%) Security Cleared
3 37 (26.81%) SQL
4 31 (22.46%) Microsoft
5 29 (21.01%) Software Testing
6 28 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (20.29%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (18.84%) ISEB
8 25 (18.12%) ISTQB
9 24 (17.39%) Java
10 22 (15.94%) .NET
10 22 (15.94%) Linux
10 22 (15.94%) Scrum
11 21 (15.22%) Selenium
11 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
12 20 (14.49%) HP
13 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
14 18 (13.04%) JIRA
14 18 (13.04%) Python
14 18 (13.04%) C#
14 18 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
15 17 (12.32%) DV Cleared
16 15 (10.87%) Finance
16 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
16 15 (10.87%) Automated Testing
16 15 (10.87%) User Stories
17 14 (10.14%) Test Strategy
17 14 (10.14%) LoadRunner
18 13 (9.42%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Summit
2 1 (0.72%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.72%) Agresso
2 1 (0.72%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.45%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.72%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.17%) SQLite
4 2 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Selenium
2 18 (13.04%) JIRA
3 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
4 14 (10.14%) LoadRunner
5 12 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (7.25%) GoogleTest
6 10 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.52%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.80%) Maven
9 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.35%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.35%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.62%) ClearCase
10 5 (3.62%) Ant
10 5 (3.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (3.62%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (3.62%) Subversion
10 5 (3.62%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (2.17%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (10.87%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.80%) Electronics
4 7 (5.07%) Automotive
5 4 (2.90%) Banking
6 3 (2.17%) Back Office
7 2 (1.45%) Retail
7 2 (1.45%) Avionics
7 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.72%) Military
8 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (34.78%) Analyst
2 43 (31.16%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.29%) Developer
4 21 (15.22%) Tester
5 17 (12.32%) Test Manager
6 16 (11.59%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Software Tester
9 7 (5.07%) Database Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.90%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Software Developer
13 3 (2.17%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.94%) .NET
2 12 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.62%) J2EE
4 4 (2.90%) XML
5 3 (2.17%) OpenGL
5 3 (2.17%) CSS
5 3 (2.17%) SOAP
5 3 (2.17%) Web Services
5 3 (2.17%) CORBA
5 3 (2.17%) HTML
5 3 (2.17%) QML
5 3 (2.17%) REST
5 3 (2.17%) Qt
6 2 (1.45%) JSON
6 2 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.45%) Middleware
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.72%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.35%) NHS
2 5 (3.62%) User Experience
3 4 (2.90%) Open Source
4 2 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) DTV
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.72%) PDA
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Linux
2 12 (8.70%) Windows
3 7 (5.07%) UNIX
4 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) AIX
5 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.01%) Software Testing
3 28 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (15.94%) Scrum
5 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
6 15 (10.87%) Automated Testing
6 15 (10.87%) User Stories
7 14 (10.14%) Test Strategy
8 13 (9.42%) Test Management
8 13 (9.42%) Automation Testing
8 13 (9.42%) Test Planning
9 11 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.97%) Waterfall
10 10 (7.25%) BDD
10 10 (7.25%) OO
11 9 (6.52%) V-Model
12 8 (5.80%) Web Accessibility
12 8 (5.80%) Integration Testing
12 8 (5.80%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.07%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.81%) SQL
2 24 (17.39%) Java
3 18 (13.04%) Python
3 18 (13.04%) C#
4 10 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.07%) C
5 7 (5.07%) Ruby
6 6 (4.35%) Lua
6 6 (4.35%) Scala
7 5 (3.62%) Perl
7 5 (3.62%) PHP
7 5 (3.62%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.17%) C++
9 2 (1.45%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.45%) VB
9 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.72%) Ada
Qualifications
1 45 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.84%) ISEB
3 25 (18.12%) ISTQB
4 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 18 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (12.32%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.07%) HND
8 5 (3.62%) Sun Certification
8 5 (3.62%) OCPJP
9 4 (2.90%) Degree
10 3 (2.17%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.72%) MCSE
11 1 (0.72%) MCSA
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.72%) MCTS
11 1 (0.72%) MCITP
11 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) QA
2 6 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.35%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (20.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Netcool
2 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.49%) HP
3 10 (7.25%) Google
4 6 (4.35%) SAP
4 6 (4.35%) Oracle
5 5 (3.62%) Sun
6 3 (2.17%) Open Text
6 3 (2.17%) IBM
6 3 (2.17%) Progress
7 2 (1.45%) Computacenter
7 2 (1.45%) Citrix
7 2 (1.45%) Serena
8 1 (0.72%) McAfee
8 1 (0.72%) VMware
8 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.72%) Wind River
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago