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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 104 83
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 70 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.48% 1.42% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.86% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 39
Median daily rate £330 £296 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £211 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £16.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
2216 2525 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.53% 76.31% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1678 1690
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 138 85
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £41.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire +18 20 £340 +16.23% 2
Gloucestershire +17 19 £406 +43.17% 8
Bristol +2 15 £294 +4.91% 2
Somerset +29 7 £213 - 4
Dorset -1 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Devon -4 1 £81 -74.28% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 25 (24.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (21.15%) Selenium
5 19 (18.27%) DV Cleared
6 18 (17.31%) Java
6 18 (17.31%) SQL
6 18 (17.31%) Finance
6 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
7 17 (16.35%) JIRA
7 17 (16.35%) REST
7 17 (16.35%) Functional Testing
8 16 (15.38%) Test Planning
9 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
9 15 (14.42%) SOAP
9 15 (14.42%) Linux
9 15 (14.42%) HP
9 15 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (13.46%) WebDriver
10 14 (13.46%) BDD
10 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
11 13 (12.50%) Migration
11 13 (12.50%) Defect Management
11 13 (12.50%) ISTQB
12 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
12 12 (11.54%) Maven
13 11 (10.58%) ISEB
13 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
13 11 (10.58%) Bash Shell
14 10 (9.62%) Automation Testing

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 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.88%) Mule
4 3 (2.88%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.92%) CMS
5 2 (1.92%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.96%) Confluence
6 1 (0.96%) Drupal
6 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) VoIP
2 3 (2.88%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.92%) Skype
4 1 (0.96%) BGP
4 1 (0.96%) HSRP
4 1 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.96%) MPLS
4 1 (0.96%) OSPF
4 1 (0.96%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.81%) OrientDB
3 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) Selenium
2 17 (16.35%) JIRA
3 14 (13.46%) WebDriver
4 12 (11.54%) Maven
5 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.65%) JUnit
7 8 (7.69%) Ant
8 6 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.77%) HP UFT
9 5 (4.81%) ClearCase
9 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.81%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.81%) JMeter
10 4 (3.85%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.88%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.88%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (2.88%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (2.88%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Electronics
6 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.92%) Marketing
7 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (46.15%) Analyst
2 42 (40.38%) Test Analyst
3 19 (18.27%) Tester
4 16 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 14 (13.46%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.73%) Functional Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Functional Test Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.81%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.88%) Java Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.35%) REST
2 15 (14.42%) SOAP
3 9 (8.65%) Web Services
4 6 (5.77%) JSON
4 6 (5.77%) XML
5 3 (2.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.96%) jQuery
6 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Linux
2 6 (5.77%) Unix
3 4 (3.85%) Windows
4 2 (1.92%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (16.35%) Functional Testing
4 16 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
6 14 (13.46%) BDD
6 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
7 13 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 13 (12.50%) Migration
8 12 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 10 (9.62%) Automation Testing
9 10 (9.62%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.62%) Scrum
9 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.65%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.73%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (6.73%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) Java
1 18 (17.31%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) Bash Shell
3 10 (9.62%) Python
4 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.88%) C
5 3 (2.88%) Groovy
5 3 (2.88%) VB
5 3 (2.88%) VBScript
6 2 (1.92%) Ada
6 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.96%) C#
7 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.27%) DV Cleared
3 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
4 13 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 11 (10.58%) ISEB
6 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) COBIT
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) HP
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.85%) SAP
4 3 (2.88%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.88%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.92%) Lotus
5 2 (1.92%) Serena
5 2 (1.92%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) Apple
6 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.96%) Teradata
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