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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 45 75
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 45 120 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.51% 4.01% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 5.21% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 78 17
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£350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £415 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 26 £350 +18.64% 8
Gloucestershire -9 6 £473 +17.97% 2
Wiltshire -10 5 £315 -4.54% 1
Dorset -5 3 £425 +103.59% 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
3 26 (20.47%) SQL
3 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
4 25 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (18.90%) Java
6 22 (17.32%) Software Testing
7 21 (16.54%) ISEB
8 19 (14.96%) JIRA
8 19 (14.96%) Selenium
9 18 (14.17%) Finance
9 18 (14.17%) Scrum
10 17 (13.39%) C#
10 17 (13.39%) SQL Server
10 17 (13.39%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (12.60%) Visual Studio
12 15 (11.81%) .NET
12 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
13 14 (11.02%) QA
13 14 (11.02%) Automated Testing
13 14 (11.02%) Test Automation
13 14 (11.02%) HP
14 13 (10.24%) Test Management
15 12 (9.45%) DV Cleared
15 12 (9.45%) ISTQB
15 12 (9.45%) Test Strategy
15 12 (9.45%) User Stories
16 11 (8.66%) Cucumber
16 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (8.66%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Office
1 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.57%) MS Project
2 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Summit
2 3 (2.36%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.57%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.79%) Maximo
4 1 (0.79%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.79%) Modbus
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) JIRA
1 19 (14.96%) Selenium
2 16 (12.60%) Visual Studio
3 11 (8.66%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.09%) Maven
5 7 (5.51%) Subversion
5 7 (5.51%) Apache Ivy
5 7 (5.51%) ClearCase
5 7 (5.51%) Ant
5 7 (5.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (4.72%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.94%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.94%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (3.15%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.15%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.57%) JUnit
9 2 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.57%) TestNG
General
1 18 (14.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Banking
3 3 (2.36%) Back Office
4 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Avionics
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Analyst
2 32 (25.20%) Test Analyst
3 29 (22.83%) Developer
4 14 (11.02%) Test Manager
5 9 (7.09%) Test Leader
6 8 (6.30%) AWS Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Tester
6 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Data Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.51%) Database Developer
8 5 (3.94%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) SAP Business Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Data Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Quality Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Functional Test Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) .NET
2 8 (6.30%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.51%) J2EE
4 4 (3.15%) SOAP
4 4 (3.15%) REST
5 3 (2.36%) XML
6 2 (1.57%) Middleware
6 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.57%) JSON
7 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) NHS
2 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.72%) User Experience
4 4 (3.15%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) PDA
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.79%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) UNIX
3 6 (4.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (17.32%) Software Testing
4 18 (14.17%) Scrum
5 14 (11.02%) Automated Testing
5 14 (11.02%) Test Automation
6 13 (10.24%) Test Management
7 12 (9.45%) Test Strategy
7 12 (9.45%) User Stories
8 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.87%) OO
9 10 (7.87%) Load Testing
10 9 (7.09%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.09%) Migration
10 9 (7.09%) Test Planning
11 8 (6.30%) Automation Testing
11 8 (6.30%) Web Accessibility
11 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.30%) Release Management
12 7 (5.51%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.47%) SQL
2 24 (18.90%) Java
3 17 (13.39%) C#
4 10 (7.87%) Python
4 10 (7.87%) Ruby
5 8 (6.30%) C
5 8 (6.30%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.51%) Lua
6 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.51%) Perl
6 7 (5.51%) PHP
7 6 (4.72%) Scala
8 4 (3.15%) VBA
9 3 (2.36%) Ada
10 2 (1.57%) VB
10 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.57%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) ISEB
3 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.45%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.45%) ISTQB
5 9 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.51%) OCPJP
6 7 (5.51%) Sun Certification
7 5 (3.94%) HND
8 4 (3.15%) Degree
9 3 (2.36%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) MCTS
10 1 (0.79%) MCITP
10 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.79%) MCSE
10 1 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.02%) QA
2 5 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.94%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.94%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.79%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.79%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (13.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.02%) HP
3 11 (8.66%) SAP
4 8 (6.30%) Sun
5 5 (3.94%) Oracle
6 4 (3.15%) Serena
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.79%) Google
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) Wind River
8 1 (0.79%) McAfee
8 1 (0.79%) Veritas
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix
8 1 (0.79%) Murex
8 1 (0.79%) VMware
Wiltshire
Pope Marshall
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 20 days ago