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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 61 84 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 2.60% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.47% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 27
Average daily rate £356 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
2426 2423 1900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.06% 75.09% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1592 1196
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 109 99
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +5 17 £360 -4.00% 2
Bristol -4 16 £308 -7.51% 6
Wiltshire -2 12 £357 +42.70% 4
Gloucestershire 0 7 £450 -7.45% 4
Dorset +3 2 - - 5
Devon -13 2 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 45 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 36 (32.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (29.09%) SC Cleared
4 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (22.73%) Finance
6 22 (20.00%) QA
6 22 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 20 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 17 (15.45%) Scrum
8 17 (15.45%) ISEB
9 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
10 12 (10.91%) Visual Studio
10 12 (10.91%) Manual Testing
11 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
11 11 (10.00%) C
12 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (9.09%) Test Strategy
13 9 (8.18%) User Stories
13 9 (8.18%) Security Testing
13 9 (8.18%) Integration Testing
13 9 (8.18%) Test Management
13 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
13 9 (8.18%) C++
13 9 (8.18%) Java
13 9 (8.18%) SQL
13 9 (8.18%) .NET
13 9 (8.18%) SAP
13 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (7.27%) System Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (3.64%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.73%) CMS
2 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.91%) Confluence
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.55%) MS Office
2 4 (3.64%) FrameMaker
3 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.91%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.91%) Maximo
2 1 (0.91%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.91%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Office 365
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) Broadband
1 2 (1.82%) CTI
1 2 (1.82%) Skype
1 2 (1.82%) Wireless
2 1 (0.91%) GSM
2 1 (0.91%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Big Data
1 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.82%) MS Access
4 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.91%) MySQL
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.27%) Selenium
3 7 (6.36%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (4.55%) JIRA
5 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.64%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (3.64%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.73%) JMeter
6 3 (2.73%) Maven
7 2 (1.82%) Ant
7 2 (1.82%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (1.82%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.82%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.82%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.91%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.91%) JUnit
8 1 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (22.73%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Electronics
3 7 (6.36%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.45%) Marketing
5 5 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.82%) Avionics
6 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.91%) Military
7 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (39.09%) Analyst
2 41 (37.27%) Test Analyst
3 19 (17.27%) Test Leader
4 18 (16.36%) Tester
5 9 (8.18%) Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (3.64%) Business Test Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Performance Tester
9 4 (3.64%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) UAT Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Lead Tester
10 3 (2.73%) Software Team Leader
10 3 (2.73%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) Ajax
3 1 (0.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) J2EE
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.91%) RESTful
3 1 (0.91%) SOAP
3 1 (0.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) XHTML
3 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.64%) User Experience
3 3 (2.73%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.73%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.82%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.91%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.55%) Windows
2 4 (3.64%) Linux
3 3 (2.73%) Unix
4 2 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 17 (15.45%) Scrum
5 12 (10.91%) Manual Testing
6 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 10 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 9 (8.18%) Integration Testing
7 9 (8.18%) Security Testing
7 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.18%) Test Management
7 9 (8.18%) User Stories
8 8 (7.27%) Regression Testing
8 8 (7.27%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (6.36%) Defect Management
9 7 (6.36%) Programme Management
9 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.36%) Test Planning
9 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.00%) C
2 9 (8.18%) C++
2 9 (8.18%) Java
2 9 (8.18%) SQL
3 7 (6.36%) Python
4 4 (3.64%) C#
4 4 (3.64%) Embedded C
4 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.82%) Embedded C++
5 2 (1.82%) Lua
5 2 (1.82%) Perl
5 2 (1.82%) PHP
5 2 (1.82%) Ruby
5 2 (1.82%) VB
6 1 (0.91%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.91%) F#
6 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.91%) VBScript
6 1 (0.91%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 32 (29.09%) SC Cleared
3 22 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (15.45%) ISEB
5 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.82%) Degree
7 2 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.82%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Firmware
1 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.82%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) SAP
3 5 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (2.73%) hybris
4 3 (2.73%) IBM
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle
5 2 (1.82%) Lotus
5 2 (1.82%) Perforce
5 2 (1.82%) Sun
5 2 (1.82%) VMware
6 1 (0.91%) Cerner
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco
6 1 (0.91%) Citrix
6 1 (0.91%) IFS
6 1 (0.91%) Informatica
6 1 (0.91%) Murex
6 1 (0.91%) Rally
6 1 (0.91%) Siebel
6 1 (0.91%) Telerik
6 1 (0.91%) Verint
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