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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 86 47 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.72% 2.12% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.01% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 28 39
Average daily rate
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£360 £394 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.62 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
2250 1562 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.18% 70.58% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1024 1300
Average daily rate £398 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.50 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 +9 32 £315 -2.32% 3
Somerset +7 22 £450 +44.00% 1
Gloucestershire -12 11 £290 -22.66% 4
Wiltshire -18 8 £450 -14.28% 5
Dorset -11 5 £290 +2.65%
Devon -13 4 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 94 (45.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 82 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 58 (28.29%) SC Cleared
4 53 (25.85%) Microsoft
5 52 (25.37%) Test Management
6 50 (24.39%) ISEB
7 42 (20.49%) ISTQB
7 42 (20.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 41 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (19.51%) Software Testing
10 36 (17.56%) Finance
11 33 (16.10%) Test Strategy
12 31 (15.12%) SAP
13 28 (13.66%) SQL
14 22 (10.73%) ITIL
14 22 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (10.24%) DV Cleared
15 21 (10.24%) Selenium
15 21 (10.24%) MS Excel
16 20 (9.76%) Business Analysis
17 19 (9.27%) Scrum
18 18 (8.78%) Automated Testing
19 17 (8.29%) Security Testing
19 17 (8.29%) Project Management
20 16 (7.80%) BDD
21 15 (7.32%) MS Office
21 15 (7.32%) Java
22 14 (6.83%) Telecoms
23 13 (6.34%) Rational DOORS
24 12 (5.85%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (0.49%) Apache
1 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 21 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.32%) MS Office
3 5 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.39%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.98%) assyst
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.49%) Summit
3 1 (0.49%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.49%) WAN
2 1 (0.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) ProClarity
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (10.24%) Selenium
3 13 (6.34%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (5.85%) JIRA
5 11 (5.37%) TestNG
5 11 (5.37%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (5.37%) Maven
6 10 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 10 (4.88%) SpecFlow
7 7 (3.41%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.46%) MSI
9 2 (0.98%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) JMeter
10 1 (0.49%) NUnit
10 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.49%) MSTest
10 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (17.56%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.41%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Avionics
7 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (43.41%) Analyst
2 70 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 26 (12.68%) Tester
4 22 (10.73%) Test Manager
5 19 (9.27%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.27%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (8.78%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (8.29%) Test Leader
8 13 (6.34%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Developer
10 9 (4.39%) Team Leader
10 9 (4.39%) Test Team Leader
11 8 (3.90%) UAT Tester
12 6 (2.93%) Business Test Analyst
12 6 (2.93%) SAP Analyst
12 6 (2.93%) ABAP Developer
12 6 (2.93%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (2.44%) Configuration Analyst
13 5 (2.44%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.39%) .NET
2 7 (3.41%) .NET Framework
2 7 (3.41%) Gherkin
3 5 (2.44%) Web Services
4 4 (1.95%) REST
5 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.46%) XML
6 2 (0.98%) HTML
6 2 (0.98%) SOAP
6 2 (0.98%) WinForms
6 2 (0.98%) XHTML
7 1 (0.49%) JMS
7 1 (0.49%) JAXB
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.49%) RESTful
7 1 (0.49%) JDBC
7 1 (0.49%) XSD
7 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.41%) CMDB
2 5 (2.44%) Web 2.0
2 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.95%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.46%) NHS
4 3 (1.46%) Replication
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.98%) DTV
5 2 (0.98%) Open Source
5 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) Statistics
6 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.49%) GIS
6 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.88%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.93%) Linux
4 2 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (45.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 52 (25.37%) Test Management
3 40 (19.51%) Software Testing
4 33 (16.10%) Test Strategy
5 22 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (10.73%) ITIL
6 20 (9.76%) Business Analysis
7 19 (9.27%) Scrum
8 18 (8.78%) Automated Testing
9 17 (8.29%) Project Management
9 17 (8.29%) Security Testing
10 16 (7.80%) BDD
11 12 (5.85%) Validation
12 11 (5.37%) Change Management
12 11 (5.37%) PRINCE2
13 10 (4.88%) System Testing
14 9 (4.39%) Integration Testing
14 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.39%) Software Engineering
15 8 (3.90%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.66%) SQL
2 15 (7.32%) Java
3 9 (4.39%) C#
4 8 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.41%) VBScript
5 7 (3.41%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.41%) ABAP
6 6 (2.93%) Python
7 5 (2.44%) C
8 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.98%) Ruby
8 2 (0.98%) VBA
8 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) XPath
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (28.29%) SC Cleared
3 50 (24.39%) ISEB
4 42 (20.49%) ISTQB
4 42 (20.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (10.24%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.88%) Degree
7 6 (2.93%) HND
7 6 (2.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.46%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) ACCA
9 1 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) Basel II
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (25.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.12%) SAP
3 9 (4.39%) IBM
4 6 (2.93%) SolarWinds
4 6 (2.93%) Oracle
5 5 (2.44%) HP
6 3 (1.46%) Citrix
6 3 (1.46%) JBoss
7 2 (0.98%) Siebel
7 2 (0.98%) Computacenter
7 2 (0.98%) VMware
8 1 (0.49%) Telerik
8 1 (0.49%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.49%) Nimsoft
8 1 (0.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.49%) Cognos
8 1 (0.49%) CA
8 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
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