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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South West
Rank 66 88 69
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 75 60 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 2.02% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 2.48% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 57
Median daily rate £320 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £260 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%

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
2162 2422 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.33% 81.36% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1657 1630
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 117 98
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £20.63 £15.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol +24 29 £300 -6.32% 4
Gloucestershire +11 17 £355 -21.11% 6
Wiltshire +6 15 £300 -15.90%
Devon - 5 £469 - 1
Somerset -13 4 - - 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 66 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.46%) Finance
3 46 (32.62%) Selenium
4 40 (28.37%) WebDriver
4 40 (28.37%) BDD
5 39 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (24.11%) Java
7 31 (21.99%) Banking
8 25 (17.73%) SOAP
9 22 (15.60%) Cucumber
9 22 (15.60%) Defect Management
10 21 (14.89%) Functional Testing
10 21 (14.89%) SAP
10 21 (14.89%) Retail
11 20 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (13.48%) ISEB
13 18 (12.77%) QA
13 18 (12.77%) Scrum
14 17 (12.06%) Migration
14 17 (12.06%) Retail Banking
14 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
15 16 (11.35%) ISTQB
15 16 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (10.64%) .NET
16 15 (10.64%) SDLC
17 14 (9.93%) Software Testing
17 14 (9.93%) SQL
17 14 (9.93%) Telecoms
18 13 (9.22%) Web Services
18 13 (9.22%) HP

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 3 (2.13%) Apache
1 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) Drupal
2 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.13%) MS Office
2 3 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.84%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.84%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.84%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) GitHub
2 2 (1.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) Internet
2 2 (1.42%) BGP
2 2 (1.42%) HSRP
2 2 (1.42%) MPLS
2 2 (1.42%) OSPF
2 2 (1.42%) PPP
2 2 (1.42%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.71%) LAN
3 1 (0.71%) VoIP
3 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) MS Access
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (32.62%) Selenium
2 40 (28.37%) WebDriver
3 22 (15.60%) Cucumber
4 13 (9.22%) Selenium IDE
5 12 (8.51%) SoapUI
6 10 (7.09%) Ant
6 10 (7.09%) JIRA
6 10 (7.09%) Maven
7 7 (4.96%) JMeter
8 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.26%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.84%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.84%) GitLab
10 3 (2.13%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.13%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.71%) Calabash
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (35.46%) Finance
2 31 (21.99%) Banking
3 21 (14.89%) Retail
4 17 (12.06%) Retail Banking
5 14 (9.93%) Telecoms
6 12 (8.51%) Marketing
7 11 (7.80%) Electronics
7 11 (7.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.42%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.42%) Law
8 2 (1.42%) Legal
8 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.71%) Advertising
9 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (37.59%) Analyst
2 42 (29.79%) Test Analyst
3 35 (24.82%) Tester
4 19 (13.48%) Test Leader
5 17 (12.06%) Test Manager
6 14 (9.93%) Software Tester
7 11 (7.80%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.80%) QA Tester
8 10 (7.09%) Software QA Tester
9 9 (6.38%) Test Engineer
10 8 (5.67%) Banking Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Developer
12 6 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
13 5 (3.55%) Java Engineer
13 5 (3.55%) Lead Test Analyst
13 5 (3.55%) Team Leader
13 5 (3.55%) Test Team Leader
14 4 (2.84%) HR Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.73%) SOAP
2 15 (10.64%) .NET
3 13 (9.22%) REST
3 13 (9.22%) Web Services
4 3 (2.13%) JSP
4 3 (2.13%) Servlets
4 3 (2.13%) WebSockets
5 2 (1.42%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.42%) XML
6 1 (0.71%) HTML
6 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.42%) Data Conversion
2 2 (1.42%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.42%) NHS
3 1 (0.71%) Fintech
3 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.26%) Unix
2 3 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (0.71%) Android
3 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.37%) BDD
3 39 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (15.60%) Defect Management
5 21 (14.89%) Functional Testing
6 20 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (12.77%) Scrum
8 17 (12.06%) Migration
9 16 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (10.64%) SDLC
11 14 (9.93%) Software Testing
12 13 (9.22%) Performance Testing
12 13 (9.22%) Test Planning
13 12 (8.51%) Compatibility Testing
13 12 (8.51%) Test Automation
14 11 (7.80%) Automated Testing
14 11 (7.80%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 11 (7.80%) Digital Marketing
14 11 (7.80%) Programme Management
15 9 (6.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.11%) Java
2 14 (9.93%) SQL
3 11 (7.80%) Python
4 10 (7.09%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.38%) C#
6 2 (1.42%) C
6 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.42%) Ruby
6 2 (1.42%) VB
6 2 (1.42%) VBScript
7 1 (0.71%) Perl
7 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.48%) ISEB
2 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.35%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.38%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.84%) Degree
7 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) IFRS
3 1 (0.71%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.71%) SDET
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 21 (14.89%) SAP
2 13 (9.22%) HP
3 8 (5.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.26%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.13%) Cisco
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle
6 2 (1.42%) Reuters
6 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) JD Edwards
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