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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 91 48 66
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 56 110 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 3.60% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 4.84% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 70 25
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£335 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £489 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
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
2421 2271 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.61% 74.26% 72.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1520 999
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 105 70
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -26 19 £315 +2.43% 9
Wiltshire +10 13 £330 -26.66% 5
Gloucestershire -11 9 £412 +28.24% 1
Somerset -16 6 £343 -14.37% 1
Dorset -1 4 £288 -0.86% 2
Devon +1 2 £338 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (22.22%) ISEB
3 22 (22.22%) Scrum
4 18 (18.18%) Finance
5 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
6 15 (15.15%) Java
6 15 (15.15%) SQL
7 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
7 13 (13.13%) Regression Testing
7 13 (13.13%) Software Testing
7 13 (13.13%) DV Cleared
7 13 (13.13%) Selenium
7 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.12%) User Stories
8 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.11%) Ruby
9 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 10 (10.10%) .NET
10 10 (10.10%) QA
10 10 (10.10%) SDLC
11 9 (9.09%) Release Management
11 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
11 9 (9.09%) UNIX
11 9 (9.09%) Python
11 9 (9.09%) Sun
11 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.08%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.01%) IIS
1 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.02%) MS Project
3 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.01%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.01%) Maximo
2 1 (1.01%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.02%) Firewall
1 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) MS Access
2 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.01%) Big Data
2 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Selenium
2 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.08%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (8.08%) Maven
3 8 (8.08%) JIRA
3 8 (8.08%) Ant
3 8 (8.08%) ClearCase
4 7 (7.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (7.07%) Subversion
5 4 (4.04%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.02%) TestNG
7 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.02%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.02%) JUnit
7 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.01%) GDB
8 1 (1.01%) MSBuild
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Local Government
4 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (44.44%) Analyst
2 31 (31.31%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Test Leader
4 10 (10.10%) Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Test Manager
5 8 (8.08%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Tester
7 6 (6.06%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (6.06%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Data Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) SAP Business Analyst
11 2 (2.02%) Performance Analyst
11 2 (2.02%) Procurement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) J2EE
3 5 (5.05%) CSS
3 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.04%) HTML
5 3 (3.03%) SOAP
6 2 (2.02%) REST
7 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) NHS
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.01%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) UNIX
2 3 (3.03%) Windows
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (22.22%) Scrum
4 13 (13.13%) Regression Testing
4 13 (13.13%) Software Testing
4 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (12.12%) User Stories
6 11 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 10 (10.10%) SDLC
8 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.09%) Release Management
9 8 (8.08%) OO
9 8 (8.08%) Automation Testing
10 7 (7.07%) Migration
10 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.07%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Load Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Security Testing
11 6 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) Java
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.11%) Ruby
4 9 (9.09%) Python
5 8 (8.08%) Lua
5 8 (8.08%) Perl
5 8 (8.08%) PHP
6 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.06%) C
8 5 (5.05%) C#
9 4 (4.04%) Ada
9 4 (4.04%) VBA
10 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) ISEB
2 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) DV Cleared
4 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 8 (8.08%) Sun Certification
6 7 (7.07%) OCPJP
6 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.02%) Degree
9 1 (1.01%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) QA
2 5 (5.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) ARP4754
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Sun
2 8 (8.08%) SAP
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) OpenText
4 4 (4.04%) Serena
4 4 (4.04%) HP
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.01%) Northgate
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.01%) Murex
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