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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 74 36 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.21% 1.61% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.30% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 45
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +62.79%
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
2460 1562 1832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.39% 69.70% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1680 1028 1080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 105 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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
Gloucestershire -5 18 £450 +20.00% 3
Bristol -9 17 £325 -7.14% 1
Somerset +1 15 £350 -7.28% 9
Wiltshire -10 12 - - 2
Devon -12 10 £338 +3.84% 2
Dorset - - - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 57 (35.63%) Security Cleared
2 48 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (22.50%) SQL
5 34 (21.25%) ISTQB
6 30 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 30 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (18.13%) ISEB
8 28 (17.50%) SC Cleared
9 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
10 26 (16.25%) Finance
10 26 (16.25%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (14.38%) Scrum
11 23 (14.38%) Test Strategy
12 22 (13.75%) SAP
13 21 (13.13%) Test Automation
14 20 (12.50%) DV Cleared
14 20 (12.50%) Selenium
15 19 (11.88%) Linux
15 19 (11.88%) Test Management
16 18 (11.25%) Business Analysis
16 18 (11.25%) LoadRunner
17 16 (10.00%) Java
17 16 (10.00%) JIRA
18 15 (9.38%) Automated Testing
18 15 (9.38%) Python
18 15 (9.38%) HP
19 14 (8.75%) Telecoms
19 14 (8.75%) .NET
19 14 (8.75%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (0.63%) Apache
1 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (8.13%) MS Office
2 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.88%) Summit
3 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.63%) Agresso
4 1 (0.63%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.63%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) Ethernet
1 3 (1.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
2 1 (0.63%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.88%) SQLite
2 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (12.50%) Selenium
2 18 (11.25%) LoadRunner
3 16 (10.00%) JIRA
4 12 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (6.88%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (6.25%) GoogleTest
6 10 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.63%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.75%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.75%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.13%) Maven
10 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.88%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.88%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.88%) Ant
11 3 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (1.88%) TestDirector
General
1 26 (16.25%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.63%) Electronics
4 7 (4.38%) Automotive
5 5 (3.13%) Banking
6 4 (2.50%) Retail
7 2 (1.25%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 59 (36.88%) Analyst
2 45 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 25 (15.63%) Tester
4 23 (14.38%) Developer
5 20 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 16 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 16 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 13 (8.13%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.63%) Software Tester
9 8 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.75%) ABAP Developer
11 6 (3.75%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (3.13%) Consultant
12 5 (3.13%) Configuration Analyst
12 5 (3.13%) SAP Business Analyst
12 5 (3.13%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.13%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.75%) .NET
2 7 (4.38%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.13%) XML
3 5 (3.13%) HTML
4 4 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.88%) QML
5 3 (1.88%) CORBA
5 3 (1.88%) J2EE
5 3 (1.88%) CSS
5 3 (1.88%) SOAP
5 3 (1.88%) Web Services
5 3 (1.88%) OpenGL
5 3 (1.88%) Qt
6 2 (1.25%) WinForms
6 2 (1.25%) XHTML
7 1 (0.63%) JMS
7 1 (0.63%) POSIX
7 1 (0.63%) JDBC
7 1 (0.63%) XSD
7 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.50%) User Experience
3 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.25%) DTV
3 2 (1.25%) NHS
3 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.63%) Clustering
4 1 (0.63%) PDA
4 1 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.88%) Linux
2 14 (8.75%) Windows
3 8 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.75%) UNIX
5 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 45 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 23 (14.38%) Scrum
4 23 (14.38%) Test Strategy
5 21 (13.13%) Test Automation
6 19 (11.88%) Test Management
7 18 (11.25%) Business Analysis
8 15 (9.38%) Automated Testing
9 14 (8.75%) ITIL
9 14 (8.75%) Automation Testing
10 13 (8.13%) Validation
11 11 (6.88%) Regression Testing
11 11 (6.88%) PRINCE2
11 11 (6.88%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.88%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.88%) V-Model
11 11 (6.88%) Test Planning
12 10 (6.25%) User Stories
13 9 (5.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.50%) SQL
2 16 (10.00%) Java
3 15 (9.38%) Python
4 10 (6.25%) C#
5 9 (5.63%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.75%) Ruby
6 6 (3.75%) ABAP
6 6 (3.75%) C
7 4 (2.50%) Lua
7 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.88%) C++
8 3 (1.88%) Perl
8 3 (1.88%) PHP
9 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (35.63%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.25%) ISTQB
3 30 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (18.13%) ISEB
5 28 (17.50%) SC Cleared
6 20 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.00%) Degree
7 8 (5.00%) HND
8 3 (1.88%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.88%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.63%) MCSE
9 1 (0.63%) MCSA
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.63%) MCTS
9 1 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (1.88%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.88%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (1.88%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (16.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Netcool
3 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.75%) SAP
3 15 (9.38%) HP
4 10 (6.25%) Google
4 10 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (2.50%) Citrix
6 3 (1.88%) Progress
6 3 (1.88%) Sun
6 3 (1.88%) Open Text
6 3 (1.88%) VMware
7 2 (1.25%) Computacenter
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle
8 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.63%) Veritas
8 1 (0.63%) CA
8 1 (0.63%) McAfee
8 1 (0.63%) Telerik
8 1 (0.63%) Nimsoft
Poole
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
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Rate: 150-200 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Taunton
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Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
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Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour Rate DOE, 6 Months + Extension, Home work 3 d
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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