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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 89 40 71
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +31
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 53 117 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 4.06% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 5.37% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 79 22
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£345 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £478 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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
2358 2178 1435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.75% 75.49% 70.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1453 902
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 117 62
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +58.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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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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
Bristol -13 21 £350 +16.66% 6
Wiltshire 0 13 £315 -30.00% 1
Gloucestershire +1 8 £399 +45.09% 1
Somerset -24 6 £343 +5.38%
Dorset 0 3 £200 -38.46% 1
Devon -6 1 £350 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (20.56%) Scrum
4 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
5 17 (15.89%) Finance
5 17 (15.89%) ISEB
6 15 (14.02%) Java
6 15 (14.02%) Selenium
6 15 (14.02%) User Stories
7 14 (13.08%) DV Cleared
8 12 (11.21%) Ruby
8 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
8 12 (11.21%) JIRA
8 12 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.28%) Integration Testing
9 11 (10.28%) QA
9 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
9 11 (10.28%) UNIX
9 11 (10.28%) Python
10 10 (9.35%) OO
10 10 (9.35%) SAP
10 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
10 10 (9.35%) C
10 10 (9.35%) SQL
10 10 (9.35%) Sun
10 10 (9.35%) ISTQB
10 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing
10 10 (9.35%) Maven
10 10 (9.35%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (9.35%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.87%) Summit
3 1 (0.93%) Exstream
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.93%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.80%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.87%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
3 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.93%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) MS Access
2 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (14.02%) Selenium
2 12 (11.21%) JIRA
3 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
3 10 (9.35%) Maven
4 9 (8.41%) Subversion
4 9 (8.41%) Ant
4 9 (8.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (8.41%) ClearCase
4 9 (8.41%) Apache Ivy
5 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.87%) TestNG
7 2 (1.87%) JUnit
7 2 (1.87%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.87%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.89%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 42 (39.25%) Analyst
2 29 (27.10%) Test Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Developer
4 12 (11.21%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.35%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.41%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (6.54%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.67%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Tester
9 4 (3.74%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) Data Quality Analyst
9 4 (3.74%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) SAP Business Analyst
11 2 (1.87%) Financial Analyst
11 2 (1.87%) Test Engineer
11 2 (1.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) J2EE
2 3 (2.80%) SOAP
2 3 (2.80%) REST
3 2 (1.87%) .NET
3 2 (1.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) JSON
4 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.48%) NHS
3 5 (4.67%) User Experience
4 2 (1.87%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.28%) UNIX
2 4 (3.74%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) VxWorks
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (20.56%) Scrum
4 15 (14.02%) User Stories
5 12 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.21%) Software Testing
6 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
6 11 (10.28%) Integration Testing
7 10 (9.35%) Release Management
7 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing
7 10 (9.35%) OO
8 9 (8.41%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.41%) SDLC
9 8 (7.48%) Load Testing
9 8 (7.48%) Test Management
10 7 (6.54%) Automation Testing
10 7 (6.54%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.54%) Regression Testing
10 7 (6.54%) Migration
10 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.02%) Java
2 12 (11.21%) Ruby
3 11 (10.28%) Python
4 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.35%) C
4 10 (9.35%) SQL
5 9 (8.41%) Perl
5 9 (8.41%) PHP
5 9 (8.41%) Lua
5 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.67%) C#
7 4 (3.74%) VBA
7 4 (3.74%) Ada
8 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.89%) ISEB
3 14 (13.08%) DV Cleared
4 10 (9.35%) ISTQB
5 9 (8.41%) Sun Certification
5 9 (8.41%) OCPJP
5 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.87%) Degree
8 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) QA
2 5 (4.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.87%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.93%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.93%) ARP4754
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) SAP
1 10 (9.35%) Sun
2 7 (6.54%) HP
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.67%) Serena
5 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.93%) Wind River
6 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) Murex
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