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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 94 90 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -39
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 55 55 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 1.72% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.22% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 42 70
Median daily rate £325 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £445 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +6.08%
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
2373 2478 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.88% 77.32% 77.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1662 1550
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 111 103
Median hourly rate £36.25 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.63 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 15 £319 -1.92% 4
Wiltshire -3 14 £306 -7.19% 1
Gloucestershire +4 13 £400 +0.25% 6
Somerset +15 6 £213 -37.95%
Dorset -1 4 £290 +45.00% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 39 (35.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (24.55%) SC Cleared
3 26 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (20.00%) Finance
6 18 (16.36%) C
6 18 (16.36%) SQL
7 17 (15.45%) Functional Testing
8 16 (14.55%) Software Testing
8 16 (14.55%) Linux
9 13 (11.82%) DV Cleared
10 12 (10.91%) Skype for Business
10 12 (10.91%) Software Engineering
10 12 (10.91%) Regression Testing
11 11 (10.00%) HP
11 11 (10.00%) ISEB
11 11 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 11 (10.00%) ISTQB
11 11 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 11 (10.00%) Defect Management
12 10 (9.09%) QA
12 10 (9.09%) Selenium
12 10 (9.09%) REST
12 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (9.09%) Migration
13 9 (8.18%) Java
13 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
13 9 (8.18%) Automation Testing
14 8 (7.27%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (7.27%) Video Conferencing

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 12 (10.91%) Skype for Business
2 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.64%) Mule
3 4 (3.64%) Mule ESB
4 3 (2.73%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.73%) CMS
5 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.91%) Confluence
6 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.91%) IIS
6 1 (0.91%) SAS
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.91%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Office 365
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) VoIP
2 5 (4.55%) Broadband
2 5 (4.55%) Wireless
3 2 (1.82%) Skype
4 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.73%) OrientDB
3 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.91%) DataStage
3 1 (0.91%) QualityStage
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Selenium
2 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.27%) JUnit
3 8 (7.27%) Maven
3 8 (7.27%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (5.45%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.45%) JIRA
5 4 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.73%) Ant
6 3 (2.73%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.73%) JMeter
6 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.73%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.82%) GDB
7 2 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
2 7 (6.36%) Retail
3 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.64%) Electronics
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
4 4 (3.64%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Avionics
5 2 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (36.36%) Analyst
2 36 (32.73%) Test Analyst
3 19 (17.27%) Tester
4 15 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Functional Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Functional Test Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.45%) UAT Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.55%) Developer
9 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Business Test Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) REST
2 8 (7.27%) SOAP
3 7 (6.36%) .NET
4 6 (5.45%) jQuery
5 5 (4.55%) CSS
5 5 (4.55%) HTML
6 4 (3.64%) JSON
6 4 (3.64%) Web Services
7 3 (2.73%) XML
8 2 (1.82%) RESTful
9 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.91%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.45%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.64%) iPhone
4 2 (1.82%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.91%) iPad
5 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.55%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (4.55%) Windows
4 4 (3.64%) Unix
5 2 (1.82%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.45%) Functional Testing
4 16 (14.55%) Software Testing
5 12 (10.91%) Regression Testing
5 12 (10.91%) Software Engineering
6 11 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 11 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 11 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 10 (9.09%) Migration
8 9 (8.18%) Automation Testing
9 8 (7.27%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.36%) Manual Testing
11 6 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.45%) Change Management
12 5 (4.55%) ETL
12 5 (4.55%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.55%) Scrum
12 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) C
1 18 (16.36%) SQL
2 9 (8.18%) Java
3 7 (6.36%) C++
4 6 (5.45%) C#
4 6 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 5 (4.55%) Embedded C++
5 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.64%) Python
6 4 (3.64%) VB
7 3 (2.73%) Groovy
7 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.73%) VBScript
8 2 (1.82%) Ada
9 1 (0.91%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (35.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (24.55%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.82%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.00%) ISEB
4 11 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.64%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) CCNA
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (4.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.64%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.82%) SCCM
3 2 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (10.00%) HP
2 6 (5.45%) SAP
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle
3 5 (4.55%) Perforce
4 3 (2.73%) hybris
4 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.82%) Lotus
5 2 (1.82%) Serena
5 2 (1.82%) VMware
6 1 (0.91%) Apple
6 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.91%) Tableau
6 1 (0.91%) Teradata
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