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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 86 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 62 48 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.03% 1.71% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.30% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £113.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-65.85% +266.12%
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
2289 2087 1763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.93% 74.38% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1266 1109
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 85 75
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +9 24 £315 -3.07% 8
Gloucestershire -3 13 £473 -5.50% 3
Dorset 0 5 £450 -
Wiltshire 0 4 £235 -21.66% 1
Devon -7 4 £413 +17.85%
Somerset -14 3 £250 -16.66% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 57 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.57%) Security Cleared
3 38 (26.57%) SQL
4 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
5 29 (20.28%) Software Testing
6 27 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (18.88%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (18.18%) ISEB
7 26 (18.18%) Java
8 24 (16.78%) Scrum
8 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
8 24 (16.78%) ISTQB
9 22 (15.38%) Selenium
9 22 (15.38%) .NET
9 22 (15.38%) Linux
10 20 (13.99%) Python
10 20 (13.99%) Test Automation
11 19 (13.29%) DV Cleared
11 19 (13.29%) HP
11 19 (13.29%) C#
12 18 (12.59%) JIRA
13 17 (11.89%) Visual Studio
13 17 (11.89%) User Stories
13 17 (11.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (11.19%) Test Strategy
15 15 (10.49%) Automated Testing
15 15 (10.49%) SQL Server
16 14 (9.79%) Test Management
16 14 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (9.09%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (0.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Office
2 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Summit
2 2 (1.40%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Agresso
3 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.70%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
1 3 (2.10%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
3 1 (0.70%) Wireless
3 1 (0.70%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.70%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.10%) SQLite
4 2 (1.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Selenium
2 18 (12.59%) JIRA
3 17 (11.89%) Visual Studio
4 13 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 11 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (6.99%) Maven
6 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (6.99%) GoogleTest
7 9 (6.29%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.90%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (4.90%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.90%) Subversion
8 7 (4.90%) Ant
8 7 (4.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (4.90%) ClearCase
8 7 (4.90%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.20%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.80%) TestDirector
11 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (9.09%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.90%) Automotive
3 7 (4.90%) Electronics
4 4 (2.80%) Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Avionics
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (35.66%) Analyst
2 44 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 31 (21.68%) Developer
4 21 (14.69%) Tester
5 20 (13.99%) Test Manager
6 14 (9.79%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Software Tester
8 8 (5.59%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Software Test Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Database Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.50%) Data Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.80%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.38%) .NET
2 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.90%) J2EE
4 4 (2.80%) XML
5 3 (2.10%) CORBA
5 3 (2.10%) OpenGL
5 3 (2.10%) CSS
5 3 (2.10%) SOAP
5 3 (2.10%) Web Services
5 3 (2.10%) Qt
5 3 (2.10%) REST
5 3 (2.10%) QML
5 3 (2.10%) HTML
6 2 (1.40%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.40%) JSON
6 2 (1.40%) Middleware
7 1 (0.70%) POSIX
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) NHS
2 5 (3.50%) User Experience
2 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.80%) Open Source
4 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.40%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.70%) Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) PDA
5 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.70%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.38%) Linux
2 10 (6.99%) UNIX
3 8 (5.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) AIX
4 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.70%) Android
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.28%) Software Testing
3 27 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (16.78%) Scrum
5 20 (13.99%) Test Automation
6 17 (11.89%) User Stories
7 16 (11.19%) Test Strategy
8 15 (10.49%) Automated Testing
9 14 (9.79%) Test Management
9 14 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 13 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 12 (8.39%) BDD
11 12 (8.39%) OO
12 11 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.99%) Integration Testing
14 9 (6.29%) V-Model
14 9 (6.29%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.59%) Web Accessibility
15 8 (5.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.57%) SQL
2 26 (18.18%) Java
3 20 (13.99%) Python
4 19 (13.29%) C#
5 11 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.99%) Ruby
7 9 (6.29%) C
8 8 (5.59%) Lua
9 7 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.90%) Perl
9 7 (4.90%) PHP
10 6 (4.20%) Scala
11 2 (1.40%) C++
11 2 (1.40%) Ada
11 2 (1.40%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.40%) VB
11 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (33.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.18%) ISEB
3 24 (16.78%) ISTQB
3 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
4 19 (13.29%) DV Cleared
5 17 (11.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (4.90%) HND
6 7 (4.90%) Sun Certification
6 7 (4.90%) OCPJP
7 5 (3.50%) Degree
8 3 (2.10%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.70%) VCP4
9 1 (0.70%) MCTS
9 1 (0.70%) MCITP
9 1 (0.70%) MCSE
9 1 (0.70%) MCSA
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) QA
2 6 (4.20%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.20%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (18.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.29%) HP
3 10 (6.99%) Google
4 7 (4.90%) Sun
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle
5 6 (4.20%) SAP
6 3 (2.10%) Progress
6 3 (2.10%) Serena
6 3 (2.10%) Open Text
7 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.70%) McAfee
8 1 (0.70%) VMware
8 1 (0.70%) Wind River
8 1 (0.70%) IBM
8 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) Veritas
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