The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.54% 1.60% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.02% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate
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£285 £250 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+16.96% -17.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
318 297 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.75% 78.99% 68.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 219 158
Average daily rate £350 £365 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +142.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £24.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Southampton region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Southampton region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) JSP
2 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Subversion
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (31.25%) MCITP
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 5 (31.25%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Agresso
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DVB
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Subversion
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
1 5 (31.25%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) TDD
1 5 (31.25%) Knowledge Management
1 5 (31.25%) BDD
1 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (31.25%) MCITP
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Northgate
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle