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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.22% 0.30% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 0.41% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£313 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -1.40%
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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
277 245 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.94% 72.70% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 180 107
Average daily rate £355 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £665 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014, 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) RESTful
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 3 (30.00%) SAP
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (30.00%) SAP R/3
4 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DAB
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) RESTful
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP