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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 32 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.12% 2.67% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.14% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £300 £285 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +6.08%
Test Scripting
Hampshire

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
170 287 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 72.03% 85.16% 82.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 212 212
Median daily rate £388 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton 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 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
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 20 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) WebEx
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft