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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.87% 4.23% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 5.97% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate
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- £190 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.28% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
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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
263 201 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.01% 70.77% 66.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 141 61
Average daily rate £375 £325 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 23 January 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 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
1 5 (45.45%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) Data Management
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 3 (27.27%) SAP R/3
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Data Structures
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP R/3
2 1 (9.09%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DAB
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 2 (18.18%) Subversion
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) BDD
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Data Management
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP