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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.70% 2.82% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 3.38% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Median daily rate £257 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.87% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £450 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
214 355 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.56% 83.53% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 260 209
Median daily rate £375 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Web Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft