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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 50 25
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.98% 1.07% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.40% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
Average daily rate £265 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
189 285 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.70% 76.41% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 170 142
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £25.13 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.62% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Unix

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) WatiN
3 1 (10.00%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle