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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.12% 1.51% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.26% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £138 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -51.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £138 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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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
274 221 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.97% 66.77% 70.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 153 106
Average daily rate £365 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 41
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Robotium
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Robotium
2 1 (11.11%) Calabash
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
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