The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.17% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.71% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£220 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £310 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £390 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
338 281 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 79.16% 76.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 213 204
Average daily rate £475 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.50 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £40.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Swindon region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Swindon region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Scripting
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) V-Model
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center