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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 36 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.20% 0.84% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.05% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £410 £220 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.36% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £37.29
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +9.94%
Test Scripting
Wiltshire

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
253 287 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 75.75% 80.17% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 205 271
Average daily rate £420 £444 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +10.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) CTI
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) V-Model
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM
4 1 (9.09%) SCOM
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) QA
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) CTI
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
1 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
1 1 (9.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Verint
2 1 (9.09%) VMware