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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.66% 0.93% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.22% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Average daily rate
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£220 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% -2.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
368 246 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.42% 76.16% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 188 246
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 3 (33.33%) MSI
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Big Data
4 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 3 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) SCCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix