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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 43 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.85% 1.40% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.80% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 11
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£293 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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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
377 333 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.41% 77.62% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 261 181
Average daily rate £450 £436 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.69 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.40% -27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £125.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 August 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 4 (36.36%) Validation
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (27.27%) Data Validation
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Degree

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Validation
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (27.27%) Data Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) EMC