The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 52 56 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.68% 1.14% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.54% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
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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%
Test Scripting
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
598 521 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 77.06% 74.22% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 347 270
Average daily rate £403 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 21
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.23% -30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £19.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.75 £55.00
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 Wiltshire

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
Swindon -3 9 £293 -35.00%
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 6 (28.57%) ISEB
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) User Experience
6 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Retail
7 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (4.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Test Analyst
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Functional Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Validation
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 3 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) EMC
1 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow