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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.08% 1.01% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.34% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
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£500 £525 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -2.77%
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
572 372 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 77.19% 74.85% 68.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 241 329
Average daily rate £430 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 20
Average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
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 24 October 2014. 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
Job
Vacancies
Salisbury - 4 - - 1
Swindon -7 2 £500 -9.09%
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Google
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) GoogleTest
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) MSI
4 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 3 (18.75%) System Testing
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (12.50%) Electronics
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) SQLite
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (12.50%) Qt
5 2 (12.50%) Automotive
5 2 (12.50%) CORBA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) GoogleTest
2 3 (18.75%) MSI
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Siebel Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) CORBA
1 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 2 (12.50%) Qt
1 2 (12.50%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) System Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) V-Model
5 1 (6.25%) OpenUP
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Google
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Siebel
3 2 (12.50%) Progress
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
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