The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.72% 0.64% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 0.92% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £310 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.08 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.20% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 358 217 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 88.40% 69.55% 82.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 104 112
Median daily rate £356 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.23% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £702 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.57% +16.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £17.45 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Regression Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Validation
3 9 (56.25%) Degree
4 8 (50.00%) Test Management
4 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) LTE
4 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (50.00%) Analytics
4 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (50.00%) HP
4 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (43.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (43.75%) Motorola
5 7 (43.75%) Middleware
6 6 (37.50%) Wireless
6 6 (37.50%) 4G
6 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
6 6 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (31.25%) DevOps
7 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Solr
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) LTE
2 6 (37.50%) 4G
2 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
1 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) SilkTest
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) BSS Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Regression Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Validation
3 8 (50.00%) Analytics
3 8 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) Release Management
8 2 (12.50%) SOA
9 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Motorola
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) IBM