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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
Rank 28 35 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.98% 2.13% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.76% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £314 £350 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 194 217 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 76.68% 76.95% 77.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 116 75
Median daily rate £335 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.44% -50.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.75 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £82.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Basingstoke

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (71.43%) Middleware
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) SilkTest
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Solr
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 (28.57%) Apache Solr
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) SilkTest
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Middleware
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Smoke Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) IBM