Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 22 November 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 117 129
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 52 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.70% 1.21% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.49% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 29
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
90th Percentile £556 £505 £430
South East median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £36.00 -
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.24% +27.59% +104.08%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3441 3497 3877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.58% 81.34% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1882 2144
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.75 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 17 £363 +3.57% 3
Slough +3 3 £456 - 1
Bracknell 0 2 £525 +61.54% 1
Windsor +2 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) QA
3 8 (27.59%) MS Visio
3 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
4 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Basel II
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 6 (20.69%) SAP
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) SAS
5 6 (20.69%) Mathematics
5 6 (20.69%) Credit Risk
5 6 (20.69%) Economics
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (20.69%) Retail Banking
5 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 6 (20.69%) IFRS
5 6 (20.69%) IFRS 9
5 6 (20.69%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Mentoring

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (20.69%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Visio
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (3.45%) CallidusCloud
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) IDOL
2 1 (3.45%) Lumira
2 1 (3.45%) Power BI
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Credit Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Risk Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Programme Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
3 7 (24.14%) Project Management
3 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
3 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.69%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 6 (20.69%) Economics
4 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Mathematics
5 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
5 5 (17.24%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) API Design
7 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
1 6 (20.69%) Numerate Degree
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 6 (20.69%) Basel II
2 6 (20.69%) IFRS
2 6 (20.69%) IFRS 9
3 2 (6.90%) PMO
4 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
1 6 (20.69%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) Ariba
5 1 (3.45%) Callidus
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Marketo
5 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) Tableau
5 1 (3.45%) Trillium