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 3 months to 30 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 92 77
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.69% 1.29% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.61% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 47
Median daily rate £403 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £29.50 - £12.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1470 1992 2207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.37% 80.26% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1033 1162
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £281 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 48 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +7 9 £413 - 1
Reading +17 5 £400 -11.11% 2
Maidenhead - 4 £275 - 1
Slough +8 3 £417 -16.70%
Wokingham - 3 £325 -
Newbury +1 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) TDD
3 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 9 (18.75%) JIRA
3 9 (18.75%) QA
3 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 9 (18.75%) BDD
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 8 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
5 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
5 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
5 7 (14.58%) Java
5 7 (14.58%) SAP
5 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.58%) ISEB
5 7 (14.58%) Taleo
6 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.50%) Finance
6 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Test Management
6 6 (12.50%) Confluence
6 6 (12.50%) REST
6 6 (12.50%) User Stories
7 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
7 5 (10.42%) Office 365

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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Taleo
2 5 (10.42%) Office 365
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (4.17%) CloudFront
4 2 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.33%) Gradle
3 4 (8.33%) IntelliJ
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.33%) JUnit
3 4 (8.33%) Maven
3 4 (8.33%) Mercurial
3 4 (8.33%) Selenium
4 3 (6.25%) SilkTest
5 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.08%) Calabash
6 1 (2.08%) Mocha
6 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Marketing
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Games
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) REST
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) JSF
3 4 (8.33%) Spring
3 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
3 4 (8.33%) Struts
4 3 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
5 2 (4.17%) CSS3
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) HTML5
5 2 (4.17%) React
5 2 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.08%) Redux
6 1 (2.08%) Sass
6 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.17%) STB
2 2 (4.17%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.08%) IPTV
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) TDD
3 9 (18.75%) BDD
3 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 8 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
5 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.50%) Test Management
6 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.50%) User Stories
7 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Data Management
7 5 (10.42%) ERP
7 5 (10.42%) Pair Programming
7 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) C
5 3 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.17%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) SAP
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) hybris
3 3 (6.25%) Saba
4 2 (4.17%) PTC
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Concur
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Progress
5 1 (2.08%) webMethods