Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 133 121
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 55 35 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.40% 0.88% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.04% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 33
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +0.69% +2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £304 £252
90th Percentile £575 £524 £498
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £36.00
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £16.08 £37.00
% change year-on-year +126.99% -56.54% -6.02%

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 3,314 3,365 3,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.45% 84.29% 82.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,629 1,726 2,009
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 109 145
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -33.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.55 £39.55 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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
Bracknell +17 25 £550 +23.60% 2
Reading -7 17 £275 -24.14% 1
Newbury - 7 £241 -
Maidenhead - 2 £400 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) BDD
3 19 (34.55%) Scrum
4 18 (32.73%) TDD
4 18 (32.73%) REST
5 17 (30.91%) QA
5 17 (30.91%) HTML
5 17 (30.91%) Java
5 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
5 17 (30.91%) Web Services
6 16 (29.09%) HP
6 16 (29.09%) JIRA
6 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (29.09%) Kanban
7 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 15 (27.27%) Release Management
7 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Pair Programming
8 14 (25.45%) User Stories
8 14 (25.45%) DevOps
8 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
8 14 (25.45%) Mercurial
8 14 (25.45%) Confluence
9 13 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (23.64%) API Testing
9 13 (23.64%) SQL
9 13 (23.64%) SAP
10 12 (21.82%) CSS

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 14 (25.45%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 10 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (5.45%) SAP SD
3 2 (3.64%) SAP GRC
3 2 (3.64%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (21.82%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (21.82%) Serverless
3 9 (16.36%) Amazon Kinesis
3 9 (16.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (5.45%) CloudFront
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Broadband
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
2 1 (1.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) JIRA
2 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 15 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 14 (25.45%) Mercurial
4 9 (16.36%) SoapUI
5 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
5 8 (14.55%) Selenium
6 5 (9.09%) JMeter
6 5 (9.09%) JUnit
6 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 5 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
7 4 (7.27%) Gradle
7 4 (7.27%) IntelliJ
7 4 (7.27%) Maven
7 4 (7.27%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.45%) Checkstyle
9 2 (3.64%) NUnit
9 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 3 (5.45%) Retail
1 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) Test Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Consultant
3 11 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (16.36%) Functional Consultant
6 8 (14.55%) React Developer
6 8 (14.55%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 7 (12.73%) Software Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Integration Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Test Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
10 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) REST
2 17 (30.91%) HTML
2 17 (30.91%) Web Services
3 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
3 12 (21.82%) CSS
4 11 (20.00%) HTML5
5 10 (18.18%) CSS3
5 10 (18.18%) LESS
5 10 (18.18%) Sass
6 9 (16.36%) Node.js
7 7 (12.73%) React
8 5 (9.09%) SOAP
8 5 (9.09%) XML
9 4 (7.27%) .NET
9 4 (7.27%) JSF
9 4 (7.27%) Spring
9 4 (7.27%) Spring MVC
9 4 (7.27%) Struts
10 3 (5.45%) Ajax
10 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) BDD
3 19 (34.55%) Scrum
4 18 (32.73%) TDD
5 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (29.09%) Kanban
6 15 (27.27%) Release Management
6 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 14 (25.45%) DevOps
7 14 (25.45%) Pair Programming
7 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
7 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
7 14 (25.45%) User Stories
8 13 (23.64%) API Testing
9 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 10 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Development
10 10 (18.18%) Functional Programming
10 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.18%) OO
10 10 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) Java
1 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) C#
4 4 (7.27%) Java 8
5 2 (3.64%) C
5 2 (3.64%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) ISEB
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.91%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) PMO
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) Iperf
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) HP
2 13 (23.64%) SAP
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.27%) Ariba
6 3 (5.45%) Adobe
6 3 (5.45%) AppDynamics
6 3 (5.45%) Dynatrace
6 3 (5.45%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (3.64%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.82%) comScore