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 28 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 80 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.37% 1.89% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.36% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 21
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1486 1903 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.29% 79.92% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 1049 939
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Reading +8 11 £363 +0.69%
Bracknell +7 9 £405 -4.70%
Windsor - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) TDD
2 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
3 12 (21.82%) Finance
3 12 (21.82%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (20.00%) BDD
4 11 (20.00%) QA
5 10 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (18.18%) User Stories
6 9 (16.36%) Project Management
6 9 (16.36%) Java
6 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
6 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.36%) Degree
6 9 (16.36%) JIRA
7 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
7 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.73%) Oracle
8 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
8 7 (12.73%) SAS
8 7 (12.73%) MVC
8 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
8 7 (12.73%) Pair Programming
8 7 (12.73%) Retail
8 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering

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 7 (12.73%) Confluence
1 7 (12.73%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.82%) SAP FI-AP
2 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Taleo
2 4 (7.27%) SaaS
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.64%) CloudFront
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
1 2 (3.64%) MPLS
1 2 (3.64%) Network Security
2 1 (1.82%) DVB
2 1 (1.82%) LTE
2 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.73%) Selenium
4 5 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 5 (9.09%) Gradle
4 5 (9.09%) IntelliJ
4 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.09%) JUnit
4 5 (9.09%) Maven
4 5 (9.09%) Mercurial
5 4 (7.27%) SilkTest
6 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.64%) JMeter
7 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.64%) Subversion
7 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.82%) Checkstyle
8 1 (1.82%) Mocha
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Retail
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Billing
5 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Test Leader
5 7 (12.73%) Test Manager
6 6 (10.91%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Credit Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Tester
9 2 (3.64%) Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Business IT Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) REST
2 6 (10.91%) Spring
3 5 (9.09%) JSF
3 5 (9.09%) Spring MVC
3 5 (9.09%) Struts
3 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) .NET
4 3 (5.45%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (5.45%) SOAP
4 3 (5.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (5.45%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (5.45%) Unreal Engine
4 3 (5.45%) XML
5 2 (3.64%) CSS
5 2 (3.64%) CSS3
5 2 (3.64%) HTML5
5 2 (3.64%) React
6 1 (1.82%) Redux
6 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.82%) IPTV
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) MPEG
4 1 (1.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Android
1 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) TDD
2 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
3 12 (21.82%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (20.00%) BDD
5 10 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (18.18%) User Stories
6 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.36%) Project Management
6 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
7 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
7 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
8 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Mathematics
8 7 (12.73%) MVC
8 7 (12.73%) Pair Programming
8 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
8 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.73%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) Java
2 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) C#
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) C
4 3 (5.45%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.64%) VB
5 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.91%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) ISEB
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (12.73%) IFRS
3 6 (10.91%) Basel II
3 6 (10.91%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (5.45%) HP
3 3 (5.45%) hybris
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) Ariba
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) OpenText
5 1 (1.82%) Saba
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