Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 17 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 West > Dorset
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.00% 1.56% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.08% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 11
Dorset median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +29.31%
10th Percentile £324 £299 £158
90th Percentile £360 £419 £435
South West median daily rate £330 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £39.25

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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 243 337 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 81.27% 75.22% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 244 183
Dorset median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £208 £227 £231
90th Percentile £500 £522 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 50
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 £22.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.05% -46.65% +146.65%
10th Percentile £11.45 £14.25 £24.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.65 £46.77
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +49.51%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Dorset

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Dorset

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Dorset

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 17 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
Bournemouth +10 2 £360 +10.77% 1
Poole +5 1 £340 +4.62%
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) People Management
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) People Management
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory