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 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 West / Dorset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.08% 4.60% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 5.70% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £550 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 85 193 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 91.40% 80.75% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 118 104
Median daily rate £413 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 19
Median hourly rate £10.98 £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.01% +32.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £15.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £44.00 £40.00
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 Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 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 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
Weymouth - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South West

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 Dorset region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) FMCG

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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) FMCG
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA