The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Devon / Exeter
Rank 22 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 2.68% - 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 Exeter with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 122 62 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 81.88% 82.67% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 24
Median daily rate £375 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +11.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter 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 Exeter

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Exeter

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Exeter over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Exeter

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Exeter

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 27 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 Exeter region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) WebSockets
4 1 (7.14%) Calabash
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) RIA
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) WinForms
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) Calabash
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Team Leader
2 5 (35.71%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) JSP
1 1 (7.14%) Servlets
1 1 (7.14%) WebSockets
1 1 (7.14%) WinForms
1 1 (7.14%) XHTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com