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 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)
Devon / Exeter
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 28 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 0.57% 0.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £390 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -  
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 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 140 114 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 79.55% 79.72% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 58 61
Median daily rate £400 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.76%  
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Exeter

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 Exeter region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) JSP
3 1 (20.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Degree

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Calabash
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
1 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
1 1 (20.00%) XHTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com