Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 23 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 45 68
Rank change year-on-year +24 +23 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 43 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.53% 4.00% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.01% 5.05% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 10
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £413 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +3.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £305 £261
90th Percentile £423 £525 £513
South West median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -4.41% +4.62% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 537 733 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 81.61% 79.24% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 429 461
Gloucestershire median daily rate £401 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £218 £213
90th Percentile £554 £563 £503
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 67 42
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.50 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.20 £26.25
90th Percentile £56.14 £46.60 £54.21
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Gloucestershire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Gloucester +5 21 £275 -38.89% 2
Cirencester - 2 £300 -
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 37 (86.05%) Banking
2 34 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (74.42%) Scenario Testing
4 23 (53.49%) Migration
5 21 (48.84%) Retail Banking
6 20 (46.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (34.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (32.56%) Defect Management
9 12 (27.91%) Regulatory Compliance
10 9 (20.93%) Test Planning
11 7 (16.28%) Scrum
12 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
12 6 (13.95%) Finance
13 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
13 5 (11.63%) ISEB
14 4 (9.30%) SQL
14 4 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
14 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
15 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.98%) Analytical Thinking
15 3 (6.98%) C
15 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
15 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
15 3 (6.98%) JIRA
16 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
16 2 (4.65%) Degree
16 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
16 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
16 2 (4.65%) Java
16 2 (4.65%) Unix

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.33%) VersionOne
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (86.05%) Banking
2 21 (48.84%) Retail Banking
3 6 (13.95%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Analyst
1 33 (76.74%) Test Analyst
2 22 (51.16%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (6.98%) Scrum Master
4 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Tester
5 2 (4.65%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Payments Test Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Project Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
1 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) J2EE
1 1 (2.33%) jQuery
1 1 (2.33%) REST
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
1 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (74.42%) Scenario Testing
3 23 (53.49%) Migration
4 20 (46.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (34.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (32.56%) Defect Management
7 12 (27.91%) Regulatory Compliance
8 9 (20.93%) Test Planning
9 7 (16.28%) Scrum
10 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
11 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
12 3 (6.98%) Analytical Thinking
13 2 (4.65%) SDLC
13 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
14 1 (2.33%) BDD
14 1 (2.33%) Resource Allocation
14 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 1 (2.33%) TDD
14 1 (2.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) C
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Groovy
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Jython
4 1 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
1 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) CA
1 1 (2.33%) HP