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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 24 46 44
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.97% 1.33% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.21% 1.77% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 9
Median daily rate £438 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -1.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £363 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 280 339 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 84.85% 75.17% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 170 211
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £226 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 20
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.20 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Gloucester +15 20 £425 +3.03% 1
Test Scripting
South West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 32 (80.00%) Banking
2 25 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (40.00%) Migration
3 16 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 15 (37.50%) Regulatory Compliance
4 15 (37.50%) Finance
4 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (32.50%) Retail
5 13 (32.50%) Retail Banking
6 9 (22.50%) ISEB
6 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
7 8 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (15.00%) Test Planning
9 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.50%) Java
10 4 (10.00%) Python
10 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
11 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Spanish Language
11 3 (7.50%) Selenium
11 3 (7.50%) HP
12 2 (5.00%) C
12 2 (5.00%) Apache
12 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
12 2 (5.00%) Ant
12 2 (5.00%) Unix

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 2 (5.00%) Apache
1 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Ant
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.00%) Maven
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 32 (80.00%) Banking
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
3 13 (32.50%) Retail
3 13 (32.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
1 20 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Banking Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (20.00%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Junior
5 4 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Test Programme Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Fraud Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Finance Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Security Tester
8 1 (2.50%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) JSP
1 1 (2.50%) Servlets
1 1 (2.50%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.50%) Fintech
1 1 (2.50%) Learning Management System
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 16 (40.00%) Migration
2 16 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) Regulatory Compliance
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.00%) BDD
8 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Release Management
8 2 (5.00%) Software Delivery
8 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.00%) Time Management
8 2 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (2.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) C
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
1 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
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