Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 17 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 > Somerset
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 42 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.34% 1.75% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.40% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
Somerset median daily rate £368 £213 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.94% -38.41% -1.43%
10th Percentile £360 £185 £312
90th Percentile £385 £344 £371
South West median daily rate £330 £340 £330
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset 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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 400 333 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.78% 72.87% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 182 351
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% -3.38% +10.02%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £512 £500 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 67
Somerset median hourly rate £42.25 £36.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.55% -13.69% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £16.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.95 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +49.51%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Somerset

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Somerset

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Somerset

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 17 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
Taunton - 3 £368 -
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 5 (71.43%) GAP Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Mentoring
1 5 (71.43%) Coaching
2 4 (57.14%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Transformation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Coaching
1 5 (71.43%) GAP Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Mentoring
2 4 (57.14%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft