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 3 months to 24 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)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.94% 0.41% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 0.53% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £393 - £343
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 - £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.25 -
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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 162 187 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.64% 76.64% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 96 151
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 28
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Taunton - 1 £360 - 2
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (30.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP CO
1 3 (30.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (30.00%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore