Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 January 2018 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)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 76 110
Rank change year-on-year -21 +34 -31
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 109 138 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.07% 2.58% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 3.18% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 104 80
South West median daily rate £330 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £274 £197 £255
90th Percentile £402 £446 £450
England median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South West median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.72% -4.00% +27.12%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,241 4,337 4,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.46% 80.97% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,639 2,900 3,437
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 248
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -5.77% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £13.46
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the South West

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the South West

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the South West

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the South West

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Bristol -1 54 £330 +10.00% 10
Gloucestershire +12 31 £300 -9.09% 1
Wiltshire -11 9 £500 +45.99% 8
Dorset +1 6 £343 +5.38% 2
Somerset -6 5 £325 +52.94% 1
Devon -6 2 £394 +6.35%
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 67 (61.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (48.62%) Banking
3 42 (38.53%) Scenario Testing
4 33 (30.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (29.36%) Test Automation
6 27 (24.77%) Finance
6 27 (24.77%) Selenium
7 26 (23.85%) Cucumber
8 25 (22.94%) Migration
9 24 (22.02%) Retail Banking
10 22 (20.18%) QA
10 22 (20.18%) Defect Management
11 21 (19.27%) BDD
12 20 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (16.51%) SDLC
14 16 (14.68%) Java
14 16 (14.68%) .NET
15 15 (13.76%) C#
15 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
15 15 (13.76%) SoapUI
16 14 (12.84%) SOAP
17 12 (11.01%) ISEB
17 12 (11.01%) Regulatory Compliance
18 11 (10.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 11 (10.09%) SAP
18 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
18 11 (10.09%) Compatibility Testing
18 11 (10.09%) Marketing
19 10 (9.17%) Digital Marketing
19 10 (9.17%) Manufacturing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (0.92%) Apache
1 1 (0.92%) IIS
1 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.83%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.92%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.92%) Firebird
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (24.77%) Selenium
2 26 (23.85%) Cucumber
3 15 (13.76%) SoapUI
3 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.26%) SpecFlow
5 7 (6.42%) JIRA
6 6 (5.50%) Maven
7 4 (3.67%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.67%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.75%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.83%) Appium
9 2 (1.83%) JUnit
10 1 (0.92%) Ant
10 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.92%) JMeter
10 1 (0.92%) NUnit
10 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (48.62%) Banking
2 27 (24.77%) Finance
3 24 (22.02%) Retail Banking
4 11 (10.09%) Marketing
4 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (9.17%) Electronics
5 10 (9.17%) Manufacturing
6 8 (7.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) Analyst
2 57 (52.29%) Test Analyst
3 32 (29.36%) Banking Analyst
4 20 (18.35%) Tester
5 14 (12.84%) QA Tester
6 12 (11.01%) Software Tester
7 10 (9.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (9.17%) Software QA Tester
8 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
8 9 (8.26%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.59%) Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.67%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) QA Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) UAT Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) UAT Test Analyst
12 3 (2.75%) Automation Test Lead
12 3 (2.75%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) .NET
2 14 (12.84%) SOAP
3 7 (6.42%) REST
4 6 (5.50%) JSON
5 5 (4.59%) Ajax
6 3 (2.75%) RESTful
7 1 (0.92%) Behat
7 1 (0.92%) CSS
7 1 (0.92%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.92%) HTML
7 1 (0.92%) J2EE
7 1 (0.92%) jQuery
7 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.92%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.92%) Linux
2 1 (0.92%) Unix
2 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (61.47%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.53%) Scenario Testing
3 33 (30.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (29.36%) Test Automation
5 25 (22.94%) Migration
6 22 (20.18%) Defect Management
7 21 (19.27%) BDD
8 20 (18.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (16.51%) SDLC
10 12 (11.01%) Regulatory Compliance
11 11 (10.09%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (10.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.17%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (9.17%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.17%) Programme Management
12 10 (9.17%) Scrum
13 8 (7.34%) Software Testing
13 8 (7.34%) Test Planning
13 8 (7.34%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.68%) Java
2 15 (13.76%) C#
3 9 (8.26%) SQL
4 5 (4.59%) Ruby
5 4 (3.67%) Python
6 3 (2.75%) C
6 3 (2.75%) VBA
7 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.92%) C++
8 1 (0.92%) Delphi
8 1 (0.92%) Groovy
8 1 (0.92%) Jython
8 1 (0.92%) Perl
8 1 (0.92%) Scala
8 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) ISEB
2 9 (8.26%) ISTQB
2 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) Degree
3 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.18%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.92%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 11 (10.09%) SAP
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.67%) HP
4 1 (0.92%) CA
4 1 (0.92%) Capita