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 3 months to 22 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)
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 114 91
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 78 33 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.89% 1.10% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.39% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 37
Median daily rate £350 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £271 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £495 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £42.13 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.74%  
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2211 2375 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 79.19% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1565 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
Bristol +11 26 £325 +13.04% 3
Wiltshire +17 19 £369 +3.14% 4
Gloucestershire +20 17 £300 -25.00% 3
Somerset -1 4 £393 - 2
Dorset +7 3 £350 +30.23% 1
Devon -1 3 £458 +10.24% 2
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.18%) Test Automation
3 53 (32.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (30.30%) Banking
5 44 (26.67%) Finance
6 41 (24.85%) Retail
7 40 (24.24%) ISEB
8 38 (23.03%) Selenium
9 37 (22.42%) Retail Banking
10 32 (19.39%) ISTQB
11 29 (17.58%) BDD
12 28 (16.97%) Migration
12 28 (16.97%) Scenario Testing
13 27 (16.36%) Test Strategy
14 26 (15.76%) Scrum
14 26 (15.76%) Java
14 26 (15.76%) SQL
15 24 (14.55%) QA
16 22 (13.33%) WebDriver
16 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
17 20 (12.12%) Cucumber
17 20 (12.12%) Defect Management
18 19 (11.52%) User Stories
18 19 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (11.52%) SAP
18 19 (11.52%) HP
18 19 (11.52%) Regression Testing
19 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (10.30%) .NET
19 17 (10.30%) Functional Testing

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 3 (1.82%) Apache
1 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Confluence
2 1 (0.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.61%) SAS
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.42%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.42%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (2.42%) SAP WM
3 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.21%) Maximo
4 2 (1.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.61%) HFM
5 1 (0.61%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.61%) iTrent
5 1 (0.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.64%) GitHub
3 2 (1.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) PuTTY
1 9 (5.45%) WinSCP
2 5 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.21%) LAN
3 2 (1.21%) VoIP
3 2 (1.21%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) BGP
4 1 (0.61%) HSRP
4 1 (0.61%) LDAP
4 1 (0.61%) MPLS
4 1 (0.61%) OSPF
4 1 (0.61%) PPP
4 1 (0.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) Essbase
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) Selenium
2 22 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 20 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 15 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 13 (7.88%) HP UFT
5 13 (7.88%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.88%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.45%) Ant
7 9 (5.45%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (5.45%) TeamCity
8 8 (4.85%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.85%) LoadRunner
8 8 (4.85%) TestNG
8 8 (4.85%) Toad
9 6 (3.64%) JIRA
9 6 (3.64%) JMeter
10 5 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (1.82%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (30.30%) Banking
2 44 (26.67%) Finance
3 41 (24.85%) Retail
4 37 (22.42%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.85%) Marketing
5 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.24%) Electronics
6 7 (4.24%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.03%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.82%) Back Office
9 2 (1.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 82 (49.70%) Analyst
2 65 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 31 (18.79%) Tester
4 29 (17.58%) Test Manager
5 15 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 13 (7.88%) Banking Analyst
6 13 (7.88%) Test Leader
7 11 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.85%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Scrum Master
9 7 (4.24%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.64%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.64%) SAP Manager
10 6 (3.64%) SAP Test Manager
10 6 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Consultant
11 5 (3.03%) Software QA Tester
12 4 (2.42%) HR Analyst
12 4 (2.42%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.30%) .NET
2 11 (6.67%) Web Services
3 10 (6.06%) SOAP
4 3 (1.82%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.82%) REST
4 3 (1.82%) XML
5 2 (1.21%) JSP
5 2 (1.21%) Servlets
5 2 (1.21%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.61%) WinForms
6 1 (0.61%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.42%) NHS
4 2 (1.21%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.61%) FMCG
5 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.06%) Windows
2 9 (5.45%) Linux
2 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (5.45%) Windows Server
2 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.18%) Test Automation
3 53 (32.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (17.58%) BDD
5 28 (16.97%) Migration
5 28 (16.97%) Scenario Testing
6 27 (16.36%) Test Strategy
7 26 (15.76%) Scrum
8 20 (12.12%) Defect Management
9 19 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.52%) Regression Testing
9 19 (11.52%) User Stories
10 17 (10.30%) Functional Testing
10 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (9.70%) Software Testing
11 16 (9.70%) Test Planning
12 14 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.67%) Integration Testing
13 11 (6.67%) Performance Testing
13 11 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) Java
1 26 (15.76%) SQL
2 10 (6.06%) C#
3 9 (5.45%) F#
4 7 (4.24%) Ruby
5 6 (3.64%) VB
6 5 (3.03%) VBScript
7 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.61%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (24.24%) ISEB
2 32 (19.39%) ISTQB
3 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.42%) Degree
9 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.55%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (5.45%) vSphere
3 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (5.45%) vRealize
2 5 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) HP
1 19 (11.52%) SAP
2 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.70%) Oracle
3 9 (5.45%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.45%) VMware
4 3 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (0.61%) BT
5 1 (0.61%) Capita
5 1 (0.61%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.61%) IBM
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Stonewater
Rate: c. £35,000 (subject to experience)
Posted: 13 days ago