Period
to 17 November 2017

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 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)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 90 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -34
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 139 128 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.46% 2.20% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.76% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 91 85
South West median daily rate £330 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £252
90th Percentile £408 £475 £450
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £39.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +31.58%

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 4605 4646 5267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.35% 79.90% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3123 3563
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £260 £240 £255
90th Percentile £556 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 266 254
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +49.51%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £13.86
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.18
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 November 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 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
Bristol +30 68 £345 +6.15% 2
Gloucestershire +22 44 £300 -27.27%
Wiltshire -24 12 £375 +10.29%
Somerset -7 7 £368 +72.94%
Dorset +5 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Devon -12 1 £390 +5.41%
Test Scripting
England

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 South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 78 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (47.48%) Banking
3 54 (38.85%) Scenario Testing
4 48 (34.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (30.22%) Retail Banking
6 37 (26.62%) Migration
7 36 (25.90%) Test Automation
8 32 (23.02%) Finance
9 27 (19.42%) Selenium
10 24 (17.27%) Defect Management
11 23 (16.55%) BDD
11 23 (16.55%) QA
11 23 (16.55%) ISEB
12 22 (15.83%) Cucumber
13 21 (15.11%) ISTQB
14 19 (13.67%) SDLC
15 18 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (12.95%) Scrum
16 17 (12.23%) C#
16 17 (12.23%) .NET
16 17 (12.23%) SoapUI
16 17 (12.23%) WebDriver
17 16 (11.51%) SQL
17 16 (11.51%) Software Testing
18 15 (10.79%) Java
18 15 (10.79%) Test Planning
19 14 (10.07%) Test Strategy
19 14 (10.07%) Functional Testing
19 14 (10.07%) SpecFlow
19 14 (10.07%) SAP

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 (0.72%) Apache
1 1 (0.72%) IIS
1 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.44%) Maximo
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.44%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) Firebird
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (19.42%) Selenium
2 22 (15.83%) Cucumber
3 17 (12.23%) SoapUI
3 17 (12.23%) WebDriver
4 14 (10.07%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.32%) JIRA
6 5 (3.60%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.88%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.16%) Ant
8 3 (2.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (2.16%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.16%) Maven
8 3 (2.16%) NeoLoad
8 3 (2.16%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.44%) Appium
9 2 (1.44%) JUnit
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.44%) TestNG
9 2 (1.44%) Toad
General
1 66 (47.48%) Banking
2 42 (30.22%) Retail Banking
3 32 (23.02%) Finance
4 11 (7.91%) Marketing
4 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
5 10 (7.19%) Electronics
5 10 (7.19%) Manufacturing
6 7 (5.04%) Retail
7 3 (2.16%) Billing
7 3 (2.16%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (64.03%) Analyst
2 76 (54.68%) Test Analyst
3 35 (25.18%) Banking Analyst
4 26 (18.71%) Tester
5 13 (9.35%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.35%) QA Tester
5 13 (9.35%) Software Tester
6 12 (8.63%) Test Manager
7 10 (7.19%) Software QA Tester
8 8 (5.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.32%) Scrum Master
11 5 (3.60%) UAT Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) UAT Test Analyst
12 4 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
12 4 (2.88%) QA Engineer
12 4 (2.88%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.88%) Transformation Analyst
13 3 (2.16%) Manual Tester
13 3 (2.16%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) .NET
2 14 (10.07%) SOAP
3 4 (2.88%) REST
4 3 (2.16%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.16%) JSON
4 3 (2.16%) RESTful
5 2 (1.44%) Ajax
5 2 (1.44%) Web Services
6 1 (0.72%) Behat
6 1 (0.72%) CSS
6 1 (0.72%) HTML
6 1 (0.72%) J2EE
6 1 (0.72%) jQuery
6 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.16%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.32%) Unix
2 4 (2.88%) Windows
3 3 (2.16%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (56.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (38.85%) Scenario Testing
3 48 (34.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (26.62%) Migration
5 36 (25.90%) Test Automation
6 24 (17.27%) Defect Management
7 23 (16.55%) BDD
8 19 (13.67%) SDLC
9 18 (12.95%) Scrum
9 18 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (11.51%) Software Testing
11 15 (10.79%) Test Planning
12 14 (10.07%) Functional Testing
12 14 (10.07%) Test Strategy
13 13 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (9.35%) Regulatory Compliance
14 11 (7.91%) Compatibility Testing
14 11 (7.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 11 (7.91%) Digital Marketing
15 10 (7.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) C#
2 16 (11.51%) SQL
3 15 (10.79%) Java
4 4 (2.88%) Python
5 3 (2.16%) C
5 3 (2.16%) Ruby
6 2 (1.44%) F#
6 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.44%) PHP
6 2 (1.44%) VBScript
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Delphi
7 1 (0.72%) Groovy
7 1 (0.72%) Jython
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) Scala
7 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) VB
7 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (16.55%) ISEB
2 21 (15.11%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.16%) Degree
7 2 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.55%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) IFRS
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.44%) vSphere
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.44%) vRealize
3 1 (0.72%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (10.07%) SAP
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.47%) HP
4 7 (5.04%) Oracle
5 2 (1.44%) BT
5 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.44%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) CA
6 1 (0.72%) Capita
6 1 (0.72%) IBM