Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 72 104
Rank change year-on-year -31 +32 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 105 158 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.97% 2.88% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 3.45% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 101 65
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £246 £256 £196
90th Percentile £450 £500 £559
England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 11
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.16% +3.05%
10th Percentile £40.40 £34.00 £37.00
90th Percentile £50.15 £36.00 £47.14
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.23% -3.66%

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 4,437 4,574 4,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.34% 83.28% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,682 2,947 3,224
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £270 £250 £251
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 202 244
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% +11.07%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.00 £12.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £51.35
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +10.47%

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 23 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the South West over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 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 -7 38 £350 +7.69% 5
Wiltshire +1 25 £425 +21.08% 1
Gloucestershire -21 18 £325 - 6
Somerset +6 12 £350 -2.78%
Devon +3 4 £375 -8.54% 1
Cornwall - 4 £300 - 1
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (24.76%) Test Automation
4 21 (20.00%) Finance
5 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
5 17 (16.19%) Functional Testing
5 17 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (14.29%) Selenium
7 14 (13.33%) QA
7 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (12.38%) Oracle
9 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.43%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (10.48%) Virtual Team
10 11 (10.48%) MOLAP
10 11 (10.48%) ROLAP
10 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
10 11 (10.48%) ISEB
10 11 (10.48%) System Testing
10 11 (10.48%) Coaching
10 11 (10.48%) Test Strategy
11 10 (9.52%) User Stories
11 10 (9.52%) Waterfall
11 10 (9.52%) People Management
11 10 (9.52%) ISTQB
11 10 (9.52%) Degree
11 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 9 (8.57%) Java
12 9 (8.57%) WebDriver

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 6 (5.71%) CMS
1 6 (5.71%) Drupal
2 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (3.81%) Confluence
3 2 (1.90%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.95%) FinancialForce
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) MOLAP
1 11 (10.48%) ROLAP
2 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) DataStage
5 1 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.95%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Selenium
2 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
3 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.67%) JIRA
3 7 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 6 (5.71%) JMeter
4 6 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.76%) JUnit
6 4 (3.81%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.81%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.86%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.95%) Gatling
9 1 (0.95%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.95%) The Grinder
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Automotive
2 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.71%) Aerospace
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Military
6 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Avionics
7 1 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.95%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (33.33%) Analyst
2 18 (17.14%) Test Analyst
3 13 (12.38%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.38%) Tester
4 11 (10.48%) Test Leader
5 9 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.62%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Developer
6 8 (7.62%) Verification Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Project Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Project Leader
8 6 (5.71%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Software Tester
8 6 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Technical Leader
11 3 (2.86%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.71%) HTML
3 5 (4.76%) REST
4 4 (3.81%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.81%) Spring
5 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.90%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) XML
5 2 (1.90%) XSD
6 1 (0.95%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.48%) Virtual Team
3 5 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (1.90%) Unix
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (24.76%) Test Automation
4 17 (16.19%) Functional Testing
4 17 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.43%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.48%) Coaching
7 11 (10.48%) System Testing
7 11 (10.48%) Test Strategy
8 10 (9.52%) People Management
8 10 (9.52%) User Stories
8 10 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.62%) Business Process Mapping
9 8 (7.62%) PRINCE2
9 8 (7.62%) Scrum
9 8 (7.62%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) Java
1 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.62%) C#
2 8 (7.62%) SQL
3 6 (5.71%) VBScript
4 5 (4.76%) C
4 5 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (1.90%) Ada
5 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.90%) Python
5 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.95%) R
6 1 (0.95%) Scala
6 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) ISEB
3 10 (9.52%) Degree
3 10 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.33%) QA
2 6 (5.71%) WCAG
3 4 (3.81%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.95%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) WMI
2 4 (3.81%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.95%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Oracle
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.81%) HP
4 3 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.90%) Siemens
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.95%) Netezza
6 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) Teradata