The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 25 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.01% 0.92% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.23% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Median daily rate £285 £300 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.07% -23.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 142 163 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.36% 75.12% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 232
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Southampton

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Retail
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
4 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Back Office
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) EPoS
6 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) STB
6 1 (14.29%) System Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
1 1 (14.29%) STB
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
4 4 (57.14%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
5 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (14.29%) System Testing
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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