The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 33 38 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.89% 1.23% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.58% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £288 £360 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.13% +63.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £432 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 275 253 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 79.48% 77.85% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 179 232
Median daily rate £418 £400 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% -9.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Swindon

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Swindon

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 15 (65.22%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) WebDriver
2 14 (60.87%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) SOAP
4 12 (52.17%) BDD
5 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (43.48%) Web Services
6 10 (43.48%) REST
7 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
9 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
10 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
10 4 (17.39%) GitHub
10 4 (17.39%) Bitbucket
10 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
10 4 (17.39%) Open Source
10 4 (17.39%) Kanban
10 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
10 4 (17.39%) Maven
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) Ant
10 4 (17.39%) GitLab
10 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
11 3 (13.04%) User Stories
11 3 (13.04%) OOD
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) WebDriver
3 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
5 4 (17.39%) Ant
5 4 (17.39%) Bitbucket
5 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
5 4 (17.39%) GitLab
5 4 (17.39%) Maven
5 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Process Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Telephony Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) SOAP
2 10 (43.48%) REST
2 10 (43.48%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) BDD
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Kanban
5 4 (17.39%) Open Source
6 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) OOD
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Use Case
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Google