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 28 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 37 36
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.06% 1.73% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.32% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £400 £358 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £404 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 286 259 292
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 84.37% 74.64% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 180 220
Median daily rate £400 £418 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +1.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 15
Median hourly rate £13.86 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +140.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Logistics
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) SAP WM
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 3 (21.43%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 1 (7.14%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) Unix
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP WM
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) SAP Manager
2 4 (28.57%) SAP Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Manager
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Logistics
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco