The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 29 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.35% 1.99% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.57% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Median daily rate £325 £358 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +43.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £438 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £46.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 511 505 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.97% 77.34% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 344 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Wiltshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +2 7 £260 -27.77%
Corsham - 4 £325 -
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Selenium
3 14 (46.67%) Java
4 13 (43.33%) BDD
5 12 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (36.67%) SOAP
7 9 (30.00%) Web Services
8 8 (26.67%) REST
9 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
9 7 (23.33%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) User Stories
10 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 5 (16.67%) Ant
11 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
12 4 (13.33%) Finance
12 4 (13.33%) Maven
12 4 (13.33%) HP
12 4 (13.33%) ISEB
12 4 (13.33%) Open Source
12 4 (13.33%) GitHub
12 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
12 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
12 4 (13.33%) Test Management
12 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MS Access
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (16.67%) Ant
5 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
6 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.33%) GitLab
6 4 (13.33%) Maven
7 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.33%) TestNG
7 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Process Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Quality Manager
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) SOAP
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 8 (26.67%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) BDD
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) User Stories
5 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Line Management
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Open Source
6 4 (13.33%) Test Management
6 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.00%) Kanban
7 3 (10.00%) OO
7 3 (10.00%) OOD
7 3 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) F#
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
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