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 23 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)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 60 44
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.85% 0.91% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 1.18% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Median daily rate £369 £358 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.14% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £404 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £338
% change year-on-year -1.44% +2.22%  
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 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 567 509 502
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 85.14% 77.24% 79.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 348 359
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +86.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £50.00 £36.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 +4 7 £400 +11.88% 3
Chippenham - 1 £350 - 1
Corsham - 1 £350 -
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Test Management
5 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Selenium
5 8 (22.22%) SAP
6 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
6 7 (19.44%) HP
6 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) BDD
6 7 (19.44%) User Stories
7 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) ISEB
7 6 (16.67%) Java
8 5 (13.89%) Logistics
8 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
8 5 (13.89%) Finance
8 5 (13.89%) SOAP
8 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
8 5 (13.89%) Line Management
9 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 4 (11.11%) QA
9 4 (11.11%) Web Services
9 4 (11.11%) Oracle
9 4 (11.11%) SAP WM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (11.11%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.56%) Ant
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (2.78%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.78%) TestNG
6 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Test Manager
4 6 (16.67%) SAP Manager
4 6 (16.67%) SAP Test Manager
4 6 (16.67%) Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) HR Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Manager
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) SOAP
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Test Management
5 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 7 (19.44%) BDD
6 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
6 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (19.44%) User Stories
7 5 (13.89%) Line Management
7 5 (13.89%) Logistics
8 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) SAP
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) VMware