Period
to 17 July 2019

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 6 months to 17 July 2019 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 56 61
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.46% 2.23% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.67% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 16
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.08% +8.00%
10th Percentile £313 £368 £313
90th Percentile £430 £450 £406
South West median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £13.70 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -67.76% +21.43% -17.16%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,557 973 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 84.16% 83.45% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,051 641 743
Wiltshire median daily rate £461 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £255
90th Percentile £656 £600 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 30
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £22.13 £15.70 £15.93
90th Percentile £49.65 £47.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -17 23 £350 -17.65% 1
Corsham -27 2 £450 +22.62%
Salisbury - 2 - - 1
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Test Strategy
3 11 (40.74%) DevOps
4 10 (37.04%) User Stories
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) QA
5 8 (29.63%) Selenium
5 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
5 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (29.63%) Open Source
6 7 (25.93%) Strategic Thinking
7 6 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) ISEB
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) SOAP
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (14.81%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (11.11%) Microservices
10 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
10 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
10 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 3 (11.11%) SonarQube

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 3 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
3 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) JUnit
3 3 (11.11%) SonarQube
4 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Test Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) DevOps Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
7 2 (7.41%) Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) DevOps
3 11 (40.74%) Test Strategy
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) User Stories
5 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
5 8 (29.63%) Open Source
5 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (25.93%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 3 (11.11%) Microservices
7 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Change Management
8 2 (7.41%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) OCP
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com