Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 72 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.59% 1.43% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.66% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 20
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £383 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.68% +4.10%
10th Percentile £302 £350 £273
90th Percentile £450 £405 £421
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £42.00

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 1,361 1,087 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 86.69% 86.54% 83.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 723 731
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £420 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 24 21
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.33 £76.75
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 -2 16 £425 +9.68% 1
Corsham 0 4 £367 - 1
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
1 12 (48.00%) Functional Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Virtual Team
2 11 (44.00%) MOLAP
2 11 (44.00%) ROLAP
3 10 (40.00%) People Management
4 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (28.00%) Automotive
5 7 (28.00%) Manufacturing
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) QA
9 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (12.00%) Broadband
9 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.00%) Validation
9 3 (12.00%) C#
10 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.00%) JMeter
10 2 (8.00%) C

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 (4.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) MOLAP
1 11 (44.00%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JMeter
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Automotive
2 7 (28.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.00%) REST
1 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Virtual Team
2 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Functional Testing
2 10 (40.00%) People Management
3 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (12.00%) Validation
7 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Management
8 1 (4.00%) Microservices
8 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) R
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) SAP