The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 147 88 107
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 753 1044 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 2.18% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.90% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 667 442
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.30 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.94 £89.30 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
Test Scripting
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -65 272 £413 +3.12% 67
South East -3 189 £325 - 35
North West +14 79 £375 +7.14% 16
Yorkshire -45 49 £314 +12.05% 12
South West -43 45 £350 +7.69% 19
East of England -18 38 £313 -11.97% 10
West Midlands -7 36 £300 -25.00% 13
East Midlands -19 17 £300 - 6
North East -21 15 £340 -2.85% 1
South Coast - 4 - -
Midlands -1 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 411 (26.45%) SQL
2 402 (25.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 401 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
4 301 (19.37%) Finance
5 289 (18.60%) QA
6 285 (18.34%) ISEB
7 239 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 239 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
8 223 (14.35%) Microsoft
9 210 (13.51%) ISTQB
10 208 (13.38%) Oracle
10 208 (13.38%) HP
11 200 (12.87%) Selenium
12 196 (12.61%) Java
13 191 (12.29%) Test Strategy
14 190 (12.23%) Scrum
15 179 (11.52%) Software Testing
16 165 (10.62%) Regression Testing
17 164 (10.55%) Integration Testing
18 160 (10.30%) .NET
19 157 (10.10%) Test Automation
20 152 (9.78%) SC Cleared
21 146 (9.40%) JIRA
22 145 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 142 (9.14%) Automated Testing
24 131 (8.43%) SQL Server
25 129 (8.30%) MS Excel
26 128 (8.24%) UNIX
26 128 (8.24%) Windows
27 127 (8.17%) Waterfall

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 23 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 21 (1.35%) IIS
5 18 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.09%) Confluence
7 16 (1.03%) CMS
8 9 (0.58%) Apache
9 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.45%) SAS
10 7 (0.45%) JBoss
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.26%) Documentum
13 3 (0.19%) Lync
13 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.13%) FileNet
14 2 (0.13%) WebLogic Integration
14 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 129 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.21%) MS Office
3 34 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.64%) MS Project
6 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.064%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 37 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.84%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (0.77%) SAP SD
6 10 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.51%) Magento
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.39%) Agresso
10 6 (0.39%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.39%) SAP HCM
11 5 (0.32%) SAP PP
11 5 (0.32%) Summit
11 5 (0.32%) Exstream
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.90%) SaaS
2 6 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.26%) Heroku
3 4 (0.26%) Taleo
4 2 (0.13%) Trello
5 1 (0.064%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.064%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.87%) TCP/IP
2 22 (1.42%) SAN
2 22 (1.42%) Internet
3 15 (0.97%) AMQP
3 15 (0.97%) HTTP
4 14 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (0.90%) Wireshark
5 11 (0.71%) Firewall
6 9 (0.58%) GSM
6 9 (0.58%) LAN
6 9 (0.58%) Wireless
7 7 (0.45%) LTE
7 7 (0.45%) RTP
8 6 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.39%) GPRS
8 6 (0.39%) UMTS
8 6 (0.39%) VoIP
8 6 (0.39%) WAN
8 6 (0.39%) FTP
9 5 (0.32%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 35 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
7 31 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.35%) MySQL
11 19 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.09%) Big Data
13 14 (0.90%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.90%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.84%) DB2
15 11 (0.71%) DbVisualizer
15 11 (0.71%) SAP BW
16 9 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 200 (12.87%) Selenium
2 146 (9.40%) JIRA
3 124 (7.98%) Cucumber
4 79 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 66 (4.25%) WebDriver
6 62 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (2.90%) Subversion
8 44 (2.83%) LoadRunner
9 43 (2.77%) Visual Studio
10 39 (2.51%) Git (software)
11 34 (2.19%) JUnit
11 34 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.87%) SoapUI
13 28 (1.80%) Jenkins
14 26 (1.67%) Ant
15 23 (1.48%) SpecFlow
16 20 (1.29%) JMeter
17 19 (1.22%) Maven
18 18 (1.16%) TestDirector
19 15 (0.97%) Gradle
General
1 301 (19.37%) Finance
2 114 (7.34%) Banking
3 75 (4.83%) Retail
4 46 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.74%) Marketing
7 26 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.29%) Billing
9 17 (1.09%) Legal
10 14 (0.90%) Back Office
10 14 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.84%) Automotive
12 9 (0.58%) Front Office
13 8 (0.51%) Games
14 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.39%) Electronics
15 6 (0.39%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 725 (46.65%) Analyst
2 527 (33.91%) Test Analyst
3 234 (15.06%) Tester
4 150 (9.65%) Business Analyst
5 138 (8.88%) Developer
6 112 (7.21%) Test Manager
7 104 (6.69%) Test Leader
8 72 (4.63%) Consultant
9 67 (4.31%) Test Engineer
10 49 (3.15%) Automation Tester
11 47 (3.02%) Software Tester
12 43 (2.77%) Test Specialist
13 32 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (1.93%) Systems Analyst
15 29 (1.87%) Senior Test Analyst
15 29 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
16 28 (1.80%) SAP Consultant
16 28 (1.80%) Software Engineer
17 26 (1.67%) Agile Test Analyst
17 26 (1.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (10.30%) .NET
2 117 (7.53%) HTML
3 109 (7.01%) XML
4 81 (5.21%) Web Services
5 63 (4.05%) ASP.NET
6 45 (2.90%) SOAP
7 43 (2.77%) JSP
8 41 (2.64%) JSON
9 38 (2.45%) CSS
10 37 (2.38%) Gherkin
11 30 (1.93%) J2EE
12 29 (1.87%) REST
13 24 (1.54%) Middleware
14 21 (1.35%) .NET Framework
15 20 (1.29%) RESTful
16 19 (1.22%) WCF
16 19 (1.22%) Java EE
17 16 (1.03%) JMS
18 14 (0.90%) EJB
18 14 (0.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (2.51%) NHS
3 35 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 34 (2.19%) Open Source
5 32 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 26 (1.67%) User Experience
7 18 (1.16%) SWIFT
8 16 (1.03%) Fixed Income
9 15 (0.97%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.90%) STB
10 14 (0.90%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.71%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.64%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.64%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.64%) Derivative
13 9 (0.58%) Data Conversion
13 9 (0.58%) Equities
14 8 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.24%) UNIX
1 128 (8.24%) Windows
2 116 (7.46%) Linux
3 35 (2.25%) Android
4 32 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.35%) Solaris
8 15 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.84%) VME
10 10 (0.64%) AIX
10 10 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.32%) SUSE
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.13%) HPUX
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.064%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.064%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (25.87%) User Acceptance Testing
2 401 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (12.29%) Test Strategy
4 190 (12.23%) Scrum
5 179 (11.52%) Software Testing
6 165 (10.62%) Regression Testing
7 164 (10.55%) Integration Testing
8 157 (10.10%) Test Automation
9 142 (9.14%) Automated Testing
10 127 (8.17%) Waterfall
11 125 (8.04%) Validation
12 116 (7.46%) System Testing
13 115 (7.40%) TDD
14 113 (7.27%) Migration
15 104 (6.69%) Test Planning
16 102 (6.56%) Test Management
17 92 (5.92%) CRM
18 91 (5.86%) Manual Testing
18 91 (5.86%) BDD
19 90 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 411 (26.45%) SQL
2 196 (12.61%) Java
3 123 (7.92%) JavaScript
4 112 (7.21%) C#
5 53 (3.41%) Ruby
6 38 (2.45%) Python
7 33 (2.12%) C
8 31 (1.99%) PowerShell
9 27 (1.74%) T-SQL
9 27 (1.74%) PHP
9 27 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.42%) VB
11 21 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.35%) C++
12 18 (1.16%) Perl
13 16 (1.03%) VBA
14 12 (0.77%) VBScript
14 12 (0.77%) Scala
15 10 (0.64%) COBOL
16 8 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 285 (18.34%) ISEB
2 239 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 210 (13.51%) ISTQB
4 152 (9.78%) SC Cleared
5 145 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 84 (5.41%) Degree
7 72 (4.63%) DV Cleared
8 43 (2.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 26 (1.67%) HND
10 24 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (1.48%) MCITP
12 8 (0.51%) OCPJP
12 8 (0.51%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.32%) OSCP
13 5 (0.32%) CISSP
13 5 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.32%) CEH
13 5 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (18.60%) QA
2 9 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (0.51%) GMP
3 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.32%) GxP
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
6 4 (0.26%) GAMP
6 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.26%) HL7
7 3 (0.19%) COREP
8 2 (0.13%) FINREP
8 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) FATCA
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.064%) COBIT
9 1 (0.064%) CDISC
9 1 (0.064%) Basel III
System Software
1 30 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.064%) XenApp
6 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 239 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.90%) Puppet
2 14 (0.90%) Vagrant
3 9 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.39%) Nmap
4 6 (0.39%) Nessus
5 5 (0.32%) SCCM
5 5 (0.32%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.26%) Netcool
6 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.26%) Control-M
6 4 (0.26%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.19%) Kibana
7 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.13%) MIIS
9 1 (0.064%) WSUS
9 1 (0.064%) WMI
9 1 (0.064%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.064%) nmon
Vendors
1 223 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 208 (13.38%) Oracle
2 208 (13.38%) HP
3 116 (7.46%) SAP
4 34 (2.19%) Cisco
5 32 (2.06%) VMware
6 31 (1.99%) Citrix
7 27 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.09%) IBM
9 16 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.84%) Remedy
11 12 (0.77%) Business Objects
11 12 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.77%) Sun
12 10 (0.64%) JD Edwards
12 10 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
12 10 (0.64%) Siebel
13 9 (0.58%) McAfee
14 7 (0.45%) F5
15 5 (0.32%) Veritas
Weymouth
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Posted: 15 hours ago
England
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Rate: £425.00 - £451 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: Excellent
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adroit People Limited
Rate: From £250 to £380 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £315 - £316 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: From £0 to £1 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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Rate: £225 - £280 Per Day
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £300 - 400 per day
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Chertsey
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