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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 107 131 96
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 962 784 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.63% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.21% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 491 668
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £11.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £47.10 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
37593 35462 37976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.67% 73.73% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23709 22246 22478
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 975 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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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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 +5 422 £391 -2.18% 74
South East +17 198 £330 +0.38% 38
South West 0 86 £360 -8.57% 14
Yorkshire +23 58 £300 +9.09% 16
West Midlands +8 49 £319 +1.19% 7
East of England -2 48 £338 -15.62% 17
North West +16 37 £320 +16.46% 13
East Midlands +4 28 £348 +20.86% 2
North East +4 25 £355 - 5
Midlands -3 5 £200 -46.66% 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 557 (27.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 401 (19.94%) SQL
3 400 (19.89%) Finance
4 332 (16.51%) QA
5 319 (15.86%) Oracle
6 318 (15.81%) Security Cleared
7 313 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
8 295 (14.67%) ISEB
9 291 (14.47%) ISTQB
10 265 (13.18%) Microsoft
10 265 (13.18%) Test Strategy
11 261 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
12 247 (12.28%) HP
13 236 (11.74%) SC Cleared
14 224 (11.14%) Selenium
15 223 (11.09%) Software Testing
16 215 (10.69%) .NET
17 201 (10.00%) Java
18 197 (9.80%) Regression Testing
19 195 (9.70%) Integration Testing
20 193 (9.60%) Scrum
21 186 (9.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 177 (8.80%) Test Management
23 176 (8.75%) Windows
24 174 (8.65%) Test Automation
25 165 (8.20%) JavaScript
26 164 (8.16%) SAP
27 162 (8.06%) Banking
28 160 (7.96%) C#
29 143 (7.11%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 58 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.14%) WebLogic
3 18 (0.90%) CMS
4 17 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.75%) IIS
6 14 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 14 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.45%) Apache
9 8 (0.40%) Confluence
9 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.35%) WebLogic Integration
11 5 (0.25%) SAS
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.25%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.25%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.20%) Drupal
12 4 (0.20%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 130 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 78 (3.88%) MS Office
3 46 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.70%) MS Project
6 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.35%) InDesign
6 7 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.25%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.099%) Mingle
9 1 (0.050%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 65 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.34%) SAP HR
5 26 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 25 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 24 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
8 19 (0.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 15 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.55%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
12 10 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
13 9 (0.45%) SAP HCM
13 9 (0.45%) Markit EDM
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
13 9 (0.45%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.70%) SaaS
2 12 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.15%) Office 365
5 2 (0.099%) GitHub
5 2 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.050%) Force.com
6 1 (0.050%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.050%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 36 (1.79%) HTTPS
2 36 (1.79%) HTTP
3 25 (1.24%) Wireshark
4 24 (1.19%) SSL
5 23 (1.14%) Firewall
6 19 (0.94%) Intranet
6 19 (0.94%) Internet
7 18 (0.90%) DNS
7 18 (0.90%) Wireless
8 17 (0.85%) SAN
9 11 (0.55%) FTP
9 11 (0.55%) WAN
10 10 (0.50%) LAN
10 10 (0.50%) VPN
11 8 (0.40%) DVB
12 6 (0.30%) 3G
12 6 (0.30%) GSM
12 6 (0.30%) ZigBee
12 6 (0.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
3 77 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 29 (1.44%) MySQL
8 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
10 13 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.50%) DataStage
12 10 (0.50%) MS Access
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (0.45%) QlikView
14 8 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (0.40%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 224 (11.14%) Selenium
2 142 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 129 (6.41%) JIRA
4 128 (6.36%) Cucumber
5 105 (5.22%) WebDriver
6 73 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 65 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 60 (2.98%) Calabash
9 54 (2.69%) Visual Studio
10 42 (2.09%) Git (software)
10 42 (2.09%) SoapUI
11 39 (1.94%) TestDirector
11 39 (1.94%) JMeter
12 37 (1.84%) Jenkins
13 32 (1.59%) JUnit
14 27 (1.34%) Rational Rose
14 27 (1.34%) RSpec
15 26 (1.29%) Subversion
16 25 (1.24%) SpecFlow
17 24 (1.19%) FitNesse
General
1 400 (19.89%) Finance
2 162 (8.06%) Banking
3 102 (5.07%) Retail
4 50 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 35 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.44%) Retail Banking
8 27 (1.34%) Marketing
8 27 (1.34%) General Ledger
9 24 (1.19%) Front Office
10 20 (0.99%) Back Office
10 20 (0.99%) Electronics
10 20 (0.99%) Publishing
11 19 (0.94%) Billing
12 17 (0.85%) Legal
13 16 (0.80%) Advertising
14 13 (0.65%) Games
15 10 (0.50%) Automotive
16 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 888 (44.16%) Analyst
2 612 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 434 (21.58%) Tester
4 233 (11.59%) Business Analyst
5 134 (6.66%) Test Manager
6 127 (6.32%) Test Leader
7 126 (6.27%) Developer
8 122 (6.07%) Consultant
9 104 (5.17%) Test Engineer
10 73 (3.63%) Automation Tester
11 72 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
12 60 (2.98%) Senior Test Analyst
13 54 (2.69%) QA Tester
14 52 (2.59%) Systems Analyst
15 39 (1.94%) Test Specialist
16 38 (1.89%) SAP Consultant
16 38 (1.89%) Performance Tester
17 35 (1.74%) QA Analyst
18 34 (1.69%) Business Systems Analyst
19 33 (1.64%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (10.69%) .NET
2 132 (6.56%) HTML
3 114 (5.67%) Web Services
4 93 (4.62%) XML
5 88 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 82 (4.08%) JSP
7 44 (2.19%) CSS
8 36 (1.79%) SOAP
9 32 (1.59%) Gherkin
10 29 (1.44%) HTML5
11 23 (1.14%) REST
11 23 (1.14%) CSS3
12 22 (1.09%) Middleware
13 16 (0.80%) jQuery
13 16 (0.80%) .NET Framework
14 14 (0.70%) LAMP
15 13 (0.65%) Flash
15 13 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
16 12 (0.60%) JSON
16 12 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.13%) Mobile App
2 44 (2.19%) Open Source
3 41 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 39 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 32 (1.59%) NHS
6 28 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 20 (0.99%) Derivative
9 18 (0.90%) STB
10 17 (0.85%) Fixed Income
11 16 (0.80%) Equities
11 16 (0.80%) Statistics
12 13 (0.65%) Data Conversion
13 11 (0.55%) IPTV
14 10 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.50%) PKI
15 9 (0.45%) DTV
15 9 (0.45%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.40%) AS400
16 8 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 176 (8.75%) Windows
2 127 (6.32%) UNIX
3 109 (5.42%) Linux
4 67 (3.33%) Android
5 54 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (2.69%) Windows XP
6 52 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 48 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.54%) Windows 2000
10 15 (0.75%) Solaris
11 14 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.40%) AIX
14 7 (0.35%) HPUX
14 7 (0.35%) SUSE
14 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.099%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (27.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 265 (13.18%) Test Strategy
3 261 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (11.09%) Software Testing
5 197 (9.80%) Regression Testing
6 195 (9.70%) Integration Testing
7 193 (9.60%) Scrum
8 177 (8.80%) Test Management
9 174 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 143 (7.11%) Automated Testing
10 143 (7.11%) BDD
11 134 (6.66%) CRM
12 126 (6.27%) TDD
12 126 (6.27%) Performance Testing
13 112 (5.57%) System Testing
14 111 (5.52%) Migration
15 105 (5.22%) Project Management
16 104 (5.17%) Business Analysis
17 102 (5.07%) Waterfall
18 101 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (19.94%) SQL
2 201 (10.00%) Java
3 165 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 160 (7.96%) C#
5 130 (6.46%) Ruby
6 74 (3.68%) VB
7 57 (2.83%) Python
8 42 (2.09%) VBScript
9 34 (1.69%) PHP
9 34 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 30 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 25 (1.24%) Objective-C
12 24 (1.19%) Groovy
13 21 (1.04%) PowerShell
13 21 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 20 (0.99%) Perl
15 19 (0.94%) C
16 18 (0.90%) ABAP
17 15 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 318 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 295 (14.67%) ISEB
3 291 (14.47%) ISTQB
4 236 (11.74%) SC Cleared
5 186 (9.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 98 (4.87%) Degree
7 90 (4.48%) DV Cleared
8 42 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
11 11 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.40%) MCSE
13 7 (0.35%) HND
13 7 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.35%) MCITP
13 7 (0.35%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (16.51%) QA
2 6 (0.30%) SLA
3 4 (0.20%) GxP
3 4 (0.20%) EMIR
3 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.15%) Basel II
5 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.099%) FATCA
6 1 (0.050%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.050%) WCAG
6 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.70%) Nmap
4 8 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.15%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.050%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 313 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (0.70%) Nessus
4 13 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.45%) SCCM
6 5 (0.25%) SCOM
6 5 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.15%) Netcool
8 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.099%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.099%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.099%) Control-M
9 2 (0.099%) Puppet
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.050%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.050%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 319 (15.86%) Oracle
2 265 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 247 (12.28%) HP
4 164 (8.16%) SAP
5 38 (1.89%) IBM
5 38 (1.89%) VMware
6 35 (1.74%) Siebel
7 32 (1.59%) Citrix
8 16 (0.80%) Business Objects
9 15 (0.75%) Cognos
9 15 (0.75%) Remedy
10 14 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.70%) PeopleSoft
10 14 (0.70%) Cisco
10 14 (0.70%) Adobe
11 11 (0.55%) Charles River
11 11 (0.55%) ATG
11 11 (0.55%) SolarWinds
12 9 (0.45%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.40%) Informatica
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Modis
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £220 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago