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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 156 151 94
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -57
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 799 780 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.60% 1.56% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.96% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 494 676
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £239 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 14
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +40.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £23.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £47.08 £89.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.07%
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
41108 39802 37510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27552 25663 24073
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1132 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +1.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -7 295 £400 -3.03% 57
South East -12 180 £365 +12.30% 24
North West -5 81 £350 -8.31% 25
West Midlands +10 53 £309 +2.91% 19
Yorkshire +5 44 £320 +1.58% 19
East of England +4 39 £425 +28.30% 12
South West -15 36 £410 +17.14% 14
North East -21 36 £323 -5.14% 2
East Midlands +28 34 £350 +21.73% 5
Midlands -3 1 £325 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 533 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (27.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 405 (24.68%) Finance
4 389 (23.71%) SQL
5 273 (16.64%) ISEB
6 265 (16.15%) ISTQB
7 257 (15.66%) QA
8 241 (14.69%) Security Cleared
9 234 (14.26%) Selenium
10 224 (13.65%) Oracle
11 211 (12.86%) Java
12 204 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
13 201 (12.25%) Defect Management
14 200 (12.19%) Test Strategy
15 196 (11.94%) HP
16 192 (11.70%) Integration Testing
17 185 (11.27%) Test Automation
18 183 (11.15%) Regression Testing
19 179 (10.91%) Scrum
20 178 (10.85%) JIRA
21 177 (10.79%) Microsoft
22 176 (10.73%) Banking
23 172 (10.48%) Functional Testing
24 169 (10.30%) Software Testing
25 166 (10.12%) SC Cleared
26 164 (9.99%) System Integration Testing
27 153 (9.32%) Migration
28 151 (9.20%) XML
29 147 (8.96%) .NET
29 147 (8.96%) SDLC

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 65 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.46%) Confluence
3 15 (0.91%) Node.js
4 13 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 13 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.61%) SAS
5 10 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.55%) CMS
7 8 (0.49%) IIS
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.30%) SAP Portal
9 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.18%) JBoss
10 3 (0.18%) Liferay
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.18%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 130 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 83 (5.06%) MS Office
3 30 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.73%) MS Project
6 4 (0.24%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.24%) Mingle
6 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (1.16%) Magento
4 18 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
5 16 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 14 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.67%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
10 8 (0.49%) Markit EDM
10 8 (0.49%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.43%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 5 (0.30%) SAP BPC
13 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
13 5 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.43%) SaaS
2 6 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.30%) GitHub
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.18%) Taleo
6 1 (0.061%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.061%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.46%) Internet
2 19 (1.16%) HTTP
3 11 (0.67%) Firewall
4 10 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.55%) WAN
6 8 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (0.49%) MPLS
6 8 (0.49%) ZigBee
7 7 (0.43%) DVB
7 7 (0.43%) VPN
7 7 (0.43%) Wireless
8 6 (0.37%) LAN
8 6 (0.37%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.30%) Broadband
9 5 (0.30%) DNS
9 5 (0.30%) PuTTY
9 5 (0.30%) SMTP
10 4 (0.24%) FTP
10 4 (0.24%) Intranet
10 4 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (1.16%) DB2
5 19 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 19 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 13 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (0.67%) Big Data
9 11 (0.67%) MS Access
9 11 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.61%) MySQL
11 8 (0.49%) GIS
11 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 7 (0.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 234 (14.26%) Selenium
2 178 (10.85%) JIRA
3 103 (6.28%) WebDriver
4 98 (5.97%) Cucumber
5 96 (5.85%) HP UFT
6 76 (4.63%) SoapUI
7 68 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 66 (4.02%) Visual Studio
9 55 (3.35%) SpecFlow
10 49 (2.99%) LoadRunner
11 40 (2.44%) Jenkins
12 33 (2.01%) Protractor
13 27 (1.65%) Git (software)
13 27 (1.65%) Subversion
14 22 (1.34%) Toad
15 20 (1.22%) Appium
16 17 (1.04%) JMeter
17 15 (0.91%) JUnit
18 14 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
18 14 (0.85%) TestDirector
General
1 405 (24.68%) Finance
2 176 (10.73%) Banking
3 87 (5.30%) Retail
4 52 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.25%) Front Office
5 37 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.16%) Games
7 19 (1.16%) Legal
8 18 (1.10%) Back Office
9 15 (0.91%) Marketing
10 14 (0.85%) Advertising
11 12 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.73%) Publishing
11 12 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.61%) Electronics
13 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.49%) Law
15 7 (0.43%) Billing
16 6 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 810 (49.36%) Analyst
2 573 (34.92%) Test Analyst
3 241 (14.69%) Tester
4 169 (10.30%) Business Analyst
5 125 (7.62%) Test Manager
6 124 (7.56%) Developer
7 108 (6.58%) Test Leader
8 90 (5.48%) Test Engineer
9 88 (5.36%) Automation Test Analyst
10 77 (4.69%) Consultant
11 67 (4.08%) Automation Tester
12 64 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
13 53 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
14 50 (3.05%) Banking Analyst
15 47 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
16 35 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
17 33 (2.01%) Agile Test Analyst
18 32 (1.95%) QA Analyst
18 32 (1.95%) UAT Test Analyst
19 31 (1.89%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.20%) XML
2 147 (8.96%) .NET
3 118 (7.19%) Web Services
4 85 (5.18%) SOAP
5 72 (4.39%) HTML
6 47 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 47 (2.86%) Gherkin
7 30 (1.83%) AngularJS
8 27 (1.65%) REST
9 26 (1.58%) RESTful
10 22 (1.34%) CSS
11 20 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (1.10%) .NET Framework
12 18 (1.10%) XML Messaging
13 13 (0.79%) ADO.NET
13 13 (0.79%) J2EE
13 13 (0.79%) JSON
14 12 (0.73%) Java EE
15 11 (0.67%) Middleware
16 10 (0.61%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.01%) User Experience
5 24 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 22 (1.34%) Smart Meter
7 21 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 16 (0.98%) SWIFT
10 15 (0.91%) Computer Science
11 14 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 14 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.85%) Equities
11 14 (0.85%) STB
12 12 (0.73%) IVR
13 11 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.61%) Derivative
15 9 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.68%) Unix
2 101 (6.15%) Windows
3 96 (5.85%) Linux
4 15 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.55%) VME
7 8 (0.49%) Android
8 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.30%) CentOS
11 4 (0.24%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.12%) zOS
14 1 (0.061%) AIX
14 1 (0.061%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (27.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 201 (12.25%) Defect Management
4 200 (12.19%) Test Strategy
5 192 (11.70%) Integration Testing
6 185 (11.27%) Test Automation
7 183 (11.15%) Regression Testing
8 179 (10.91%) Scrum
9 172 (10.48%) Functional Testing
10 169 (10.30%) Software Testing
11 164 (9.99%) System Integration Testing
12 153 (9.32%) Migration
13 147 (8.96%) SDLC
14 141 (8.59%) Test Management
15 135 (8.23%) Automated Testing
16 134 (8.17%) BDD
17 124 (7.56%) Waterfall
18 111 (6.76%) System Testing
19 101 (6.15%) Manual Testing
19 101 (6.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 389 (23.71%) SQL
2 211 (12.86%) Java
3 138 (8.41%) C#
4 119 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 55 (3.35%) C
6 53 (3.23%) Ruby
7 51 (3.11%) Python
8 50 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 37 (2.25%) VB
10 32 (1.95%) C++
11 27 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 25 (1.52%) VBScript
13 21 (1.28%) PHP
14 16 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.79%) F#
16 13 (0.79%) VBA
17 12 (0.73%) Scala
18 10 (0.61%) COBOL
19 8 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 273 (16.64%) ISEB
2 265 (16.15%) ISTQB
3 241 (14.69%) Security Cleared
4 166 (10.12%) SC Cleared
5 147 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 85 (5.18%) Degree
7 50 (3.05%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.73%) OCP
12 11 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.61%) MCITP
13 10 (0.61%) OCA
13 10 (0.61%) OCAJ
14 8 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (15.66%) QA
2 25 (1.52%) SLA
3 16 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.98%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.43%) COREP
5 7 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.43%) GxP
5 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.37%) Basel II
6 6 (0.37%) GPG13
6 6 (0.37%) WCAG
7 5 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.24%) FINREP
8 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.18%) Basel III
9 3 (0.18%) SDET
10 2 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) Docker
2 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) Firmware
3 4 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 204 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.24%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.24%) WMI
4 3 (0.18%) Control-M
4 3 (0.18%) SCCM
4 3 (0.18%) SCOM
4 3 (0.18%) SELinux
5 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.061%) logstash
Vendors
1 224 (13.65%) Oracle
2 196 (11.94%) HP
3 177 (10.79%) Microsoft
4 92 (5.61%) SAP
5 33 (2.01%) IBM
6 20 (1.22%) Cisco
7 17 (1.04%) Cognos
8 15 (0.91%) ServiceNow
9 14 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.73%) Sybase
11 11 (0.67%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.61%) Murex
13 8 (0.49%) Bloomberg
13 8 (0.49%) Citrix
13 8 (0.49%) Informatica
13 8 (0.49%) Remedy
13 8 (0.49%) Siebel
14 7 (0.43%) VMware
15 6 (0.37%) hybris
15 6 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
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