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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 162 151 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -55
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 786 806 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.58% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.99% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 511 644
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £22.05 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £48.00 £89.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +6.08%
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
40648 40505 38609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 79.61% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27310 26531 24732
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 925 1086 1146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +10 308 £400 -5.88% 38
South East -15 175 £378 +11.02% 31
North West -1 83 £340 -10.93% 19
North East -29 45 £323 -3.00% 3
West Midlands -21 43 £350 +18.64% 17
Yorkshire -19 42 £335 +6.34% 14
East of England +13 31 £450 +26.76% 4
South West -16 31 £340 -2.15% 12
East Midlands +10 24 £300 - 5
Midlands -3 3 £325 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 526 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (26.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 399 (24.45%) Finance
4 379 (23.22%) SQL
5 250 (15.32%) ISEB
6 237 (14.52%) ISTQB
7 236 (14.46%) Selenium
8 234 (14.34%) QA
9 231 (14.15%) Security Cleared
10 230 (14.09%) Java
11 207 (12.68%) HP
12 206 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
13 203 (12.44%) Test Strategy
14 197 (12.07%) Oracle
15 193 (11.83%) Defect Management
16 192 (11.76%) Integration Testing
17 187 (11.46%) Regression Testing
18 181 (11.09%) JIRA
19 180 (11.03%) Scrum
20 179 (10.97%) Functional Testing
21 175 (10.72%) Microsoft
22 172 (10.54%) Banking
23 168 (10.29%) Software Testing
24 164 (10.05%) Test Automation
25 161 (9.87%) SC Cleared
26 157 (9.62%) Migration
27 156 (9.56%) System Integration Testing
28 151 (9.25%) .NET
29 144 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
30 141 (8.64%) 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 57 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.59%) Confluence
3 16 (0.98%) Skype for Business
4 15 (0.92%) CMS
5 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.67%) SAS
7 9 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.49%) IIS
9 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.25%) Mule
10 4 (0.25%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.25%) SAP Portal
10 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.18%) JBoss
11 3 (0.18%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 120 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.21%) MS Office
3 34 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.80%) MS Project
6 4 (0.25%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.18%) Mingle
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 14 (0.86%) SAP HR
4 13 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.74%) Magento
6 11 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.49%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.43%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.37%) SAP HCM
11 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
11 6 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
12 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (0.43%) SaaS
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.12%) PaaS
4 2 (0.12%) Taleo
5 1 (0.061%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.061%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.061%) GitHub
5 1 (0.061%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.061%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.23%) Internet
2 18 (1.10%) HTTP
3 10 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.55%) WAN
5 8 (0.49%) DVB
6 7 (0.43%) DNS
6 7 (0.43%) PuTTY
6 7 (0.43%) Wireless
7 6 (0.37%) LAN
8 5 (0.31%) Broadband
8 5 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.31%) Firewall
8 5 (0.31%) MPLS
8 5 (0.31%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.31%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.25%) 802.15
9 4 (0.25%) Intranet
9 4 (0.25%) Network Security
9 4 (0.25%) SMTP
9 4 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 20 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 17 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (0.98%) DB2
8 16 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.86%) Data Mining
10 13 (0.80%) MySQL
11 11 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.55%) Big Data
12 9 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.49%) MS Access
14 7 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.43%) Pentaho
14 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 236 (14.46%) Selenium
2 181 (11.09%) JIRA
3 98 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 93 (5.70%) Cucumber
4 93 (5.70%) HP UFT
5 75 (4.60%) SoapUI
6 60 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 57 (3.49%) SpecFlow
8 55 (3.37%) Visual Studio
9 48 (2.94%) LoadRunner
10 41 (2.51%) Jenkins
11 32 (1.96%) Protractor
12 27 (1.65%) Subversion
13 26 (1.59%) Git (software)
14 18 (1.10%) Appium
14 18 (1.10%) Toad
15 16 (0.98%) JMeter
16 15 (0.92%) JUnit
17 13 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
17 13 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 399 (24.45%) Finance
2 172 (10.54%) Banking
3 86 (5.27%) Retail
4 52 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.08%) Front Office
7 25 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.35%) Legal
9 20 (1.23%) Back Office
10 17 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.98%) Games
12 14 (0.86%) Advertising
12 14 (0.86%) Marketing
13 13 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.67%) Publishing
15 10 (0.61%) Law
16 8 (0.49%) Electronics
16 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.43%) Military
18 6 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 795 (48.71%) Analyst
2 551 (33.76%) Test Analyst
3 244 (14.95%) Tester
4 172 (10.54%) Business Analyst
5 122 (7.48%) Developer
6 120 (7.35%) Test Manager
7 112 (6.86%) Test Leader
8 81 (4.96%) Consultant
9 79 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
10 78 (4.78%) Test Engineer
11 74 (4.53%) Automation Tester
12 64 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 52 (3.19%) Senior Test Analyst
14 47 (2.88%) Banking Analyst
15 37 (2.27%) Service Analyst
15 37 (2.27%) UAT Analyst
16 36 (2.21%) Test Automation Engineer
17 34 (2.08%) UAT Test Analyst
18 33 (2.02%) Agile Test Analyst
19 32 (1.96%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.25%) .NET
2 141 (8.64%) XML
3 106 (6.50%) Web Services
4 82 (5.02%) SOAP
5 69 (4.23%) HTML
6 45 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 44 (2.70%) Gherkin
8 31 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 30 (1.84%) REST
10 27 (1.65%) RESTful
11 23 (1.41%) CSS
12 20 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (1.16%) JSON
14 17 (1.04%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.86%) XML Messaging
16 13 (0.80%) ADO.NET
17 12 (0.74%) Middleware
18 11 (0.67%) Node.js
19 10 (0.61%) Java EE
19 10 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.39%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.08%) User Experience
5 22 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 20 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 18 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.10%) Equities
7 18 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 16 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 16 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.92%) SWIFT
11 14 (0.86%) Computer Science
11 14 (0.86%) STB
12 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.80%) IVR
13 10 (0.61%) AS400
13 10 (0.61%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (7.48%) Unix
2 90 (5.51%) Windows
3 89 (5.45%) Linux
4 13 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.67%) 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 4 (0.25%) Solaris
10 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.12%) zOS
13 1 (0.061%) AIX
13 1 (0.061%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (26.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 203 (12.44%) Test Strategy
4 193 (11.83%) Defect Management
5 192 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 187 (11.46%) Regression Testing
7 180 (11.03%) Scrum
8 179 (10.97%) Functional Testing
9 168 (10.29%) Software Testing
10 164 (10.05%) Test Automation
11 157 (9.62%) Migration
12 156 (9.56%) System Integration Testing
13 141 (8.64%) SDLC
14 132 (8.09%) BDD
15 130 (7.97%) Test Management
16 126 (7.72%) Automated Testing
17 117 (7.17%) Waterfall
18 113 (6.92%) System Testing
19 112 (6.86%) Validation
20 98 (6.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 379 (23.22%) SQL
2 230 (14.09%) Java
3 130 (7.97%) C#
4 110 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 52 (3.19%) C
6 51 (3.13%) Python
7 45 (2.76%) Ruby
8 40 (2.45%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.14%) C++
10 31 (1.90%) VB
11 29 (1.78%) PowerShell
12 22 (1.35%) VBScript
13 20 (1.23%) PHP
14 17 (1.04%) F#
15 16 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.92%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.80%) VBA
18 12 (0.74%) COBOL
19 10 (0.61%) Scala
20 8 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 250 (15.32%) ISEB
2 237 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 231 (14.15%) Security Cleared
4 161 (9.87%) SC Cleared
5 144 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 85 (5.21%) Degree
7 47 (2.88%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.61%) OCP
14 9 (0.55%) MCITP
15 8 (0.49%) OCA
15 8 (0.49%) OCAJ
16 7 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
17 6 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (14.34%) QA
2 23 (1.41%) SLA
3 19 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.92%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.49%) COREP
7 8 (0.49%) GxP
8 6 (0.37%) Basel II
8 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.31%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.31%) GPG13
9 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.31%) SDET
10 4 (0.25%) Basel III
10 4 (0.25%) FINREP
10 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.18%) WCAG
12 2 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 13 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.12%) Docker
7 1 (0.061%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.061%) LXC
Systems Management
1 206 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.37%) SCCM
4 5 (0.31%) SCOM
5 4 (0.25%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.25%) Control-M
5 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.25%) WMI
6 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.12%) SELinux
8 1 (0.061%) logstash
8 1 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.061%) Puppet
8 1 (0.061%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 207 (12.68%) HP
2 197 (12.07%) Oracle
3 175 (10.72%) Microsoft
4 109 (6.68%) SAP
5 34 (2.08%) IBM
6 16 (0.98%) Cognos
7 14 (0.86%) Cisco
7 14 (0.86%) ServiceNow
8 13 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.80%) Sybase
9 11 (0.67%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.61%) JD Edwards
10 10 (0.61%) Murex
11 9 (0.55%) Adobe
11 9 (0.55%) Remedy
11 9 (0.55%) VMware
12 8 (0.49%) Siebel
13 7 (0.43%) Bloomberg
13 7 (0.43%) Citrix
13 7 (0.43%) Informatica
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £19.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Intelletec
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day Initial contract until October
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day Initial contract until October
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 17 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £25000 - £27000 Per Annum 6 month fixed term contract pro rate
Posted: 2 days ago