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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 138 129 100
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -29
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 808 790 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.65% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.22% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 466 620
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 11
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.71% -16.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £29.94 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £54.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-53.52% -0.69%
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
38739 35662 36929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25226 22568 21925
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1033 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 -17 354 £400 - 77
South East +21 185 £315 -10.00% 51
Yorkshire -11 54 £300 +20.00% 36
South West -12 48 £325 -13.33% 24
East of England +2 46 £325 -5.45% 25
West Midlands -9 43 £358 -1.37% 6
North East -10 30 £347 - 8
North West -21 30 £294 +10.75% 19
East Midlands +3 17 £325 +30.00% 3
South Coast 0 1 - -
Midlands - - - - 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 475 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 450 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 400 (22.10%) SQL
4 351 (19.39%) Finance
5 316 (17.46%) QA
6 296 (16.35%) Oracle
7 292 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
8 276 (15.25%) Security Cleared
9 251 (13.87%) ISTQB
10 240 (13.26%) HP
11 228 (12.60%) Microsoft
12 224 (12.38%) ISEB
13 223 (12.32%) .NET
14 220 (12.15%) Test Strategy
15 200 (11.05%) Selenium
16 198 (10.94%) Software Testing
17 190 (10.50%) Java
18 188 (10.39%) Scrum
19 184 (10.17%) SC Cleared
20 170 (9.39%) Test Automation
21 167 (9.23%) Integration Testing
21 167 (9.23%) JavaScript
22 166 (9.17%) Test Management
23 165 (9.12%) Windows
24 158 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 155 (8.56%) Regression Testing
26 149 (8.23%) SAP
27 147 (8.12%) C#
28 144 (7.96%) HTML
28 144 (7.96%) UNIX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 38 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.22%) WebLogic
3 16 (0.88%) CMS
4 13 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.61%) JBoss
7 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.44%) Confluence
9 7 (0.39%) Apache
9 7 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.39%) SugarCRM
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.33%) SAS
11 5 (0.28%) WebLogic Integration
11 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.22%) Sonic ESB
12 4 (0.22%) LiveCycle
12 4 (0.22%) Documentum
12 4 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 117 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.31%) MS Office
3 37 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.55%) MS Project
7 9 (0.50%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.28%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.28%) InDesign
8 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.11%) Mingle
10 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 76 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 24 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
5 24 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 22 (1.22%) SAP HR
7 19 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
7 19 (1.05%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 14 (0.77%) SAP HCM
9 13 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
9 13 (0.72%) Markit EDM
10 11 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (0.61%) Agresso
11 10 (0.55%) SAP SD
12 9 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
13 8 (0.44%) Loan IQ
14 7 (0.39%) SAP APO
14 7 (0.39%) SAP FI
14 7 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.66%) SaaS
2 8 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.17%) Office 365
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.055%) GitHub
5 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.055%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.76%) TCP/IP
2 52 (2.87%) HTTP
3 38 (2.10%) HTTPS
4 31 (1.71%) SAN
5 25 (1.38%) SSL
6 22 (1.22%) Wireshark
6 22 (1.22%) Firewall
7 18 (0.99%) DNS
8 17 (0.94%) Wireless
9 14 (0.77%) VPN
10 13 (0.72%) FTP
10 13 (0.72%) Internet
11 12 (0.66%) Intranet
12 11 (0.61%) WAN
13 9 (0.50%) LAN
14 7 (0.39%) GSM
14 7 (0.39%) ZigBee
15 6 (0.33%) DVB
15 6 (0.33%) LDAP
16 5 (0.28%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
3 77 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.38%) MySQL
8 24 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (0.66%) QlikView
11 12 (0.66%) EDRMS
12 11 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
13 10 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.50%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
15 8 (0.44%) Data Mart
15 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.44%) SAP BW
16 7 (0.39%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 200 (11.05%) Selenium
2 135 (7.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 122 (6.74%) Cucumber
4 118 (6.52%) JIRA
5 84 (4.64%) WebDriver
6 67 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 53 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 48 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 48 (2.65%) Calabash
9 39 (2.15%) TestDirector
10 34 (1.88%) Git (software)
10 34 (1.88%) JMeter
11 32 (1.77%) SpecFlow
12 31 (1.71%) JUnit
13 29 (1.60%) Jenkins
14 24 (1.33%) SoapUI
15 22 (1.22%) Rational Rose
16 21 (1.16%) Subversion
17 18 (0.99%) Robolectric
18 17 (0.94%) RSpec
General
1 351 (19.39%) Finance
2 126 (6.96%) Banking
3 83 (4.59%) Retail
4 41 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.88%) Marketing
7 31 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.44%) General Ledger
9 24 (1.33%) Electronics
10 23 (1.27%) Legal
11 19 (1.05%) Retail Banking
12 18 (0.99%) Billing
13 15 (0.83%) Front Office
14 14 (0.77%) Publishing
15 13 (0.72%) Advertising
16 10 (0.55%) Back Office
17 9 (0.50%) Automotive
18 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.22%) Games
19 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 800 (44.20%) Analyst
2 547 (30.22%) Test Analyst
3 377 (20.83%) Tester
4 201 (11.10%) Business Analyst
5 128 (7.07%) Developer
6 127 (7.02%) Test Manager
7 102 (5.64%) Test Engineer
8 101 (5.58%) Consultant
9 89 (4.92%) Test Leader
10 64 (3.54%) Automation Tester
11 51 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
12 43 (2.38%) QA Tester
13 41 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
14 40 (2.21%) Test Specialist
15 39 (2.15%) Systems Analyst
16 35 (1.93%) Performance Tester
17 32 (1.77%) Junior
18 30 (1.66%) QA Analyst
18 30 (1.66%) Oracle Consultant
19 28 (1.55%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (12.32%) .NET
2 144 (7.96%) HTML
3 100 (5.52%) XML
4 96 (5.30%) ASP.NET
5 86 (4.75%) JSP
6 80 (4.42%) Web Services
7 41 (2.27%) SOAP
8 39 (2.15%) CSS
9 34 (1.88%) Gherkin
10 25 (1.38%) HTML5
11 23 (1.27%) REST
12 19 (1.05%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.05%) RESTful
13 18 (0.99%) Middleware
14 17 (0.94%) Ajax
15 16 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
15 16 (0.88%) JSON
16 15 (0.83%) LAMP
16 15 (0.83%) CSS3
17 13 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (3.87%) Mobile App
3 57 (3.15%) User Experience
4 43 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.49%) Open Source
6 24 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.22%) NHS
7 22 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.05%) STB
8 19 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 17 (0.94%) Equities
9 17 (0.94%) PKI
10 16 (0.88%) Derivative
11 14 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.66%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.55%) IPTV
14 10 (0.55%) DTV
14 10 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 165 (9.12%) Windows
2 144 (7.96%) UNIX
3 98 (5.41%) Linux
4 67 (3.70%) Android
5 50 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 46 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (2.32%) Windows XP
9 33 (1.82%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.49%) Windows 2000
11 13 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.33%) SUSE
13 6 (0.33%) AIX
13 6 (0.33%) Solaris
14 5 (0.28%) HPUX
15 4 (0.22%) VME
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 450 (24.86%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (12.15%) Test Strategy
4 198 (10.94%) Software Testing
5 188 (10.39%) Scrum
6 170 (9.39%) Test Automation
7 167 (9.23%) Integration Testing
8 166 (9.17%) Test Management
9 155 (8.56%) Regression Testing
10 137 (7.57%) CRM
11 136 (7.51%) Automated Testing
12 127 (7.02%) Performance Testing
13 126 (6.96%) BDD
14 119 (6.57%) Project Management
15 116 (6.41%) TDD
16 102 (5.64%) Knowledge Management
16 102 (5.64%) Waterfall
17 100 (5.52%) System Testing
18 98 (5.41%) Manual Testing
18 98 (5.41%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 400 (22.10%) SQL
2 190 (10.50%) Java
3 167 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 147 (8.12%) C#
5 117 (6.46%) Ruby
6 69 (3.81%) VB
7 54 (2.98%) Python
8 41 (2.27%) VBScript
9 36 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 34 (1.88%) PHP
11 32 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 31 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.66%) VB.NET
14 26 (1.44%) Objective-C
15 22 (1.22%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.16%) Perl
17 20 (1.10%) C
18 18 (0.99%) Groovy
19 17 (0.94%) VBA
20 14 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 276 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 251 (13.87%) ISTQB
3 224 (12.38%) ISEB
4 184 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 158 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 94 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 80 (4.42%) Degree
8 45 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.66%) HND
13 10 (0.55%) MCITP
13 10 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
14 9 (0.50%) MCSE
15 5 (0.28%) PMP
15 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.28%) CCNA
15 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (17.46%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.39%) EMIR
5 4 (0.22%) SLA
5 4 (0.22%) GxP
6 3 (0.17%) FATCA
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) Basel II
7 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.055%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.055%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.055%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.77%) Nmap
3 9 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.39%) Firmware
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.055%) XenApp
7 1 (0.055%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 292 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (0.77%) Nessus
4 9 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.50%) SCCM
5 7 (0.39%) Control-M
6 5 (0.28%) SCOM
7 4 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.11%) Puppet
9 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.055%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 296 (16.35%) Oracle
2 240 (13.26%) HP
3 228 (12.60%) Microsoft
4 149 (8.23%) SAP
5 39 (2.15%) Siebel
5 39 (2.15%) IBM
6 37 (2.04%) VMware
7 34 (1.88%) Citrix
8 20 (1.10%) Business Objects
9 16 (0.88%) Cisco
10 14 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.72%) Cognos
11 13 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
12 12 (0.66%) Remedy
13 11 (0.61%) Charles River
13 11 (0.61%) Calypso
14 10 (0.55%) Adobe
15 8 (0.44%) Sophis
15 8 (0.44%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.44%) Informatica
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £0 to £330
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago