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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 139 124 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 772 764 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.56% 1.63% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.20% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 431 437
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 17
Average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.05 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £113.15 £46.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -18 289 £400 +6.66% 52
South East +4 201 £326 +4.40% 24
South West +30 90 £370 -8.64% 18
North West -28 47 £328 +9.37% 11
East of England +5 46 £298 -8.46% 13
Yorkshire -35 46 £315 - 18
West Midlands -15 24 £250 -25.92% 12
North East -13 20 £358 +79.04% 1
East Midlands +2 9 £315 +14.54% 3
Midlands -1 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 436 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (25.23%) SQL
3 413 (25.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 320 (19.45%) Finance
5 280 (17.02%) QA
6 261 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
7 257 (15.62%) Oracle
8 249 (15.14%) Security Cleared
9 244 (14.83%) ISEB
10 225 (13.68%) HP
10 225 (13.68%) ISTQB
11 217 (13.19%) Microsoft
12 216 (13.13%) .NET
13 207 (12.58%) Selenium
14 202 (12.28%) Java
15 191 (11.61%) Software Testing
16 180 (10.94%) Test Strategy
17 172 (10.46%) Scrum
18 165 (10.03%) SC Cleared
19 154 (9.36%) Test Management
20 153 (9.30%) C#
21 149 (9.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 148 (9.00%) JavaScript
23 147 (8.94%) Windows
24 144 (8.75%) JIRA
25 142 (8.63%) Test Automation
26 135 (8.21%) Regression Testing
27 133 (8.09%) Integration Testing
28 132 (8.02%) UNIX
29 130 (7.90%) TDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.97%) WebLogic
3 15 (0.91%) IIS
3 15 (0.91%) CMS
4 12 (0.73%) JBoss
5 11 (0.67%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.43%) SugarCRM
7 7 (0.43%) Confluence
8 5 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.30%) Apache
8 5 (0.30%) NetWeaver
9 4 (0.24%) SAP EP
9 4 (0.24%) Sonic ESB
10 3 (0.18%) SAS
10 3 (0.18%) Lync
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.12%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 121 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.50%) MS Office
3 22 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.55%) MS Project
7 7 (0.43%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.24%) Mingle
9 1 (0.061%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 17 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.97%) SAP HR
6 13 (0.79%) Agresso
6 13 (0.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 12 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
7 12 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
7 12 (0.73%) SAP HCM
8 11 (0.67%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
9 8 (0.49%) SAP APO
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.49%) Loan IQ
10 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.36%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.49%) SaaS
2 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.30%) Trello
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.061%) Taleo
6 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.061%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 45 (2.74%) SAN
3 41 (2.49%) HTTP
4 18 (1.09%) HTTPS
5 17 (1.03%) Wireshark
6 14 (0.85%) Firewall
6 14 (0.85%) SSL
7 13 (0.79%) Wireless
8 12 (0.73%) FTP
9 11 (0.67%) Intranet
9 11 (0.67%) Internet
10 10 (0.61%) VPN
11 8 (0.49%) WAN
12 7 (0.43%) Broadband
12 7 (0.43%) LAN
13 6 (0.36%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.36%) DNS
13 6 (0.36%) NAS
14 5 (0.30%) DVB
14 5 (0.30%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
2 69 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.64%) MySQL
6 26 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 13 (0.79%) EDRMS
9 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (0.61%) QlikView
11 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.55%) Data Mart
13 8 (0.49%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
14 7 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 207 (12.58%) Selenium
2 144 (8.75%) JIRA
3 115 (6.99%) Cucumber
4 105 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 95 (5.78%) WebDriver
6 78 (4.74%) LoadRunner
7 60 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (2.67%) Visual Studio
9 43 (2.61%) JMeter
10 34 (2.07%) SpecFlow
11 33 (2.01%) Git (software)
12 32 (1.95%) TestDirector
13 27 (1.64%) Jenkins
14 25 (1.52%) JUnit
14 25 (1.52%) Eclipse
14 25 (1.52%) Subversion
15 24 (1.46%) Calabash
16 19 (1.16%) SoapUI
17 17 (1.03%) NeoLoad
18 16 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
General
1 320 (19.45%) Finance
2 105 (6.38%) Banking
3 65 (3.95%) Retail
4 45 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.25%) Marketing
6 34 (2.07%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.58%) Electronics
9 25 (1.52%) Legal
10 18 (1.09%) General Ledger
11 13 (0.79%) Billing
12 12 (0.73%) Automotive
12 12 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.67%) Back Office
14 10 (0.61%) Advertising
15 9 (0.55%) Front Office
16 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.24%) Publishing
17 4 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 705 (42.86%) Analyst
2 492 (29.91%) Test Analyst
3 336 (20.43%) Tester
4 165 (10.03%) Business Analyst
5 140 (8.51%) Developer
6 113 (6.87%) Test Manager
7 100 (6.08%) Test Engineer
8 93 (5.65%) Consultant
9 76 (4.62%) Test Leader
10 67 (4.07%) Automation Tester
11 44 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
12 36 (2.19%) QA Tester
13 35 (2.13%) Performance Tester
14 34 (2.07%) Senior Test Analyst
15 31 (1.88%) Software Engineer
16 30 (1.82%) Test Specialist
17 28 (1.70%) Junior
18 26 (1.58%) Software Tester
19 25 (1.52%) SAP Consultant
20 23 (1.40%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (13.13%) .NET
2 126 (7.66%) HTML
3 113 (6.87%) XML
4 92 (5.59%) ASP.NET
5 86 (5.23%) Web Services
6 70 (4.26%) JSP
7 49 (2.98%) SOAP
8 36 (2.19%) CSS
8 36 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 34 (2.07%) Gherkin
10 33 (2.01%) REST
11 27 (1.64%) Ajax
12 21 (1.28%) JSON
12 21 (1.28%) jQuery
13 20 (1.22%) RESTful
14 18 (1.09%) Middleware
15 16 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (0.97%) WCF
16 14 (0.85%) J2EE
17 11 (0.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.86%) User Experience
3 44 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 39 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.40%) Open Source
5 23 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.34%) STB
7 17 (1.03%) Equities
7 17 (1.03%) Derivative
8 15 (0.91%) PKI
8 15 (0.91%) NHS
8 15 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 14 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 13 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.79%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.67%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.61%) SWIFT
12 10 (0.61%) IPTV
13 9 (0.55%) DTV
13 9 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 147 (8.94%) Windows
2 132 (8.02%) UNIX
3 104 (6.32%) Linux
4 54 (3.28%) Android
5 46 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 9 (0.55%) AIX
12 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.30%) VME
14 5 (0.30%) Solaris
15 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.18%) SUSE
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (25.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 191 (11.61%) Software Testing
4 180 (10.94%) Test Strategy
5 172 (10.46%) Scrum
6 154 (9.36%) Test Management
7 142 (8.63%) Test Automation
8 135 (8.21%) Regression Testing
9 133 (8.09%) Integration Testing
10 130 (7.90%) TDD
11 122 (7.42%) Project Management
12 121 (7.36%) BDD
13 118 (7.17%) Automated Testing
14 117 (7.11%) Performance Testing
15 110 (6.69%) Waterfall
16 100 (6.08%) Migration
17 98 (5.96%) System Testing
18 96 (5.84%) Test Planning
19 95 (5.78%) Validation
20 93 (5.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 415 (25.23%) SQL
2 202 (12.28%) Java
3 153 (9.30%) C#
4 148 (9.00%) JavaScript
5 83 (5.05%) Ruby
6 71 (4.32%) Python
7 43 (2.61%) VB
8 36 (2.19%) PHP
9 34 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 33 (2.01%) VBScript
11 31 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.88%) T-SQL
11 31 (1.88%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.58%) VBA
13 21 (1.28%) C
13 21 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.03%) Perl
15 14 (0.85%) C++
15 14 (0.85%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.61%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 249 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 244 (14.83%) ISEB
3 225 (13.68%) ISTQB
4 165 (10.03%) SC Cleared
5 149 (9.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 82 (4.98%) DV Cleared
7 72 (4.38%) Degree
8 33 (2.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (1.40%) HND
10 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.85%) MCITP
13 10 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.30%) MCSE
15 4 (0.24%) CCNA
16 3 (0.18%) CCNP
16 3 (0.18%) CISSP
16 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
16 3 (0.18%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (17.02%) QA
2 15 (0.91%) ISO 9001
2 15 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.73%) EMIR
4 6 (0.36%) FATCA
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.18%) GxP
6 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) Basel II
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.061%) COBIT
8 1 (0.061%) SLA
8 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.061%) HL7
8 1 (0.061%) COREP
System Software
1 17 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.73%) Nmap
4 9 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.43%) Firmware
6 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) XenApp
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.12%) NDS
9 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 261 (15.87%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (0.73%) Nessus
4 7 (0.43%) Control-M
5 4 (0.24%) SCCM
5 4 (0.24%) SCOM
6 3 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.18%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.12%) Puppet
7 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.061%) cPanel
8 1 (0.061%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.061%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.061%) Netcool
Vendors
1 257 (15.62%) Oracle
2 225 (13.68%) HP
3 217 (13.19%) Microsoft
4 108 (6.57%) SAP
5 48 (2.92%) Citrix
6 37 (2.25%) IBM
7 31 (1.88%) VMware
8 22 (1.34%) Cisco
9 21 (1.28%) Siebel
10 18 (1.09%) Business Objects
11 11 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.67%) Remedy
11 11 (0.67%) Google
12 9 (0.55%) BMC
13 8 (0.49%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.49%) Calypso
13 8 (0.49%) Cognos
14 7 (0.43%) Unica
14 7 (0.43%) Neolane
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