The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 95 127 94
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -33
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 988 793 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 1.71% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.33% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 483 643
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 20
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.80% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.50 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.57% -3.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35674 33981 37500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.32% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22568 21050 21971
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 994 1335
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Test Scripting
UK

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +19 424 £388 -3.12% 82
South East +34 209 £336 -10.33% 39
South West +16 108 £350 -6.72% 21
Yorkshire +18 61 £300 +9.09% 14
East of England -6 47 £350 -6.66% 18
West Midlands -5 37 £300 - 13
North West -17 32 £323 -0.76% 13
North East +8 28 £360 +29.72%
East Midlands -7 23 £300 - 4
Midlands +3 5 £200 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 592 (28.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 410 (19.58%) Finance
3 403 (19.25%) SQL
4 360 (17.19%) Oracle
5 355 (16.95%) Security Cleared
6 348 (16.62%) QA
7 330 (15.76%) HP Quality Center
7 330 (15.76%) ISEB
8 306 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
9 298 (14.23%) Test Strategy
10 293 (13.99%) ISTQB
11 276 (13.18%) SC Cleared
11 276 (13.18%) Microsoft
12 252 (12.03%) HP
13 250 (11.94%) .NET
14 241 (11.51%) Selenium
15 237 (11.32%) Software Testing
16 226 (10.79%) Java
17 216 (10.32%) Integration Testing
18 212 (10.12%) Scrum
19 201 (9.60%) C#
20 192 (9.17%) Test Automation
21 183 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 180 (8.60%) SAP
23 176 (8.40%) Test Management
24 169 (8.07%) Banking
25 167 (7.98%) Windows
26 164 (7.83%) SQL Server
27 157 (7.50%) Automated Testing
28 151 (7.21%) QuickTest Pro

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 67 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.29%) WebSphere
3 22 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 21 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (0.81%) IIS
5 17 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 17 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.76%) CMS
7 14 (0.67%) SAS
8 11 (0.53%) Tuxedo
9 9 (0.43%) Apache
10 8 (0.38%) Confluence
10 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.33%) WebLogic Integration
11 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.24%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.19%) Drupal
14 4 (0.19%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 116 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 75 (3.58%) MS Office
3 45 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.72%) MS Project
6 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.33%) InDesign
7 7 (0.33%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.14%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.096%) Mingle
10 1 (0.048%) Stata
10 1 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 50 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 38 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (1.24%) SAP HR
5 18 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (0.67%) SAP SD
8 14 (0.67%) Agresso
8 14 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
9 12 (0.57%) Maximo
10 11 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
10 11 (0.53%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.48%) SAP MRS
11 10 (0.48%) BASE24
11 10 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 9 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.67%) SaaS
2 12 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.14%) Office 365
4 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.096%) Taleo
5 2 (0.096%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.096%) GitHub
6 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.048%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.048%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 39 (1.86%) HTTPS
3 27 (1.29%) Wireshark
4 26 (1.24%) HTTP
5 23 (1.10%) SSL
6 20 (0.96%) Firewall
6 20 (0.96%) DNS
6 20 (0.96%) Intranet
7 19 (0.91%) Internet
8 17 (0.81%) LAN
9 12 (0.57%) VPN
10 11 (0.53%) Wireless
10 11 (0.53%) WAN
11 9 (0.43%) FTP
12 8 (0.38%) SAN
13 7 (0.33%) DVB
14 6 (0.29%) ZigBee
14 6 (0.29%) LDAP
14 6 (0.29%) 3G
15 5 (0.24%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
4 51 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 36 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 36 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.34%) MySQL
8 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (1.05%) DataStage
9 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
12 12 (0.57%) MS Access
13 10 (0.48%) QlikView
13 10 (0.48%) SAP BI
14 9 (0.43%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 241 (11.51%) Selenium
2 151 (7.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 129 (6.16%) JIRA
4 118 (5.64%) Cucumber
5 97 (4.63%) WebDriver
6 84 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 72 (3.44%) LoadRunner
8 54 (2.58%) SoapUI
9 53 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 52 (2.48%) Calabash
11 37 (1.77%) JMeter
12 36 (1.72%) Git (software)
13 33 (1.58%) Jenkins
14 31 (1.48%) FitNesse
15 30 (1.43%) TestDirector
16 27 (1.29%) JUnit
17 24 (1.15%) RSpec
17 24 (1.15%) Rational Rose
18 23 (1.10%) SpecFlow
18 23 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 410 (19.58%) Finance
2 169 (8.07%) Banking
3 106 (5.06%) Retail
4 57 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 46 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 30 (1.43%) Back Office
8 25 (1.19%) Front Office
9 24 (1.15%) Legal
10 23 (1.10%) Marketing
11 22 (1.05%) Publishing
12 19 (0.91%) Billing
13 17 (0.81%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.72%) Advertising
15 13 (0.62%) Electronics
16 12 (0.57%) Games
17 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.43%) Automotive
19 8 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 904 (43.17%) Analyst
2 611 (29.18%) Test Analyst
3 441 (21.06%) Tester
4 235 (11.22%) Business Analyst
5 158 (7.55%) Developer
6 154 (7.35%) Test Manager
7 134 (6.40%) Test Leader
8 121 (5.78%) Consultant
9 112 (5.35%) Test Engineer
10 72 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
11 71 (3.39%) Automation Tester
12 63 (3.01%) QA Tester
13 59 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
14 56 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
15 47 (2.24%) QA Analyst
16 41 (1.96%) SAP Consultant
17 40 (1.91%) Performance Tester
18 38 (1.81%) Test Specialist
19 36 (1.72%) Business Systems Analyst
20 33 (1.58%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (11.94%) .NET
2 124 (5.92%) Web Services
2 124 (5.92%) HTML
3 87 (4.15%) XML
4 85 (4.06%) ASP.NET
5 70 (3.34%) JSP
6 44 (2.10%) CSS
7 34 (1.62%) Middleware
8 33 (1.58%) SOAP
9 30 (1.43%) HTML5
10 26 (1.24%) Gherkin
11 23 (1.10%) CSS3
12 19 (0.91%) REST
13 18 (0.86%) jQuery
14 16 (0.76%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (0.67%) Flash
16 13 (0.62%) LAMP
17 12 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
17 12 (0.57%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 78 (3.72%) Mobile App
2 50 (2.39%) Open Source
3 41 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 37 (1.77%) NHS
5 36 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 19 (0.91%) Derivative
9 18 (0.86%) STB
10 14 (0.67%) Statistics
11 12 (0.57%) IPTV
11 12 (0.57%) Data Conversion
11 12 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.57%) AS400
11 12 (0.57%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.53%) SWIFT
13 10 (0.48%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.43%) Equities
14 9 (0.43%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 167 (7.98%) Windows
2 146 (6.97%) UNIX
3 121 (5.78%) Linux
4 55 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 50 (2.39%) Android
5 50 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (1.91%) Apple iOS
8 34 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 33 (1.58%) Windows 2000
10 23 (1.10%) Solaris
11 20 (0.96%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (0.43%) AIX
15 7 (0.33%) SUSE
15 7 (0.33%) HPUX
16 5 (0.24%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (28.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 306 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (14.23%) Test Strategy
4 237 (11.32%) Software Testing
5 216 (10.32%) Integration Testing
6 212 (10.12%) Scrum
7 192 (9.17%) Test Automation
8 176 (8.40%) Test Management
9 157 (7.50%) Automated Testing
10 145 (6.92%) Regression Testing
11 138 (6.59%) BDD
12 131 (6.26%) CRM
13 130 (6.21%) Performance Testing
14 120 (5.73%) TDD
15 118 (5.64%) Business Analysis
16 113 (5.40%) System Testing
17 112 (5.35%) Migration
18 104 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 103 (4.92%) Automation Testing
20 102 (4.87%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 403 (19.25%) SQL
2 226 (10.79%) Java
3 201 (9.60%) C#
4 149 (7.12%) JavaScript
5 116 (5.54%) Ruby
6 84 (4.01%) VB
7 52 (2.48%) Python
8 44 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 41 (1.96%) VBScript
10 33 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 32 (1.53%) C
12 27 (1.29%) C++
13 25 (1.19%) PHP
14 24 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.00%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.96%) Groovy
16 20 (0.96%) Objective-C
16 20 (0.96%) ABAP
16 20 (0.96%) Perl
17 14 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 355 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 330 (15.76%) ISEB
3 293 (13.99%) ISTQB
4 276 (13.18%) SC Cleared
5 183 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 110 (5.25%) Degree
7 82 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 35 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.43%) BC Cleared
12 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.29%) MCSE
13 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.24%) PMP
14 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.19%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (16.62%) QA
2 6 (0.29%) GxP
2 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.24%) EMIR
3 5 (0.24%) SLA
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.14%) Basel II
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.096%) FATCA
6 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.048%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.048%) WCAG
6 1 (0.048%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.76%) Nmap
4 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.19%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.14%) HDFS
7 2 (0.096%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 330 (15.76%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (0.72%) Nessus
3 13 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.33%) SCCM
5 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.24%) SCOM
7 4 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.19%) Netcool
7 4 (0.19%) OpenView
8 3 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.096%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.096%) Puppet
9 2 (0.096%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.096%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.096%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 360 (17.19%) Oracle
2 276 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 252 (12.03%) HP
4 180 (8.60%) SAP
5 49 (2.34%) IBM
6 46 (2.20%) Siebel
7 34 (1.62%) VMware
8 27 (1.29%) Citrix
9 21 (1.00%) Cognos
10 19 (0.91%) TIBCO
11 18 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.86%) Business Objects
12 15 (0.72%) Adobe
13 13 (0.62%) Cisco
14 12 (0.57%) Curam
14 12 (0.57%) Charles River
14 12 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (0.53%) ATG
15 11 (0.53%) SolarWinds
16 9 (0.43%) Red Hat
City, London
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,854 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Talent International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago