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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 103 132 95
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -37
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 978 800 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.64% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.23% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 500 667
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £11.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £47.10 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +4 429 £400 - 71
South East +26 206 £330 +1.53% 33
South West -6 86 £360 -8.57% 9
Yorkshire +20 58 £300 +11.11% 19
West Midlands 0 50 £331 +5.15% 7
East of England +2 47 £338 -15.62% 14
North West +19 36 £320 +16.36% 14
East Midlands +5 28 £348 +15.83% 2
North East +6 27 £355 - 7
Midlands -5 5 £200 -46.66% 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 555 (27.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 409 (20.29%) SQL
3 401 (19.89%) Finance
4 334 (16.57%) QA
5 322 (15.97%) Oracle
6 316 (15.67%) Security Cleared
6 316 (15.67%) HP Quality Center
7 291 (14.43%) ISEB
8 290 (14.38%) ISTQB
9 262 (13.00%) Test Strategy
10 261 (12.95%) Microsoft
11 255 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
12 243 (12.05%) HP
13 233 (11.56%) SC Cleared
14 225 (11.16%) Selenium
15 224 (11.11%) Software Testing
16 214 (10.62%) .NET
17 201 (9.97%) Java
18 197 (9.77%) Regression Testing
19 195 (9.67%) Scrum
20 194 (9.62%) Integration Testing
21 184 (9.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 180 (8.93%) Test Management
23 174 (8.63%) Windows
24 173 (8.58%) Test Automation
25 164 (8.13%) SAP
25 164 (8.13%) JavaScript
26 161 (7.99%) Banking
27 159 (7.89%) C#
28 146 (7.24%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 58 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.14%) WebLogic
3 18 (0.89%) CMS
4 17 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.74%) IIS
6 14 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 14 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.45%) Apache
8 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.35%) Confluence
9 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.35%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (0.25%) SAS
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.25%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.20%) Drupal
11 4 (0.20%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 128 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 78 (3.87%) MS Office
3 45 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.69%) MS Project
6 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.35%) InDesign
6 7 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.25%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.099%) Mingle
9 1 (0.050%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 64 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 34 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.34%) SAP HR
5 26 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 25 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 24 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
8 19 (0.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 15 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.55%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
12 10 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
13 9 (0.45%) SAP HCM
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
13 9 (0.45%) SAP MRS
13 9 (0.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.64%) SaaS
2 12 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.15%) Office 365
5 2 (0.099%) GitHub
6 1 (0.050%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.050%) Trello
6 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.050%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 37 (1.84%) HTTP
3 36 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 25 (1.24%) Wireshark
5 24 (1.19%) SSL
6 23 (1.14%) Firewall
7 19 (0.94%) Intranet
8 18 (0.89%) Internet
8 18 (0.89%) SAN
8 18 (0.89%) DNS
9 17 (0.84%) Wireless
10 11 (0.55%) FTP
10 11 (0.55%) WAN
11 10 (0.50%) VPN
12 9 (0.45%) DVB
12 9 (0.45%) LAN
13 6 (0.30%) GSM
13 6 (0.30%) 3G
13 6 (0.30%) ZigBee
13 6 (0.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
3 78 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 29 (1.44%) MySQL
8 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
10 13 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (0.50%) DataStage
12 10 (0.50%) MS Access
13 9 (0.45%) QlikView
14 8 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (0.40%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 225 (11.16%) Selenium
2 143 (7.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 129 (6.40%) JIRA
4 128 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 104 (5.16%) WebDriver
6 73 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (3.37%) LoadRunner
8 60 (2.98%) Calabash
9 55 (2.73%) Visual Studio
10 42 (2.08%) SoapUI
11 41 (2.03%) Git (software)
12 40 (1.98%) TestDirector
12 40 (1.98%) JMeter
13 36 (1.79%) Jenkins
14 32 (1.59%) JUnit
15 27 (1.34%) Rational Rose
15 27 (1.34%) RSpec
16 26 (1.29%) Subversion
17 25 (1.24%) SpecFlow
18 24 (1.19%) FitNesse
General
1 401 (19.89%) Finance
2 161 (7.99%) Banking
3 102 (5.06%) Retail
4 48 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 27 (1.34%) General Ledger
9 26 (1.29%) Marketing
10 24 (1.19%) Front Office
11 21 (1.04%) Electronics
11 21 (1.04%) Legal
12 20 (0.99%) Publishing
13 19 (0.94%) Billing
14 16 (0.79%) Advertising
14 16 (0.79%) Back Office
15 13 (0.64%) Games
16 10 (0.50%) Automotive
17 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 893 (44.30%) Analyst
2 614 (30.46%) Test Analyst
3 434 (21.53%) Tester
4 237 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 132 (6.55%) Test Manager
6 127 (6.30%) Developer
7 125 (6.20%) Test Leader
8 123 (6.10%) Consultant
9 106 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 73 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
11 71 (3.52%) Automation Tester
12 61 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
13 54 (2.68%) QA Tester
14 52 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
15 39 (1.93%) Performance Tester
15 39 (1.93%) Test Specialist
16 38 (1.88%) SAP Consultant
17 35 (1.74%) QA Analyst
18 34 (1.69%) Oracle Consultant
18 34 (1.69%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (10.62%) .NET
2 131 (6.50%) HTML
3 112 (5.56%) Web Services
4 97 (4.81%) XML
5 87 (4.32%) ASP.NET
6 81 (4.02%) JSP
7 44 (2.18%) CSS
8 37 (1.84%) SOAP
9 33 (1.64%) Gherkin
10 29 (1.44%) HTML5
11 23 (1.14%) REST
11 23 (1.14%) CSS3
12 22 (1.09%) Middleware
13 16 (0.79%) jQuery
13 16 (0.79%) .NET Framework
14 14 (0.69%) LAMP
15 13 (0.64%) Flash
15 13 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
16 12 (0.60%) JSON
16 12 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 43 (2.13%) Open Source
3 41 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 40 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 32 (1.59%) NHS
6 28 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 20 (0.99%) Derivative
9 18 (0.89%) STB
10 17 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 16 (0.79%) Equities
12 15 (0.74%) Statistics
13 13 (0.64%) Data Conversion
14 11 (0.55%) PKI
14 11 (0.55%) IPTV
15 10 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.45%) DTV
16 9 (0.45%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.45%) SWIFT
17 8 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 174 (8.63%) Windows
2 126 (6.25%) UNIX
3 108 (5.36%) Linux
4 67 (3.32%) Android
5 53 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 52 (2.58%) Apple iOS
7 47 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.49%) Windows 2000
10 15 (0.74%) Solaris
11 14 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.40%) AIX
14 7 (0.35%) HPUX
14 7 (0.35%) SUSE
14 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.099%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (27.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 262 (13.00%) Test Strategy
3 255 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
4 224 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 197 (9.77%) Regression Testing
6 195 (9.67%) Scrum
7 194 (9.62%) Integration Testing
8 180 (8.93%) Test Management
9 173 (8.58%) Test Automation
10 146 (7.24%) Automated Testing
10 146 (7.24%) BDD
11 134 (6.65%) CRM
12 131 (6.50%) Performance Testing
13 128 (6.35%) TDD
14 114 (5.65%) System Testing
15 109 (5.41%) Migration
16 105 (5.21%) Project Management
17 103 (5.11%) Business Analysis
17 103 (5.11%) Waterfall
18 100 (4.96%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (20.29%) SQL
2 201 (9.97%) Java
3 164 (8.13%) JavaScript
4 159 (7.89%) C#
5 129 (6.40%) Ruby
6 73 (3.62%) VB
7 57 (2.83%) Python
8 41 (2.03%) VBScript
9 35 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 34 (1.69%) PHP
11 30 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 26 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 25 (1.24%) Objective-C
14 24 (1.19%) Groovy
15 22 (1.09%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.04%) Shell Script
17 20 (0.99%) Perl
18 19 (0.94%) C
19 18 (0.89%) ABAP
20 15 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 316 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 291 (14.43%) ISEB
3 290 (14.38%) ISTQB
4 233 (11.56%) SC Cleared
5 184 (9.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 100 (4.96%) Degree
7 90 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 42 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.40%) HND
12 8 (0.40%) MCSE
13 7 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.35%) MCITP
13 7 (0.35%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (16.57%) QA
2 9 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.30%) SLA
4 4 (0.20%) GxP
4 4 (0.20%) EMIR
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.15%) Basel II
6 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.099%) FATCA
7 1 (0.050%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.050%) WCAG
7 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.69%) Nmap
4 8 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.15%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.050%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 316 (15.67%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (0.69%) Nessus
4 13 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.45%) SCCM
6 5 (0.25%) SCOM
6 5 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.15%) Netcool
8 3 (0.15%) Control-M
8 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.099%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.099%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.099%) Puppet
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.050%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.050%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 322 (15.97%) Oracle
2 261 (12.95%) Microsoft
3 243 (12.05%) HP
4 164 (8.13%) SAP
5 38 (1.88%) IBM
5 38 (1.88%) VMware
6 35 (1.74%) Siebel
7 33 (1.64%) Citrix
8 17 (0.84%) Business Objects
9 15 (0.74%) Cognos
9 15 (0.74%) Remedy
10 14 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
10 14 (0.69%) Adobe
11 13 (0.64%) Cisco
11 13 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.55%) Charles River
12 11 (0.55%) ATG
12 11 (0.55%) SolarWinds
13 9 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.40%) Informatica
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Modis
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City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £400.00 per day
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