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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 106 107 136
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +29
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1074 974 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 1.90% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.49% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 600 499
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £479 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.56 £15.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £34.50 £47.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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
42068 39089 36771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.23% 76.40% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27933 24730 23055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1099 1032
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -30 368 £400 - 51
South East +6 260 £350 +6.06% 36
North West +39 118 £330 +3.12% 29
Yorkshire -3 88 £297 -1.00% 26
West Midlands +14 61 £300 -9.43% 17
North East +1 60 £355 - 3
South West -22 59 £300 -18.36% 12
East of England +1 42 £319 -5.90% 17
East Midlands -5 27 £353 +1.43% 12
Midlands +1 2 - -
South Coast +1 2 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 489 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 485 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (24.88%) SQL
4 403 (22.08%) Finance
5 315 (17.26%) QA
6 291 (15.95%) ISEB
7 271 (14.85%) HP Quality Center
8 259 (14.19%) ISTQB
9 254 (13.92%) Oracle
10 250 (13.70%) Selenium
11 249 (13.64%) Security Cleared
12 239 (13.10%) HP
13 236 (12.93%) Microsoft
14 235 (12.88%) Integration Testing
15 231 (12.66%) Test Strategy
16 230 (12.60%) Java
17 222 (12.16%) Test Automation
18 197 (10.79%) Scrum
19 196 (10.74%) Automated Testing
20 195 (10.68%) Regression Testing
21 187 (10.25%) Software Testing
22 183 (10.03%) XML
23 173 (9.48%) SQL Server
23 173 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
24 170 (9.32%) System Testing
25 168 (9.21%) SC Cleared
26 160 (8.77%) Banking
27 157 (8.60%) Cucumber
28 153 (8.38%) Waterfall
29 152 (8.33%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 46 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
2 42 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.53%) WebSphere
4 27 (1.48%) CMS
5 21 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 18 (0.99%) Confluence
7 15 (0.82%) SAS
8 12 (0.66%) JBoss
9 10 (0.55%) IIS
10 6 (0.33%) Tuxedo
10 6 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.27%) Apache
12 4 (0.22%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.22%) Documentum
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.16%) Drupal
13 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.11%) LiveLink
Applications
1 138 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 87 (4.77%) MS Office
3 39 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.055%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 50 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
7 13 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.71%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
8 11 (0.60%) Magento
9 10 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 9 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.27%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
12 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.10%) SaaS
2 12 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.27%) Taleo
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.22%) Heroku
5 2 (0.11%) Office 365
5 2 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.055%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.37%) Internet
2 19 (1.04%) SAN
2 19 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.77%) HTTP
4 13 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (0.60%) AMQP
6 8 (0.44%) Wireless
7 7 (0.38%) DAB
7 7 (0.38%) Firewall
7 7 (0.38%) Intranet
7 7 (0.38%) GPRS
7 7 (0.38%) GSM
7 7 (0.38%) UMTS
8 6 (0.33%) LDAP
9 5 (0.27%) FTP
9 5 (0.27%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.22%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.22%) RTCP
10 4 (0.22%) RTP
10 4 (0.22%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (2.79%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 32 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (1.26%) MySQL
8 23 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (0.93%) DB2
13 16 (0.88%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
13 16 (0.88%) Big Data
14 14 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.77%) MS Access
15 12 (0.66%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 250 (13.70%) Selenium
2 157 (8.60%) Cucumber
3 136 (7.45%) JIRA
4 99 (5.42%) WebDriver
5 93 (5.10%) SoapUI
6 84 (4.60%) HP UFT
7 69 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 65 (3.56%) Visual Studio
9 54 (2.96%) LoadRunner
9 54 (2.96%) Subversion
10 49 (2.68%) JUnit
11 46 (2.52%) Jenkins
12 35 (1.92%) JMeter
13 33 (1.81%) SpecFlow
14 22 (1.21%) LoadUI
15 20 (1.10%) Git (software)
16 18 (0.99%) Ant
17 17 (0.93%) Maven
17 17 (0.93%) Appium
18 16 (0.88%) Eclipse
General
1 403 (22.08%) Finance
2 160 (8.77%) Banking
3 84 (4.60%) Retail
4 79 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 33 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.64%) Billing
8 28 (1.53%) Legal
9 23 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 21 (1.15%) Back Office
11 19 (1.04%) General Ledger
12 17 (0.93%) Front Office
13 16 (0.88%) Automotive
14 15 (0.82%) Games
14 15 (0.82%) Marketing
15 11 (0.60%) Law
16 10 (0.55%) Electronics
16 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 924 (50.63%) Analyst
2 680 (37.26%) Test Analyst
3 312 (17.10%) Tester
4 185 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 128 (7.01%) Test Manager
6 124 (6.79%) Test Leader
7 105 (5.75%) Developer
8 74 (4.05%) Consultant
9 70 (3.84%) Test Engineer
10 58 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
11 57 (3.12%) Automation Tester
12 51 (2.79%) Senior Test Analyst
13 46 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
14 38 (2.08%) Software Tester
15 36 (1.97%) Agile Test Analyst
16 34 (1.86%) Data Analyst
17 32 (1.75%) QA Analyst
18 31 (1.70%) Test Specialist
19 29 (1.59%) Technical Analyst
19 29 (1.59%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (10.03%) XML
2 152 (8.33%) .NET
3 122 (6.68%) HTML
4 102 (5.59%) Web Services
5 93 (5.10%) SOAP
6 51 (2.79%) ASP.NET
7 47 (2.58%) Gherkin
8 41 (2.25%) CSS
8 41 (2.25%) Middleware
9 39 (2.14%) XML Messaging
10 34 (1.86%) JSP
11 29 (1.59%) JSON
12 28 (1.53%) RESTful
13 26 (1.42%) J2EE
14 25 (1.37%) REST
15 22 (1.21%) WCF
16 21 (1.15%) .NET Framework
17 18 (0.99%) Flash
18 15 (0.82%) Java EE
18 15 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 173 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 43 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.37%) SWIFT
5 23 (1.26%) NHS
6 21 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.15%) User Experience
7 20 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 16 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 16 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 15 (0.82%) Visualisation
10 13 (0.71%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.66%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.60%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
12 11 (0.60%) Data Conversion
13 10 (0.55%) FMCG
13 10 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 125 (6.85%) UNIX
2 103 (5.64%) Windows
3 85 (4.66%) Linux
4 28 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.37%) Android
6 16 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (0.71%) VME
8 12 (0.66%) AIX
8 12 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.44%) Solaris
10 5 (0.27%) SUSE
11 2 (0.11%) HPUX
11 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.055%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.055%) zOS
12 1 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 485 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (12.88%) Integration Testing
4 231 (12.66%) Test Strategy
5 222 (12.16%) Test Automation
6 197 (10.79%) Scrum
7 196 (10.74%) Automated Testing
8 195 (10.68%) Regression Testing
9 187 (10.25%) Software Testing
10 170 (9.32%) System Testing
11 153 (8.38%) Waterfall
12 138 (7.56%) Migration
13 136 (7.45%) System Integration Testing
14 132 (7.23%) SDLC
15 131 (7.18%) Test Management
16 114 (6.25%) Manual Testing
17 113 (6.19%) Performance Testing
17 113 (6.19%) TDD
18 108 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
19 106 (5.81%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 454 (24.88%) SQL
2 230 (12.60%) Java
3 135 (7.40%) C#
4 112 (6.14%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.29%) T-SQL
6 55 (3.01%) PL/SQL
7 41 (2.25%) Python
8 39 (2.14%) Ruby
9 37 (2.03%) C++
10 32 (1.75%) Perl
10 32 (1.75%) VB
11 29 (1.59%) PHP
12 19 (1.04%) VBScript
12 19 (1.04%) PowerShell
13 17 (0.93%) C
13 17 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.77%) VBA
15 12 (0.66%) Scala
16 11 (0.60%) COBOL
17 7 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 291 (15.95%) ISEB
2 259 (14.19%) ISTQB
3 249 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 168 (9.21%) SC Cleared
5 144 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 91 (4.99%) Degree
7 53 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 39 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.49%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.44%) OCP
12 8 (0.44%) OCA
12 8 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.44%) OCAJ
13 7 (0.38%) MCITP
14 6 (0.33%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
16 3 (0.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (17.26%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) SLA
3 10 (0.55%) GMP
3 10 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.27%) GxP
6 4 (0.22%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.22%) GAMP
6 4 (0.22%) FATCA
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.055%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.055%) COREP
9 1 (0.055%) FINREP
9 1 (0.055%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.055%) Basel III
9 1 (0.055%) CDISC
System Software
1 23 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.38%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.055%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 271 (14.85%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.60%) Puppet
2 11 (0.60%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.38%) SCCM
4 6 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.33%) Control-M
5 4 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.16%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.16%) Kibana
7 2 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.11%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.11%) Nessus
7 2 (0.11%) Nmap
8 1 (0.055%) WMI
8 1 (0.055%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.055%) MIIS
8 1 (0.055%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 254 (13.92%) Oracle
2 239 (13.10%) HP
3 236 (12.93%) Microsoft
4 109 (5.97%) SAP
5 31 (1.70%) Remedy
6 25 (1.37%) VMware
6 25 (1.37%) Citrix
7 23 (1.26%) Informatica
8 21 (1.15%) IBM
9 15 (0.82%) Sun
9 15 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.71%) Capita
11 13 (0.71%) Siebel
11 13 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
12 12 (0.66%) Cisco
12 12 (0.66%) OpenText
12 12 (0.66%) Tableau
13 10 (0.55%) Sybase
13 10 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
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London
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Company - Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
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Central London / West End
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Chelmsford, Essex
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