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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 117 100 135
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 963 1002 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 2.03% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.65% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 617 475
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 21
Average hourly rate £25.25 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £30.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.08% +4.07%
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
40215 37779 34958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.82% 76.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26663 23855 21652
Average daily rate £420 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1097 1040
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -27 361 £405 +4.51% 71
South East -4 239 £345 +2.60% 43
North West +45 103 £388 +20.15% 27
South West -35 54 £330 -5.71% 17
Yorkshire -32 53 £288 -4.16% 27
West Midlands 0 42 £300 - 10
East of England -4 42 £350 -0.70% 10
North East -15 38 £311 -13.54% 4
East Midlands -5 21 £275 -8.33% 12
Midlands -4 3 - -
South Coast - 2 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 466 (26.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 443 (25.46%) SQL
3 441 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 369 (21.21%) Finance
5 316 (18.16%) QA
6 296 (17.01%) ISEB
7 259 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
8 250 (14.37%) Security Cleared
9 244 (14.02%) ISTQB
10 239 (13.74%) Oracle
11 236 (13.56%) HP
12 232 (13.33%) Selenium
13 221 (12.70%) Test Strategy
13 221 (12.70%) Java
14 219 (12.59%) Test Automation
15 204 (11.72%) Microsoft
16 202 (11.61%) Scrum
17 198 (11.38%) Integration Testing
18 190 (10.92%) Regression Testing
19 186 (10.69%) Software Testing
20 182 (10.46%) Automated Testing
21 176 (10.11%) .NET
22 164 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
23 160 (9.20%) SC Cleared
24 159 (9.14%) Banking
25 158 (9.08%) XML
26 156 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 148 (8.51%) JIRA
28 146 (8.39%) Cucumber
28 146 (8.39%) MS Excel

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 49 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (1.55%) CMS
4 26 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 25 (1.44%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.26%) Confluence
7 12 (0.69%) IIS
8 11 (0.63%) JBoss
9 10 (0.57%) SAS
10 8 (0.46%) Apache
10 8 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.34%) Tuxedo
13 5 (0.29%) Documentum
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
15 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.11%) WebLogic Integration
16 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 146 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.89%) MS Office
3 44 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.52%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 51 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (0.75%) SAP HR
6 12 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (0.57%) Magento
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.46%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 8 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.29%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.29%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.26%) SaaS
2 12 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.29%) Taleo
5 4 (0.23%) Heroku
6 2 (0.11%) Office 365
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.84%) Internet
2 22 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.92%) HTTP
3 16 (0.92%) SAN
3 16 (0.92%) AMQP
4 10 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (0.57%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.52%) GSM
6 8 (0.46%) GPRS
6 8 (0.46%) Intranet
7 7 (0.40%) DAB
7 7 (0.40%) RTP
7 7 (0.40%) UMTS
7 7 (0.40%) Wireless
8 6 (0.34%) VoIP
8 6 (0.34%) Firewall
9 5 (0.29%) CDMA
9 5 (0.29%) FTP
9 5 (0.29%) RTCP
9 5 (0.29%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (3.62%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (2.59%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.26%) MySQL
10 21 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.21%) Big Data
11 19 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (0.98%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.92%) DB2
14 15 (0.86%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.80%) DbVisualizer
16 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 232 (13.33%) Selenium
2 148 (8.51%) JIRA
3 146 (8.39%) Cucumber
4 92 (5.29%) WebDriver
5 83 (4.77%) SoapUI
6 82 (4.71%) HP UFT
7 60 (3.45%) Subversion
8 52 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 50 (2.87%) JUnit
10 45 (2.59%) LoadRunner
11 39 (2.24%) Visual Studio
11 39 (2.24%) Jenkins
12 35 (2.01%) JMeter
13 25 (1.44%) SpecFlow
13 25 (1.44%) Git (software)
14 24 (1.38%) Ant
15 20 (1.15%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.09%) Maven
17 16 (0.92%) FitNesse
17 16 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 369 (21.21%) Finance
2 159 (9.14%) Banking
3 84 (4.83%) Retail
4 76 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.72%) Billing
8 27 (1.55%) Legal
9 21 (1.21%) Back Office
10 20 (1.15%) Automotive
10 20 (1.15%) Marketing
11 16 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.92%) Front Office
12 15 (0.86%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.80%) Games
13 14 (0.80%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.40%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.34%) French Language
16 6 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 883 (50.75%) Analyst
2 647 (37.18%) Test Analyst
3 283 (16.26%) Tester
4 180 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 126 (7.24%) Test Leader
6 113 (6.49%) Test Manager
7 105 (6.03%) Developer
8 71 (4.08%) Consultant
9 62 (3.56%) Test Engineer
10 53 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
11 52 (2.99%) Automation Tester
12 49 (2.82%) Software Tester
13 47 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
14 46 (2.64%) Systems Analyst
15 37 (2.13%) Test Specialist
16 33 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
16 33 (1.90%) Agile Test Analyst
17 28 (1.61%) QA Analyst
17 28 (1.61%) Java Developer
18 26 (1.49%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (10.11%) .NET
2 158 (9.08%) XML
3 125 (7.18%) HTML
4 99 (5.69%) Web Services
5 79 (4.54%) SOAP
6 55 (3.16%) ASP.NET
7 45 (2.59%) CSS
8 44 (2.53%) Gherkin
9 36 (2.07%) Middleware
10 35 (2.01%) JSP
11 34 (1.95%) JSON
12 30 (1.72%) J2EE
13 25 (1.44%) REST
14 24 (1.38%) RESTful
15 22 (1.26%) WCF
16 20 (1.15%) .NET Framework
17 19 (1.09%) XML Messaging
18 18 (1.03%) Java EE
19 17 (0.98%) JMS
20 16 (0.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.18%) Mobile App
4 36 (2.07%) NHS
5 24 (1.38%) Smart Meter
6 23 (1.32%) User Experience
7 21 (1.21%) SWIFT
7 21 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 16 (0.92%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.86%) Visualisation
11 14 (0.80%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.63%) Data Conversion
12 11 (0.63%) Data Integration
12 11 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.57%) FMCG
13 10 (0.57%) Credit Risk
13 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.52%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 137 (7.87%) UNIX
2 115 (6.61%) Windows
3 103 (5.92%) Linux
4 27 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.49%) Android
6 20 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.75%) VME
10 12 (0.69%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.69%) AIX
11 9 (0.52%) Solaris
12 5 (0.29%) SUSE
12 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.11%) HPUX
13 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.057%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (26.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 441 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (12.70%) Test Strategy
4 219 (12.59%) Test Automation
5 202 (11.61%) Scrum
6 198 (11.38%) Integration Testing
7 190 (10.92%) Regression Testing
8 186 (10.69%) Software Testing
9 182 (10.46%) Automated Testing
10 145 (8.33%) System Testing
11 133 (7.64%) Waterfall
12 130 (7.47%) Migration
13 125 (7.18%) System Integration Testing
13 125 (7.18%) SDLC
14 116 (6.67%) Test Planning
14 116 (6.67%) Test Management
15 110 (6.32%) Manual Testing
16 109 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
17 108 (6.21%) TDD
18 106 (6.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 443 (25.46%) SQL
2 221 (12.70%) Java
3 132 (7.59%) C#
4 120 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 45 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 45 (2.59%) Ruby
6 34 (1.95%) Python
7 33 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.90%) Perl
8 28 (1.61%) C
8 28 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 26 (1.49%) PHP
10 22 (1.26%) VB
11 20 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.09%) VBA
12 19 (1.09%) C++
13 15 (0.86%) VBScript
14 11 (0.63%) COBOL
15 9 (0.52%) Scala
16 8 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 296 (17.01%) ISEB
2 250 (14.37%) Security Cleared
3 244 (14.02%) ISTQB
4 160 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 156 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 88 (5.06%) Degree
7 67 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 44 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.92%) MCITP
12 15 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.52%) HND
13 9 (0.52%) Sun Certification
14 8 (0.46%) OCPJP
15 6 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.29%) OCP
16 5 (0.29%) OCA
16 5 (0.29%) OCAJ
16 5 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (18.16%) QA
2 12 (0.69%) SLA
3 10 (0.57%) GMP
3 10 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.34%) GxP
6 4 (0.23%) GAMP
6 4 (0.23%) HL7
7 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) COREP
8 2 (0.11%) FINREP
8 2 (0.11%) FATCA
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.057%) Basel II
9 1 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.057%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.057%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.29%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.057%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 259 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.86%) Puppet
2 15 (0.86%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.40%) SCCM
4 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.23%) Control-M
5 3 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.17%) Nessus
5 3 (0.17%) Nmap
5 3 (0.17%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.17%) Kibana
6 2 (0.11%) Netcool
6 2 (0.11%) MIIS
6 2 (0.11%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.057%) nmon
7 1 (0.057%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.057%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.057%) WMI
Vendors
1 239 (13.74%) Oracle
2 236 (13.56%) HP
3 204 (11.72%) Microsoft
4 107 (6.15%) SAP
5 26 (1.49%) VMware
6 24 (1.38%) Cisco
6 24 (1.38%) Citrix
7 21 (1.21%) Red Hat
7 21 (1.21%) Remedy
8 18 (1.03%) Atlassian
9 17 (0.98%) IBM
10 16 (0.92%) Siebel
11 14 (0.80%) Sun
12 13 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
12 13 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.63%) Capita
14 8 (0.46%) Sybase
15 7 (0.40%) Murex
15 7 (0.40%) McAfee
15 7 (0.40%) OpenText
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £297.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £381 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago