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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 128 91 121
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 844 1026 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 2.11% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.80% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 658 399
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £317 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 7
Average hourly rate £41.00 £29.65 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.30% -1.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £155.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 -42 322 £386 -1.59% 67
South East +1 226 £325 - 37
North West +20 73 £325 -4.41% 14
South West -20 54 £315 -3.07% 18
East of England -12 46 £300 -14.28% 11
Yorkshire -40 43 £276 -1.42% 26
West Midlands -9 35 £350 -6.66% 9
East Midlands -7 23 £319 +6.25% 7
North East -24 12 £358 +36.41% 1
Midlands +1 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 443 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (25.37%) SQL
3 401 (24.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 303 (18.80%) Finance
5 286 (17.74%) ISEB
6 269 (16.69%) Security Cleared
7 264 (16.38%) QA
8 259 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
9 238 (14.76%) ISTQB
9 238 (14.76%) Oracle
10 227 (14.08%) Microsoft
11 223 (13.83%) HP
12 210 (13.03%) Selenium
13 202 (12.53%) Java
14 200 (12.41%) .NET
15 192 (11.91%) Scrum
16 185 (11.48%) Software Testing
17 179 (11.10%) Test Strategy
18 170 (10.55%) SC Cleared
19 153 (9.49%) Regression Testing
20 152 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 149 (9.24%) JavaScript
22 144 (8.93%) Integration Testing
22 144 (8.93%) Test Automation
23 143 (8.87%) JIRA
24 141 (8.75%) Windows
25 140 (8.68%) TDD
26 138 (8.56%) UNIX
27 137 (8.50%) C#
28 133 (8.25%) SAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.61%) IIS
3 23 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 15 (0.93%) Confluence
5 13 (0.81%) CMS
6 11 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.62%) JBoss
8 9 (0.56%) Apache
9 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.37%) Lync
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.31%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.25%) SAP EP
12 4 (0.25%) Documentum
12 4 (0.25%) SAS
13 3 (0.19%) Drupal
14 2 (0.12%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 125 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 79 (4.90%) MS Office
3 27 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.93%) MS Project
5 12 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.25%) Mingle
8 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.062%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 58 (3.60%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.68%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.62%) SAP SD
7 10 (0.62%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
9 8 (0.50%) SAP APO
9 8 (0.50%) Agresso
9 8 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.37%) Summit
10 6 (0.37%) Magento
10 6 (0.37%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.31%) SAP PP
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.68%) SaaS
2 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.25%) Trello
3 4 (0.25%) Taleo
4 1 (0.062%) Heroku
4 1 (0.062%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 38 (2.36%) SAN
3 20 (1.24%) Internet
4 19 (1.18%) HTTP
5 15 (0.93%) Wireshark
6 14 (0.87%) Firewall
7 13 (0.81%) AMQP
8 12 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (0.74%) Wireless
9 11 (0.68%) GSM
9 11 (0.68%) LAN
10 9 (0.56%) WAN
10 9 (0.56%) Intranet
11 8 (0.50%) FTP
12 7 (0.43%) GPRS
12 7 (0.43%) VoIP
12 7 (0.43%) RTP
12 7 (0.43%) LTE
13 6 (0.37%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.37%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
2 79 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 52 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 37 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 29 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 21 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.18%) Big Data
11 17 (1.05%) MySQL
12 15 (0.93%) SAP BW
13 13 (0.81%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.74%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.68%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (0.50%) DB2
18 7 (0.43%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 210 (13.03%) Selenium
2 143 (8.87%) JIRA
3 118 (7.32%) Cucumber
4 93 (5.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 71 (4.40%) WebDriver
6 70 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (4.28%) LoadRunner
8 44 (2.73%) Subversion
9 41 (2.54%) Eclipse
10 39 (2.42%) Git (software)
11 38 (2.36%) Visual Studio
12 32 (1.99%) JMeter
13 30 (1.86%) Jenkins
14 29 (1.80%) SoapUI
15 27 (1.67%) JUnit
16 26 (1.61%) SpecFlow
17 24 (1.49%) Ant
18 23 (1.43%) TestDirector
19 22 (1.36%) Calabash
20 19 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 303 (18.80%) Finance
2 108 (6.70%) Banking
3 66 (4.09%) Retail
4 51 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.23%) Marketing
6 27 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.93%) Back Office
7 15 (0.93%) Electronics
7 15 (0.93%) Billing
7 15 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 13 (0.81%) Automotive
9 12 (0.74%) Legal
10 9 (0.56%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.43%) Advertising
11 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.37%) Front Office
13 5 (0.31%) Publishing
14 4 (0.25%) Games
14 4 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 705 (43.73%) Analyst
2 512 (31.76%) Test Analyst
3 267 (16.56%) Tester
4 154 (9.55%) Developer
5 144 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 102 (6.33%) Test Manager
7 94 (5.83%) Test Leader
8 90 (5.58%) Test Engineer
9 89 (5.52%) Consultant
10 53 (3.29%) Automation Tester
11 47 (2.92%) Software Tester
12 41 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
13 39 (2.42%) Test Specialist
14 34 (2.11%) SAP Consultant
15 33 (2.05%) Senior Test Analyst
16 31 (1.92%) Software Engineer
17 27 (1.67%) Systems Analyst
18 26 (1.61%) Automation Engineer
18 26 (1.61%) AWS Developer
19 24 (1.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (12.41%) .NET
2 131 (8.13%) HTML
3 113 (7.01%) XML
4 90 (5.58%) Web Services
5 85 (5.27%) ASP.NET
6 59 (3.66%) JSP
7 46 (2.85%) SOAP
8 41 (2.54%) JSON
9 40 (2.48%) CSS
10 33 (2.05%) REST
11 31 (1.92%) .NET Framework
12 29 (1.80%) Gherkin
13 28 (1.74%) J2EE
14 25 (1.55%) Middleware
15 22 (1.36%) Ajax
15 22 (1.36%) jQuery
16 17 (1.05%) Java EE
17 14 (0.87%) WCF
17 14 (0.87%) RESTful
17 14 (0.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.17%) Open Source
5 33 (2.05%) NHS
6 29 (1.80%) User Experience
7 19 (1.18%) STB
8 15 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 14 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 14 (0.87%) Smart Meter
10 12 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 11 (0.68%) SWIFT
11 11 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.62%) PKI
13 9 (0.56%) IPTV
13 9 (0.56%) Derivative
13 9 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 9 (0.56%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.75%) Windows
2 138 (8.56%) UNIX
3 127 (7.88%) Linux
4 40 (2.48%) Android
5 38 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.18%) Solaris
9 14 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.62%) AIX
11 10 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.56%) VME
13 5 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.31%) SUSE
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.062%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (24.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 192 (11.91%) Scrum
4 185 (11.48%) Software Testing
5 179 (11.10%) Test Strategy
6 153 (9.49%) Regression Testing
7 144 (8.93%) Integration Testing
7 144 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 140 (8.68%) TDD
9 131 (8.13%) Test Management
10 129 (8.00%) Validation
11 128 (7.94%) Waterfall
12 121 (7.51%) BDD
13 109 (6.76%) Migration
14 107 (6.64%) Project Management
15 101 (6.27%) Automated Testing
16 100 (6.20%) System Testing
17 92 (5.71%) Test Planning
18 91 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
19 89 (5.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (25.37%) SQL
2 202 (12.53%) Java
3 149 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 137 (8.50%) C#
5 71 (4.40%) Ruby
6 63 (3.91%) Python
7 39 (2.42%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.30%) C
9 31 (1.92%) VB
10 27 (1.67%) PHP
10 27 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.55%) VBScript
11 25 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.43%) VBA
14 21 (1.30%) C++
15 19 (1.18%) Perl
16 17 (1.05%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.74%) Scala
18 10 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 286 (17.74%) ISEB
2 269 (16.69%) Security Cleared
3 238 (14.76%) ISTQB
4 170 (10.55%) SC Cleared
5 152 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 96 (5.96%) DV Cleared
7 69 (4.28%) Degree
8 44 (2.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 27 (1.67%) HND
10 25 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (1.36%) MCITP
12 8 (0.50%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.50%) OCPJP
13 7 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.37%) CEH
14 6 (0.37%) CISSP
14 6 (0.37%) OSCP
15 5 (0.31%) MCSE
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (16.38%) QA
2 12 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.43%) EMIR
4 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.37%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.25%) SLA
6 4 (0.25%) FATCA
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.19%) GxP
7 3 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.19%) HL7
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.12%) GMP
8 2 (0.12%) Basel II
8 2 (0.12%) COREP
9 1 (0.062%) FINREP
System Software
1 26 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.12%) NDS
7 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 259 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.74%) Puppet
2 12 (0.74%) Vagrant
3 10 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (0.56%) Nessus
4 9 (0.56%) Nmap
5 8 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.31%) WebInspect
6 5 (0.31%) CORE IMPACT
6 5 (0.31%) SCCM
7 4 (0.25%) Netcool
7 4 (0.25%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) Kibana
9 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.062%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.062%) nmon
10 1 (0.062%) MIIS
10 1 (0.062%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 238 (14.76%) Oracle
2 227 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 223 (13.83%) HP
4 133 (8.25%) SAP
5 40 (2.48%) Citrix
6 33 (2.05%) VMware
7 32 (1.99%) Cisco
8 24 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.24%) IBM
10 14 (0.87%) Siebel
11 13 (0.81%) Business Objects
11 13 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.74%) Remedy
12 12 (0.74%) Sun
13 10 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
13 10 (0.62%) Google
14 8 (0.50%) McAfee
14 8 (0.50%) JD Edwards
15 7 (0.43%) Hyperion
15 7 (0.43%) F5
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day 6 month renewable contract
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £30.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago