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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 125 135 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 858 788 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 1.67% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.15% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 509 498
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £171.50 £40.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 320 £400 +6.66% 77
South East -5 169 £370 +16.35% 43
North West +14 96 £400 +14.28% 35
Yorkshire +17 67 £340 +7.93% 33
South West -14 61 £353 -7.10% 19
North East +13 44 £355 -15.85% 3
West Midlands +3 44 £319 -0.39% 9
East of England -4 39 £250 -2.43% 9
East Midlands -7 18 £250 -20.63% 6
Midlands +1 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 587 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (26.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 421 (22.17%) SQL
4 419 (22.06%) Finance
5 315 (16.59%) QA
6 296 (15.59%) Security Cleared
7 283 (14.90%) Oracle
8 275 (14.48%) ISEB
9 274 (14.43%) ISTQB
10 273 (14.38%) Selenium
11 243 (12.80%) Microsoft
12 234 (12.32%) Test Strategy
13 226 (11.90%) Java
14 222 (11.69%) Test Automation
15 215 (11.32%) SC Cleared
16 210 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
17 204 (10.74%) Regression Testing
18 198 (10.43%) Defect Management
19 197 (10.37%) Scrum
20 196 (10.32%) Software Testing
21 193 (10.16%) HP
22 185 (9.74%) Integration Testing
23 181 (9.53%) Banking
24 178 (9.37%) Functional Testing
25 172 (9.06%) Automated Testing
26 166 (8.74%) SQL Server
27 163 (8.58%) SDLC
28 161 (8.48%) JIRA
29 159 (8.37%) System Testing
30 154 (8.11%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 19 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.58%) CMS
5 11 (0.58%) SAS
6 10 (0.53%) Confluence
6 10 (0.53%) JBoss
6 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.32%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.32%) IIS
8 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.26%) nginx
9 5 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.21%) Node.js
10 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.16%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 132 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.11%) MS Office
3 50 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.53%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Mingle
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.053%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 50 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
5 24 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
6 18 (0.95%) Magento
7 17 (0.90%) SAP HR
8 15 (0.79%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
10 12 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 9 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
12 9 (0.47%) Markit EDM
12 9 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 8 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
13 8 (0.42%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.42%) SAP CO
13 8 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
14 7 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 7 (0.37%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.53%) SaaS
3 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.37%) Office 365
4 5 (0.26%) GitHub
5 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.053%) Boomi
6 1 (0.053%) IaaS
6 1 (0.053%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.05%) Internet
2 16 (0.84%) HTTP
3 15 (0.79%) Firewall
4 10 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.47%) WAN
5 9 (0.47%) Wireless
6 7 (0.37%) LAN
6 7 (0.37%) MPLS
6 7 (0.37%) SAN
6 7 (0.37%) ZigBee
7 6 (0.32%) FTP
7 6 (0.32%) VPN
8 5 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.21%) DNS
9 4 (0.21%) NFC
9 4 (0.21%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.21%) SMTP
9 4 (0.21%) SSL
9 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
5 33 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 25 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.11%) DB2
10 20 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 17 (0.90%) PowerCenter
12 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.74%) SQL Navigator
14 13 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
15 12 (0.63%) Big Data
15 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.53%) MS Access
16 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (0.47%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 273 (14.38%) Selenium
2 161 (8.48%) JIRA
3 119 (6.27%) HP UFT
4 115 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 105 (5.53%) WebDriver
6 103 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 89 (4.69%) Visual Studio
8 74 (3.90%) SoapUI
9 71 (3.74%) LoadRunner
10 55 (2.90%) SpecFlow
11 54 (2.84%) Jenkins
12 47 (2.47%) JMeter
13 32 (1.69%) Appium
14 29 (1.53%) Git (software)
14 29 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
15 28 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
16 26 (1.37%) JUnit
17 25 (1.32%) Toad
18 22 (1.16%) LoadUI
19 21 (1.11%) ERwin
General
1 419 (22.06%) Finance
2 181 (9.53%) Banking
3 97 (5.11%) Retail
4 53 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 47 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.42%) Back Office
8 23 (1.21%) Legal
9 22 (1.16%) Games
9 22 (1.16%) Marketing
10 20 (1.05%) Electronics
11 18 (0.95%) Front Office
12 16 (0.84%) Publishing
12 16 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.74%) Military
13 14 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.68%) Advertising
14 13 (0.68%) Law
15 12 (0.63%) Billing
16 9 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 933 (49.13%) Analyst
2 666 (35.07%) Test Analyst
3 328 (17.27%) Tester
4 190 (10.01%) Business Analyst
5 156 (8.21%) Developer
6 136 (7.16%) Test Manager
7 119 (6.27%) Test Leader
8 112 (5.90%) Consultant
9 87 (4.58%) Test Engineer
10 80 (4.21%) Automation Analyst
10 80 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
11 79 (4.16%) Automation Tester
12 74 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
13 59 (3.11%) Senior Test Analyst
14 55 (2.90%) Banking Analyst
15 46 (2.42%) UAT Analyst
16 42 (2.21%) SQL Analyst
17 41 (2.16%) Automation Engineer
17 41 (2.16%) Manual Test Analyst
18 38 (2.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (7.79%) XML
2 147 (7.74%) .NET
3 131 (6.90%) Web Services
4 79 (4.16%) HTML
5 68 (3.58%) SOAP
6 50 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 45 (2.37%) Gherkin
8 37 (1.95%) Middleware
9 31 (1.63%) RESTful
10 30 (1.58%) XML Messaging
11 23 (1.21%) AngularJS
12 22 (1.16%) REST
13 19 (1.00%) CSS
14 17 (0.90%) Behat
15 16 (0.84%) Java EE
16 15 (0.79%) .NET Framework
16 15 (0.79%) Java EE 5
16 15 (0.79%) Java SE
17 14 (0.74%) JSON
18 12 (0.63%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 139 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 57 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 26 (1.37%) User Experience
5 20 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 19 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (0.95%) Smart Meter
8 17 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 15 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (0.79%) SWIFT
10 14 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.74%) STB
11 13 (0.68%) Computer Science
12 12 (0.63%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.58%) NHS
14 10 (0.53%) IPTV
15 8 (0.42%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.42%) Derivative
15 8 (0.42%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (4.74%) Unix
2 86 (4.53%) Windows
3 67 (3.53%) Linux
4 30 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.21%) Android
6 15 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.53%) CentOS
8 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.42%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.16%) zOS
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.11%) VME
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (26.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 234 (12.32%) Test Strategy
4 222 (11.69%) Test Automation
5 204 (10.74%) Regression Testing
6 198 (10.43%) Defect Management
7 197 (10.37%) Scrum
8 196 (10.32%) Software Testing
9 185 (9.74%) Integration Testing
10 178 (9.37%) Functional Testing
11 172 (9.06%) Automated Testing
12 163 (8.58%) SDLC
13 159 (8.37%) System Testing
14 154 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
14 154 (8.11%) Test Management
15 148 (7.79%) Waterfall
16 144 (7.58%) BDD
17 141 (7.42%) Manual Testing
18 135 (7.11%) CRM
19 129 (6.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 421 (22.17%) SQL
2 226 (11.90%) Java
3 130 (6.85%) C#
4 117 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 71 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 63 (3.32%) C++
7 47 (2.47%) Python
8 46 (2.42%) Ruby
9 45 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.21%) VB
11 34 (1.79%) C
12 32 (1.69%) PHP
13 24 (1.26%) VBScript
14 16 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.74%) Perl
16 12 (0.63%) C-shell
16 12 (0.63%) Korn
17 11 (0.58%) VBA
18 10 (0.53%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.47%) F#
Qualifications
1 296 (15.59%) Security Cleared
2 275 (14.48%) ISEB
3 274 (14.43%) ISTQB
4 215 (11.32%) SC Cleared
5 120 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 96 (5.06%) Degree
7 54 (2.84%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 21 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.79%) OCA
11 15 (0.79%) OCAJ
11 15 (0.79%) OCP
11 15 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.37%) HND
14 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (16.59%) QA
2 17 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.84%) SLA
4 14 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.58%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.42%) GxP
7 7 (0.37%) IEC 61508
7 7 (0.37%) SEPA
8 5 (0.26%) GPG13
9 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.21%) SDET
9 4 (0.21%) WCAG
10 3 (0.16%) FATCA
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.16%) UCITS
11 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.053%) EMIR
11 1 (0.053%) ISO20022
System Software
1 16 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.37%) Firmware
4 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.21%) Docker
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.11%) Varnish
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.053%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.053%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 210 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.47%) Control-M
2 9 (0.47%) SCCM
3 6 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.26%) Nagios
4 5 (0.26%) Opsview
5 3 (0.16%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (0.16%) SCOM
5 3 (0.16%) SELinux
6 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.11%) Puppet
7 1 (0.053%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.053%) Netcool
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 283 (14.90%) Oracle
2 243 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 193 (10.16%) HP
4 126 (6.64%) SAP
5 49 (2.58%) Informatica
6 36 (1.90%) IBM
7 31 (1.63%) Remedy
8 19 (1.00%) Cognos
9 16 (0.84%) Citrix
10 15 (0.79%) ServiceNow
11 14 (0.74%) hybris
11 14 (0.74%) VMware
12 13 (0.68%) Cisco
12 13 (0.68%) Siebel
12 13 (0.68%) Sybase
13 12 (0.63%) Bloomberg
13 12 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
14 11 (0.58%) Baan
15 10 (0.53%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.53%) webMethods
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day £300-360/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £369 - £451 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Wenham Carter
Rate: Negotiable on experince
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Leighton Group
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago