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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / England
Rank 141 138 138
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 739 832 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 1.77% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.14% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 519 517
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £342 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 18
Median hourly rate £35.63 £43.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.10% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £40.08 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £176.00 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +27.40%

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
34591 38854 37356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.76% 82.81% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23092 25730 24027
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 1061 1006
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £56.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the England region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 299 £450 +12.50% 48
South East -22 117 £350 -6.66% 41
South West +22 82 £325 -9.09% 11
North West +1 60 £275 -19.11% 17
East Midlands +33 51 £363 +13.72% 12
West Midlands +3 45 £400 +21.95% 13
East of England -3 34 £413 +65.00% 11
Yorkshire -16 25 £295 -12.59% 27
North East -29 24 £300 -14.28% 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 592 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (23.68%) Selenium
3 342 (22.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 342 (22.31%) Finance
4 311 (20.29%) SQL
5 302 (19.70%) QA
6 262 (17.09%) Java
7 208 (13.57%) Automated Testing
8 199 (12.98%) Test Automation
9 193 (12.59%) ISEB
10 191 (12.46%) WebDriver
11 189 (12.33%) Functional Testing
12 187 (12.20%) Cucumber
13 186 (12.13%) Oracle
14 182 (11.87%) Scrum
15 174 (11.35%) Banking
16 173 (11.29%) Regression Testing
16 173 (11.29%) ISTQB
17 166 (10.83%) JIRA
17 166 (10.83%) BDD
18 164 (10.70%) TDD
19 159 (10.37%) Test Strategy
19 159 (10.37%) Security Cleared
20 156 (10.18%) Automation Testing
21 150 (9.78%) Software Testing
22 146 (9.52%) Migration
23 142 (9.26%) Defect Management
24 135 (8.81%) Manual Testing
25 132 (8.61%) C#
26 130 (8.48%) User Stories

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (2.80%) Confluence
2 33 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 24 (1.57%) CMS
5 18 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.91%) SAS
6 14 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.65%) Tuxedo
9 9 (0.59%) Apache
9 9 (0.59%) JBoss
10 7 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.46%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.26%) Moodle
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.13%) Documentum
13 2 (0.13%) IIS
13 2 (0.13%) Liferay
Applications
1 73 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.39%) MS Office
3 30 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.46%) MS Project
6 4 (0.26%) Simulink
7 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.065%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (1.76%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.85%) SAP FI
5 12 (0.78%) Loan IQ
6 11 (0.72%) NetSuite
7 9 (0.59%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.52%) FLEXCUBE
8 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.46%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 5 (0.33%) Magento
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.30%) GitHub
1 20 (1.30%) Office 365
2 7 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.39%) Taleo
3 6 (0.39%) Veeva
4 5 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.26%) SaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.13%) Boomi
6 2 (0.13%) Force.com
6 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.065%) IaaS
7 1 (0.065%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.76%) Internet
2 16 (1.04%) Firewall
3 12 (0.78%) Network Security
4 11 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.65%) PuTTY
6 7 (0.46%) WinSCP
7 6 (0.39%) HTTP
7 6 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (0.39%) WAN
8 5 (0.33%) FTP
8 5 (0.33%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.26%) LAN
10 3 (0.20%) ATM
10 3 (0.20%) BGP
10 3 (0.20%) HSRP
10 3 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.20%) MPLS
10 3 (0.20%) OSPF
10 3 (0.20%) PPP
10 3 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
4 36 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.57%) Big Data
6 19 (1.24%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.72%) DB2
11 9 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
11 9 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.52%) QlikView
13 7 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.46%) MySQL
13 7 (0.46%) Star Schema
14 6 (0.39%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 363 (23.68%) Selenium
2 191 (12.46%) WebDriver
3 187 (12.20%) Cucumber
4 166 (10.83%) JIRA
5 126 (8.22%) Jenkins
6 83 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 76 (4.96%) HP UFT
8 71 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (4.24%) Git (software)
9 65 (4.24%) JUnit
10 45 (2.94%) SpecFlow
11 43 (2.80%) RSpec
12 39 (2.54%) Visual Studio
13 38 (2.48%) JMeter
14 32 (2.09%) Protractor
15 28 (1.83%) LoadRunner
16 27 (1.76%) Maven
17 26 (1.70%) Eclipse
17 26 (1.70%) GitLab
18 22 (1.44%) Selenium IDE
General
1 342 (22.31%) Finance
2 174 (11.35%) Banking
3 98 (6.39%) Retail
4 48 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.94%) Games
6 34 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 33 (2.15%) Marketing
8 29 (1.89%) Front Office
8 29 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 26 (1.70%) Back Office
9 26 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.50%) Legal
11 21 (1.37%) Electronics
12 16 (1.04%) Law
12 16 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.72%) Advertising
13 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.59%) Publishing
15 8 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 607 (39.60%) Analyst
2 395 (25.77%) Test Analyst
3 321 (20.94%) Tester
4 163 (10.63%) Business Analyst
5 140 (9.13%) Developer
6 123 (8.02%) Test Engineer
7 113 (7.37%) Automation Tester
8 104 (6.78%) Test Manager
9 102 (6.65%) Test Leader
10 83 (5.41%) QA Engineer
11 66 (4.31%) Automation Test Analyst
12 59 (3.85%) Consultant
13 56 (3.65%) QA Test Engineer
14 54 (3.52%) Software Tester
15 50 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
16 45 (2.94%) QA Tester
17 44 (2.87%) Banking Analyst
18 41 (2.67%) Selenium Tester
19 39 (2.54%) QA Analyst
20 38 (2.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.70%) .NET
2 98 (6.39%) XML
3 92 (6.00%) SOAP
4 90 (5.87%) Web Services
5 69 (4.50%) Gherkin
6 56 (3.65%) JSON
7 47 (3.07%) REST
8 45 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 44 (2.87%) CSS
10 39 (2.54%) HTML
11 37 (2.41%) Spring
12 33 (2.15%) Node.js
13 32 (2.09%) RESTful
14 20 (1.30%) EJS
14 20 (1.30%) Express
15 16 (1.04%) J2EE
16 14 (0.91%) Middleware
17 12 (0.78%) Hibernate
18 11 (0.72%) ASP.NET
18 11 (0.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.22%) Equities
3 34 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 33 (2.15%) Derivative
5 24 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.17%) User Experience
7 16 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 14 (0.91%) Data Centre
8 14 (0.91%) Fintech
9 13 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 12 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 12 (0.78%) NHS
11 11 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.72%) Life Science
12 10 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.65%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.59%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.15%) Unix
2 82 (5.35%) Windows
3 72 (4.70%) Linux
4 14 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.65%) Android
7 9 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.33%) AIX
11 4 (0.26%) Solaris
12 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.065%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (22.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 208 (13.57%) Automated Testing
4 199 (12.98%) Test Automation
5 189 (12.33%) Functional Testing
6 182 (11.87%) Scrum
7 173 (11.29%) Regression Testing
8 166 (10.83%) BDD
9 164 (10.70%) TDD
10 159 (10.37%) Test Strategy
11 156 (10.18%) Automation Testing
12 150 (9.78%) Software Testing
13 146 (9.52%) Migration
14 142 (9.26%) Defect Management
15 135 (8.81%) Manual Testing
16 130 (8.48%) User Stories
17 118 (7.70%) Performance Testing
18 116 (7.57%) SDLC
19 110 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (7.18%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 311 (20.29%) SQL
2 262 (17.09%) Java
3 132 (8.61%) C#
4 87 (5.68%) JavaScript
5 71 (4.63%) Python
6 50 (3.26%) Scala
7 41 (2.67%) PL/SQL
7 41 (2.67%) Ruby
8 40 (2.61%) C++
9 30 (1.96%) VBScript
10 27 (1.76%) F#
11 23 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.30%) C
13 19 (1.24%) VB
14 16 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.98%) PHP
16 13 (0.85%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.78%) VBA
18 10 (0.65%) Groovy
18 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 193 (12.59%) ISEB
2 173 (11.29%) ISTQB
3 159 (10.37%) Security Cleared
4 98 (6.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 95 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 80 (5.22%) Degree
7 32 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.33%) PMP
12 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) HND
12 3 (0.20%) MCP
12 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.13%) HNC
13 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (19.70%) QA
2 33 (2.15%) WCAG
3 25 (1.63%) MiFID
4 13 (0.85%) SLA
5 10 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.65%) SDET
6 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.26%) EMIR
8 4 (0.26%) GMP
8 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.20%) FATCA
9 3 (0.20%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.20%) SEPA
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) GAMP
10 2 (0.13%) GxP
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.065%) COREP
System Software
1 23 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.46%) Docker
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.20%) Firmware
6 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.065%) HDFS
8 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 99 (6.46%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.91%) Tivoli
2 14 (0.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 11 (0.72%) Control-M
4 8 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
4 8 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.39%) Ganglia
5 6 (0.39%) nmon
6 5 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.33%) Oozie
7 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.26%) SCCM
8 3 (0.20%) Puppet
9 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.13%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 186 (12.13%) Oracle
2 114 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 110 (7.18%) HP
4 100 (6.52%) SAP
5 38 (2.48%) IBM
6 29 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.17%) Informatica
9 17 (1.11%) VMware
10 16 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
11 12 (0.78%) Guidewire
11 12 (0.78%) hybris
12 11 (0.72%) Adobe
12 11 (0.72%) Citrix
12 11 (0.72%) webMethods
13 10 (0.65%) Remedy
14 9 (0.59%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.59%) Sybase
15 8 (0.52%) SmartStream
16 7 (0.46%) JD Edwards
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