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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 129 99 125
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 800 889 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.68% 1.94% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.58% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 543 372
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 10
Average hourly rate £36.25 £66.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.07% +131.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £12.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.91 £155.00 £60.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -19 329 £375 -3.22% 83
South East -17 203 £325 +1.96% 39
South West +7 77 £375 +7.14% 15
North West +11 64 £370 +17.46% 25
East of England 0 38 £270 -22.85% 21
Yorkshire -43 32 £275 -8.33% 38
West Midlands -20 26 £333 -2.20% 15
East Midlands -1 18 £315 +14.54% 7
North East -36 7 £342 +26.49%
Midlands +3 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 445 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (26.38%) SQL
3 389 (24.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 296 (18.77%) Finance
5 258 (16.36%) ISEB
5 258 (16.36%) Security Cleared
6 245 (15.54%) HP Quality Center
7 243 (15.41%) Oracle
8 239 (15.16%) QA
9 231 (14.65%) Microsoft
10 225 (14.27%) ISTQB
11 203 (12.87%) .NET
12 202 (12.81%) Selenium
13 192 (12.18%) HP
14 191 (12.11%) Java
15 185 (11.73%) Software Testing
16 182 (11.54%) Scrum
17 170 (10.78%) Test Strategy
18 164 (10.40%) SC Cleared
19 148 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 147 (9.32%) JavaScript
21 145 (9.19%) Regression Testing
22 140 (8.88%) JIRA
23 138 (8.75%) Test Management
24 137 (8.69%) Windows
25 135 (8.56%) UNIX
26 133 (8.43%) Test Automation
26 133 (8.43%) Waterfall
27 132 (8.37%) C#
28 131 (8.31%) TDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.65%) IIS
3 18 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 14 (0.89%) Confluence
5 10 (0.63%) CMS
6 9 (0.57%) JBoss
6 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.38%) Lync
9 5 (0.32%) SugarCRM
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.32%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.25%) SAP EP
10 4 (0.25%) Apache
11 3 (0.19%) SAS
12 2 (0.13%) Documentum
12 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 124 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.63%) MS Office
3 18 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.82%) MS Project
4 13 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) Mingle
6 4 (0.25%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (3.93%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.82%) Agresso
6 11 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.63%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.57%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.57%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.51%) Loan IQ
9 8 (0.51%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.51%) SAP APO
9 8 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
10 6 (0.38%) Summit
10 6 (0.38%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.32%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.32%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.44%) SaaS
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.25%) Trello
4 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.063%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 40 (2.54%) SAN
3 27 (1.71%) HTTP
4 18 (1.14%) Internet
5 15 (0.95%) Wireshark
6 12 (0.76%) Intranet
6 12 (0.76%) Firewall
6 12 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.70%) LAN
7 11 (0.70%) AMQP
8 8 (0.51%) FTP
8 8 (0.51%) VPN
8 8 (0.51%) WAN
8 8 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.44%) Wireless
10 6 (0.38%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.38%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.32%) GSM
12 4 (0.25%) Broadband
12 4 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 58 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
5 36 (2.28%) Oracle Database
6 30 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (1.14%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.01%) MySQL
10 16 (1.01%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.01%) Big Data
11 15 (0.95%) SAP BW
12 13 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
13 12 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.70%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
15 10 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 202 (12.81%) Selenium
2 140 (8.88%) JIRA
3 106 (6.72%) Cucumber
4 103 (6.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 71 (4.50%) LoadRunner
5 71 (4.50%) WebDriver
6 68 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 37 (2.35%) JMeter
8 37 (2.35%) Git (software)
9 36 (2.28%) Subversion
9 36 (2.28%) Visual Studio
10 27 (1.71%) SpecFlow
11 23 (1.46%) SoapUI
11 23 (1.46%) TestDirector
12 22 (1.40%) JUnit
12 22 (1.40%) Jenkins
13 20 (1.27%) Calabash
14 18 (1.14%) Ant
15 16 (1.01%) NeoLoad
General
1 296 (18.77%) Finance
2 101 (6.40%) Banking
3 61 (3.87%) Retail
4 47 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.47%) Marketing
6 34 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.08%) Electronics
8 17 (1.08%) Legal
9 16 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 13 (0.82%) Back Office
10 13 (0.82%) Automotive
11 12 (0.76%) Billing
12 7 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.44%) Advertising
13 5 (0.32%) Front Office
14 4 (0.25%) Law
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 699 (44.32%) Analyst
2 494 (31.33%) Test Analyst
3 270 (17.12%) Tester
4 161 (10.21%) Developer
5 148 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 101 (6.40%) Test Manager
7 93 (5.90%) Test Engineer
8 88 (5.58%) Consultant
9 82 (5.20%) Test Leader
10 61 (3.87%) Automation Tester
11 42 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
12 35 (2.22%) Software Tester
12 35 (2.22%) Test Specialist
13 34 (2.16%) Senior Test Analyst
14 33 (2.09%) SAP Consultant
15 30 (1.90%) Systems Analyst
16 28 (1.78%) Software Engineer
17 26 (1.65%) Junior
18 25 (1.59%) Functional Analyst
19 24 (1.52%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (12.87%) .NET
2 126 (7.99%) HTML
3 101 (6.40%) XML
4 86 (5.45%) ASP.NET
5 82 (5.20%) Web Services
6 62 (3.93%) JSP
7 41 (2.60%) SOAP
8 40 (2.54%) CSS
8 40 (2.54%) JSON
9 35 (2.22%) .NET Framework
10 32 (2.03%) REST
11 26 (1.65%) Ajax
12 25 (1.59%) Gherkin
13 23 (1.46%) jQuery
13 23 (1.46%) Middleware
14 22 (1.40%) J2EE
15 16 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (0.89%) RESTful
17 13 (0.82%) Java EE
18 12 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (2.28%) User Experience
3 34 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 31 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.65%) NHS
6 25 (1.59%) Open Source
7 21 (1.33%) STB
8 16 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 15 (0.95%) Fixed Income
10 13 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 12 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.70%) PKI
12 11 (0.70%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.63%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.63%) IPTV
13 10 (0.63%) Equities
13 10 (0.63%) Derivative
14 9 (0.57%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.57%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 137 (8.69%) Windows
2 135 (8.56%) UNIX
3 124 (7.86%) Linux
4 41 (2.60%) Android
5 38 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.14%) Solaris
9 11 (0.70%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.57%) AIX
11 6 (0.38%) VME
12 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.063%) webOS
15 1 (0.063%) SUSE
15 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (24.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 185 (11.73%) Software Testing
4 182 (11.54%) Scrum
5 170 (10.78%) Test Strategy
6 145 (9.19%) Regression Testing
7 138 (8.75%) Test Management
8 133 (8.43%) Test Automation
8 133 (8.43%) Waterfall
9 131 (8.31%) TDD
10 123 (7.80%) Validation
11 121 (7.67%) Integration Testing
12 112 (7.10%) BDD
13 107 (6.79%) Project Management
14 106 (6.72%) Migration
15 105 (6.66%) Automated Testing
16 97 (6.15%) Test Planning
17 95 (6.02%) CRM
18 94 (5.96%) Manual Testing
19 92 (5.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 416 (26.38%) SQL
2 191 (12.11%) Java
3 147 (9.32%) JavaScript
4 132 (8.37%) C#
5 69 (4.38%) Ruby
6 66 (4.19%) Python
7 38 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 33 (2.09%) VB
9 32 (2.03%) C
10 31 (1.97%) PL/SQL
11 28 (1.78%) VBScript
12 26 (1.65%) VBA
12 26 (1.65%) PHP
13 23 (1.46%) VB.NET
13 23 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.33%) C++
15 18 (1.14%) Perl
16 11 (0.70%) Scala
17 10 (0.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 258 (16.36%) ISEB
1 258 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 225 (14.27%) ISTQB
3 164 (10.40%) SC Cleared
4 148 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 93 (5.90%) DV Cleared
6 65 (4.12%) Degree
7 40 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 32 (2.03%) HND
9 24 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.33%) MCITP
11 9 (0.57%) VCP4
12 7 (0.44%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.44%) OCPJP
13 6 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.32%) MCSE
14 5 (0.32%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.19%) OSCP
15 3 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (15.16%) QA
2 16 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.57%) EMIR
5 6 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.25%) FATCA
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) Basel II
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) HL7
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.063%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.063%) COREP
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.44%) VMware ESX
3 7 (0.44%) Nmap
4 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) NDS
7 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.063%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 245 (15.54%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.63%) Puppet
2 10 (0.63%) Vagrant
2 10 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (0.51%) Control-M
4 7 (0.44%) Nessus
4 7 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.19%) Netcool
5 3 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.19%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.063%) SCCM
7 1 (0.063%) WSUS
7 1 (0.063%) MIIS
7 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.063%) nmon
7 1 (0.063%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 243 (15.41%) Oracle
2 231 (14.65%) Microsoft
3 192 (12.18%) HP
4 124 (7.86%) SAP
5 43 (2.73%) Citrix
6 29 (1.84%) VMware
7 27 (1.71%) Cisco
8 21 (1.33%) IBM
9 20 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.14%) Business Objects
11 17 (1.08%) Siebel
12 12 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
13 11 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.63%) Google
14 10 (0.63%) Sun
15 8 (0.51%) JD Edwards
16 7 (0.44%) Remedy
16 7 (0.44%) McAfee
16 7 (0.44%) Calypso
Suffolk
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Network ITR
Rate: 275 to 300 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Negotiation
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Negotiation
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £355.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £175 - 225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago