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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 118 133 96
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 925 792 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 1.67% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.24% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 491 676
Average daily rate
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£355 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 16
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £49.35 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -35.33%
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
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +1 414 £400 - 65
South East +21 185 £328 -6.42% 39
South West -5 79 £375 -3.22% 14
Yorkshire +16 52 £300 +20.00% 18
West Midlands +1 49 £358 -0.69% 4
East of England -9 44 £338 -10.00% 14
North West +6 33 £303 +14.33% 19
North East -6 33 £358 - 4
East Midlands +7 25 £350 +16.66% 4
Midlands -11 5 £200 -46.66% 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 522 (26.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 469 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (20.77%) SQL
4 403 (20.67%) Finance
5 331 (16.97%) QA
6 313 (16.05%) Oracle
7 302 (15.49%) Security Cleared
7 302 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
8 274 (14.05%) ISTQB
9 258 (13.23%) ISEB
10 250 (12.82%) Microsoft
11 241 (12.36%) Test Strategy
12 233 (11.95%) HP
13 222 (11.38%) Software Testing
14 218 (11.18%) SC Cleared
15 211 (10.82%) .NET
16 210 (10.77%) Selenium
17 198 (10.15%) Scrum
18 192 (9.85%) Java
19 181 (9.28%) Integration Testing
20 179 (9.18%) Regression Testing
21 177 (9.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 173 (8.87%) Test Management
23 172 (8.82%) Test Automation
24 171 (8.77%) Windows
25 160 (8.21%) JavaScript
26 156 (8.00%) C#
27 153 (7.85%) Banking
28 152 (7.79%) SAP
29 146 (7.49%) QuickTest Pro

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 54 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 16 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (0.82%) CMS
4 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.67%) IIS
6 12 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.36%) Apache
8 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.31%) Confluence
9 6 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.31%) SAS
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.26%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.21%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.21%) LiveCycle
11 4 (0.21%) Sonic ESB
11 4 (0.21%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 125 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 84 (4.31%) MS Office
3 42 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.72%) MS Project
6 7 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.36%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.36%) InDesign
6 7 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (0.36%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.10%) Mingle
8 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 67 (3.44%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 26 (1.33%) SAP HR
6 25 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
6 25 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 20 (1.03%) Oracle Cash Management
8 19 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 14 (0.72%) Markit EDM
9 14 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
10 13 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (0.51%) Agresso
11 10 (0.51%) SAP HCM
11 10 (0.51%) SAP SD
12 9 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
12 9 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
13 8 (0.41%) Loan IQ
14 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.36%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.67%) SaaS
2 10 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.15%) Office 365
5 2 (0.10%) GitHub
6 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.051%) Trello
6 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.77%) TCP/IP
2 43 (2.21%) HTTP
3 37 (1.90%) HTTPS
4 25 (1.28%) Wireshark
5 24 (1.23%) SSL
6 23 (1.18%) Firewall
7 19 (0.97%) DNS
8 18 (0.92%) Internet
8 18 (0.92%) SAN
9 17 (0.87%) Wireless
10 15 (0.77%) Intranet
11 12 (0.62%) VPN
12 11 (0.56%) WAN
13 10 (0.51%) FTP
13 10 (0.51%) LAN
14 7 (0.36%) DVB
15 6 (0.31%) 3G
15 6 (0.31%) GSM
15 6 (0.31%) ZigBee
15 6 (0.31%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 80 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
4 55 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 30 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.33%) MySQL
9 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
11 13 (0.67%) QlikView
11 13 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.62%) DataStage
12 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (0.56%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.41%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 210 (10.77%) Selenium
2 146 (7.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 123 (6.31%) Cucumber
4 120 (6.15%) JIRA
5 91 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 69 (3.54%) LoadRunner
7 68 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 58 (2.97%) Calabash
9 51 (2.62%) Visual Studio
10 40 (2.05%) SoapUI
11 39 (2.00%) Git (software)
11 39 (2.00%) TestDirector
12 36 (1.85%) JMeter
12 36 (1.85%) JUnit
13 33 (1.69%) Jenkins
14 27 (1.38%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.33%) RSpec
16 25 (1.28%) Rational Rose
17 24 (1.23%) Subversion
18 21 (1.08%) FitNesse
General
1 403 (20.67%) Finance
2 153 (7.85%) Banking
3 92 (4.72%) Retail
4 43 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.38%) General Ledger
6 27 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.23%) Marketing
8 22 (1.13%) Legal
8 22 (1.13%) Electronics
8 22 (1.13%) Front Office
9 18 (0.92%) Billing
10 16 (0.82%) Advertising
10 16 (0.82%) Publishing
11 12 (0.62%) Back Office
12 11 (0.56%) Games
12 11 (0.56%) Automotive
13 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 871 (44.67%) Analyst
2 600 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 407 (20.87%) Tester
4 227 (11.64%) Business Analyst
5 133 (6.82%) Test Manager
6 128 (6.56%) Developer
7 112 (5.74%) Consultant
8 109 (5.59%) Test Leader
9 106 (5.44%) Test Engineer
10 70 (3.59%) Automation Tester
11 62 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
12 53 (2.72%) Senior Test Analyst
13 49 (2.51%) QA Tester
14 48 (2.46%) Systems Analyst
15 38 (1.95%) Test Specialist
16 34 (1.74%) Performance Tester
17 32 (1.64%) QA Analyst
18 31 (1.59%) Business Systems Analyst
18 31 (1.59%) SAP Consultant
19 29 (1.49%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (10.82%) .NET
2 130 (6.67%) HTML
3 98 (5.03%) Web Services
4 94 (4.82%) XML
5 87 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 80 (4.10%) JSP
7 44 (2.26%) SOAP
8 40 (2.05%) CSS
9 35 (1.79%) Gherkin
10 28 (1.44%) HTML5
11 26 (1.33%) REST
12 24 (1.23%) Middleware
13 20 (1.03%) CSS3
14 19 (0.97%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (0.72%) RESTful
15 14 (0.72%) LAMP
16 13 (0.67%) jQuery
17 12 (0.62%) Ajax
17 12 (0.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 55 (2.82%) User Experience
4 40 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 33 (1.69%) Open Source
6 31 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.49%) NHS
7 29 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 19 (0.97%) STB
8 19 (0.97%) Derivative
9 18 (0.92%) Equities
10 15 (0.77%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.72%) Statistics
12 13 (0.67%) IPTV
12 13 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
13 11 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.56%) PKI
14 10 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 171 (8.77%) Windows
2 127 (6.51%) UNIX
3 102 (5.23%) Linux
4 70 (3.59%) Android
5 54 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 52 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (2.62%) Windows XP
8 45 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 30 (1.54%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.72%) Solaris
11 14 (0.72%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.41%) AIX
13 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.26%) HPUX
14 5 (0.26%) SUSE
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.21%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (26.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 469 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (12.36%) Test Strategy
4 222 (11.38%) Software Testing
5 198 (10.15%) Scrum
6 181 (9.28%) Integration Testing
7 179 (9.18%) Regression Testing
8 173 (8.87%) Test Management
9 172 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 144 (7.38%) Automated Testing
11 142 (7.28%) CRM
12 134 (6.87%) BDD
13 131 (6.72%) Performance Testing
14 121 (6.21%) TDD
15 110 (5.64%) Migration
16 109 (5.59%) System Testing
16 109 (5.59%) Functional Testing
17 108 (5.54%) Project Management
18 102 (5.23%) Waterfall
19 99 (5.08%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 405 (20.77%) SQL
2 192 (9.85%) Java
3 160 (8.21%) JavaScript
4 156 (8.00%) C#
5 123 (6.31%) Ruby
6 68 (3.49%) VB
7 54 (2.77%) Python
8 39 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 38 (1.95%) VBScript
10 32 (1.64%) PHP
11 31 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.44%) VB.NET
13 25 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 22 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 19 (0.97%) Groovy
15 19 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.97%) C
15 19 (0.97%) Perl
16 14 (0.72%) C++
16 14 (0.72%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 302 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 274 (14.05%) ISTQB
3 258 (13.23%) ISEB
4 218 (11.18%) SC Cleared
5 177 (9.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 101 (5.18%) Degree
7 88 (4.51%) DV Cleared
8 40 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.56%) HND
11 11 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.41%) MCSE
13 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.36%) MCITP
14 6 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (16.97%) QA
2 12 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.26%) EMIR
3 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.21%) GxP
4 4 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) FATCA
6 1 (0.051%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.051%) Basel II
6 1 (0.051%) WCAG
6 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.72%) Nmap
4 9 (0.46%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.15%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 302 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (0.72%) Nessus
3 13 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.46%) SCCM
5 7 (0.36%) Control-M
6 5 (0.26%) SCOM
6 5 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.15%) Netcool
8 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.10%) Puppet
9 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.051%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.051%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.051%) MOM
Vendors
1 313 (16.05%) Oracle
2 250 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 233 (11.95%) HP
4 152 (7.79%) SAP
5 43 (2.21%) IBM
6 38 (1.95%) Siebel
6 38 (1.95%) VMware
7 33 (1.69%) Citrix
8 19 (0.97%) Business Objects
9 17 (0.87%) Cognos
10 16 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.72%) Remedy
11 14 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
11 14 (0.72%) Cisco
12 12 (0.62%) Adobe
12 12 (0.62%) Charles River
13 11 (0.56%) SolarWinds
14 10 (0.51%) Calypso
15 9 (0.46%) JBoss
15 9 (0.46%) Sophis
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AWD Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago