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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 128 111 117
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 765 790 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.66% 1.77% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.37% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 461 404
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 £250 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.28% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 17
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £11.70 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £113.50 £46.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
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
34808 33292 29402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.37% 74.79% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22734 20665 17754
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1066 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -21 303 £375 -3.22% 70
South East -16 182 £325 +4.00% 42
South West +27 91 £375 -1.31% 21
North West +4 53 £356 +23.91% 20
East of England +17 47 £306 -12.50% 10
Yorkshire -29 39 £315 - 22
West Midlands -4 27 £340 +0.74% 11
North East -3 11 £400 +100.00% 1
East Midlands -3 9 £338 +22.72% 1
Midlands +7 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 436 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (25.38%) SQL
3 398 (25.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 307 (19.33%) Finance
5 257 (16.18%) Security Cleared
6 252 (15.87%) QA
7 245 (15.43%) ISEB
8 241 (15.18%) HP Quality Center
9 240 (15.11%) Oracle
10 224 (14.11%) Microsoft
11 218 (13.73%) ISTQB
12 213 (13.41%) HP
13 207 (13.04%) Selenium
14 205 (12.91%) .NET
15 198 (12.47%) Java
16 186 (11.71%) Software Testing
17 176 (11.08%) Scrum
18 174 (10.96%) Test Strategy
19 170 (10.71%) SC Cleared
20 149 (9.38%) JavaScript
20 149 (9.38%) Windows
21 143 (9.01%) JIRA
21 143 (9.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 142 (8.94%) TDD
23 139 (8.75%) Test Management
24 138 (8.69%) Test Automation
25 134 (8.44%) C#
26 133 (8.38%) Regression Testing
27 129 (8.12%) UNIX
28 128 (8.06%) Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 30 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.26%) IIS
3 16 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 12 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.63%) Confluence
5 10 (0.63%) CMS
6 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.50%) JBoss
7 7 (0.44%) SugarCRM
8 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.31%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.25%) Lync
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.25%) SAP EP
11 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.13%) Sonic ESB
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 118 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.35%) MS Office
3 21 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.57%) MS Project
7 7 (0.44%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.25%) Mingle
9 1 (0.063%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 76 (4.79%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.88%) Agresso
5 14 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 13 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.82%) SAP HR
7 12 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 11 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
8 11 (0.69%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.57%) SAP HCM
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
11 8 (0.50%) Loan IQ
11 8 (0.50%) SAP APO
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.44%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.38%) SaaS
3 5 (0.31%) Trello
4 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.063%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 50 (3.15%) SAN
3 40 (2.52%) HTTP
4 19 (1.20%) Firewall
5 16 (1.01%) HTTPS
6 14 (0.88%) Wireshark
6 14 (0.88%) Internet
6 14 (0.88%) Wireless
7 12 (0.76%) SSL
8 11 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.69%) WAN
8 11 (0.69%) Intranet
9 10 (0.63%) FTP
9 10 (0.63%) VPN
9 10 (0.63%) LAN
10 7 (0.44%) Broadband
11 6 (0.38%) NAS
11 6 (0.38%) AMQP
11 6 (0.38%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.31%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (4.28%) Oracle Reports
4 55 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 35 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 30 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.57%) MySQL
10 15 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
11 14 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.82%) EDRMS
12 13 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (0.63%) QlikView
13 10 (0.63%) Big Data
14 9 (0.57%) SAP BW
14 9 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 207 (13.04%) Selenium
2 143 (9.01%) JIRA
3 115 (7.24%) Cucumber
4 98 (6.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 84 (5.29%) WebDriver
6 74 (4.66%) LoadRunner
7 63 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (2.71%) JMeter
9 41 (2.58%) Git (software)
10 35 (2.20%) Visual Studio
11 34 (2.14%) Eclipse
12 33 (2.08%) Subversion
13 31 (1.95%) SpecFlow
13 31 (1.95%) Jenkins
14 29 (1.83%) TestDirector
15 26 (1.64%) JUnit
16 25 (1.57%) Calabash
17 21 (1.32%) SoapUI
18 16 (1.01%) NeoLoad
19 14 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 307 (19.33%) Finance
2 98 (6.17%) Banking
3 58 (3.65%) Retail
4 45 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.52%) Marketing
6 34 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.45%) Electronics
9 19 (1.20%) Legal
10 17 (1.07%) General Ledger
11 12 (0.76%) Billing
12 10 (0.63%) Automotive
12 10 (0.63%) Back Office
13 9 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.50%) Advertising
15 7 (0.44%) Front Office
16 5 (0.31%) Games
17 4 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.25%) Publishing
17 4 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 675 (42.51%) Analyst
2 480 (30.23%) Test Analyst
3 296 (18.64%) Tester
4 151 (9.51%) Developer
4 151 (9.51%) Business Analyst
5 111 (6.99%) Test Manager
6 104 (6.55%) Test Engineer
7 96 (6.05%) Consultant
8 74 (4.66%) Test Leader
9 65 (4.09%) Automation Tester
10 46 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
11 37 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
12 31 (1.95%) Software Engineer
13 28 (1.76%) Test Specialist
14 27 (1.70%) SAP Consultant
14 27 (1.70%) Software Tester
15 26 (1.64%) QA Tester
15 26 (1.64%) Agile Test Analyst
16 23 (1.45%) Junior
16 23 (1.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (12.91%) .NET
2 124 (7.81%) HTML
3 108 (6.80%) XML
4 93 (5.86%) ASP.NET
5 80 (5.04%) Web Services
6 71 (4.47%) JSP
7 48 (3.02%) SOAP
8 37 (2.33%) REST
9 35 (2.20%) CSS
10 34 (2.14%) JSON
11 32 (2.02%) .NET Framework
11 32 (2.02%) Gherkin
12 30 (1.89%) Ajax
13 24 (1.51%) Middleware
14 21 (1.32%) jQuery
15 17 (1.07%) J2EE
15 17 (1.07%) RESTful
15 17 (1.07%) WCF
16 16 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (0.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (2.77%) Mobile App
3 43 (2.71%) User Experience
4 36 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.64%) Open Source
6 25 (1.57%) STB
7 19 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.07%) Fixed Income
9 16 (1.01%) PKI
9 16 (1.01%) Equities
10 15 (0.94%) NHS
11 12 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 12 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.69%) Derivative
12 11 (0.69%) Digital Media
13 10 (0.63%) Video on Demand
13 10 (0.63%) IPTV
13 10 (0.63%) DTV
14 9 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 149 (9.38%) Windows
2 129 (8.12%) UNIX
3 113 (7.12%) Linux
4 59 (3.72%) Android
5 52 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.01%) Solaris
9 16 (1.01%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.57%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.44%) AIX
12 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.31%) VME
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.063%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.063%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (25.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 186 (11.71%) Software Testing
4 176 (11.08%) Scrum
5 174 (10.96%) Test Strategy
6 142 (8.94%) TDD
7 139 (8.75%) Test Management
8 138 (8.69%) Test Automation
9 133 (8.38%) Regression Testing
10 128 (8.06%) Integration Testing
11 117 (7.37%) Waterfall
11 117 (7.37%) BDD
12 116 (7.30%) Project Management
13 114 (7.18%) Validation
14 110 (6.93%) Automated Testing
15 100 (6.30%) Migration
16 96 (6.05%) Performance Testing
16 96 (6.05%) System Testing
17 92 (5.79%) Test Planning
18 90 (5.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 403 (25.38%) SQL
2 198 (12.47%) Java
3 149 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 134 (8.44%) C#
5 80 (5.04%) Ruby
6 73 (4.60%) Python
7 37 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 34 (2.14%) PHP
8 34 (2.14%) VB
9 29 (1.83%) VBScript
10 28 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 26 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 26 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 25 (1.57%) C
13 21 (1.32%) VBA
14 18 (1.13%) Perl
14 18 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.01%) C++
16 13 (0.82%) Scala
17 12 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 257 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 245 (15.43%) ISEB
3 218 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 170 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 143 (9.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 84 (5.29%) DV Cleared
7 66 (4.16%) Degree
8 36 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 27 (1.70%) HND
10 20 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (1.01%) MCITP
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.31%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.31%) MCSE
15 5 (0.31%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.31%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.25%) CCNA
17 3 (0.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (15.87%) QA
2 18 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.63%) EMIR
5 6 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.25%) FATCA
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.063%) COREP
9 1 (0.063%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.063%) Basel II
9 1 (0.063%) HL7
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.69%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.69%) Nmap
4 6 (0.38%) Firmware
5 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.13%) NDS
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.063%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 241 (15.18%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (0.69%) Nessus
4 9 (0.57%) Control-M
5 5 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.31%) Puppet
6 3 (0.19%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.19%) SCCM
6 3 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.13%) Netcool
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.063%) cPanel
8 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.063%) WSUS
Vendors
1 240 (15.11%) Oracle
2 224 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 213 (13.41%) HP
4 112 (7.05%) SAP
5 54 (3.40%) Citrix
6 39 (2.46%) VMware
7 26 (1.64%) IBM
8 24 (1.51%) Cisco
9 16 (1.01%) Business Objects
10 14 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.76%) Siebel
12 11 (0.69%) Remedy
13 10 (0.63%) Google
14 9 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (0.57%) BMC
14 9 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.50%) Sun
16 7 (0.44%) Neolane
16 7 (0.44%) Calypso
16 7 (0.44%) JD Edwards
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