The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 92 126 97
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 985 772 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 1.66% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.26% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 480 653
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 22
Average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.76 £11.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.13 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+10.59% -25.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Scripting
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +16 433 £388 -3.12% 80
South East +33 199 £350 -3.78% 29
South West +14 109 £350 -12.50% 16
Yorkshire +15 56 £300 +13.20% 17
East of England +8 52 £350 -12.50% 16
West Midlands -3 43 £300 - 11
North West -7 33 £323 - 13
North East - 26 £360 - 3
East Midlands -4 25 £300 - 5
Midlands +2 5 £200 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 599 (28.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 411 (19.67%) SQL
3 400 (19.14%) Finance
4 349 (16.70%) QA
5 336 (16.08%) Security Cleared
6 334 (15.98%) Oracle
7 328 (15.69%) ISEB
8 319 (15.26%) HP Quality Center
9 304 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
10 298 (14.26%) ISTQB
10 298 (14.26%) Test Strategy
11 267 (12.78%) Microsoft
12 254 (12.15%) HP
13 249 (11.91%) SC Cleared
14 239 (11.44%) .NET
15 237 (11.34%) Selenium
15 237 (11.34%) Software Testing
16 219 (10.48%) Java
17 208 (9.95%) Scrum
18 207 (9.90%) Integration Testing
19 192 (9.19%) Test Automation
19 192 (9.19%) C#
20 186 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 182 (8.71%) SAP
22 174 (8.33%) Windows
23 171 (8.18%) Test Management
24 165 (7.89%) Banking
25 159 (7.61%) JavaScript
26 156 (7.46%) Automated Testing
27 146 (6.99%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 64 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.05%) WebLogic
3 19 (0.91%) WebSphere
4 18 (0.86%) CMS
5 17 (0.81%) IIS
5 17 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.67%) SAS
7 14 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.38%) Apache
9 7 (0.33%) WebLogic Integration
9 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.33%) Confluence
10 6 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.24%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.19%) Sonic ESB
12 4 (0.19%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 124 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 78 (3.73%) MS Office
3 48 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.72%) MS Project
6 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.33%) InDesign
6 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.096%) Mingle
9 1 (0.048%) Simulink
9 1 (0.048%) Stata
9 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 53 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.29%) SAP HR
5 18 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
8 14 (0.67%) Agresso
9 12 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
9 12 (0.57%) SAP SD
9 12 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
9 12 (0.57%) Maximo
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 10 (0.48%) SAP MRS
10 10 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
10 10 (0.48%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.62%) SaaS
2 12 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.096%) GitHub
6 1 (0.048%) Taleo
6 1 (0.048%) Force.com
6 1 (0.048%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 38 (1.82%) HTTPS
3 29 (1.39%) HTTP
4 27 (1.29%) Wireshark
5 25 (1.20%) SSL
6 24 (1.15%) Firewall
7 20 (0.96%) Intranet
7 20 (0.96%) Internet
7 20 (0.96%) DNS
8 17 (0.81%) LAN
9 14 (0.67%) Wireless
10 12 (0.57%) VPN
11 11 (0.53%) WAN
12 10 (0.48%) SAN
12 10 (0.48%) FTP
13 6 (0.29%) LTE
13 6 (0.29%) ZigBee
13 6 (0.29%) 3G
13 6 (0.29%) GSM
13 6 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
4 52 (2.49%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 31 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.20%) MySQL
9 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (0.96%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.91%) DataStage
12 15 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
14 11 (0.53%) SAP BI
14 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.48%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.48%) QlikView
15 10 (0.48%) MS Access
16 9 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 237 (11.34%) Selenium
2 145 (6.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 130 (6.22%) JIRA
4 120 (5.74%) Cucumber
5 102 (4.88%) WebDriver
6 83 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 70 (3.35%) LoadRunner
8 56 (2.68%) Calabash
9 55 (2.63%) Visual Studio
10 47 (2.25%) SoapUI
11 38 (1.82%) JMeter
12 37 (1.77%) Git (software)
13 32 (1.53%) Jenkins
14 30 (1.44%) TestDirector
14 30 (1.44%) FitNesse
15 28 (1.34%) JUnit
16 26 (1.24%) RSpec
17 25 (1.20%) Rational Rose
18 24 (1.15%) SpecFlow
19 23 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 400 (19.14%) Finance
2 165 (7.89%) Banking
3 111 (5.31%) Retail
4 60 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 32 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 29 (1.39%) Back Office
9 26 (1.24%) Marketing
10 24 (1.15%) Front Office
11 23 (1.10%) Publishing
12 22 (1.05%) Legal
13 21 (1.00%) Billing
14 17 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 16 (0.77%) Advertising
16 15 (0.72%) Electronics
17 12 (0.57%) Games
18 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.43%) Automotive
20 8 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 932 (44.59%) Analyst
2 632 (30.24%) Test Analyst
3 436 (20.86%) Tester
4 244 (11.67%) Business Analyst
5 155 (7.42%) Test Manager
6 135 (6.46%) Developer
7 133 (6.36%) Test Leader
8 126 (6.03%) Consultant
9 109 (5.22%) Test Engineer
10 72 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
11 70 (3.35%) Automation Tester
12 63 (3.01%) QA Tester
13 58 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
14 57 (2.73%) Senior Test Analyst
15 46 (2.20%) QA Analyst
16 41 (1.96%) SAP Consultant
17 40 (1.91%) Test Specialist
18 39 (1.87%) Performance Tester
19 37 (1.77%) Business Systems Analyst
20 33 (1.58%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (11.44%) .NET
2 127 (6.08%) HTML
3 118 (5.65%) Web Services
4 91 (4.35%) XML
5 84 (4.02%) ASP.NET
6 76 (3.64%) JSP
7 41 (1.96%) CSS
8 29 (1.39%) HTML5
8 29 (1.39%) SOAP
9 26 (1.24%) Gherkin
10 23 (1.10%) CSS3
11 22 (1.05%) Middleware
12 20 (0.96%) REST
13 18 (0.86%) jQuery
14 15 (0.72%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.67%) Flash
16 12 (0.57%) Mustache
16 12 (0.57%) Sass
16 12 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
16 12 (0.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.11%) Mobile App
2 48 (2.30%) Open Source
3 43 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 38 (1.82%) NHS
4 38 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 33 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 20 (0.96%) Derivative
8 18 (0.86%) STB
9 16 (0.77%) Fixed Income
10 14 (0.67%) Statistics
11 12 (0.57%) Data Conversion
11 12 (0.57%) IPTV
11 12 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.57%) Equities
12 11 (0.53%) AS400
12 11 (0.53%) SWIFT
13 9 (0.43%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.43%) PKI
13 9 (0.43%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 174 (8.33%) Windows
2 133 (6.36%) UNIX
3 115 (5.50%) Linux
4 56 (2.68%) Windows XP
4 56 (2.68%) Android
5 50 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 38 (1.82%) Windows 7
9 32 (1.53%) Windows 2000
10 20 (0.96%) Solaris
11 17 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.38%) AIX
15 7 (0.33%) SUSE
15 7 (0.33%) HPUX
16 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.048%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (28.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 304 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (14.26%) Test Strategy
4 237 (11.34%) Software Testing
5 208 (9.95%) Scrum
6 207 (9.90%) Integration Testing
7 192 (9.19%) Test Automation
8 171 (8.18%) Test Management
9 156 (7.46%) Automated Testing
10 144 (6.89%) Regression Testing
11 143 (6.84%) BDD
12 132 (6.32%) CRM
13 128 (6.12%) Performance Testing
14 124 (5.93%) TDD
15 120 (5.74%) Business Analysis
16 115 (5.50%) System Testing
17 112 (5.36%) Migration
18 111 (5.31%) Project Management
19 106 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
20 101 (4.83%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 411 (19.67%) SQL
2 219 (10.48%) Java
3 192 (9.19%) C#
4 159 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 123 (5.89%) Ruby
6 81 (3.88%) VB
7 49 (2.34%) Python
8 41 (1.96%) VBScript
9 38 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 33 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.48%) C
12 27 (1.29%) PHP
13 25 (1.20%) C++
14 24 (1.15%) Groovy
14 24 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.00%) Perl
17 19 (0.91%) ABAP
18 16 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 336 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 328 (15.69%) ISEB
3 298 (14.26%) ISTQB
4 249 (11.91%) SC Cleared
5 186 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 102 (4.88%) Degree
7 89 (4.26%) DV Cleared
8 38 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 36 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.43%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.33%) MCITP
13 7 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.29%) MCSE
15 5 (0.24%) HND
15 5 (0.24%) PMP
15 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (16.70%) QA
2 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (0.29%) SLA
2 6 (0.29%) GxP
3 4 (0.19%) EMIR
4 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.14%) Basel II
5 2 (0.096%) FATCA
5 2 (0.096%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.048%) MiFID
6 1 (0.048%) WCAG
6 1 (0.048%) DO-178B
System Software
1 36 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.77%) Nmap
4 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.19%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.096%) HDFS
7 2 (0.096%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 319 (15.26%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (0.72%) Nessus
3 13 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.43%) SCCM
5 5 (0.24%) SCOM
5 5 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.14%) Netcool
7 3 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.096%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.096%) Puppet
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.096%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.096%) OpenView
8 2 (0.096%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.096%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 334 (15.98%) Oracle
2 267 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 254 (12.15%) HP
4 182 (8.71%) SAP
5 47 (2.25%) IBM
6 44 (2.11%) Siebel
7 35 (1.67%) VMware
8 26 (1.24%) Citrix
9 19 (0.91%) Cognos
10 18 (0.86%) Business Objects
10 18 (0.86%) Cisco
11 17 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.67%) Adobe
13 12 (0.57%) Curam
13 12 (0.57%) Remedy
13 12 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
14 11 (0.53%) ATG
14 11 (0.53%) Charles River
14 11 (0.53%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.53%) SolarWinds
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum 3 months rolling Possibly higher rate depe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago