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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 167 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 783 1056 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.55% 1.99% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.48% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 665 601
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 12
Median hourly rate £34.37 £33.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.15% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £17.91 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.81 £46.75 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
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
42027 42615 39492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.42% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28004 28221 24921
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1151 1103
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.91 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 302 £390 -2.50% 49
South East -47 150 £338 -3.57% 39
West Midlands -9 80 £330 +10.00% 16
South West +14 62 £325 +4.83% 25
North East -30 48 £310 -17.33% 6
North West -36 48 £326 -6.78% 15
Yorkshire -42 45 £385 +23.20% 17
East of England -9 23 £400 +25.49% 12
East Midlands -9 19 £345 -1.42% 3
Midlands -10 3 £320 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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.

1 553 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (24.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 356 (22.43%) SQL
3 356 (22.43%) Finance
4 261 (16.45%) Java
5 240 (15.12%) Selenium
6 239 (15.06%) ISEB
7 231 (14.56%) Security Cleared
8 225 (14.18%) Regression Testing
9 223 (14.05%) QA
10 213 (13.42%) ISTQB
11 203 (12.79%) Test Strategy
12 197 (12.41%) HP Quality Center
13 195 (12.29%) Functional Testing
14 191 (12.04%) HP
15 187 (11.78%) Defect Management
16 182 (11.47%) JIRA
17 181 (11.41%) Software Testing
18 178 (11.22%) Scrum
19 170 (10.71%) Migration
20 164 (10.33%) Integration Testing
21 163 (10.27%) Oracle
22 158 (9.96%) Microsoft
23 156 (9.83%) SC Cleared
24 145 (9.14%) Test Automation
25 144 (9.07%) .NET
26 143 (9.01%) BDD
27 137 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 136 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
28 136 (8.57%) Banking

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 51 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.58%) Confluence
3 17 (1.07%) CMS
4 14 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 13 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.63%) SAS
7 9 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.38%) Mule
8 6 (0.38%) Mule ESB
9 5 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.25%) IIS
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.19%) Liferay
11 3 (0.19%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.13%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 114 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 75 (4.73%) MS Office
3 40 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.69%) MS Project
6 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (0.82%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.57%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.50%) Magento
6 8 (0.50%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.32%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.25%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (0.38%) GitHub
2 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.32%) PaaS
3 5 (0.32%) SaaS
4 4 (0.25%) Office 365
5 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.13%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.13%) IaaS
5 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.13%) Taleo
6 1 (0.063%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.063%) Force.com
6 1 (0.063%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.063%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.07%) Internet
2 13 (0.82%) HTTP
3 12 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.57%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.50%) DVB
5 8 (0.50%) WAN
6 7 (0.44%) LAN
6 7 (0.44%) VoIP
7 6 (0.38%) Wireless
8 4 (0.25%) DNS
8 4 (0.25%) FTP
8 4 (0.25%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.19%) Broadband
9 3 (0.19%) Firewall
9 3 (0.19%) Intranet
9 3 (0.19%) MPLS
9 3 (0.19%) Network Security
9 3 (0.19%) TACACS
9 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.20%) Big Data
8 16 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.88%) MySQL
10 13 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.76%) Data Mining
11 12 (0.76%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
14 8 (0.50%) DB2
15 7 (0.44%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.44%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 240 (15.12%) Selenium
2 182 (11.47%) JIRA
3 115 (7.25%) WebDriver
4 92 (5.80%) HP UFT
5 88 (5.55%) Cucumber
6 73 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 59 (3.72%) Jenkins
9 52 (3.28%) SpecFlow
10 48 (3.02%) Git (software)
11 42 (2.65%) LoadRunner
12 40 (2.52%) Visual Studio
13 35 (2.21%) Protractor
14 24 (1.51%) JMeter
15 22 (1.39%) GitLab
16 21 (1.32%) JUnit
17 20 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 20 (1.26%) Subversion
18 18 (1.13%) Appium
18 18 (1.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 356 (22.43%) Finance
2 136 (8.57%) Banking
3 97 (6.11%) Retail
4 52 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.39%) Games
8 20 (1.26%) Back Office
8 20 (1.26%) Front Office
8 20 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (1.13%) Marketing
10 17 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 16 (1.01%) Legal
12 14 (0.88%) Publishing
13 12 (0.76%) Electronics
14 11 (0.69%) Advertising
15 9 (0.57%) Billing
15 9 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.38%) Military
17 5 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 766 (48.27%) Analyst
2 524 (33.02%) Test Analyst
3 268 (16.89%) Tester
4 162 (10.21%) Business Analyst
5 109 (6.87%) Test Manager
6 106 (6.68%) Developer
7 103 (6.49%) Test Leader
8 96 (6.05%) Automation Tester
9 83 (5.23%) Test Engineer
10 80 (5.04%) Consultant
11 56 (3.53%) Automation Test Analyst
12 49 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
13 48 (3.02%) Senior Test Analyst
14 42 (2.65%) Service Analyst
15 40 (2.52%) UAT Analyst
16 37 (2.33%) Software Tester
17 35 (2.21%) Agile Test Analyst
17 35 (2.21%) UAT Test Analyst
18 34 (2.14%) Selenium Tester
19 33 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (9.07%) .NET
2 108 (6.81%) XML
3 99 (6.24%) Web Services
4 72 (4.54%) SOAP
5 57 (3.59%) HTML
6 38 (2.39%) AngularJS
7 36 (2.27%) CSS
8 35 (2.21%) JSON
9 33 (2.08%) REST
10 28 (1.76%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.64%) Gherkin
11 26 (1.64%) Node.js
12 24 (1.51%) RESTful
13 22 (1.39%) EJS
13 22 (1.39%) Express
14 14 (0.88%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (0.63%) Middleware
16 9 (0.57%) jQuery
17 8 (0.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.33%) User Experience
4 36 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 24 (1.51%) Smart Meter
6 21 (1.32%) Equities
6 21 (1.32%) Fixed Income
7 20 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 17 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 17 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.88%) EPoS
12 13 (0.82%) IVR
13 11 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 11 (0.69%) STB
13 11 (0.69%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.63%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.63%) NHS
15 9 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.94%) Unix
2 100 (6.30%) Linux
3 95 (5.99%) Windows
4 18 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.95%) Android
6 12 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.44%) VME
8 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.32%) Solaris
10 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.063%) AIX
13 1 (0.063%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.063%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (24.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 225 (14.18%) Regression Testing
4 203 (12.79%) Test Strategy
5 195 (12.29%) Functional Testing
6 187 (11.78%) Defect Management
7 181 (11.41%) Software Testing
8 178 (11.22%) Scrum
9 170 (10.71%) Migration
10 164 (10.33%) Integration Testing
11 145 (9.14%) Test Automation
12 143 (9.01%) BDD
13 134 (8.44%) Automated Testing
14 132 (8.32%) SDLC
15 121 (7.62%) System Integration Testing
16 113 (7.12%) System Testing
17 111 (6.99%) Test Planning
18 108 (6.81%) Test Management
19 106 (6.68%) Validation
20 105 (6.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 356 (22.43%) SQL
2 261 (16.45%) Java
3 127 (8.00%) C#
4 87 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 57 (3.59%) C
5 57 (3.59%) Python
6 45 (2.84%) Ruby
7 42 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 32 (2.02%) VBScript
9 31 (1.95%) PowerShell
9 31 (1.95%) VB
10 29 (1.83%) F#
11 27 (1.70%) C++
12 24 (1.51%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.32%) PHP
13 21 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.82%) Groovy
14 13 (0.82%) VBA
15 12 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 239 (15.06%) ISEB
2 231 (14.56%) Security Cleared
3 213 (13.42%) ISTQB
4 156 (9.83%) SC Cleared
5 137 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 88 (5.55%) Degree
7 62 (3.91%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.57%) MCITP
13 8 (0.50%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.44%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.32%) PMP
17 4 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (14.05%) QA
2 15 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.95%) SLA
3 12 (0.76%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.63%) GxP
4 10 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (0.50%) COREP
7 7 (0.44%) Basel II
8 6 (0.38%) Basel III
8 6 (0.38%) SDET
8 6 (0.38%) WCAG
9 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.19%) FINREP
10 3 (0.19%) GPG13
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.13%) Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.063%) Docker
6 1 (0.063%) HDFS
6 1 (0.063%) LXC
Systems Management
1 197 (12.41%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.25%) SCCM
3 4 (0.25%) WMI
4 3 (0.19%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.19%) Control-M
4 3 (0.19%) SCOM
5 2 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.13%) Oozie
5 2 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.063%) logstash
6 1 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.063%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 191 (12.04%) HP
2 163 (10.27%) Oracle
3 158 (9.96%) Microsoft
4 113 (7.12%) SAP
5 21 (1.32%) IBM
6 16 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 15 (0.95%) Informatica
8 12 (0.76%) Cognos
9 11 (0.69%) Cisco
9 11 (0.69%) Sybase
9 11 (0.69%) VMware
10 10 (0.63%) JD Edwards
10 10 (0.63%) Remedy
10 10 (0.63%) Siebel
11 9 (0.57%) Adobe
11 9 (0.57%) Citrix
12 8 (0.50%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.50%) webMethods
13 7 (0.44%) IFS
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
England
Mason Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Specific Expences
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £434.99 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day web tester, Jira, Quality
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £24000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Interserve plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £434.99 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum Plus car allowance
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Cheltenham
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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