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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / England
Rank 142 131 140
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 742 851 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 1.83% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.23% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 531 482
Median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 22
Median hourly rate £34.50 £39.65 £30.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.98% +29.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.75 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £85.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

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
33605 38158 36500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.39% 81.97% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22408 25058 23946
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1094 976
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -6 285 £425 +6.25% 48
South East -19 119 £359 -0.34% 39
South West +15 68 £300 -14.28% 14
North West -2 62 £275 -31.25% 24
West Midlands +17 57 £325 - 15
East Midlands +36 53 £358 +2.14% 6
Yorkshire -17 35 £295 -11.27% 23
East of England -10 33 £450 +50.00% 8
North East -24 25 £300 -22.07% 4
Midlands -2 1 £200 -53.48%
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 612 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (24.02%) Selenium
3 339 (22.13%) Finance
4 336 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 314 (20.50%) QA
6 310 (20.23%) SQL
7 265 (17.30%) Java
8 207 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 198 (12.92%) Test Automation
10 196 (12.79%) WebDriver
11 193 (12.60%) Scrum
12 187 (12.21%) Regression Testing
13 186 (12.14%) Functional Testing
13 186 (12.14%) JIRA
14 182 (11.88%) ISEB
15 180 (11.75%) Cucumber
16 176 (11.49%) Oracle
17 174 (11.36%) TDD
17 174 (11.36%) ISTQB
18 170 (11.10%) Security Cleared
19 167 (10.90%) BDD
20 160 (10.44%) Automation Testing
21 156 (10.18%) Test Strategy
22 153 (9.99%) Banking
23 147 (9.60%) Software Testing
24 144 (9.40%) Defect Management
25 139 (9.07%) User Stories
26 137 (8.94%) C#
26 137 (8.94%) Migration
27 134 (8.75%) Manual Testing

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 43 (2.81%) Confluence
2 31 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 16 (1.04%) CMS
5 14 (0.91%) SAS
6 13 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.52%) JBoss
8 6 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.33%) Apache
9 5 (0.33%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.26%) Moodle
11 3 (0.20%) IIS
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.13%) Documentum
12 2 (0.13%) Liferay
Applications
1 81 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.46%) MS Office
3 39 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.46%) MS Project
6 4 (0.26%) Simulink
7 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.78%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.52%) Loan IQ
7 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.46%) Magento
8 7 (0.46%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.44%) Office 365
2 14 (0.91%) GitHub
3 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.46%) Veeva
5 6 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.33%) PaaS
7 4 (0.26%) SaaS
7 4 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.26%) Taleo
8 3 (0.20%) Force.com
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.13%) Boomi
9 2 (0.13%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.76%) Internet
2 14 (0.91%) Firewall
3 11 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.65%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.52%) HTTP
5 8 (0.52%) Network Security
6 6 (0.39%) FTP
6 6 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.39%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.33%) WAN
8 4 (0.26%) BGP
8 4 (0.26%) HSRP
8 4 (0.26%) MPLS
8 4 (0.26%) OSPF
8 4 (0.26%) PPP
8 4 (0.26%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.20%) Intranet
9 3 (0.20%) LAN
10 2 (0.13%) ATM
10 2 (0.13%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
4 26 (1.70%) Big Data
5 24 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.44%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.78%) DB2
9 12 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
10 11 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.59%) QlikView
12 9 (0.59%) Star Schema
13 8 (0.52%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.46%) MySQL
14 7 (0.46%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 368 (24.02%) Selenium
2 196 (12.79%) WebDriver
3 186 (12.14%) JIRA
4 180 (11.75%) Cucumber
5 132 (8.62%) Jenkins
6 86 (5.61%) Git (software)
6 86 (5.61%) SoapUI
7 79 (5.16%) HP UFT
8 68 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 67 (4.37%) JUnit
10 49 (3.20%) SpecFlow
11 43 (2.81%) Visual Studio
12 42 (2.74%) RSpec
13 41 (2.68%) Protractor
14 38 (2.48%) GitLab
14 38 (2.48%) JMeter
15 33 (2.15%) webpack
16 31 (2.02%) LoadRunner
17 30 (1.96%) Maven
18 28 (1.83%) Eclipse
General
1 339 (22.13%) Finance
2 153 (9.99%) Banking
3 110 (7.18%) Retail
4 57 (3.72%) Games
5 44 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.22%) Marketing
8 31 (2.02%) Front Office
9 28 (1.83%) Back Office
10 26 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.70%) Retail Banking
11 21 (1.37%) Legal
12 20 (1.31%) Electronics
13 16 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.85%) Law
15 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.72%) Advertising
16 11 (0.72%) Publishing
17 9 (0.59%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 627 (40.93%) Analyst
2 406 (26.50%) Test Analyst
3 325 (21.21%) Tester
4 162 (10.57%) Business Analyst
5 139 (9.07%) Developer
6 124 (8.09%) Automation Tester
7 123 (8.03%) Test Engineer
8 94 (6.14%) Test Leader
8 94 (6.14%) Test Manager
9 77 (5.03%) QA Engineer
10 64 (4.18%) Consultant
11 63 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
12 61 (3.98%) Software Tester
13 56 (3.66%) QA Test Engineer
14 51 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
15 46 (3.00%) QA Tester
16 42 (2.74%) QA Analyst
17 40 (2.61%) Selenium Tester
18 37 (2.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 35 (2.28%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (8.62%) .NET
2 107 (6.98%) XML
3 99 (6.46%) Web Services
4 82 (5.35%) SOAP
5 64 (4.18%) Gherkin
5 64 (4.18%) JSON
6 51 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 48 (3.13%) CSS
8 43 (2.81%) Node.js
9 39 (2.55%) HTML
10 38 (2.48%) REST
11 32 (2.09%) EJS
11 32 (2.09%) Express
12 31 (2.02%) RESTful
13 27 (1.76%) Spring
14 16 (1.04%) ASP.NET
14 16 (1.04%) J2EE
15 13 (0.85%) .NET Framework
16 10 (0.65%) Middleware
17 8 (0.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (2.48%) Equities
3 35 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.09%) Derivative
5 29 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.24%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.24%) User Experience
9 16 (1.04%) EPoS
10 15 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.98%) Fintech
10 15 (0.98%) Mainframe
11 12 (0.78%) NHS
12 11 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.72%) Life Science
13 10 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.59%) Data Conversion
14 9 (0.59%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (7.64%) Unix
2 81 (5.29%) Windows
3 77 (5.03%) Linux
4 14 (0.91%) Android
5 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.59%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.39%) AIX
9 5 (0.33%) Solaris
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.065%) OS/400
13 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.065%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 207 (13.51%) Automated Testing
4 198 (12.92%) Test Automation
5 193 (12.60%) Scrum
6 187 (12.21%) Regression Testing
7 186 (12.14%) Functional Testing
8 174 (11.36%) TDD
9 167 (10.90%) BDD
10 160 (10.44%) Automation Testing
11 156 (10.18%) Test Strategy
12 147 (9.60%) Software Testing
13 144 (9.40%) Defect Management
14 139 (9.07%) User Stories
15 137 (8.94%) Migration
16 134 (8.75%) Manual Testing
17 126 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (7.70%) Defect Tracking
19 115 (7.51%) SDLC
20 111 (7.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.23%) SQL
2 265 (17.30%) Java
3 137 (8.94%) C#
4 97 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 70 (4.57%) Python
6 52 (3.39%) Scala
7 41 (2.68%) Ruby
8 40 (2.61%) PL/SQL
9 29 (1.89%) C
9 29 (1.89%) C++
9 29 (1.89%) VBScript
10 27 (1.76%) F#
11 26 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.31%) VB
13 16 (1.04%) PHP
14 15 (0.98%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.91%) Groovy
16 11 (0.72%) VBA
17 10 (0.65%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 182 (11.88%) ISEB
2 174 (11.36%) ISTQB
3 170 (11.10%) Security Cleared
4 102 (6.66%) SC Cleared
5 82 (5.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 79 (5.16%) Degree
7 42 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.33%) PMP
12 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.20%) MCP
14 2 (0.13%) ACCA
14 2 (0.13%) HND
14 2 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (20.50%) QA
2 37 (2.42%) WCAG
3 23 (1.50%) MiFID
4 9 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.59%) SDET
5 7 (0.46%) SLA
6 6 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (0.39%) GMP
7 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.26%) COBIT
8 4 (0.26%) EMIR
8 4 (0.26%) GxP
8 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.20%) FATCA
9 3 (0.20%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.20%) SEPA
10 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) GAMP
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.26%) Docker
2 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.20%) Firmware
3 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.13%) HDFS
4 2 (0.13%) LXC
4 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 109 (7.11%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 7 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
3 7 (0.46%) Oozie
4 5 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.26%) Puppet
5 4 (0.26%) SCCM
6 3 (0.20%) Control-M
6 3 (0.20%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.20%) nmon
7 2 (0.13%) Ansible
7 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.13%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.065%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 176 (11.49%) Oracle
2 121 (7.90%) Microsoft
3 107 (6.98%) HP
4 98 (6.40%) SAP
5 31 (2.02%) Atlassian
6 28 (1.83%) IBM
7 18 (1.17%) Informatica
8 16 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
9 15 (0.98%) webMethods
10 12 (0.78%) hybris
10 12 (0.78%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.72%) Citrix
12 10 (0.65%) Guidewire
12 10 (0.65%) Siebel
13 8 (0.52%) SmartStream
13 8 (0.52%) Sybase
14 7 (0.46%) Pega
14 7 (0.46%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.39%) Cloudera
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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