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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 159 115 134
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 830 1047 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 2.01% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.48% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 653 544
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 16
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £31.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.37 £39.37 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
41492 42194 40271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.40% 81.13% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27669 28069 25578
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 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1167 1122
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -32 293 £400 +0.62% 44
South East -32 148 £336 -5.28% 31
West Midlands -1 95 £338 +12.50% 11
North East -18 72 £425 +21.42% 5
South West +29 70 £330 +11.39% 21
North West -40 47 £330 -5.71% 19
Yorkshire -36 43 £400 +33.33% 14
East of England -1 39 £325 +1.96% 8
East Midlands -20 16 £375 +21.95% 4
Midlands - 2 £320 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 617 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 341 (21.08%) Finance
4 329 (20.33%) SQL
5 281 (17.37%) Selenium
6 275 (17.00%) Java
7 254 (15.70%) QA
8 228 (14.09%) Regression Testing
9 225 (13.91%) Security Cleared
10 220 (13.60%) ISEB
11 208 (12.86%) Scrum
12 202 (12.48%) Functional Testing
13 201 (12.42%) ISTQB
14 195 (12.05%) Test Strategy
15 191 (11.80%) JIRA
16 188 (11.62%) HP
17 187 (11.56%) Migration
17 187 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
18 186 (11.50%) Software Testing
19 184 (11.37%) Defect Management
20 170 (10.51%) Automated Testing
21 166 (10.26%) BDD
22 165 (10.20%) Test Automation
23 155 (9.58%) Oracle
24 150 (9.27%) SC Cleared
25 148 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
26 143 (8.84%) Integration Testing
26 143 (8.84%) Microsoft
27 141 (8.71%) WebDriver
28 138 (8.53%) .NET

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 36 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.92%) Confluence
3 21 (1.30%) CMS
4 14 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.80%) SAS
6 11 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.31%) Mule
10 5 (0.31%) Mule ESB
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.19%) Liferay
12 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.19%) SAP Portal
13 2 (0.12%) Apache
13 2 (0.12%) Documentum
Applications
1 104 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.83%) MS Office
3 42 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.74%) MS Project
6 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 38 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (0.80%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.74%) Magento
5 11 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.49%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.37%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.31%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.31%) SAP QM
10 4 (0.25%) Maximo
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.62%) Office 365
3 7 (0.43%) GitHub
3 7 (0.43%) PaaS
3 7 (0.43%) SaaS
4 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.19%) IaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Veeva
6 2 (0.12%) CloudBees
6 2 (0.12%) Force.com
6 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.062%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.062%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.05%) Internet
2 12 (0.74%) HTTP
3 11 (0.68%) Wireshark
4 10 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.56%) WAN
6 8 (0.49%) DVB
7 7 (0.43%) LAN
7 7 (0.43%) VoIP
8 5 (0.31%) FTP
8 5 (0.31%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.25%) ATM
9 4 (0.25%) Firewall
9 4 (0.25%) Intranet
10 3 (0.19%) TACACS
10 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.19%) Wireless
11 2 (0.12%) AMQP
11 2 (0.12%) DNS
11 2 (0.12%) MPLS
11 2 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
4 35 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.36%) Big Data
6 20 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 16 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.68%) DB2
10 11 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
11 10 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.56%) MySQL
12 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.49%) Star Schema
14 7 (0.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 281 (17.37%) Selenium
2 191 (11.80%) JIRA
3 141 (8.71%) WebDriver
4 109 (6.74%) Cucumber
5 103 (6.37%) HP UFT
6 84 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (5.13%) Git (software)
8 77 (4.76%) SoapUI
9 76 (4.70%) Jenkins
10 56 (3.46%) SpecFlow
11 49 (3.03%) Protractor
11 49 (3.03%) Visual Studio
12 45 (2.78%) LoadRunner
13 43 (2.66%) GitLab
14 39 (2.41%) JUnit
15 36 (2.22%) webpack
16 29 (1.79%) JMeter
17 26 (1.61%) Maven
18 25 (1.55%) Rational Rose
19 24 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 341 (21.08%) Finance
2 136 (8.41%) Banking
3 111 (6.86%) Retail
4 45 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.04%) Games
6 30 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 22 (1.36%) Back Office
10 20 (1.24%) Marketing
11 19 (1.17%) Legal
11 19 (1.17%) Publishing
11 19 (1.17%) Retail Banking
12 16 (0.99%) Front Office
13 14 (0.87%) Advertising
14 11 (0.68%) Electronics
14 11 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.56%) Billing
16 6 (0.37%) Automotive
16 6 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 740 (45.74%) Analyst
2 484 (29.91%) Test Analyst
3 304 (18.79%) Tester
4 181 (11.19%) Business Analyst
5 128 (7.91%) Developer
6 118 (7.29%) Automation Tester
7 109 (6.74%) Test Leader
8 105 (6.49%) Test Manager
9 97 (6.00%) Test Engineer
10 77 (4.76%) Consultant
11 53 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
12 52 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
13 48 (2.97%) Software Tester
14 44 (2.72%) Senior Test Analyst
15 43 (2.66%) Service Analyst
16 41 (2.53%) Selenium Tester
17 39 (2.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
18 37 (2.29%) UAT Analyst
19 35 (2.16%) Financial Analyst
19 35 (2.16%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (8.53%) .NET
2 111 (6.86%) Web Services
3 99 (6.12%) XML
4 66 (4.08%) SOAP
5 58 (3.58%) AngularJS
6 57 (3.52%) HTML
7 53 (3.28%) CSS
8 47 (2.90%) JSON
8 47 (2.90%) Node.js
9 42 (2.60%) EJS
9 42 (2.60%) Express
10 35 (2.16%) Gherkin
11 33 (2.04%) REST
12 29 (1.79%) RESTful
13 26 (1.61%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.87%) Spring
15 11 (0.68%) J2EE
15 11 (0.68%) Middleware
16 8 (0.49%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 32 (1.98%) User Experience
4 30 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.55%) Equities
6 22 (1.36%) Smart Meter
7 20 (1.24%) Fixed Income
7 20 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 16 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 16 (0.99%) EPoS
10 14 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 13 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.74%) Data Extraction
12 12 (0.74%) NHS
12 12 (0.74%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.68%) STB
14 10 (0.62%) Derivative
15 9 (0.56%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 128 (7.91%) Unix
2 101 (6.24%) Linux
3 78 (4.82%) Windows
4 19 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.05%) Android
6 10 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.43%) Solaris
7 7 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.31%) VME
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.19%) AIX
10 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.062%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 228 (14.09%) Regression Testing
4 208 (12.86%) Scrum
5 202 (12.48%) Functional Testing
6 195 (12.05%) Test Strategy
7 187 (11.56%) Migration
8 186 (11.50%) Software Testing
9 184 (11.37%) Defect Management
10 170 (10.51%) Automated Testing
11 166 (10.26%) BDD
12 165 (10.20%) Test Automation
13 143 (8.84%) Integration Testing
14 137 (8.47%) User Stories
15 126 (7.79%) SDLC
16 123 (7.60%) TDD
17 120 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
18 116 (7.17%) Test Planning
19 115 (7.11%) Automation Testing
20 112 (6.92%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 329 (20.33%) SQL
2 275 (17.00%) Java
3 127 (7.85%) C#
4 102 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 59 (3.65%) Python
6 54 (3.34%) C
7 44 (2.72%) VBScript
8 38 (2.35%) F#
9 37 (2.29%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.16%) Ruby
10 35 (2.16%) VB
11 34 (2.10%) C++
12 24 (1.48%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.36%) Scala
14 21 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.11%) PHP
17 17 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.80%) Groovy
19 11 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 225 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 220 (13.60%) ISEB
3 201 (12.42%) ISTQB
4 150 (9.27%) SC Cleared
5 118 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 91 (5.62%) Degree
7 60 (3.71%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (0.62%) MCITP
13 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.49%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.49%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.37%) MCP
15 6 (0.37%) PMP
16 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.19%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (15.70%) QA
2 14 (0.87%) SLA
2 14 (0.87%) Solvency II
2 14 (0.87%) WCAG
3 12 (0.74%) GxP
4 11 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.49%) SDET
7 6 (0.37%) COREP
8 5 (0.31%) Basel II
8 5 (0.31%) Basel III
8 5 (0.31%) GMP
9 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.19%) COBIT
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.12%) FINREP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 2 (0.12%) HDFS
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.062%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.062%) Docker
5 1 (0.062%) LXC
5 1 (0.062%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 187 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (0.25%) Control-M
4 4 (0.25%) Oozie
4 4 (0.25%) SCCM
5 3 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.19%) Puppet
5 3 (0.19%) SCOM
5 3 (0.19%) WMI
6 2 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.062%) Grafana
7 1 (0.062%) Graphite
7 1 (0.062%) Netcool
7 1 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.062%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.062%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.062%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 188 (11.62%) HP
2 155 (9.58%) Oracle
3 143 (8.84%) Microsoft
4 110 (6.80%) SAP
5 24 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 16 (0.99%) IBM
7 15 (0.93%) Informatica
8 12 (0.74%) JD Edwards
8 12 (0.74%) Remedy
8 12 (0.74%) Siebel
8 12 (0.74%) Sybase
9 11 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.62%) Adobe
10 10 (0.62%) Cisco
10 10 (0.62%) Citrix
11 9 (0.56%) hybris
11 9 (0.56%) webMethods
12 8 (0.49%) VMware
13 7 (0.43%) IFS
13 7 (0.43%) ServiceNow
North West London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £250 - £310 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £575 - £610 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: £330 per day max
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago