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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 144 84 113
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +29
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 777 1075 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 2.17% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.88% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 689 418
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £18.73 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.22 £155.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 -73 278 £410 +2.50% 73
South East +3 215 £325 - 35
North West -1 71 £325 -4.41% 11
Yorkshire -51 53 £288 +2.67% 9
South West -46 43 £325 - 15
East of England -18 34 £300 -16.66% 13
West Midlands -20 34 £310 -22.50% 11
East Midlands -6 24 £310 +11.71% 5
North East -34 13 £335 +20.18% 1
South Coast - 4 - -
Midlands 0 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 418 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (25.52%) SQL
3 379 (24.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 303 (19.52%) Finance
5 275 (17.72%) ISEB
6 255 (16.43%) Security Cleared
7 254 (16.37%) QA
8 237 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
9 223 (14.37%) Microsoft
10 219 (14.11%) ISTQB
11 214 (13.79%) HP
12 208 (13.40%) Oracle
13 198 (12.76%) Selenium
14 189 (12.18%) Scrum
15 184 (11.86%) .NET
16 183 (11.79%) Java
17 177 (11.40%) Test Strategy
18 168 (10.82%) Software Testing
19 164 (10.57%) SC Cleared
20 159 (10.24%) Regression Testing
21 150 (9.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 149 (9.60%) Test Automation
23 146 (9.41%) Integration Testing
24 139 (8.96%) JIRA
25 137 (8.83%) C#
26 136 (8.76%) JavaScript
27 134 (8.63%) Windows
28 133 (8.57%) TDD
29 131 (8.44%) UNIX
30 128 (8.25%) MS Excel

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 47 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.80%) IIS
3 21 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 18 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 14 (0.90%) Confluence
6 9 (0.58%) Apache
6 9 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.58%) CMS
7 8 (0.52%) JBoss
8 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.39%) Lync
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.26%) Documentum
11 4 (0.26%) SAS
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.19%) Drupal
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 128 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 80 (5.15%) MS Office
3 27 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.71%) MS Project
6 4 (0.26%) Mingle
7 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.064%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 48 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.77%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.64%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
9 8 (0.52%) Magento
10 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.39%) Agresso
11 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.39%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.39%) SAP HCM
12 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
12 5 (0.32%) Summit
12 5 (0.32%) Exstream
12 5 (0.32%) SAP PP
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.90%) SaaS
2 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.26%) Trello
4 4 (0.26%) Taleo
4 4 (0.26%) Heroku
5 1 (0.064%) Office 365
5 1 (0.064%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.74%) SAN
3 20 (1.29%) Internet
4 15 (0.97%) HTTP
4 15 (0.97%) Wireshark
5 13 (0.84%) AMQP
6 12 (0.77%) Firewall
6 12 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (0.71%) Wireless
8 10 (0.64%) GSM
8 10 (0.64%) LAN
9 9 (0.58%) FTP
10 8 (0.52%) WAN
11 7 (0.45%) GPRS
11 7 (0.45%) RTP
11 7 (0.45%) Intranet
11 7 (0.45%) LTE
12 6 (0.39%) UMTS
12 6 (0.39%) VoIP
12 6 (0.39%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 24 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (1.29%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.10%) Big Data
11 15 (0.97%) MySQL
12 13 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.77%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.77%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.71%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.71%) DB2
15 9 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
16 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 198 (12.76%) Selenium
2 139 (8.96%) JIRA
3 115 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 85 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 69 (4.45%) WebDriver
6 68 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (4.06%) LoadRunner
8 44 (2.84%) Visual Studio
8 44 (2.84%) Subversion
9 40 (2.58%) Eclipse
10 37 (2.38%) Git (software)
11 28 (1.80%) JMeter
11 28 (1.80%) Jenkins
12 26 (1.68%) JUnit
12 26 (1.68%) SoapUI
13 23 (1.48%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.48%) Ant
14 20 (1.29%) TestDirector
15 17 (1.10%) Maven
16 16 (1.03%) Calabash
General
1 303 (19.52%) Finance
2 106 (6.83%) Banking
3 67 (4.32%) Retail
4 52 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.93%) Marketing
7 25 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.10%) Billing
9 16 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 14 (0.90%) Electronics
11 13 (0.84%) Back Office
11 13 (0.84%) Legal
12 12 (0.77%) Automotive
13 9 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.32%) Front Office
16 5 (0.32%) Law
16 5 (0.32%) Publishing
16 5 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 696 (44.85%) Analyst
2 503 (32.41%) Test Analyst
3 256 (16.49%) Tester
4 150 (9.66%) Developer
5 149 (9.60%) Business Analyst
6 98 (6.31%) Test Manager
7 94 (6.06%) Test Leader
8 80 (5.15%) Consultant
9 79 (5.09%) Test Engineer
10 55 (3.54%) Automation Tester
11 48 (3.09%) Software Tester
12 40 (2.58%) Test Specialist
13 32 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
14 31 (2.00%) Software Engineer
15 29 (1.87%) Senior Test Analyst
16 27 (1.74%) SAP Consultant
16 27 (1.74%) Systems Analyst
17 26 (1.68%) Technical Analyst
17 26 (1.68%) AWS Developer
18 23 (1.48%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (11.86%) .NET
2 124 (7.99%) HTML
3 105 (6.77%) XML
4 83 (5.35%) Web Services
5 78 (5.03%) ASP.NET
6 48 (3.09%) JSP
7 43 (2.77%) CSS
8 40 (2.58%) SOAP
9 38 (2.45%) JSON
10 31 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 29 (1.87%) REST
12 28 (1.80%) Gherkin
13 26 (1.68%) J2EE
14 24 (1.55%) Middleware
15 22 (1.42%) jQuery
16 20 (1.29%) Ajax
17 18 (1.16%) WCF
17 18 (1.16%) RESTful
18 17 (1.10%) Java EE
19 15 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.32%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.26%) NHS
5 31 (2.00%) Open Source
6 24 (1.55%) User Experience
7 16 (1.03%) STB
8 15 (0.97%) Fixed Income
9 13 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 13 (0.84%) SWIFT
9 13 (0.84%) Smart Meter
10 11 (0.71%) Data Integration
11 10 (0.64%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.64%) Derivative
11 10 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.58%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.52%) AS400
13 8 (0.52%) IPTV
13 8 (0.52%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.63%) Windows
2 131 (8.44%) UNIX
3 124 (7.99%) Linux
4 38 (2.45%) Android
5 35 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.22%) Solaris
9 13 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.58%) AIX
12 8 (0.52%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.39%) VME
14 5 (0.32%) SUSE
14 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.13%) HPUX
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.064%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (24.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 189 (12.18%) Scrum
4 177 (11.40%) Test Strategy
5 168 (10.82%) Software Testing
6 159 (10.24%) Regression Testing
7 149 (9.60%) Test Automation
8 146 (9.41%) Integration Testing
9 133 (8.57%) TDD
10 124 (7.99%) Validation
11 119 (7.67%) Waterfall
12 116 (7.47%) Automated Testing
13 115 (7.41%) Test Management
14 110 (7.09%) BDD
15 109 (7.02%) System Testing
15 109 (7.02%) Migration
16 91 (5.86%) Test Planning
17 87 (5.61%) Project Management
18 85 (5.48%) Manual Testing
19 83 (5.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 396 (25.52%) SQL
2 183 (11.79%) Java
3 137 (8.83%) C#
4 136 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 58 (3.74%) Ruby
6 50 (3.22%) Python
7 34 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 33 (2.13%) C
9 27 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 26 (1.68%) VB
11 25 (1.61%) PHP
11 25 (1.61%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.55%) VBA
13 23 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.35%) C++
15 18 (1.16%) Perl
16 16 (1.03%) VBScript
17 12 (0.77%) Scala
18 11 (0.71%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 275 (17.72%) ISEB
2 255 (16.43%) Security Cleared
3 219 (14.11%) ISTQB
4 164 (10.57%) SC Cleared
5 150 (9.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 81 (5.22%) Degree
7 77 (4.96%) DV Cleared
8 43 (2.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 27 (1.74%) HND
10 25 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (1.48%) MCITP
12 7 (0.45%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.45%) OCPJP
12 7 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.39%) CEH
13 6 (0.39%) CISSP
13 6 (0.39%) OSCP
14 5 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (16.37%) QA
2 9 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.39%) EMIR
4 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.26%) FATCA
6 4 (0.26%) HL7
6 4 (0.26%) GMP
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
7 3 (0.19%) GxP
7 3 (0.19%) COREP
8 2 (0.13%) FINREP
8 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) GAMP
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.064%) DO-178B
System Software
1 28 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
6 2 (0.13%) NDS
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.064%) XenApp
7 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 237 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.77%) Puppet
2 12 (0.77%) Vagrant
3 9 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (0.52%) Nessus
4 8 (0.52%) Nmap
5 5 (0.32%) WebInspect
5 5 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.32%) Control-M
5 5 (0.32%) SCCM
6 4 (0.26%) Netcool
6 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.19%) Kibana
8 2 (0.13%) MIIS
8 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.064%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.064%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.064%) WMI
Vendors
1 223 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 214 (13.79%) HP
3 208 (13.40%) Oracle
4 108 (6.96%) SAP
5 33 (2.13%) Cisco
5 33 (2.13%) Citrix
6 31 (2.00%) VMware
7 24 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.03%) IBM
9 13 (0.84%) Remedy
9 13 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.71%) Sun
10 11 (0.71%) Siebel
11 10 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (0.58%) McAfee
13 8 (0.52%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.52%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.45%) F5
15 6 (0.39%) Charles River
15 6 (0.39%) Google
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 6 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
e-Recruiter
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago