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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 170 123 105
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 769 963 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.86% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.33% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 606 617
Median daily rate £363 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.37% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £25.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% -2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.30 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.45 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +6.08%
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
41454 41365 38999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.00% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27626 27425 24650
Median daily rate £448 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1085 1124
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -23 310 £388 -4.32% 62
South East -35 159 £355 +2.89% 36
South West +3 55 £325 -1.51% 20
West Midlands -20 54 £350 +16.66% 17
North West -42 54 £327 -15.61% 21
Yorkshire -13 41 £328 +13.91% 21
North East -34 38 £323 +3.61% 2
East of England +8 27 £425 +21.42% 14
East Midlands -1 24 £311 +13.18% 6
Midlands -2 3 £320 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 542 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 374 (22.63%) Finance
4 353 (21.36%) SQL
5 248 (15.00%) Java
6 247 (14.94%) ISEB
7 236 (14.28%) Selenium
8 233 (14.10%) Security Cleared
9 225 (13.61%) ISTQB
10 224 (13.55%) Regression Testing
11 221 (13.37%) QA
12 209 (12.64%) HP
13 206 (12.46%) Test Strategy
14 205 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
15 198 (11.98%) JIRA
15 198 (11.98%) Defect Management
16 192 (11.62%) Functional Testing
17 187 (11.31%) Integration Testing
18 179 (10.83%) Scrum
19 174 (10.53%) Migration
20 173 (10.47%) Oracle
20 173 (10.47%) Software Testing
21 161 (9.74%) SC Cleared
21 161 (9.74%) Banking
22 155 (9.38%) Microsoft
23 147 (8.89%) Test Automation
24 146 (8.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 143 (8.65%) .NET
26 140 (8.47%) SDLC
27 136 (8.23%) System Integration 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 53 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.81%) Confluence
3 15 (0.91%) CMS
3 15 (0.91%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.67%) SAS
6 9 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.36%) IIS
7 6 (0.36%) Mule
7 6 (0.36%) Mule ESB
7 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.18%) Liferay
10 3 (0.18%) SAP Portal
11 2 (0.12%) OpenROAD
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 119 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 77 (4.66%) MS Office
3 40 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.79%) MS Project
6 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Mingle
8 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.060%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 35 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 11 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.54%) Magento
5 9 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
6 8 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.48%) SAP BPC
6 8 (0.48%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.42%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.30%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
10 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.24%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
2 8 (0.48%) SaaS
3 4 (0.24%) GitHub
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.18%) Office 365
4 3 (0.18%) PaaS
5 2 (0.12%) Taleo
6 1 (0.060%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.060%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.060%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.91%) HTTP
1 15 (0.91%) Internet
2 11 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.60%) WAN
4 9 (0.54%) Wireless
5 8 (0.48%) DVB
5 8 (0.48%) LAN
5 8 (0.48%) PuTTY
6 7 (0.42%) DNS
6 7 (0.42%) VoIP
7 5 (0.30%) Broadband
7 5 (0.30%) MPLS
7 5 (0.30%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.24%) 802.15
8 4 (0.24%) BGP
8 4 (0.24%) Firewall
8 4 (0.24%) Intranet
8 4 (0.24%) IPv6
8 4 (0.24%) SMTP
8 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
5 22 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 15 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 14 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 14 (0.85%) MySQL
10 13 (0.79%) Big Data
11 12 (0.73%) DB2
12 11 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.54%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
13 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.48%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 236 (14.28%) Selenium
2 198 (11.98%) JIRA
3 113 (6.84%) WebDriver
4 94 (5.69%) HP UFT
5 89 (5.38%) Cucumber
6 74 (4.48%) SoapUI
7 60 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (3.27%) SpecFlow
9 50 (3.02%) Jenkins
10 46 (2.78%) LoadRunner
11 43 (2.60%) Visual Studio
12 31 (1.88%) Protractor
13 30 (1.81%) Git (software)
14 23 (1.39%) JMeter
15 18 (1.09%) JUnit
15 18 (1.09%) Subversion
16 17 (1.03%) Appium
16 17 (1.03%) Rational Rose
17 15 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 374 (22.63%) Finance
2 161 (9.74%) Banking
3 87 (5.26%) Retail
4 56 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.75%) Front Office
8 21 (1.27%) Back Office
9 20 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.03%) Legal
12 16 (0.97%) Marketing
13 15 (0.91%) Games
14 14 (0.85%) Publishing
15 13 (0.79%) Advertising
16 11 (0.67%) Electronics
17 8 (0.48%) Billing
17 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.48%) Military
18 5 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 788 (47.67%) Analyst
2 540 (32.67%) Test Analyst
3 265 (16.03%) Tester
4 175 (10.59%) Business Analyst
5 124 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 113 (6.84%) Developer
7 109 (6.59%) Test Leader
8 90 (5.44%) Automation Tester
9 85 (5.14%) Consultant
10 84 (5.08%) Test Engineer
11 69 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
12 56 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
13 50 (3.02%) Senior Test Analyst
14 42 (2.54%) Service Analyst
15 39 (2.36%) UAT Analyst
16 36 (2.18%) Banking Analyst
16 36 (2.18%) UAT Test Analyst
17 34 (2.06%) Selenium Tester
18 33 (2.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 31 (1.88%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (8.65%) .NET
2 117 (7.08%) XML
3 97 (5.87%) Web Services
4 77 (4.66%) SOAP
5 55 (3.33%) HTML
6 36 (2.18%) ASP.NET
6 36 (2.18%) REST
7 34 (2.06%) Gherkin
8 31 (1.88%) AngularJS
9 24 (1.45%) CSS
10 23 (1.39%) JSON
10 23 (1.39%) RESTful
11 17 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (0.97%) Node.js
13 15 (0.91%) Middleware
14 14 (0.85%) .NET Framework
15 12 (0.73%) XML Messaging
16 11 (0.67%) EJS
16 11 (0.67%) Express
17 9 (0.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.48%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.00%) User Experience
5 28 (1.69%) Smart Meter
6 23 (1.39%) Fixed Income
7 22 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.21%) Equities
10 19 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.03%) Credit Risk
12 16 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.91%) SWIFT
14 14 (0.85%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.79%) IVR
15 13 (0.79%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.73%) NHS
16 12 (0.73%) STB
17 9 (0.54%) Hedge funds
17 9 (0.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 127 (7.68%) Unix
2 93 (5.63%) Linux
3 86 (5.20%) Windows
4 18 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.79%) Android
6 10 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.42%) VME
8 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.30%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.12%) zOS
14 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.060%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 224 (13.55%) Regression Testing
4 206 (12.46%) Test Strategy
5 198 (11.98%) Defect Management
6 192 (11.62%) Functional Testing
7 187 (11.31%) Integration Testing
8 179 (10.83%) Scrum
9 174 (10.53%) Migration
10 173 (10.47%) Software Testing
11 147 (8.89%) Test Automation
12 140 (8.47%) SDLC
13 136 (8.23%) System Integration Testing
14 133 (8.05%) Automated Testing
14 133 (8.05%) BDD
15 122 (7.38%) Test Management
16 115 (6.96%) System Testing
17 111 (6.72%) Validation
18 109 (6.59%) Test Planning
19 105 (6.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 353 (21.36%) SQL
2 248 (15.00%) Java
3 134 (8.11%) C#
4 90 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 55 (3.33%) Python
6 54 (3.27%) C
7 42 (2.54%) Ruby
8 39 (2.36%) PL/SQL
9 34 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 30 (1.81%) C++
10 30 (1.81%) VB
11 29 (1.75%) VBScript
12 23 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.33%) F#
14 20 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.97%) PHP
16 13 (0.79%) Scala
17 12 (0.73%) VBA
18 10 (0.60%) COBOL
18 10 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 247 (14.94%) ISEB
2 233 (14.10%) Security Cleared
3 225 (13.61%) ISTQB
4 161 (9.74%) SC Cleared
5 146 (8.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 92 (5.57%) Degree
7 55 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.54%) MCITP
13 9 (0.54%) OCP
14 7 (0.42%) OCA
14 7 (0.42%) OCAJ
14 7 (0.42%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (13.37%) QA
2 21 (1.27%) SLA
3 17 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.91%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.54%) COREP
6 9 (0.54%) GxP
7 8 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.42%) Basel II
9 6 (0.36%) Basel III
9 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.36%) SDET
10 5 (0.30%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.24%) FINREP
11 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.24%) WCAG
12 3 (0.18%) GPG13
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.18%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) Docker
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.060%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.060%) LXC
Systems Management
1 205 (12.40%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (0.24%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.24%) SCCM
3 4 (0.24%) WMI
4 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.18%) Control-M
4 3 (0.18%) SCOM
5 2 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.060%) logstash
6 1 (0.060%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.060%) Puppet
6 1 (0.060%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 209 (12.64%) HP
2 173 (10.47%) Oracle
3 155 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 114 (6.90%) SAP
5 27 (1.63%) IBM
6 18 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 13 (0.79%) Cisco
7 13 (0.79%) Sybase
8 12 (0.73%) Informatica
8 12 (0.73%) ServiceNow
9 10 (0.60%) Cognos
9 10 (0.60%) JD Edwards
9 10 (0.60%) Remedy
9 10 (0.60%) VMware
10 9 (0.54%) Adobe
10 9 (0.54%) Murex
11 8 (0.48%) hybris
11 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.42%) Citrix
12 7 (0.42%) Red Hat
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £24000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £435 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £270 to £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
East Riding
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago