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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 152 118 150
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 790 989 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.98% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.43% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 601 496
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 21
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £26.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
38449 40754 40404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 26815 26724
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 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1222 1146
Median hourly rate £28.33 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -26 290 £400 - 56
South East -31 128 £343 -4.86% 24
South West +13 68 £350 - 24
North West -23 62 £330 -8.33% 31
West Midlands -11 60 £363 +20.83% 9
North East -26 57 £406 +16.07% 2
East Midlands 0 45 £325 -18.75% 10
East of England +2 38 £302 -7.07% 10
Yorkshire -39 32 £300 - 21
Midlands +2 2 £200 -53.48%
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 645 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 333 (21.00%) SQL
3 333 (21.00%) Finance
4 331 (20.87%) Selenium
5 278 (17.53%) QA
6 263 (16.58%) Java
7 208 (13.11%) Regression Testing
8 205 (12.93%) Scrum
9 203 (12.80%) JIRA
10 198 (12.48%) ISEB
11 197 (12.42%) Automated Testing
12 196 (12.36%) Security Cleared
13 182 (11.48%) ISTQB
14 173 (10.91%) Test Automation
15 172 (10.84%) Oracle
16 170 (10.72%) Test Strategy
16 170 (10.72%) Software Testing
17 168 (10.59%) Functional Testing
18 165 (10.40%) BDD
19 163 (10.28%) WebDriver
20 158 (9.96%) Migration
21 151 (9.52%) Automation Testing
22 149 (9.39%) Defect Management
23 146 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
24 144 (9.08%) User Stories
25 141 (8.89%) Cucumber
26 140 (8.83%) TDD
27 139 (8.76%) .NET
27 139 (8.76%) Microsoft

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 42 (2.65%) Confluence
2 36 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.20%) CMS
4 16 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.76%) SAS
5 12 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.38%) JBoss
9 5 (0.32%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.25%) Apache
10 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.19%) IIS
11 3 (0.19%) Mule
11 3 (0.19%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.13%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 86 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.09%) MS Office
3 45 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.63%) MS Project
6 3 (0.19%) Simulink
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.76%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.69%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.50%) Magento
8 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.50%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 6 (0.38%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.82%) Office 365
2 12 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
3 11 (0.69%) GitHub
4 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.44%) PaaS
5 7 (0.44%) Veeva
6 6 (0.38%) SaaS
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.25%) Taleo
9 3 (0.19%) Force.com
9 3 (0.19%) IaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.13%) CloudBees
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.51%) Internet
2 13 (0.82%) Wireshark
3 10 (0.63%) HTTP
4 8 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.44%) Firewall
5 7 (0.44%) VoIP
6 6 (0.38%) FTP
6 6 (0.38%) PuTTY
6 6 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.38%) WAN
7 5 (0.32%) Intranet
7 5 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.25%) Network Security
9 3 (0.19%) BGP
9 3 (0.19%) HSRP
9 3 (0.19%) LAN
9 3 (0.19%) MPLS
9 3 (0.19%) OSPF
9 3 (0.19%) PPP
9 3 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (1.83%) Big Data
5 26 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.26%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
10 14 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.69%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.57%) Star Schema
15 8 (0.50%) DB2
15 8 (0.50%) MySQL
15 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 331 (20.87%) Selenium
2 203 (12.80%) JIRA
3 163 (10.28%) WebDriver
4 141 (8.89%) Cucumber
5 108 (6.81%) Jenkins
6 86 (5.42%) HP UFT
7 81 (5.11%) Git (software)
8 78 (4.92%) SoapUI
9 72 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 57 (3.59%) SpecFlow
11 53 (3.34%) JUnit
12 42 (2.65%) Protractor
13 39 (2.46%) Visual Studio
14 38 (2.40%) JMeter
15 37 (2.33%) GitLab
15 37 (2.33%) webpack
16 30 (1.89%) LoadRunner
16 30 (1.89%) RSpec
17 27 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (1.64%) Maven
General
1 333 (21.00%) Finance
2 134 (8.45%) Banking
3 108 (6.81%) Retail
4 54 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.96%) Games
6 39 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.21%) Back Office
8 33 (2.08%) Marketing
9 25 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.39%) Retail Banking
11 21 (1.32%) Electronics
12 18 (1.13%) Front Office
12 18 (1.13%) Legal
13 13 (0.82%) Publishing
14 11 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.63%) Advertising
15 10 (0.63%) Billing
15 10 (0.63%) Law
16 9 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 661 (41.68%) Analyst
2 425 (26.80%) Test Analyst
3 321 (20.24%) Tester
4 166 (10.47%) Business Analyst
5 137 (8.64%) Developer
6 120 (7.57%) Automation Tester
7 117 (7.38%) Test Engineer
8 108 (6.81%) Test Manager
9 98 (6.18%) Test Leader
10 79 (4.98%) Consultant
11 59 (3.72%) Software Tester
12 56 (3.53%) QA Engineer
13 52 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
14 46 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (2.65%) QA Test Engineer
16 37 (2.33%) QA Analyst
17 36 (2.27%) Selenium Tester
17 36 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
17 36 (2.27%) Service Analyst
18 34 (2.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (8.76%) .NET
2 104 (6.56%) XML
3 95 (5.99%) Web Services
4 69 (4.35%) JSON
5 68 (4.29%) SOAP
6 50 (3.15%) AngularJS
7 46 (2.90%) CSS
7 46 (2.90%) Gherkin
8 44 (2.77%) Node.js
9 41 (2.59%) REST
10 36 (2.27%) EJS
10 36 (2.27%) Express
11 35 (2.21%) HTML
12 24 (1.51%) RESTful
13 21 (1.32%) Spring
14 17 (1.07%) ASP.NET
15 14 (0.88%) Middleware
16 11 (0.69%) .NET Framework
16 11 (0.69%) J2EE
17 8 (0.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 31 (1.95%) Equities
4 25 (1.58%) Derivative
4 25 (1.58%) Mobile App
5 24 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.26%) User Experience
7 19 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.01%) NHS
9 15 (0.95%) EPoS
10 14 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 14 (0.88%) Smart Meter
11 12 (0.76%) Data Extraction
12 9 (0.57%) Life Science
12 9 (0.57%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.57%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.50%) Data Conversion
13 8 (0.50%) Fintech
14 7 (0.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 114 (7.19%) Unix
2 79 (4.98%) Linux
3 68 (4.29%) Windows
4 19 (1.20%) Android
5 18 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.25%) AIX
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.063%) OS/400
11 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.063%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.063%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.063%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 208 (13.11%) Regression Testing
4 205 (12.93%) Scrum
5 197 (12.42%) Automated Testing
6 173 (10.91%) Test Automation
7 170 (10.72%) Software Testing
7 170 (10.72%) Test Strategy
8 168 (10.59%) Functional Testing
9 165 (10.40%) BDD
10 158 (9.96%) Migration
11 151 (9.52%) Automation Testing
12 149 (9.39%) Defect Management
13 144 (9.08%) User Stories
14 140 (8.83%) TDD
15 135 (8.51%) SDLC
16 128 (8.07%) Manual Testing
17 120 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (7.44%) Defect Tracking
19 110 (6.94%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (21.00%) SQL
2 263 (16.58%) Java
3 129 (8.13%) C#
4 89 (5.61%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.78%) Python
6 41 (2.59%) Scala
7 39 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 36 (2.27%) C
9 35 (2.21%) F#
10 34 (2.14%) Ruby
11 31 (1.95%) C++
12 29 (1.83%) VBScript
13 28 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.26%) VB
16 14 (0.88%) PHP
17 13 (0.82%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.63%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.57%) Groovy
19 9 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (12.48%) ISEB
2 196 (12.36%) Security Cleared
3 182 (11.48%) ISTQB
4 120 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 98 (6.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 84 (5.30%) Degree
7 52 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.38%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.38%) PMP
13 5 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.19%) ACCA
14 3 (0.19%) MCP
15 2 (0.13%) CIMA
15 2 (0.13%) MCITP
15 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (17.53%) QA
2 29 (1.83%) WCAG
3 14 (0.88%) SLA
4 12 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 9 (0.57%) MiFID
7 8 (0.50%) SDET
8 6 (0.38%) GMP
9 5 (0.32%) GxP
10 4 (0.25%) COBIT
10 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.19%) Basel III
11 3 (0.19%) FATCA
12 2 (0.13%) COREP
12 2 (0.13%) GAMP
12 2 (0.13%) GPG13
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) Docker
4 3 (0.19%) Firmware
4 3 (0.19%) LXC
4 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.13%) HDFS
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 146 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.44%) Tivoli
2 7 (0.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (0.32%) Oozie
3 5 (0.32%) Puppet
4 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.25%) SCCM
5 3 (0.19%) Control-M
5 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.13%) Ansible
6 2 (0.13%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.13%) nmon
6 2 (0.13%) SCOM
6 2 (0.13%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.063%) Grafana
7 1 (0.063%) Graphite
7 1 (0.063%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.063%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.063%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 172 (10.84%) Oracle
2 139 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 126 (7.94%) HP
4 121 (7.63%) SAP
5 29 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 22 (1.39%) Informatica
7 19 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.07%) IBM
9 15 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
10 14 (0.88%) webMethods
11 13 (0.82%) Sybase
12 12 (0.76%) NetSuite
12 12 (0.76%) Remedy
12 12 (0.76%) Siebel
13 10 (0.63%) hybris
13 10 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 10 (0.63%) VMware
14 8 (0.50%) SmartStream
15 7 (0.44%) Adobe
15 7 (0.44%) Citrix
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