The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 110 84 100
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 151 240 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.78% 2.46% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 3.09% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 146 79
Median daily rate £338 £355 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £463 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £39.37 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +207.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.19 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-5.54% +124.19%
Test Scripting
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6909 7778 7081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.65% 79.75% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4778 3950
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 264 272
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +72.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the South East region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South East region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire -15 61 £315 -16.00% 6
Berkshire +14 25 £333 -6.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £375 +33.33% 6
Surrey -29 14 £365 -8.29% 6
West Sussex -12 12 £400 -8.57% 1
Oxfordshire +1 10 £513 +169.73% 4
Kent +10 8 £225 +12.50%
Sussex - 3 - -
Middlesex -1 1 £350 +27.27%
East Sussex -2 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 108 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.85%) Selenium
3 83 (25.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 77 (23.69%) Security Cleared
5 68 (20.92%) SC Cleared
5 68 (20.92%) Java
6 62 (19.08%) Scrum
7 61 (18.77%) Finance
7 61 (18.77%) ISEB
8 59 (18.15%) ISTQB
9 58 (17.85%) C#
9 58 (17.85%) Regression Testing
10 54 (16.62%) User Stories
11 53 (16.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 53 (16.31%) .NET
12 49 (15.08%) HP
12 49 (15.08%) Migration
12 49 (15.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 47 (14.46%) SQL
13 47 (14.46%) Oracle
14 45 (13.85%) Defect Tracking
15 44 (13.54%) BDD
16 42 (12.92%) Software Testing
17 41 (12.62%) SpecFlow
18 38 (11.69%) Test Strategy
18 38 (11.69%) F#
18 38 (11.69%) Unix
19 35 (10.77%) JIRA
20 34 (10.46%) WebDriver
21 32 (9.85%) ITIL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (2.46%) Confluence
2 5 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.23%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.62%) Documentum
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) JBoss
5 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.92%) MS Office
3 13 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.54%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.23%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 4 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.23%) Sonata
3 3 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.31%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.46%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.23%) SaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.23%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.92%) LAN
3 3 (0.92%) WAN
3 3 (0.92%) Wireless
4 2 (0.62%) ATM
4 2 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.31%) 3G
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) DVB
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) GPRS
5 1 (0.31%) GSM
5 1 (0.31%) MPLS
5 1 (0.31%) VLAN
5 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.54%) Star Schema
6 4 (1.23%) Big Data
6 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.31%) QlikView
9 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 84 (25.85%) Selenium
2 53 (16.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (12.62%) SpecFlow
4 35 (10.77%) JIRA
5 34 (10.46%) WebDriver
6 29 (8.92%) HP UFT
7 21 (6.46%) SoapUI
8 17 (5.23%) Cucumber
9 16 (4.92%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (2.15%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.85%) Robot Framework
12 5 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.54%) TestComplete
13 4 (1.23%) JMeter
13 4 (1.23%) JUnit
13 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.92%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.92%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.92%) NetBeans
14 3 (0.92%) Toad
General
1 61 (18.77%) Finance
2 13 (4.00%) Banking
3 10 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (2.77%) Retail
5 8 (2.46%) Publishing
6 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.85%) Military
7 5 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.23%) Back Office
8 4 (1.23%) Electronics
9 3 (0.92%) Games
9 3 (0.92%) Marketing
10 2 (0.62%) Billing
10 2 (0.62%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Avionics
11 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 157 (48.31%) Analyst
2 102 (31.38%) Test Analyst
3 78 (24.00%) Tester
4 46 (14.15%) Automation Tester
5 26 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 24 (7.38%) Consultant
6 24 (7.38%) Test Engineer
7 21 (6.46%) Test Leader
8 18 (5.54%) Service Analyst
9 16 (4.92%) Developer
10 15 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
11 13 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (3.38%) Software Analyst
12 11 (3.38%) Software Test Analyst
12 11 (3.38%) Software Tester
13 10 (3.08%) Selenium Tester
13 10 (3.08%) Test Manager
13 10 (3.08%) Transition Analyst
14 9 (2.77%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.31%) .NET
2 29 (8.92%) XML
3 19 (5.85%) SOAP
4 15 (4.62%) HTML
5 11 (3.38%) Web Services
6 9 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.54%) Gherkin
8 3 (0.92%) Angular 2
8 3 (0.92%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.62%) CSS
9 2 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.62%) Node.js
9 2 (0.62%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.31%) J2EE
10 1 (0.31%) jQuery
10 1 (0.31%) JSON
10 1 (0.31%) Middleware
10 1 (0.31%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.62%) Smart Meter
3 10 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.54%) SCADA
4 5 (1.54%) Social Network
4 5 (1.54%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.23%) Equities
6 3 (0.92%) AS400
6 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.92%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.92%) PACS
7 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.62%) RIA
7 2 (0.62%) User Experience
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) Life Science
8 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.69%) Unix
2 24 (7.38%) Linux
3 12 (3.69%) Windows
4 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (25.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (19.08%) Scrum
4 58 (17.85%) Regression Testing
5 54 (16.62%) User Stories
6 49 (15.08%) Migration
7 45 (13.85%) Defect Tracking
8 44 (13.54%) BDD
9 42 (12.92%) Software Testing
10 38 (11.69%) Test Strategy
11 32 (9.85%) ITIL
11 32 (9.85%) SDLC
11 32 (9.85%) System Integration Testing
12 30 (9.23%) Defect Management
12 30 (9.23%) Integration Testing
12 30 (9.23%) Validation
13 28 (8.62%) Functional Testing
14 26 (8.00%) Use Case
15 25 (7.69%) Automated Testing
16 24 (7.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 68 (20.92%) Java
2 58 (17.85%) C#
3 47 (14.46%) SQL
4 38 (11.69%) F#
5 26 (8.00%) C++
6 24 (7.38%) VBScript
7 16 (4.92%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.31%) C
8 14 (4.31%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.08%) PHP
10 6 (1.85%) Python
11 5 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.54%) VB
12 4 (1.23%) Scala
12 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.62%) Perl
13 2 (0.62%) RPG
13 2 (0.62%) Tcl
14 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 77 (23.69%) Security Cleared
2 68 (20.92%) SC Cleared
3 61 (18.77%) ISEB
4 59 (18.15%) ISTQB
5 49 (15.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (5.54%) Degree
7 14 (4.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.08%) MCITP
8 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.46%) DBS Check
11 7 (2.15%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.23%) MCP
13 3 (0.92%) CISA
13 3 (0.92%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.92%) PMP
13 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.31%) QA
2 9 (2.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (2.15%) SLA
4 5 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.23%) GxP
5 4 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.62%) GPG13
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (8.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.23%) Oozie
3 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.31%) Grafana
4 1 (0.31%) Graphite
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
4 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (15.08%) HP
2 47 (14.46%) Oracle
3 32 (9.85%) Microsoft
4 31 (9.54%) SAP
5 10 (3.08%) Cisco
6 7 (2.15%) Informatica
6 7 (2.15%) Remedy
7 4 (1.23%) T-Plan
7 4 (1.23%) webMethods
8 3 (0.92%) Concur
8 3 (0.92%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.92%) VMware
9 2 (0.62%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.62%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.62%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.31%) Huawei
10 1 (0.31%) Qualys
10 1 (0.31%) Tableau
10 1 (0.31%) ZTE
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