The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 86 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 189 166 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.91% 1.95% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.76% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.27% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.35 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6998 6005 6976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.77% 70.69% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3883 3118 3325
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 258 355
Average hourly rate £26.50 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 54 £350 +11.11% 5
Berkshire -4 46 £325 -9.65% 8
Surrey -4 30 £325 -13.33% 12
Buckinghamshire -4 29 £328 +31.00% 5
Middlesex +2 10 £572 +63.42%
Oxfordshire +5 8 £343 +26.85% 3
Kent -5 3 £475 +11.76% 5
East Sussex -9 2 £330 - 3
West Sussex -2 1 £250 -13.04% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 116 (32.22%) Security Cleared
2 101 (28.06%) SC Cleared
3 95 (26.39%) SQL
4 85 (23.61%) HP Quality Center
5 77 (21.39%) Test Strategy
5 77 (21.39%) Windows
6 75 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 68 (18.89%) HP
8 64 (17.78%) JavaScript
9 63 (17.50%) Oracle
10 61 (16.94%) QuickTest Pro
11 57 (15.83%) .NET
12 55 (15.28%) ISEB
12 55 (15.28%) ISTQB
13 54 (15.00%) SQL Server
14 53 (14.72%) Software Testing
15 52 (14.44%) Microsoft
16 50 (13.89%) C#
17 46 (12.78%) Windows XP
17 46 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
18 45 (12.50%) Finance
19 44 (12.22%) Test Automation
20 43 (11.94%) System Testing
21 42 (11.67%) UNIX
21 42 (11.67%) HTML
22 38 (10.56%) CRM
23 36 (10.00%) Selenium
24 32 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
25 30 (8.33%) ASP.NET
26 29 (8.06%) JSP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.06%) IIS
3 11 (3.06%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.67%) Documentum
6 3 (0.83%) CMS
6 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.56%) SAS
7 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.78%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (2.22%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (1.94%) SAP IS-U
5 7 (1.94%) SAP MRS
6 3 (0.83%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.28%) Summit
8 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.28%) JDE World
8 1 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
1 1 (0.28%) SaaS
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.72%) TCP/IP
1 17 (4.72%) HTTPS
2 12 (3.33%) Wireshark
3 11 (3.06%) SSL
4 6 (1.67%) DNS
4 6 (1.67%) HTTP
5 5 (1.39%) Firewall
6 4 (1.11%) LAN
7 3 (0.83%) WAN
7 3 (0.83%) SSH
8 2 (0.56%) GGSN
8 2 (0.56%) SGSN
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.56%) FTP
8 2 (0.56%) PBX
8 2 (0.56%) 2G
8 2 (0.56%) MGCP
8 2 (0.56%) Q.931
8 2 (0.56%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.61%) MS Access
4 7 (1.94%) MySQL
5 6 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.67%) DB2
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.56%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.56%) DataStage
8 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.28%) UniData
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 61 (16.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 36 (10.00%) Selenium
3 19 (5.28%) LoadRunner
4 17 (4.72%) SoapUI
4 17 (4.72%) TestDirector
5 15 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.61%) JIRA
7 12 (3.33%) WinRunner
8 8 (2.22%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.67%) JUnit
9 6 (1.67%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.39%) Rational Rose
10 5 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (1.39%) TestComplete
10 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.11%) Toad
12 3 (0.83%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 45 (12.50%) Finance
2 14 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.78%) Retail
4 8 (2.22%) Marketing
4 8 (2.22%) Automotive
5 6 (1.67%) Banking
6 5 (1.39%) Billing
6 5 (1.39%) Military
7 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Local Government
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (43.06%) Analyst
2 111 (30.83%) Test Analyst
3 65 (18.06%) Tester
4 33 (9.17%) Developer
5 32 (8.89%) Consultant
6 29 (8.06%) Test Engineer
7 25 (6.94%) Test Manager
7 25 (6.94%) Business Analyst
8 18 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
9 16 (4.44%) Test Leader
9 16 (4.44%) CRM Developer
9 16 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 13 (3.61%) Test Consultant
11 11 (3.06%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (2.78%) Automation Tester
12 10 (2.78%) SAP Consultant
13 8 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
13 8 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
13 8 (2.22%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.83%) .NET
2 42 (11.67%) HTML
3 30 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 29 (8.06%) JSP
5 20 (5.56%) XML
6 19 (5.28%) Web Services
7 18 (5.00%) Middleware
8 16 (4.44%) SOAP
9 9 (2.50%) CSS
10 4 (1.11%) J2EE
11 3 (0.83%) OLE
12 2 (0.56%) XMPP
12 2 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.56%) EDI
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle ADF
13 1 (0.28%) MSMQ
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Streams
13 1 (0.28%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.78%) Clustering
2 8 (2.22%) NHS
3 6 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.83%) Open Source
4 3 (0.83%) Statistics
4 3 (0.83%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.56%) FMCG
5 2 (0.56%) Telematics
5 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.56%) Social Media
5 2 (0.56%) AS400
5 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.28%) Replication
6 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.28%) EPoS
6 1 (0.28%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.28%) Firmware
6 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (21.39%) Windows
2 46 (12.78%) Windows XP
2 46 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (11.67%) UNIX
4 32 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (8.06%) Windows 2000
6 20 (5.56%) Linux
7 11 (3.06%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.78%) AIX
9 4 (1.11%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.83%) Solaris
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.39%) Test Strategy
2 75 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 53 (14.72%) Software Testing
4 44 (12.22%) Test Automation
5 43 (11.94%) System Testing
6 38 (10.56%) CRM
7 27 (7.50%) Unit Testing
7 27 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
8 26 (7.22%) Migration
9 25 (6.94%) Validation
10 23 (6.39%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (6.11%) Performance Testing
12 20 (5.56%) Load Testing
12 20 (5.56%) Test Management
13 19 (5.28%) Scrum
14 18 (5.00%) SOA
15 17 (4.72%) Logistics
15 17 (4.72%) Regression Testing
16 16 (4.44%) Automation Testing
17 15 (4.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.39%) SQL
2 64 (17.78%) JavaScript
3 50 (13.89%) C#
4 23 (6.39%) VB
5 16 (4.44%) Java
6 9 (2.50%) VBScript
7 8 (2.22%) ABAP
7 8 (2.22%) Python
8 7 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.83%) Perl
10 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.56%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) C++
12 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 116 (32.22%) Security Cleared
2 101 (28.06%) SC Cleared
3 55 (15.28%) ISEB
3 55 (15.28%) ISTQB
4 19 (5.28%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.33%) Degree
6 5 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) CCIE
8 2 (0.56%) CCVP
9 1 (0.28%) CCNA
9 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.11%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) GxP
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.33%) Nmap
3 11 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 85 (23.61%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (3.06%) Nessus
4 10 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (2.78%) Netcool
5 6 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) nmon
7 1 (0.28%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 68 (18.89%) HP
2 63 (17.50%) Oracle
3 52 (14.44%) Microsoft
4 22 (6.11%) SAP
5 17 (4.72%) VMware
6 11 (3.06%) Citrix
7 10 (2.78%) McAfee
7 10 (2.78%) Veritas
8 5 (1.39%) Cisco
8 5 (1.39%) IBM
9 4 (1.11%) Capita
9 4 (1.11%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.83%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.56%) Aquila
11 2 (0.56%) Verint
11 2 (0.56%) BMC
11 2 (0.56%) Lotus
11 2 (0.56%) Remedy
11 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.56%) Siebel
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