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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 91 95 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 201 153 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 1.79% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.51% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 74 66
Average daily rate
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£326 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £23.91 £113.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.93% +453.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Hampshire +7 86 £358 +12.33% 6
Berkshire -21 28 £388 +10.71% 11
Surrey +12 27 £325 +9.70% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 26 £295 +8.25% 5
Oxfordshire -5 14 £295 +68.57%
Kent +1 4 £350 +9.37%
East Sussex -7 4 £375 -11.24%
West Sussex -6 3 £459 +46.80%
Middlesex - 2 £413 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 110 (29.10%) Security Cleared
2 88 (23.28%) HP
3 81 (21.43%) SQL
3 81 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 77 (20.37%) Oracle
5 75 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (18.25%) ISTQB
7 68 (17.99%) Microsoft
8 66 (17.46%) .NET
9 65 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (16.67%) Finance
11 61 (16.14%) QA
12 59 (15.61%) HP Quality Center
13 54 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 51 (13.49%) ASP.NET
15 50 (13.23%) Knowledge Management
16 49 (12.96%) Project Management
17 48 (12.70%) HTML
17 48 (12.70%) UNIX
18 47 (12.43%) Windows
18 47 (12.43%) JSP
18 47 (12.43%) Test Management
19 45 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 42 (11.11%) Test Strategy
20 42 (11.11%) ISEB
21 40 (10.58%) C#
22 37 (9.79%) DV Cleared
23 36 (9.52%) Software Testing
24 35 (9.26%) CRM
25 34 (8.99%) Oracle Reports

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (1.85%) CMS
2 3 (0.79%) IIS
2 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.26%) WordPress
4 1 (0.26%) Sonic ESB
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (7.67%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.06%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.79%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.53%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.26%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI-GL
6 1 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.26%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.26%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.99%) TCP/IP
2 33 (8.73%) SAN
3 8 (2.12%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.59%) WAN
5 5 (1.32%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.79%) SSL
6 3 (0.79%) DVB
6 3 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.79%) DAB
7 2 (0.53%) Wireless
7 2 (0.53%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.53%) GGSN
7 2 (0.53%) SGSN
7 2 (0.53%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.53%) LTE
7 2 (0.53%) DNS
7 2 (0.53%) GPRS
7 2 (0.53%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) 3G
8 1 (0.26%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.99%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.44%) EDRMS
4 11 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.85%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.32%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.06%) DB2
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.79%) MySQL
8 3 (0.79%) QlikView
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.53%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.26%) DataStage
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (8.99%) Selenium
2 23 (6.08%) JIRA
3 22 (5.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 18 (4.76%) JMeter
5 17 (4.50%) TestDirector
6 16 (4.23%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.85%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.59%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.59%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.59%) Rational Rose
10 5 (1.32%) JUnit
10 5 (1.32%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.06%) Subversion
11 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.06%) NeoLoad
12 3 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.79%) TestPartner
General
1 63 (16.67%) Finance
2 19 (5.03%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.03%) Marketing
3 11 (2.91%) Billing
4 10 (2.65%) Electronics
4 10 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.12%) Banking
6 7 (1.85%) Retail
7 3 (0.79%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.53%) German Language
8 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 181 (47.88%) Analyst
2 137 (36.24%) Test Analyst
3 76 (20.11%) Tester
4 34 (8.99%) Business Analyst
5 22 (5.82%) Test Manager
6 19 (5.03%) Test Specialist
6 19 (5.03%) Test Leader
7 18 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 14 (3.70%) Consultant
9 12 (3.17%) Junior
9 12 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
10 11 (2.91%) QA Tester
10 11 (2.91%) Developer
11 10 (2.65%) Performance Tester
11 10 (2.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Automation Tester
12 9 (2.38%) QA Analyst
13 8 (2.12%) Junior Test Analyst
13 8 (2.12%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.46%) .NET
2 51 (13.49%) ASP.NET
3 48 (12.70%) HTML
4 47 (12.43%) JSP
5 31 (8.20%) XML
6 15 (3.97%) Web Services
7 7 (1.85%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.06%) RESTful
9 3 (0.79%) WCF
9 3 (0.79%) Spring
9 3 (0.79%) OLE
10 2 (0.53%) Ajax
10 2 (0.53%) SOAP
10 2 (0.53%) CSS
10 2 (0.53%) Django
10 2 (0.53%) jQuery
10 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.53%) Middleware
10 2 (0.53%) Qt
11 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.91%) PKI
3 8 (2.12%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.06%) DTV
5 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.79%) NHS
7 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.53%) Open Source
7 2 (0.53%) EMC Centera
7 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.53%) User Experience
7 2 (0.53%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.26%) Physics
8 1 (0.26%) IVR
8 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.70%) UNIX
2 47 (12.43%) Windows
3 18 (4.76%) Linux
4 15 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.85%) Windows 2000
7 7 (1.85%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.32%) Android
10 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.79%) AIX
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.26%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 65 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (13.23%) Knowledge Management
4 49 (12.96%) Project Management
5 47 (12.43%) Test Management
6 42 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 36 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 35 (9.26%) CRM
9 33 (8.73%) Integration Testing
10 30 (7.94%) Migration
10 30 (7.94%) Regression Testing
10 30 (7.94%) Waterfall
11 29 (7.67%) Scrum
12 28 (7.41%) Automated Testing
13 27 (7.14%) Test Automation
14 26 (6.88%) Validation
15 24 (6.35%) System Testing
16 22 (5.82%) Manual Testing
17 21 (5.56%) V-Model
18 20 (5.29%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.43%) SQL
2 54 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 40 (10.58%) C#
4 25 (6.61%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.35%) Java
6 17 (4.50%) VBScript
7 15 (3.97%) VB
8 10 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.85%) Python
10 6 (1.59%) C
10 6 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.59%) Ruby
11 5 (1.32%) RPG
11 5 (1.32%) PHP
12 4 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.06%) C++
13 3 (0.79%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) ABAP
14 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 110 (29.10%) Security Cleared
2 81 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 69 (18.25%) ISTQB
4 45 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (11.11%) ISEB
6 37 (9.79%) DV Cleared
7 23 (6.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (5.03%) Degree
9 13 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.38%) MCITP
12 6 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (1.32%) HND
14 4 (1.06%) CCNA
15 3 (0.79%) MCSE
15 3 (0.79%) CCNP
16 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
17 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
17 1 (0.26%) CISSP
17 1 (0.26%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (16.14%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) GxP
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.06%) VMware ESX
2 4 (1.06%) Nmap
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 59 (15.61%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.06%) Nessus
4 3 (0.79%) Control-M
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.26%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.26%) cPanel
Vendors
1 88 (23.28%) HP
2 77 (20.37%) Oracle
3 68 (17.99%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.61%) SAP
5 21 (5.56%) Citrix
6 19 (5.03%) VMware
7 11 (2.91%) Cisco
8 6 (1.59%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.32%) Siebel
10 4 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.06%) IBM
11 3 (0.79%) Telerik
12 2 (0.53%) Isilon
12 2 (0.53%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.53%) EMC
12 2 (0.53%) Symantec
13 1 (0.26%) Remedy
13 1 (0.26%) McAfee
13 1 (0.26%) Informatica
13 1 (0.26%) Lotus
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago