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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 89 86 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 189 186 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.03% 2.08% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.89% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 96 87
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £13.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -10 60 £350 - 9
Berkshire +9 51 £325 +8.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 34 £295 -7.45% 4
Surrey -2 17 £363 +11.53% 10
East Sussex -5 8 £400 - 3
West Sussex -13 6 £313 -16.66% 3
Middlesex -2 5 £305 -46.67%
Oxfordshire -20 5 £275 +1.38% 2
Kent +5 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 105 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 102 (25.95%) ISEB
3 98 (24.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 87 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (21.37%) SQL
6 83 (21.12%) SC Cleared
7 82 (20.87%) HP Quality Center
7 82 (20.87%) HP
8 76 (19.34%) Microsoft
8 76 (19.34%) ISTQB
9 63 (16.03%) Selenium
10 59 (15.01%) QA
11 56 (14.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 51 (12.98%) Waterfall
13 50 (12.72%) Software Testing
14 46 (11.70%) Regression Testing
14 46 (11.70%) Finance
14 46 (11.70%) SAP
15 45 (11.45%) Scrum
16 44 (11.20%) MS Excel
16 44 (11.20%) Integration Testing
17 42 (10.69%) XML
18 40 (10.18%) Oracle
18 40 (10.18%) Automated Testing
19 39 (9.92%) System Testing
19 39 (9.92%) UNIX
20 38 (9.67%) Test Automation
21 37 (9.41%) Test Management
21 37 (9.41%) HTML
22 36 (9.16%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.02%) Confluence
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.25%) Documentum
7 1 (0.25%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.58%) MS Office
3 5 (1.27%) MS Project
4 4 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.27%) SAP HR
4 4 (1.02%) Exstream
4 4 (1.02%) Magento
5 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.76%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.76%) SAP BCA
6 2 (0.51%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI-AP
6 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ECC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.31%) SAN
2 8 (2.04%) GSM
2 8 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.78%) LTE
3 7 (1.78%) Wireless
3 7 (1.78%) RTP
4 6 (1.53%) GPRS
4 6 (1.53%) UMTS
4 6 (1.53%) VoIP
4 6 (1.53%) Internet
4 6 (1.53%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.27%) VoLTE
5 5 (1.27%) CDMA
5 5 (1.27%) RTCP
6 4 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.02%) 3G
6 4 (1.02%) AMQP
7 3 (0.76%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (0.51%) SS7
8 2 (0.51%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.60%) Relational Database
2 17 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.29%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.02%) Big Data
6 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (0.76%) DB2
8 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.51%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (16.03%) Selenium
2 36 (9.16%) Cucumber
3 34 (8.65%) JIRA
4 25 (6.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 22 (5.60%) WebDriver
6 15 (3.82%) Subversion
7 13 (3.31%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.05%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.04%) LoadRunner
9 8 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.04%) Jenkins
9 8 (2.04%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.78%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.53%) TestDirector
11 6 (1.53%) Ant
11 6 (1.53%) JUnit
11 6 (1.53%) Fiddler
12 5 (1.27%) TestPartner
12 5 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 46 (11.70%) Finance
2 22 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.05%) Billing
4 11 (2.80%) Marketing
5 9 (2.29%) Retail
6 8 (2.04%) Banking
7 6 (1.53%) Automotive
8 4 (1.02%) Electronics
8 4 (1.02%) Legal
8 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (50.89%) Analyst
2 166 (42.24%) Test Analyst
3 59 (15.01%) Tester
4 34 (8.65%) Test Leader
5 27 (6.87%) Business Analyst
6 26 (6.62%) Test Specialist
7 21 (5.34%) Test Manager
8 20 (5.09%) Consultant
9 19 (4.83%) Test Engineer
10 18 (4.58%) Software Tester
11 14 (3.56%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (3.05%) Automation Tester
13 9 (2.29%) Automation Analyst
13 9 (2.29%) Agile Test Analyst
13 9 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (2.29%) Developer
14 8 (2.04%) Senior Test Analyst
15 7 (1.78%) Automation Test Analyst
16 6 (1.53%) Systems Analyst
16 6 (1.53%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.69%) XML
2 37 (9.41%) HTML
3 35 (8.91%) .NET
4 26 (6.62%) ASP.NET
4 26 (6.62%) JSP
5 16 (4.07%) Gherkin
6 14 (3.56%) Web Services
7 13 (3.31%) SOAP
8 8 (2.04%) XSD
8 8 (2.04%) WCF
9 7 (1.78%) JSON
9 7 (1.78%) J2EE
10 4 (1.02%) EJB
10 4 (1.02%) JMS
10 4 (1.02%) Java EE
10 4 (1.02%) RESTful
11 3 (0.76%) Ajax
11 3 (0.76%) Flash
12 2 (0.51%) SAP Smart Forms
12 2 (0.51%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.29%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.29%) Smart Meter
3 8 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.78%) NHS
5 5 (1.27%) Open Source
6 3 (0.76%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.51%) DTV
7 2 (0.51%) STB
7 2 (0.51%) Handset
7 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.51%) CMDB
7 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.51%) PDA
7 2 (0.51%) PKI
7 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.92%) UNIX
2 36 (9.16%) Windows
3 25 (6.36%) Linux
4 18 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.78%) Android
7 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.76%) AIX
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (24.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 87 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (12.98%) Waterfall
4 50 (12.72%) Software Testing
5 46 (11.70%) Regression Testing
6 45 (11.45%) Scrum
7 44 (11.20%) Integration Testing
8 40 (10.18%) Automated Testing
9 39 (9.92%) System Testing
10 38 (9.67%) Test Automation
11 37 (9.41%) Test Management
12 34 (8.65%) Project Management
12 34 (8.65%) Test Strategy
12 34 (8.65%) Knowledge Management
13 30 (7.63%) BDD
14 29 (7.38%) TDD
15 27 (6.87%) Validation
16 26 (6.62%) Migration
16 26 (6.62%) CRM
16 26 (6.62%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.37%) SQL
2 33 (8.40%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.38%) Java
4 26 (6.62%) C#
5 14 (3.56%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.78%) VB
7 6 (1.53%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.53%) Python
8 5 (1.27%) VBScript
8 5 (1.27%) C++
8 5 (1.27%) C
9 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.76%) Perl
9 3 (0.76%) ABAP
10 2 (0.51%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.51%) Ruby
10 2 (0.51%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.25%) XPath
11 1 (0.25%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 102 (25.95%) ISEB
3 83 (21.12%) SC Cleared
4 76 (19.34%) ISTQB
5 56 (14.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (6.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 23 (5.85%) DV Cleared
8 15 (3.82%) MCITP
8 15 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.54%) Degree
10 4 (1.02%) HND
11 3 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.51%) MCSE
12 2 (0.51%) MCSA
12 2 (0.51%) MCTS
13 1 (0.25%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.25%) CBAP
13 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (15.01%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.51%) GxP
2 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.25%) GMP
3 1 (0.25%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (2.54%) VMware ESX
2 9 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 82 (20.87%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.02%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.02%) Puppet
4 3 (0.76%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.25%) Nmap
5 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
5 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 82 (20.87%) HP
2 76 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 46 (11.70%) SAP
4 40 (10.18%) Oracle
5 18 (4.58%) Citrix
6 16 (4.07%) Cisco
7 13 (3.31%) VMware
8 8 (2.04%) McAfee
9 7 (1.78%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.02%) IBM
10 4 (1.02%) Remedy
10 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.02%) Veritas
10 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.76%) WSO2
11 3 (0.76%) Siebel
11 3 (0.76%) BMC
12 2 (0.51%) JDA
12 2 (0.51%) Ariba
West Sussex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £315 - £316 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chertsey
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £125 - £275 per day
Posted: 18 days ago