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 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 124 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 128 196 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.65% 2.08% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.62% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 113 96
Median daily rate £343 £360 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £39.37 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +207.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
6208 7486 7618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.14% 79.61% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3698 4411 4285
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 308 286
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £42.50
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 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 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
Hampshire -11 48 £344 -11.29% 7
Oxfordshire +21 23 £200 -36.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 18 £375 +48.51% 1
Berkshire +2 13 £350 +7.69% 6
West Sussex +10 10 £350 +7.69% 2
Surrey -4 9 £423 +5.62% 4
Middlesex +1 3 - -
East Sussex +1 2 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £625 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 115 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (29.97%) Selenium
3 78 (27.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 66 (23.00%) SQL
5 62 (21.60%) Software Testing
5 62 (21.60%) Security Cleared
6 58 (20.21%) ISTQB
7 57 (19.86%) Scrum
8 55 (19.16%) ISEB
9 53 (18.47%) C#
10 51 (17.77%) Java
11 50 (17.42%) Oracle
12 49 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 48 (16.72%) SC Cleared
14 47 (16.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (16.38%) User Stories
14 47 (16.38%) Finance
15 45 (15.68%) Regression Testing
15 45 (15.68%) Defect Tracking
16 42 (14.63%) JIRA
17 38 (13.24%) QA
18 37 (12.89%) BDD
18 37 (12.89%) SDLC
18 37 (12.89%) .NET
19 36 (12.54%) SpecFlow
20 35 (12.20%) F#
20 35 (12.20%) Migration
21 34 (11.85%) Automated Testing
22 31 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
23 30 (10.45%) Oracle Applications

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 13 (4.53%) Confluence
2 9 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.70%) CMS
4 2 (0.70%) Documentum
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.14%) MS Office
3 9 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 30 (10.45%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.39%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.39%) Sonata
4 2 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) HFM
5 1 (0.35%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.35%) Primavera
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.35%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
1 4 (1.39%) Taleo
2 2 (0.70%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) PaaS
2 2 (0.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.05%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.70%) ATM
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) Wireless
4 1 (0.35%) DVB
4 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.35%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.71%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.14%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (2.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.79%) Star Schema
5 4 (1.39%) Big Data
5 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.35%) DB2
7 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.35%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.35%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 86 (29.97%) Selenium
2 47 (16.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (14.63%) JIRA
4 36 (12.54%) SpecFlow
5 24 (8.36%) WebDriver
6 22 (7.67%) HP UFT
7 18 (6.27%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.53%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.83%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.44%) JUnit
10 7 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (2.44%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.74%) JMeter
11 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.39%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.39%) RSpec
12 4 (1.39%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.05%) Gatling
13 3 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 47 (16.38%) Finance
2 15 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (3.14%) Retail
5 8 (2.79%) Banking
5 8 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.79%) Publishing
6 6 (2.09%) Electronics
6 6 (2.09%) Games
6 6 (2.09%) Marketing
7 4 (1.39%) Military
8 3 (1.05%) Back Office
8 3 (1.05%) Billing
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
9 2 (0.70%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Avionics
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 106 (36.93%) Analyst
2 87 (30.31%) Tester
3 66 (23.00%) Test Analyst
4 37 (12.89%) Automation Tester
5 25 (8.71%) Test Engineer
6 20 (6.97%) Developer
7 19 (6.62%) Business Analyst
8 18 (6.27%) Test Leader
9 17 (5.92%) Software Tester
10 16 (5.57%) Consultant
11 14 (4.88%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.48%) QA Engineer
12 10 (3.48%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.48%) Test Manager
13 9 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (3.14%) Informatica Developer
13 9 (3.14%) PL/SQL Developer
13 9 (3.14%) Software Analyst
13 9 (3.14%) Software Test Analyst
14 8 (2.79%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.89%) .NET
2 24 (8.36%) XML
3 12 (4.18%) SOAP
4 9 (3.14%) Web Services
5 5 (1.74%) JSON
6 4 (1.39%) HTML
7 3 (1.05%) Angular 2
7 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.05%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.70%) Middleware
9 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.35%) J2EE
9 1 (0.35%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) Node.js
9 1 (0.35%) REST
9 1 (0.35%) RESTful
9 1 (0.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.83%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.74%) Social Network
4 4 (1.39%) Equities
4 4 (1.39%) Life Science
5 3 (1.05%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.70%) AS400
6 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.70%) PACS
6 2 (0.70%) RIA
7 1 (0.35%) Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.35%) Economics
7 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.35%) NHS
7 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Social Media
7 1 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.01%) Unix
2 15 (5.23%) Linux
3 11 (3.83%) Windows
4 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) AIX
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (27.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (21.60%) Software Testing
4 57 (19.86%) Scrum
5 47 (16.38%) User Stories
6 45 (15.68%) Defect Tracking
6 45 (15.68%) Regression Testing
7 37 (12.89%) BDD
7 37 (12.89%) SDLC
8 35 (12.20%) Migration
9 34 (11.85%) Automated Testing
10 31 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
11 29 (10.10%) Functional Testing
11 29 (10.10%) ITIL
12 28 (9.76%) Test Strategy
13 25 (8.71%) Integration Testing
14 22 (7.67%) Defect Management
15 21 (7.32%) Automation Testing
15 21 (7.32%) Data Analysis
16 20 (6.97%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.00%) SQL
2 53 (18.47%) C#
3 51 (17.77%) Java
4 35 (12.20%) F#
5 20 (6.97%) C++
6 17 (5.92%) VBScript
7 14 (4.88%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.18%) C
8 12 (4.18%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.79%) Python
9 8 (2.79%) Scala
10 7 (2.44%) PHP
11 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.70%) Perl
12 2 (0.70%) RPG
12 2 (0.70%) Tcl
12 2 (0.70%) VB
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 58 (20.21%) ISTQB
3 55 (19.16%) ISEB
4 49 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 48 (16.72%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.79%) Degree
7 5 (1.74%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.05%) MCP
10 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.70%) MCITP
10 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.35%) ACCA
11 1 (0.35%) HNC
11 1 (0.35%) MCSE
11 1 (0.35%) MCTS
11 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.24%) QA
2 8 (2.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 6 (2.09%) SLA
4 4 (1.39%) WCAG
5 3 (1.05%) SDET
6 2 (0.70%) COBIT
6 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.70%) GPG13
7 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (6.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.39%) Oozie
3 1 (0.35%) Grafana
3 1 (0.35%) Graphite
3 1 (0.35%) Netcool
3 1 (0.35%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (17.42%) Oracle
2 28 (9.76%) SAP
3 27 (9.41%) HP
4 23 (8.01%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.83%) Informatica
6 9 (3.14%) Remedy
7 6 (2.09%) VMware
8 4 (1.39%) Intel Security
8 4 (1.39%) T-Plan
8 4 (1.39%) webMethods
9 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.70%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.70%) Citrix
10 2 (0.70%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.70%) PTC
10 2 (0.70%) Saba
11 1 (0.35%) Avaya
11 1 (0.35%) ILOG
11 1 (0.35%) Misys
11 1 (0.35%) Veritas
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