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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 75 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 210 140 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.28% 1.65% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.34% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 88 89
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£350 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £184 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Average hourly rate £15.60 £11.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -70.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6685 5980 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.66% 70.40% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3664 3192 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 260 315
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 92 £350 -5.08% 12
Berkshire -1 41 £325 -13.33% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 26 £340 -8.10% 5
Middlesex +10 15 £325 -
Surrey +1 15 £363 +16.00% 11
Oxfordshire -1 7 £330 -12.00%
East Sussex 0 5 £350 -12.50% 3
Kent +1 4 £325 +7.43% 1
West Sussex -12 2 £500 +50.94% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 124 (31.79%) Security Cleared
2 106 (27.18%) HP
3 97 (24.87%) Oracle
4 93 (23.85%) SC Cleared
5 83 (21.28%) ISTQB
6 82 (21.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 79 (20.26%) HP Quality Center
8 77 (19.74%) Test Strategy
9 76 (19.49%) .NET
10 70 (17.95%) Windows
11 65 (16.67%) SQL
12 63 (16.15%) QuickTest Pro
13 58 (14.87%) Microsoft
14 57 (14.62%) ISEB
14 57 (14.62%) JavaScript
15 54 (13.85%) C#
15 54 (13.85%) HTML
16 53 (13.59%) Test Automation
17 51 (13.08%) Knowledge Management
18 50 (12.82%) Software Testing
19 49 (12.56%) ASP.NET
19 49 (12.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 48 (12.31%) JSP
20 48 (12.31%) UNIX
20 48 (12.31%) QA
21 46 (11.79%) Finance
22 40 (10.26%) CRM
23 38 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
24 36 (9.23%) DV Cleared
24 36 (9.23%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.56%) IIS
4 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.03%) CMS
5 4 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.77%) Documentum
6 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (3.85%) MS Office
2 11 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) Mingle
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.56%) Dynamics GP
2 10 (2.56%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (2.56%) SAP MRS
3 6 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.51%) Magento
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.95%) TCP/IP
2 19 (4.87%) HTTPS
3 13 (3.33%) Wireshark
4 11 (2.82%) SSL
4 11 (2.82%) Firewall
5 10 (2.56%) DNS
6 7 (1.79%) HTTP
7 6 (1.54%) Wireless
8 5 (1.28%) X.400
8 5 (1.28%) X.500
8 5 (1.28%) GPRS
8 5 (1.28%) LAN
8 5 (1.28%) LTE
9 4 (1.03%) HSPA
9 4 (1.03%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (1.03%) GGSN
9 4 (1.03%) SGSN
9 4 (1.03%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.03%) IPv6
10 3 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.21%) Oracle Reports
2 22 (5.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.03%) DB2
5 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.77%) MySQL
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.26%) DataStage
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.26%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 63 (16.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 31 (7.95%) Selenium
3 16 (4.10%) Rational Rose
4 15 (3.85%) TestDirector
4 15 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 15 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 12 (3.08%) SoapUI
6 9 (2.31%) JIRA
6 9 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (2.05%) JUnit
8 7 (1.79%) WinRunner
8 7 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.54%) TestNG
9 6 (1.54%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.28%) MSI
10 5 (1.28%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.77%) JDeveloper
General
1 46 (11.79%) Finance
2 22 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.08%) Retail
4 10 (2.56%) Billing
5 7 (1.79%) Marketing
6 6 (1.54%) Military
6 6 (1.54%) Banking
7 5 (1.28%) Electronics
7 5 (1.28%) Automotive
7 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.03%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 191 (48.97%) Analyst
2 139 (35.64%) Test Analyst
3 69 (17.69%) Tester
4 38 (9.74%) Business Analyst
5 33 (8.46%) Consultant
6 30 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 26 (6.67%) Test Manager
8 22 (5.64%) Test Specialist
9 18 (4.62%) Test Leader
10 16 (4.10%) UML Business Analyst
11 15 (3.85%) Automation Tester
11 15 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (3.08%) QA Tester
13 12 (3.08%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (3.08%) Developer
14 11 (2.82%) Automation Specialist
15 10 (2.56%) Test Consultant
16 9 (2.31%) QA Analyst
17 8 (2.05%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.49%) .NET
2 54 (13.85%) HTML
3 49 (12.56%) ASP.NET
4 48 (12.31%) JSP
5 20 (5.13%) XML
6 13 (3.33%) Web Services
7 12 (3.08%) SOAP
8 11 (2.82%) Middleware
9 7 (1.79%) OLE
9 7 (1.79%) CSS
9 7 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (1.54%) HTML5
10 6 (1.54%) CSS3
10 6 (1.54%) LAMP
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle ADF
12 2 (0.51%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.51%) J2EE
13 1 (0.26%) XML Messaging
13 1 (0.26%) VXML
13 1 (0.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.31%) NHS
2 5 (1.28%) PKI
2 5 (1.28%) Open Source
3 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.03%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.03%) Firmware
3 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.77%) CLARiiON
4 3 (0.77%) Clustering
4 3 (0.77%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.51%) Statistics
5 2 (0.51%) AS400
5 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.51%) DTV
5 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.51%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (17.95%) Windows
2 48 (12.31%) UNIX
3 38 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (8.21%) Windows XP
6 24 (6.15%) Linux
7 23 (5.90%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.54%) AIX
10 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.51%) Solaris
12 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 77 (19.74%) Test Strategy
3 53 (13.59%) Test Automation
4 51 (13.08%) Knowledge Management
5 50 (12.82%) Software Testing
6 40 (10.26%) CRM
7 34 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (7.95%) Test Management
9 29 (7.44%) Integration Testing
10 24 (6.15%) Validation
11 23 (5.90%) Project Management
11 23 (5.90%) Performance Testing
12 22 (5.64%) Regression Testing
13 21 (5.38%) System Testing
14 20 (5.13%) Scrum
14 20 (5.13%) Waterfall
15 19 (4.87%) Migration
15 19 (4.87%) E-Commerce
15 19 (4.87%) UML
16 18 (4.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 65 (16.67%) SQL
2 57 (14.62%) JavaScript
3 54 (13.85%) C#
4 36 (9.23%) VB
5 21 (5.38%) Java
6 19 (4.87%) VBScript
7 12 (3.08%) Ruby
8 10 (2.56%) ABAP
8 10 (2.56%) Python
9 9 (2.31%) Perl
10 8 (2.05%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.03%) RPG
12 4 (1.03%) C
12 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.77%) C++
13 3 (0.77%) PHP
14 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 124 (31.79%) Security Cleared
2 93 (23.85%) SC Cleared
3 83 (21.28%) ISTQB
4 57 (14.62%) ISEB
5 49 (12.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (9.23%) DV Cleared
7 23 (5.90%) Degree
8 21 (5.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.54%) MCSE
13 4 (1.03%) MCITP
13 4 (1.03%) CCNA
13 4 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.26%) CCIE
15 1 (0.26%) CCNP
15 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.31%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) GxP
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.82%) Nmap
4 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 79 (20.26%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (2.56%) Nessus
4 8 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.77%) SCCM
7 3 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.77%) Netcool
8 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 106 (27.18%) HP
2 97 (24.87%) Oracle
3 58 (14.87%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.13%) VMware
5 18 (4.62%) SAP
6 11 (2.82%) Siebel
7 10 (2.56%) Cisco
8 6 (1.54%) IBM
8 6 (1.54%) Citrix
9 5 (1.28%) McAfee
10 3 (0.77%) Clearswift
10 3 (0.77%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.77%) Veritas
10 3 (0.77%) Lotus
10 3 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.77%) EMC
11 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.51%) BMC
11 2 (0.51%) Demandware
11 2 (0.51%) ATG
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago