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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 106 92
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 195 150 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.10% 1.72% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.39% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 101
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£330 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.60 £23.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.17% -38.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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
6787 6273 7170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.21% 71.73% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3849 3487 3414
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 248 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 +45 88 £328 +3.96% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 30 £298 -16.78% 3
Berkshire -16 24 £350 +8.52% 6
Surrey +2 14 £340 +0.74% 13
Oxfordshire +5 13 £300 -4.76% 1
Middlesex +6 9 - -
East Sussex -10 7 £350 -17.64% 2
West Sussex -3 5 £400 +10.34%
Kent -8 4 £325 +6.12% 1
Sussex - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 115 (29.04%) Security Cleared
2 97 (24.49%) Oracle
3 94 (23.74%) HP
4 79 (19.95%) SC Cleared
5 76 (19.19%) ISTQB
5 76 (19.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 73 (18.43%) .NET
7 69 (17.42%) Windows
7 69 (17.42%) Test Strategy
8 68 (17.17%) SQL
9 66 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 64 (16.16%) Microsoft
11 60 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (14.90%) Finance
13 55 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
13 55 (13.89%) HTML
13 55 (13.89%) QA
14 54 (13.64%) JavaScript
15 53 (13.38%) C#
15 53 (13.38%) Test Automation
16 51 (12.88%) Knowledge Management
17 48 (12.12%) ASP.NET
17 48 (12.12%) JSP
18 47 (11.87%) Regression Testing
18 47 (11.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 44 (11.11%) CRM
20 43 (10.86%) Software Testing
21 42 (10.61%) UNIX
22 41 (10.35%) ISEB
23 39 (9.85%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.53%) IIS
3 9 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.26%) CMS
5 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.76%) Documentum
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.25%) WordPress
8 1 (0.25%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (4.04%) MS Office
2 14 (3.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Mingle
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.02%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (1.26%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (1.26%) SAP MRS
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.51%) Magento
6 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.79%) HTTPS
3 10 (2.53%) DNS
4 9 (2.27%) SAN
4 9 (2.27%) Firewall
4 9 (2.27%) Wireshark
5 7 (1.77%) SSL
5 7 (1.77%) HTTP
6 6 (1.52%) Wireless
7 5 (1.26%) X.400
7 5 (1.26%) X.500
7 5 (1.26%) GPRS
7 5 (1.26%) WAN
7 5 (1.26%) LTE
8 4 (1.01%) ZigBee
8 4 (1.01%) HSPA
8 4 (1.01%) IPv6
8 4 (1.01%) DVB
9 3 (0.76%) DMZ
9 3 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.83%) Oracle Reports
2 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.52%) DB2
3 6 (1.52%) EDRMS
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.26%) MySQL
5 4 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.51%) QlikView
7 2 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.51%) DataStage
8 1 (0.25%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 35 (8.84%) Selenium
3 21 (5.30%) TestDirector
4 18 (4.55%) Rational Rose
5 17 (4.29%) LoadRunner
6 14 (3.54%) JIRA
7 12 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.78%) WebDriver
9 10 (2.53%) JUnit
10 8 (2.02%) JMeter
10 8 (2.02%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.52%) TestNG
12 6 (1.52%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.52%) WinRunner
13 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (1.26%) MSI
14 3 (0.76%) WatiN
14 3 (0.76%) Robotium
General
1 59 (14.90%) Finance
2 19 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.78%) Retail
3 11 (2.78%) Billing
4 9 (2.27%) Marketing
4 9 (2.27%) Electronics
5 7 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.52%) Automotive
6 6 (1.52%) Banking
7 4 (1.01%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.51%) German Language
8 2 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (47.73%) Analyst
2 139 (35.10%) Test Analyst
3 74 (18.69%) Tester
4 40 (10.10%) Business Analyst
5 34 (8.59%) Test Manager
6 24 (6.06%) Consultant
7 23 (5.81%) Test Specialist
7 23 (5.81%) Test Leader
8 22 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 18 (4.55%) UML Business Analyst
10 14 (3.54%) Developer
11 13 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (3.28%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.03%) Automation Tester
13 11 (2.78%) Automation Specialist
13 11 (2.78%) Junior
14 9 (2.27%) Junior Test Analyst
14 9 (2.27%) Integration Test Analyst
14 9 (2.27%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.43%) .NET
2 55 (13.89%) HTML
3 48 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 48 (12.12%) JSP
4 31 (7.83%) XML
5 17 (4.29%) Web Services
6 11 (2.78%) SOAP
7 9 (2.27%) Middleware
8 8 (2.02%) CSS
9 7 (1.77%) OLE
9 7 (1.77%) HTML5
10 6 (1.52%) CSS3
10 6 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (1.52%) LAMP
11 4 (1.01%) Gherkin
11 4 (1.01%) RESTful
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle ADF
13 2 (0.51%) MSMQ
13 2 (0.51%) WCF
13 2 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.27%) User Experience
2 9 (2.27%) NHS
2 9 (2.27%) PKI
3 5 (1.26%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.26%) Open Source
4 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.76%) DTV
5 3 (0.76%) Firmware
5 3 (0.76%) CLARiiON
5 3 (0.76%) Clustering
5 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.51%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.51%) Social Media
6 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.51%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.42%) Windows
2 42 (10.61%) UNIX
3 33 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (6.31%) Windows XP
6 22 (5.56%) Linux
7 18 (4.55%) Windows 2000
8 11 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.52%) AIX
10 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.76%) Android
11 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.25%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 69 (17.42%) Test Strategy
3 60 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (13.38%) Test Automation
5 51 (12.88%) Knowledge Management
6 47 (11.87%) Regression Testing
7 44 (11.11%) CRM
8 43 (10.86%) Software Testing
9 39 (9.85%) Test Management
10 37 (9.34%) Functional Testing
11 34 (8.59%) Integration Testing
12 28 (7.07%) Project Management
13 24 (6.06%) Scrum
13 24 (6.06%) System Testing
14 23 (5.81%) Performance Testing
14 23 (5.81%) Waterfall
15 21 (5.30%) Automated Testing
15 21 (5.30%) Validation
16 20 (5.05%) Migration
16 20 (5.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.17%) SQL
2 54 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 53 (13.38%) C#
4 32 (8.08%) VB
5 21 (5.30%) Java
6 19 (4.80%) VBScript
7 16 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.78%) Ruby
9 10 (2.53%) Python
10 8 (2.02%) Perl
11 7 (1.77%) RPG
12 6 (1.52%) PHP
12 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.26%) ABAP
14 4 (1.01%) C
14 4 (1.01%) C++
15 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 115 (29.04%) Security Cleared
2 79 (19.95%) SC Cleared
3 76 (19.19%) ISTQB
4 47 (11.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (10.35%) ISEB
6 35 (8.84%) DV Cleared
7 29 (7.32%) Degree
8 26 (6.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.02%) MCSE
13 6 (1.52%) MCITP
14 5 (1.26%) CCNA
15 4 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.76%) HND
16 3 (0.76%) CCNP
17 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
17 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (13.89%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) GxP
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.52%) Nmap
4 5 (1.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.52%) Nessus
5 5 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.76%) SCCM
7 3 (0.76%) Netcool
7 3 (0.76%) Control-M
7 3 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 97 (24.49%) Oracle
2 94 (23.74%) HP
3 64 (16.16%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.57%) VMware
5 14 (3.54%) SAP
6 11 (2.78%) Siebel
7 9 (2.27%) Cisco
8 6 (1.52%) Citrix
9 5 (1.26%) IBM
9 5 (1.26%) McAfee
10 4 (1.01%) Lotus
11 3 (0.76%) Remedy
11 3 (0.76%) Veritas
11 3 (0.76%) EMC
11 3 (0.76%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.76%) Clearswift
11 3 (0.76%) Telerik
11 3 (0.76%) ArcSight
12 2 (0.51%) Demandware
12 2 (0.51%) ATG
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