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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 107 95 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 190 211 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.97% 2.12% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.73% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 153 104
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.44% +164.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £45.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
7656 7738 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.76% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4726 4347 3890
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 280 275
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 0 58 £350 -0.70% 5
Berkshire -16 34 £400 +23.07% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 22 £350 +16.66% 3
Kent -10 19 £210 -40.00% 1
Surrey -13 19 £400 +23.07% 6
West Sussex -11 13 £344 +10.00%
East Sussex 0 8 £350 -12.50%
Oxfordshire +4 5 £345 +19.48% 4
Middlesex -6 2 £345 +12.01%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 99 (28.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 92 (26.36%) ISTQB
3 83 (23.78%) ISEB
4 81 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (22.06%) SQL
6 76 (21.78%) Security Cleared
7 67 (19.20%) SC Cleared
8 66 (18.91%) Finance
9 59 (16.91%) Oracle
9 59 (16.91%) HP
10 58 (16.62%) Test Strategy
11 55 (15.76%) Regression Testing
12 48 (13.75%) XML
12 48 (13.75%) Selenium
13 47 (13.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 45 (12.89%) Unix
15 43 (12.32%) Test Automation
16 41 (11.75%) HP Quality Center
17 40 (11.46%) Linux
18 39 (11.17%) MS Excel
18 39 (11.17%) Java
19 37 (10.60%) System Integration Testing
20 35 (10.03%) Microsoft
20 35 (10.03%) Integration Testing
21 32 (9.17%) Test Management
21 32 (9.17%) Functional Testing
21 32 (9.17%) Validation
22 31 (8.88%) Windows
22 31 (8.88%) Use Case
22 31 (8.88%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.58%) Confluence
3 6 (1.72%) Node.js
4 5 (1.43%) JBoss
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.57%) Apache
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.45%) MS Office
3 12 (3.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.86%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.57%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.57%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.57%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.15%) GitHub
2 3 (0.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.29%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.87%) Firewall
2 9 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (2.29%) Internet
3 8 (2.29%) MPLS
3 8 (2.29%) WAN
4 6 (1.72%) ZigBee
5 5 (1.43%) HTTP
5 5 (1.43%) LAN
5 5 (1.43%) PuTTY
5 5 (1.43%) VPN
6 4 (1.15%) SAN
7 3 (0.86%) 802.15
7 3 (0.86%) DNS
7 3 (0.86%) IPv6
7 3 (0.86%) Network Security
7 3 (0.86%) VLAN
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (2.58%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.15%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.15%) Informix
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (0.86%) DB2
4 3 (0.86%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.29%) Essbase
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.29%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.29%) QlikView
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (13.75%) Selenium
2 31 (8.88%) JIRA
3 27 (7.74%) SoapUI
4 25 (7.16%) HP UFT
5 22 (6.30%) Cucumber
6 19 (5.44%) WebDriver
7 16 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (4.01%) SpecFlow
9 12 (3.44%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (2.29%) Gatling
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.43%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.15%) JDeveloper
12 4 (1.15%) LabVIEW
12 4 (1.15%) LoadUI
12 4 (1.15%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.15%) Toad
13 3 (0.86%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.86%) JMeter
13 3 (0.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 66 (18.91%) Finance
2 22 (6.30%) Banking
3 19 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.29%) Retail
5 6 (1.72%) Billing
6 4 (1.15%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.86%) Military
8 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) Games
8 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 178 (51.00%) Analyst
2 139 (39.83%) Test Analyst
3 56 (16.05%) Tester
4 24 (6.88%) Business Analyst
4 24 (6.88%) Consultant
5 22 (6.30%) Automation Tester
5 22 (6.30%) Developer
6 21 (6.02%) Test Engineer
7 19 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (5.44%) Test Manager
8 15 (4.30%) Security Analyst
9 13 (3.72%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (3.72%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (3.44%) Test Leader
10 12 (3.44%) Transition Analyst
11 11 (3.15%) AS400 Test Analyst
11 11 (3.15%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.15%) Test Automation Developer
12 10 (2.87%) Test Specialist
13 9 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.75%) XML
2 30 (8.60%) .NET
3 28 (8.02%) SOAP
4 21 (6.02%) Web Services
5 17 (4.87%) HTML
6 11 (3.15%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.87%) XML Messaging
8 9 (2.58%) Gherkin
9 8 (2.29%) REST
10 7 (2.01%) JSON
11 5 (1.43%) DOM
12 4 (1.15%) Swing
13 3 (0.86%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.86%) Middleware
14 2 (0.57%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.57%) CSS
15 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
15 1 (0.29%) Java EE
15 1 (0.29%) JSP
15 1 (0.29%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.58%) Smart Meter
2 15 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.15%) AS400
3 11 (3.15%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.58%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.29%) User Experience
6 7 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.43%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.43%) Cryptocurrency
7 5 (1.43%) SCADA
8 4 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.57%) STB
11 1 (0.29%) DTV
11 1 (0.29%) EMV
11 1 (0.29%) EPoS
11 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.89%) Unix
2 40 (11.46%) Linux
3 31 (8.88%) Windows
4 8 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.43%) CentOS
7 3 (0.86%) Android
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 81 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (16.62%) Test Strategy
4 55 (15.76%) Regression Testing
5 43 (12.32%) Test Automation
6 37 (10.60%) System Integration Testing
7 35 (10.03%) Integration Testing
8 32 (9.17%) Functional Testing
8 32 (9.17%) Test Management
8 32 (9.17%) Validation
9 31 (8.88%) Use Case
10 30 (8.60%) Defect Management
11 28 (8.02%) System Testing
11 28 (8.02%) Test Planning
12 27 (7.74%) Migration
13 26 (7.45%) BDD
13 26 (7.45%) Software Testing
14 25 (7.16%) ITIL
14 25 (7.16%) Scrum
14 25 (7.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.06%) SQL
2 39 (11.17%) Java
3 27 (7.74%) C#
4 24 (6.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.87%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.87%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.58%) VB
6 9 (2.58%) VBScript
7 8 (2.29%) F#
8 6 (1.72%) Ruby
9 5 (1.43%) Scala
10 4 (1.15%) C++
11 3 (0.86%) C
11 3 (0.86%) C-shell
11 3 (0.86%) Korn
11 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.29%) COBOL
13 1 (0.29%) Perl
13 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (26.36%) ISTQB
2 83 (23.78%) ISEB
3 76 (21.78%) Security Cleared
4 67 (19.20%) SC Cleared
5 47 (13.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (5.16%) Degree
7 17 (4.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.87%) MCITP
8 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (2.01%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.29%) CCNA
13 1 (0.29%) CCNP
13 1 (0.29%) IIBA
13 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.88%) QA
2 5 (1.43%) GPG13
2 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.15%) SLA
4 3 (0.86%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.43%) Docker
3 4 (1.15%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (11.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.86%) SELinux
4 2 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 59 (16.91%) HP
1 59 (16.91%) Oracle
2 35 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.73%) Cisco
4 16 (4.58%) SAP
5 7 (2.01%) ArcSight
6 5 (1.43%) Palo Alto
6 5 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.43%) Remedy
6 5 (1.43%) VMware
7 4 (1.15%) Blue Coat
7 4 (1.15%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.15%) Intel Security
7 4 (1.15%) Sybase
8 3 (0.86%) Concur
8 3 (0.86%) IBM
8 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.57%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.57%) Temenos
Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Canterbury
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £0 - 500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago