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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South East
Rank 120 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 122 168 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.67% 2.00% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.51% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 116 91
Median daily rate £360 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £23.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +21.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
5882 6705 7068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 80.01% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 4007 3902
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 289 242
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 -4 38 £364 +1.74% 15
Berkshire 0 18 £525 +31.25% 7
Surrey +13 17 £403 -5.84% 6
Oxfordshire +6 17 £300 -17.80% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 16 £375 +82.92% 2
West Sussex +2 10 £355 +12.69% 3
Kent -9 4 £203 -3.57%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £625 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.56%) Selenium
3 69 (26.74%) SQL
4 62 (24.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 61 (23.64%) Security Cleared
6 59 (22.87%) Software Testing
7 53 (20.54%) ISEB
7 53 (20.54%) ISTQB
8 49 (18.99%) C#
9 47 (18.22%) Oracle
10 44 (17.05%) SC Cleared
10 44 (17.05%) User Stories
11 40 (15.50%) Regression Testing
11 40 (15.50%) Scrum
12 39 (15.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 38 (14.73%) Java
14 37 (14.34%) Defect Tracking
14 37 (14.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (13.95%) JIRA
15 36 (13.95%) QA
16 35 (13.57%) Automated Testing
17 33 (12.79%) Migration
17 33 (12.79%) Finance
18 30 (11.63%) SpecFlow
19 29 (11.24%) BDD
19 29 (11.24%) Oracle Applications
20 28 (10.85%) HP
20 28 (10.85%) SDLC
21 27 (10.47%) Functional Testing
21 27 (10.47%) Test Automation

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 12 (4.65%) Confluence
2 9 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) Documentum
4 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.94%) MS Office
2 5 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 29 (11.24%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.78%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.39%) HFM
5 1 (0.39%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.39%) Primavera
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.39%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.39%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.71%) Office 365
2 4 (1.55%) Taleo
3 3 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.71%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.33%) Firewall
3 2 (0.78%) ATM
3 2 (0.78%) Internet
3 2 (0.78%) Wireless
4 1 (0.39%) DVB
4 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.39%) IMAP
4 1 (0.39%) LAN
4 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.91%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.71%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (2.33%) Big Data
5 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.33%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.78%) HeidiSQL
6 2 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) DB2
7 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.39%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.39%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (32.56%) Selenium
2 37 (14.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (13.95%) JIRA
4 30 (11.63%) SpecFlow
5 23 (8.91%) WebDriver
6 19 (7.36%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.81%) HP UFT
8 13 (5.04%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.10%) JUnit
9 8 (3.10%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.33%) Robot Framework
10 6 (2.33%) RSpec
11 5 (1.94%) MSI
12 4 (1.55%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (1.55%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.55%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.16%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.16%) Jasmine
General
1 33 (12.79%) Finance
2 13 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.49%) Games
4 7 (2.71%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.71%) Publishing
5 6 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.94%) Electronics
6 5 (1.94%) Marketing
7 4 (1.55%) Banking
7 4 (1.55%) Retail
8 3 (1.16%) Legal
9 2 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.78%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Avionics
10 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 91 (35.27%) Analyst
2 76 (29.46%) Tester
3 63 (24.42%) Test Analyst
4 27 (10.47%) Automation Tester
5 22 (8.53%) Test Engineer
6 21 (8.14%) Developer
7 17 (6.59%) Software Tester
8 16 (6.20%) Business Analyst
9 15 (5.81%) QA Engineer
10 12 (4.65%) Consultant
10 12 (4.65%) Test Manager
11 11 (4.26%) Test Leader
12 10 (3.88%) QA Test Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (3.49%) Quality Engineer
13 9 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.49%) Service Analyst
14 8 (3.10%) SQL Developer
14 8 (3.10%) Test Automation Developer
15 7 (2.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.47%) .NET
2 21 (8.14%) XML
3 10 (3.88%) SOAP
4 7 (2.71%) JSON
4 7 (2.71%) Web Services
5 6 (2.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.94%) Angular 2
6 5 (1.94%) HTML
7 3 (1.16%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.16%) Node.js
7 3 (1.16%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.78%) RESTful
8 2 (0.78%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (0.78%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.39%) J2EE
9 1 (0.39%) jQuery
9 1 (0.39%) Middleware
9 1 (0.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (1.94%) Social Network
3 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.55%) Life Science
3 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.55%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.78%) PACS
5 2 (0.78%) RIA
5 2 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.39%) Social Media
6 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.53%) Unix
1 22 (8.53%) Windows
2 20 (7.75%) Linux
3 6 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.55%) AIX
5 4 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.78%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (24.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 59 (22.87%) Software Testing
4 44 (17.05%) User Stories
5 40 (15.50%) Regression Testing
5 40 (15.50%) Scrum
6 37 (14.34%) Defect Tracking
7 35 (13.57%) Automated Testing
8 33 (12.79%) Migration
9 29 (11.24%) BDD
10 28 (10.85%) SDLC
11 27 (10.47%) Functional Testing
11 27 (10.47%) Test Automation
12 26 (10.08%) System Integration Testing
13 24 (9.30%) Defect Management
14 23 (8.91%) Automation Testing
14 23 (8.91%) TDD
14 23 (8.91%) Test Strategy
15 22 (8.53%) Integration Testing
16 17 (6.59%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.74%) SQL
2 49 (18.99%) C#
3 38 (14.73%) Java
4 27 (10.47%) F#
5 17 (6.59%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.59%) VBScript
6 16 (6.20%) C++
7 10 (3.88%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.88%) Python
7 10 (3.88%) Scala
8 8 (3.10%) PHP
9 7 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.94%) C
11 3 (1.16%) VB
12 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.78%) Perl
12 2 (0.78%) Tcl
13 1 (0.39%) RPG
13 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 53 (20.54%) ISEB
2 53 (20.54%) ISTQB
3 44 (17.05%) SC Cleared
4 39 (15.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.33%) Degree
7 3 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.16%) MCP
8 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.78%) MCITP
8 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.95%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) WCAG
3 4 (1.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.16%) SDET
4 3 (1.16%) SLA
5 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) GPG13
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Firmware
3 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.20%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.33%) Oozie
3 5 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.39%) Grafana
5 1 (0.39%) Graphite
5 1 (0.39%) Netcool
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (18.22%) Oracle
2 28 (10.85%) HP
3 20 (7.75%) SAP
4 19 (7.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.10%) Informatica
6 5 (1.94%) Citrix
6 5 (1.94%) Remedy
6 5 (1.94%) VMware
6 5 (1.94%) webMethods
7 4 (1.55%) IBM
7 4 (1.55%) Intel Security
8 2 (0.78%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.78%) PTC
8 2 (0.78%) Saba
8 2 (0.78%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.39%) Concur
9 1 (0.39%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.39%) Verint
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