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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 117 82 76
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 159 239 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.80% 2.50% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 3.12% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 146 102
Median daily rate £355 £345 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.37% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £15.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +6.08%
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
7200 7654 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.55% 79.92% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 4587 3874
Median daily rate £420 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 245 254
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.04 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 -37 46 £325 -1.51% 6
Berkshire 0 40 £375 +7.14% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 23 £375 +42.85% 6
Surrey -25 17 £375 -5.30% 7
West Sussex -14 11 £355 +2.89%
Oxfordshire +16 8 £438 +38.88% 2
Kent +6 4 £425 +100.00% 4
Middlesex -6 2 £360 +30.90%
Sussex - 2 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 106 (30.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 92 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (24.15%) ISTQB
4 83 (23.58%) ISEB
5 80 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 72 (20.45%) Finance
7 70 (19.89%) SC Cleared
8 67 (19.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 65 (18.47%) Selenium
10 58 (16.48%) SQL
11 56 (15.91%) Regression Testing
12 55 (15.63%) HP
13 54 (15.34%) Java
14 53 (15.06%) Test Strategy
15 51 (14.49%) Oracle
16 46 (13.07%) Unix
17 44 (12.50%) ITIL
17 44 (12.50%) JIRA
18 43 (12.22%) Migration
18 43 (12.22%) Scrum
19 42 (11.93%) .NET
19 42 (11.93%) Use Case
20 41 (11.65%) Integration Testing
21 38 (10.80%) XML
21 38 (10.80%) Microsoft
22 37 (10.51%) Validation
22 37 (10.51%) System Integration Testing
23 36 (10.23%) C#
23 36 (10.23%) MS Excel
23 36 (10.23%) HP Quality Center

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 (3.69%) Confluence
2 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) IIS
3 1 (0.28%) JBoss
3 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.95%) MS Office
3 17 (4.83%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.14%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 4 (1.14%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.14%) Sonata
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.57%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.99%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.14%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.42%) PuTTY
3 4 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.14%) MPLS
3 4 (1.14%) WAN
3 4 (1.14%) Wireless
3 4 (1.14%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.85%) 802.15
4 3 (0.85%) DNS
4 3 (0.85%) Internet
4 3 (0.85%) IPv6
4 3 (0.85%) LAN
4 3 (0.85%) SAN
5 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.57%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) BGP
6 1 (0.28%) GPRS
6 1 (0.28%) GSM
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
1 12 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.85%) DB2
4 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (0.85%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.28%) Essbase
5 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.28%) QlikView
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (18.47%) Selenium
2 44 (12.50%) JIRA
3 32 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (7.95%) HP UFT
5 26 (7.39%) SoapUI
5 26 (7.39%) WebDriver
6 25 (7.10%) SpecFlow
7 21 (5.97%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.98%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (2.56%) Gatling
10 7 (1.99%) TestComplete
11 5 (1.42%) JMeter
12 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.85%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.85%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.85%) TestDirector
14 2 (0.57%) LoadUI
14 2 (0.57%) Protractor
14 2 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 72 (20.45%) Finance
2 18 (5.11%) Banking
3 17 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.13%) Retail
5 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.70%) Military
5 6 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.14%) Back Office
7 4 (1.14%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Billing
8 2 (0.57%) French Language
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 187 (53.13%) Analyst
2 127 (36.08%) Test Analyst
3 61 (17.33%) Tester
4 38 (10.80%) Automation Tester
5 29 (8.24%) Consultant
6 24 (6.82%) Business Analyst
6 24 (6.82%) Service Analyst
7 21 (5.97%) Transition Analyst
8 20 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (5.40%) Test Leader
10 18 (5.11%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (4.83%) Test Engineer
12 14 (3.98%) Service Transition Analyst
12 14 (3.98%) Test Manager
13 12 (3.41%) SAP Analyst
14 11 (3.13%) Developer
15 10 (2.84%) UAT Analyst
15 10 (2.84%) UAT Test Analyst
16 9 (2.56%) Integration Analyst
16 9 (2.56%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.93%) .NET
2 38 (10.80%) XML
3 23 (6.53%) SOAP
4 14 (3.98%) HTML
5 12 (3.41%) Web Services
6 9 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.42%) Gherkin
7 5 (1.42%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.85%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.57%) CSS
9 2 (0.57%) Middleware
9 2 (0.57%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.57%) Node.js
10 1 (0.28%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.28%) REST
10 1 (0.28%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.97%) Smart Meter
2 17 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.99%) AS400
5 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.42%) SCADA
5 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.14%) Equities
7 3 (0.85%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (0.85%) Learning Management System
7 3 (0.85%) User Experience
8 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.28%) CCTV
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.28%) Economics
9 1 (0.28%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.07%) Unix
2 27 (7.67%) Windows
3 26 (7.39%) Linux
4 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (30.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 92 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (15.91%) Regression Testing
4 53 (15.06%) Test Strategy
5 44 (12.50%) ITIL
6 43 (12.22%) Migration
6 43 (12.22%) Scrum
7 42 (11.93%) Use Case
8 41 (11.65%) Integration Testing
9 37 (10.51%) System Integration Testing
9 37 (10.51%) Validation
10 35 (9.94%) Defect Management
10 35 (9.94%) SDLC
11 34 (9.66%) BDD
12 31 (8.81%) Software Testing
12 31 (8.81%) User Stories
12 31 (8.81%) Waterfall
13 30 (8.52%) Functional Testing
14 28 (7.95%) Test Planning
15 27 (7.67%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.48%) SQL
2 54 (15.34%) Java
3 36 (10.23%) C#
4 22 (6.25%) F#
5 17 (4.83%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.26%) C++
6 15 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.26%) VBScript
7 10 (2.84%) C
8 7 (1.99%) PHP
8 7 (1.99%) VB
9 6 (1.70%) Scala
10 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.85%) Ruby
13 2 (0.57%) Python
14 1 (0.28%) COBOL
14 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.28%) RPG
Qualifications
1 85 (24.15%) ISTQB
2 83 (23.58%) ISEB
3 80 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 70 (19.89%) SC Cleared
5 67 (19.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (4.83%) Degree
7 15 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.56%) MCITP
8 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.27%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (1.70%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.85%) CISA
13 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.85%) PMP
14 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.67%) QA
2 8 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (2.27%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.14%) GxP
4 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.57%) GPG13
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.14%) VMware ESX
2 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) Docker
4 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (15.63%) HP
2 51 (14.49%) Oracle
3 38 (10.80%) Microsoft
4 32 (9.09%) SAP
5 13 (3.69%) Cisco
6 6 (1.70%) Remedy
7 5 (1.42%) VMware
8 4 (1.14%) Informatica
8 4 (1.14%) Intel Security
9 3 (0.85%) Concur
9 3 (0.85%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.85%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.85%) webMethods
10 2 (0.57%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.57%) Arqiva
10 2 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.57%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.57%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.57%) T-Plan
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