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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 212 145 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.31% 1.72% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.45% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 87
Average daily rate
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£336 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £196 £228
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 2 12
Average hourly rate £15.60 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.67% -50.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6670 5926 6810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.63% 70.29% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 3146 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
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 247 265 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £13.80
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 24 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 24 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 +20 96 £336 -10.33% 11
Berkshire -9 37 £313 -14.61% 8
Buckinghamshire +9 27 £365 -1.35% 7
Surrey -4 16 £350 +12.00% 10
Middlesex +7 15 £325 -
Oxfordshire -3 7 £330 -12.00%
East Sussex -2 5 £350 -12.50% 3
Kent -1 4 £325 +8.33% 1
West Sussex -11 2 £500 +50.94% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 122 (31.20%) Security Cleared
2 102 (26.09%) HP
3 97 (24.81%) Oracle
4 94 (24.04%) SC Cleared
5 81 (20.72%) ISTQB
6 79 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 79 (20.20%) HP Quality Center
7 76 (19.44%) Test Strategy
7 76 (19.44%) .NET
8 71 (18.16%) Windows
9 68 (17.39%) SQL
10 65 (16.62%) QuickTest Pro
11 58 (14.83%) ISEB
11 58 (14.83%) Microsoft
12 57 (14.58%) JavaScript
13 56 (14.32%) C#
13 56 (14.32%) Test Automation
14 53 (13.55%) HTML
15 52 (13.30%) Software Testing
16 50 (12.79%) Knowledge Management
17 49 (12.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 48 (12.28%) QA
18 48 (12.28%) ASP.NET
18 48 (12.28%) UNIX
19 47 (12.02%) JSP
20 46 (11.76%) Finance
21 41 (10.49%) CRM
22 38 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
23 36 (9.21%) VB
24 35 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.81%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.81%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.56%) IIS
4 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.02%) CMS
6 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.77%) Documentum
7 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (3.84%) MS Office
2 10 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) Mingle
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (7.67%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.56%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (2.56%) Dynamics GP
2 10 (2.56%) SAP MRS
3 6 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.51%) Magento
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.93%) TCP/IP
2 19 (4.86%) HTTPS
3 13 (3.32%) Wireshark
4 11 (2.81%) SSL
5 10 (2.56%) DNS
5 10 (2.56%) Firewall
6 7 (1.79%) HTTP
7 6 (1.53%) Wireless
8 5 (1.28%) X.400
8 5 (1.28%) X.500
8 5 (1.28%) LAN
8 5 (1.28%) GPRS
9 4 (1.02%) IPv6
9 4 (1.02%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.02%) HSPA
9 4 (1.02%) LTE
10 3 (0.77%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (0.77%) GGSN
10 3 (0.77%) SGSN
10 3 (0.77%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.18%) Oracle Reports
2 23 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.02%) DB2
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.77%) MySQL
5 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.26%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.26%) QlikView
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.26%) DataStage
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 65 (16.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (8.18%) Selenium
3 16 (4.09%) Rational Rose
3 16 (4.09%) TestDirector
3 16 (4.09%) WebDriver
4 15 (3.84%) LoadRunner
5 12 (3.07%) SoapUI
6 10 (2.56%) JIRA
7 9 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (2.05%) JUnit
8 8 (2.05%) WinRunner
9 7 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.53%) Bugzilla
10 6 (1.53%) TestNG
11 5 (1.28%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.28%) MSI
12 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.77%) Selenium IDE
13 3 (0.77%) Ranorex
General
1 46 (11.76%) Finance
2 22 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.07%) Retail
4 9 (2.30%) Billing
5 7 (1.79%) Marketing
6 6 (1.53%) Military
6 6 (1.53%) Banking
7 5 (1.28%) Electronics
7 5 (1.28%) Automotive
7 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.02%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (49.36%) Analyst
2 141 (36.06%) Test Analyst
3 67 (17.14%) Tester
4 38 (9.72%) Business Analyst
5 33 (8.44%) Consultant
6 30 (7.67%) Test Engineer
7 26 (6.65%) Test Manager
8 22 (5.63%) Test Specialist
9 18 (4.60%) Test Leader
10 16 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (4.09%) UML Business Analyst
11 15 (3.84%) Automation Tester
12 14 (3.58%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (3.07%) QA Tester
13 12 (3.07%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (3.07%) Developer
14 11 (2.81%) Automation Specialist
15 10 (2.56%) Test Consultant
16 9 (2.30%) QA Analyst
17 8 (2.05%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.44%) .NET
2 53 (13.55%) HTML
3 48 (12.28%) ASP.NET
4 47 (12.02%) JSP
5 20 (5.12%) XML
6 13 (3.32%) Web Services
7 12 (3.07%) SOAP
8 11 (2.81%) Middleware
9 7 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (1.79%) OLE
9 7 (1.79%) CSS
10 6 (1.53%) LAMP
10 6 (1.53%) CSS3
10 6 (1.53%) HTML5
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle ADF
12 2 (0.51%) J2EE
12 2 (0.51%) Gherkin
13 1 (0.26%) RESTful
13 1 (0.26%) JPA
13 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.30%) NHS
2 5 (1.28%) Open Source
2 5 (1.28%) PKI
3 4 (1.02%) Firmware
3 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.02%) Clustering
3 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
4 3 (0.77%) Credit Risk
4 3 (0.77%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.51%) DTV
5 2 (0.51%) AS400
5 2 (0.51%) Statistics
5 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.51%) FMCG
5 2 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.16%) Windows
2 48 (12.28%) UNIX
3 38 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (8.44%) Windows XP
6 24 (6.14%) Windows 2000
7 23 (5.88%) Linux
8 8 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.79%) AIX
10 5 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.51%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
2 76 (19.44%) Test Strategy
3 56 (14.32%) Test Automation
4 52 (13.30%) Software Testing
5 50 (12.79%) Knowledge Management
6 41 (10.49%) CRM
7 34 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (8.18%) Test Management
9 29 (7.42%) Integration Testing
10 24 (6.14%) Validation
11 23 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 23 (5.88%) Performance Testing
12 22 (5.63%) Project Management
13 21 (5.37%) Scrum
13 21 (5.37%) Waterfall
14 20 (5.12%) Migration
15 19 (4.86%) UML
15 19 (4.86%) E-Commerce
16 18 (4.60%) OO
16 18 (4.60%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.39%) SQL
2 57 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 56 (14.32%) C#
4 36 (9.21%) VB
5 21 (5.37%) Java
6 19 (4.86%) VBScript
7 12 (3.07%) Ruby
8 11 (2.81%) Python
9 10 (2.56%) ABAP
10 9 (2.30%) Perl
11 7 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.02%) RPG
13 4 (1.02%) C
13 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.77%) PHP
14 3 (0.77%) C++
15 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 122 (31.20%) Security Cleared
2 94 (24.04%) SC Cleared
3 81 (20.72%) ISTQB
4 58 (14.83%) ISEB
5 49 (12.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (8.44%) DV Cleared
7 23 (5.88%) Degree
8 20 (5.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (3.07%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.53%) MCSE
13 4 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.77%) MCITP
14 3 (0.77%) CCNA
15 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
16 1 (0.26%) CCVP
16 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.28%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) GxP
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.81%) Nmap
4 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 79 (20.20%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (2.56%) Nessus
4 8 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.02%) Netcool
6 4 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.77%) SCCM
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 102 (26.09%) HP
2 97 (24.81%) Oracle
3 58 (14.83%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.12%) VMware
5 19 (4.86%) SAP
6 11 (2.81%) Siebel
7 8 (2.05%) Cisco
8 7 (1.79%) Citrix
9 6 (1.53%) IBM
9 6 (1.53%) McAfee
10 4 (1.02%) Veritas
11 3 (0.77%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.77%) Capita
11 3 (0.77%) Clearswift
11 3 (0.77%) Lotus
11 3 (0.77%) EMC
12 2 (0.51%) BMC
12 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.51%) Remedy
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