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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 93 78 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 205 195 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.12% 2.21% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.02% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 108 61
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.45 £113.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.03% +275.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-65.85% +254.68%
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
7304 6451 5356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.64% 72.97% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4013 3471 2635
Average daily rate £396 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 300
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £49.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -2 66 £350 +16.66% 6
Berkshire -19 58 £350 +2.94% 16
Buckinghamshire +22 36 £300 +4.80% 12
Surrey -4 20 £300 -7.69% 10
West Sussex -8 10 £330 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire -18 6 £305 -0.40% 1
Middlesex -1 3 £350 -22.22%
Kent -8 3 £350 -17.64% 4
East Sussex -2 2 £360 -10.00% 2
Sussex - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 121 (30.02%) Security Cleared
2 107 (26.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 98 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 85 (21.09%) HP
5 80 (19.85%) SQL
6 78 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (19.11%) ISTQB
7 77 (19.11%) Microsoft
8 73 (18.11%) ISEB
8 73 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
9 64 (15.88%) Oracle
10 58 (14.39%) Finance
11 57 (14.14%) .NET
12 54 (13.40%) SAP
13 52 (12.90%) QA
14 50 (12.41%) Software Testing
14 50 (12.41%) UNIX
15 49 (12.16%) JavaScript
15 49 (12.16%) Project Management
15 49 (12.16%) Waterfall
15 49 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 47 (11.66%) Test Management
16 47 (11.66%) Knowledge Management
16 47 (11.66%) ASP.NET
17 46 (11.41%) HTML
17 46 (11.41%) Selenium
18 43 (10.67%) JSP
18 43 (10.67%) Windows
19 40 (9.93%) Regression Testing
19 40 (9.93%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 6 (1.49%) CMS
2 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.74%) Confluence
4 2 (0.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.25%) Documentum
5 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.97%) MS Office
3 5 (1.24%) MS Project
4 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (6.70%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.99%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.74%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.74%) SAP BCA
4 3 (0.74%) Exstream
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.74%) Magento
5 2 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.50%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.50%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.25%) Agresso
6 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.69%) SAN
2 28 (6.95%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.74%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.49%) Internet
5 4 (0.99%) GSM
5 4 (0.99%) 3G
5 4 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.74%) Wireless
6 3 (0.74%) RTP
6 3 (0.74%) DAB
6 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.74%) AMQP
6 3 (0.74%) LTE
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.50%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.50%) GGSN
7 2 (0.50%) SGSN
7 2 (0.50%) GPRS
7 2 (0.50%) Packet Switching
7 2 (0.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.68%) Oracle Reports
2 28 (6.95%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.98%) SAP BW
5 9 (2.23%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.74%) EDRMS
7 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.99%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.74%) Big Data
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 46 (11.41%) Selenium
2 37 (9.18%) JIRA
3 25 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (5.96%) Cucumber
5 15 (3.72%) JMeter
6 12 (2.98%) WebDriver
6 12 (2.98%) LoadRunner
7 10 (2.48%) TestDirector
8 9 (2.23%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.23%) Subversion
9 8 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.74%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.49%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.49%) JUnit
12 5 (1.24%) TestPartner
12 5 (1.24%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.99%) NeoLoad
13 4 (0.99%) WinRunner
14 3 (0.74%) Ant
General
1 58 (14.39%) Finance
2 22 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.71%) Marketing
4 12 (2.98%) Billing
5 10 (2.48%) Banking
6 9 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.23%) Retail
7 6 (1.49%) Electronics
8 3 (0.74%) Automotive
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (47.89%) Analyst
2 154 (38.21%) Test Analyst
3 68 (16.87%) Tester
4 32 (7.94%) Business Analyst
5 28 (6.95%) Test Leader
6 24 (5.96%) Consultant
7 23 (5.71%) Test Specialist
8 21 (5.21%) Test Manager
9 18 (4.47%) SAP Consultant
10 17 (4.22%) Test Engineer
11 15 (3.72%) Software Tester
12 13 (3.23%) Developer
13 11 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.48%) Automation Tester
14 10 (2.48%) Automation Analyst
14 10 (2.48%) Automation Test Analyst
15 9 (2.23%) Junior
15 9 (2.23%) Senior Test Analyst
16 8 (1.99%) Performance Tester
17 7 (1.74%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.14%) .NET
2 47 (11.66%) ASP.NET
3 46 (11.41%) HTML
4 43 (10.67%) JSP
5 28 (6.95%) XML
6 13 (3.23%) Web Services
7 7 (1.74%) Gherkin
8 3 (0.74%) JMS
8 3 (0.74%) EJB
8 3 (0.74%) J2EE
8 3 (0.74%) Spring
8 3 (0.74%) JSON
8 3 (0.74%) Java EE
9 2 (0.50%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.50%) Qt
9 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.50%) WCF
9 2 (0.50%) SAP ALE
9 2 (0.50%) XMPP
9 2 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.99%) Smart Meter
2 8 (1.99%) PKI
3 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.99%) Open Source
4 4 (0.99%) DTV
4 4 (0.99%) NHS
5 3 (0.74%) Clustering
5 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.50%) PDA
6 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.50%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.25%) Handset
7 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.41%) UNIX
2 43 (10.67%) Windows
3 23 (5.71%) Linux
4 15 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.24%) Android
8 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.99%) AIX
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (26.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 78 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (12.41%) Software Testing
4 49 (12.16%) Project Management
4 49 (12.16%) Waterfall
5 47 (11.66%) Test Management
5 47 (11.66%) Knowledge Management
6 40 (9.93%) Regression Testing
7 39 (9.68%) Scrum
8 35 (8.68%) Migration
9 33 (8.19%) Test Strategy
10 32 (7.94%) Integration Testing
10 32 (7.94%) Automated Testing
10 32 (7.94%) Validation
11 31 (7.69%) System Testing
12 30 (7.44%) V-Model
13 26 (6.45%) CRM
13 26 (6.45%) Test Automation
13 26 (6.45%) Manual Testing
14 22 (5.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 80 (19.85%) SQL
2 49 (12.16%) JavaScript
3 30 (7.44%) C#
4 26 (6.45%) Java
5 21 (5.21%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.98%) VBScript
7 10 (2.48%) VB
8 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.49%) C
10 4 (0.99%) Ruby
10 4 (0.99%) Python
11 3 (0.74%) ABAP
11 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.50%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.50%) Perl
12 2 (0.50%) C++
12 2 (0.50%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) RPG
13 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 121 (30.02%) Security Cleared
2 98 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 77 (19.11%) ISTQB
4 73 (18.11%) ISEB
5 49 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (9.93%) DV Cleared
7 25 (6.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.23%) MCITP
10 12 (2.98%) Degree
11 7 (1.74%) VCP4
12 6 (1.49%) HND
13 4 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.74%) MCSE
15 2 (0.50%) MCTS
15 2 (0.50%) MCSA
16 1 (0.25%) CCNP
16 1 (0.25%) CCNA
16 1 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) Basel II
3 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.25%) GxP
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.24%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.74%) Nmap
3 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 73 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.74%) Netcool
4 3 (0.74%) Nessus
4 3 (0.74%) Puppet
4 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.25%) Control-M
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 85 (21.09%) HP
2 77 (19.11%) Microsoft
3 64 (15.88%) Oracle
4 54 (13.40%) SAP
5 28 (6.95%) Citrix
6 14 (3.47%) VMware
6 14 (3.47%) Cisco
7 7 (1.74%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.49%) McAfee
9 4 (0.99%) Veritas
10 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.50%) WSO2
11 2 (0.50%) RedPrairie
11 2 (0.50%) Isilon
11 2 (0.50%) NetHawk
11 2 (0.50%) Siebel
11 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.50%) JDA
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Reading, Berkshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
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Reading, Berkshire
Capita ITPS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
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West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Network ITR
Rate: 275 to 300 per day GBP
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Premier Media
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Haywards Heath
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Berkshire
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Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
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