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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 104 94 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 169 194 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.00% 2.06% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.66% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 116 108
Average daily rate £375 £318 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% +1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £177.50 £12.82 £113.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1284.55% -88.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
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
6728 7288 6385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 77.43% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 4014 3407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 54 £350 +3.70% 5
Berkshire +2 34 £400 +28.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £313 +3.30% 7
Surrey -3 19 £400 +33.33% 11
Oxfordshire +4 12 £389 +31.77% 6
Kent +1 12 £210 -40.00% 1
West Sussex +9 9 £315 -4.54%
East Sussex +4 2 £291 -19.09% 7
Middlesex -2 2 £345 +20.00% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 101 (26.44%) Security Cleared
2 92 (24.08%) SC Cleared
3 90 (23.56%) SQL
4 87 (22.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 83 (21.73%) Oracle
6 82 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (18.85%) HP
8 68 (17.80%) ISEB
8 68 (17.80%) ISTQB
9 57 (14.92%) Finance
10 53 (13.87%) Regression Testing
10 53 (13.87%) System Testing
10 53 (13.87%) Test Automation
11 52 (13.61%) Test Strategy
12 51 (13.35%) XML
13 48 (12.57%) Microsoft
13 48 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
14 45 (11.78%) Functional Testing
14 45 (11.78%) Selenium
15 44 (11.52%) HP UFT
16 43 (11.26%) MS Excel
17 41 (10.73%) Software Testing
18 40 (10.47%) Test Management
19 38 (9.95%) CRM
19 38 (9.95%) Java
19 38 (9.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 37 (9.69%) .NET
21 31 (8.12%) Workflow
21 31 (8.12%) Automated Testing
22 29 (7.59%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 17 (4.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.31%) JBoss
4 4 (1.05%) Node.js
4 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.79%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.52%) Apache
6 2 (0.52%) Confluence
7 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.26%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (5.76%) MS Office
4 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.57%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.31%) SAP SRM
5 4 (1.05%) Magento
5 4 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (1.05%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.79%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.79%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.79%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.52%) Endur
8 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.05%) GitHub
2 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.36%) Firewall
2 6 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (1.57%) Internet
2 6 (1.57%) MPLS
2 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.31%) HTTP
3 5 (1.31%) VPN
3 5 (1.31%) WAN
4 4 (1.05%) PuTTY
4 4 (1.05%) SAN
5 3 (0.79%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.52%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.52%) LAN
6 2 (0.52%) VLAN
7 1 (0.26%) 802.15
7 1 (0.26%) BGP
7 1 (0.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.33%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 11 (2.88%) Oracle Discoverer
3 11 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.62%) SQL Navigator
5 4 (1.05%) Informix
6 3 (0.79%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.52%) DB2
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.52%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.52%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.26%) GIS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 45 (11.78%) Selenium
2 44 (11.52%) HP UFT
3 26 (6.81%) Oracle APEX
4 22 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (5.50%) SoapUI
5 21 (5.50%) WebDriver
6 19 (4.97%) Oracle Forms
7 18 (4.71%) JIRA
8 17 (4.45%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.40%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.88%) JDeveloper
10 11 (2.88%) Toad
11 9 (2.36%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.09%) JMeter
12 8 (2.09%) LoadUI
13 7 (1.83%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.79%) Bugzilla
14 3 (0.79%) LabVIEW
14 3 (0.79%) MSI
15 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 57 (14.92%) Finance
2 22 (5.76%) Banking
3 15 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.88%) Military
5 8 (2.09%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.57%) Billing
6 6 (1.57%) Retail
7 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
9 2 (0.52%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 176 (46.07%) Analyst
2 128 (33.51%) Test Analyst
3 62 (16.23%) Tester
4 44 (11.52%) Consultant
5 30 (7.85%) Business Analyst
6 25 (6.54%) Developer
7 23 (6.02%) Test Manager
8 19 (4.97%) Test Engineer
9 17 (4.45%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (4.19%) Automation Tester
11 14 (3.66%) Test Leader
12 13 (3.40%) Automation Analyst
12 13 (3.40%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (3.40%) Oracle Consultant
12 13 (3.40%) SAP Analyst
12 13 (3.40%) Security Analyst
13 11 (2.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 11 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (2.62%) Functional Consultant
14 10 (2.62%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.35%) XML
2 37 (9.69%) .NET
3 28 (7.33%) HTML
4 20 (5.24%) SOAP
5 19 (4.97%) Web Services
6 14 (3.66%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.40%) Middleware
8 11 (2.88%) XML Messaging
9 7 (1.83%) JSON
9 7 (1.83%) REST
10 6 (1.57%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.31%) DOM
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.79%) Swing
13 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
13 1 (0.26%) CSS
13 1 (0.26%) Java EE
13 1 (0.26%) JSP
13 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.24%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.62%) Smart Meter
5 8 (2.09%) User Experience
6 6 (1.57%) AS400
7 5 (1.31%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.31%) Cryptocurrency
7 5 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.79%) STB
9 2 (0.52%) FMCG
9 2 (0.52%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.26%) MPEG
10 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.33%) Unix
2 23 (6.02%) Linux
3 14 (3.66%) Windows
4 11 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.57%) Android
6 5 (1.31%) CentOS
7 4 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 82 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (13.87%) Regression Testing
3 53 (13.87%) System Testing
3 53 (13.87%) Test Automation
4 52 (13.61%) Test Strategy
5 45 (11.78%) Functional Testing
6 41 (10.73%) Software Testing
7 40 (10.47%) Test Management
8 38 (9.95%) CRM
9 31 (8.12%) Automated Testing
9 31 (8.12%) Workflow
10 29 (7.59%) BDD
11 27 (7.07%) Integration Testing
11 27 (7.07%) Scrum
12 26 (6.81%) Defect Management
12 26 (6.81%) Migration
12 26 (6.81%) System Integration Testing
13 23 (6.02%) Automation Testing
13 23 (6.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 90 (23.56%) SQL
2 38 (9.95%) Java
3 26 (6.81%) C#
3 26 (6.81%) PL/SQL
4 24 (6.28%) VB
5 21 (5.50%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.45%) C++
7 16 (4.19%) VBScript
8 10 (2.62%) C-shell
8 10 (2.62%) Korn
9 8 (2.09%) F#
10 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.05%) PHP
11 4 (1.05%) Ruby
12 3 (0.79%) Perl
12 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.52%) C
13 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.52%) VBA
14 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 101 (26.44%) Security Cleared
2 92 (24.08%) SC Cleared
3 68 (17.80%) ISEB
3 68 (17.80%) ISTQB
4 38 (9.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (5.24%) Degree
6 19 (4.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (4.19%) DV Cleared
8 15 (3.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.05%) MCITP
9 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.79%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.26%) IIBA
11 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.07%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) GPG13
2 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.05%) GxP
4 3 (0.79%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.05%) Docker
3 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.79%) SCCM
2 3 (0.79%) SELinux
3 2 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 83 (21.73%) Oracle
2 72 (18.85%) HP
3 48 (12.57%) Microsoft
4 28 (7.33%) SAP
5 12 (3.14%) Cisco
6 10 (2.62%) Remedy
7 7 (1.83%) ArcSight
7 7 (1.83%) VMware
8 6 (1.57%) Informatica
9 5 (1.31%) OpenText
9 5 (1.31%) ReadSoft
9 5 (1.31%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.31%) webMethods
10 4 (1.05%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.05%) hybris
10 4 (1.05%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.05%) Sybase
11 3 (0.79%) Citrix
11 3 (0.79%) Vermilion
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £369 - £451 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago