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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 107 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 180 195 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.93% 2.07% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.63% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 135 100
Median daily rate £365 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +135.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.00 £44.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.07%
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
7460 7423 6763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.15% 78.61% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4229 3764
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 260 276
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 -17 48 £375 +7.14% 5
Berkshire -18 41 £400 +23.07% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 21 £400 +33.33% 5
Surrey -6 21 £400 +10.34% 5
Kent -4 14 £210 -48.14%
West Sussex -22 10 £344 +10.00% 1
Oxfordshire +13 8 £400 +45.45% 4
East Sussex +5 6 £350 -12.50%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 100 (27.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 90 (25.14%) ISTQB
3 89 (24.86%) ISEB
4 85 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (22.91%) Security Cleared
6 75 (20.95%) SQL
7 72 (20.11%) SC Cleared
8 69 (19.27%) Finance
9 62 (17.32%) Oracle
10 60 (16.76%) HP
11 56 (15.64%) Test Strategy
12 55 (15.36%) Regression Testing
13 53 (14.80%) Selenium
14 50 (13.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 47 (13.13%) Unix
16 45 (12.57%) XML
17 42 (11.73%) HP Quality Center
18 39 (10.89%) MS Excel
18 39 (10.89%) Migration
19 38 (10.61%) Linux
19 38 (10.61%) Java
19 38 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
20 37 (10.34%) Microsoft
21 36 (10.06%) Use Case
21 36 (10.06%) Defect Management
22 35 (9.78%) JIRA
22 35 (9.78%) Test Automation
22 35 (9.78%) Integration Testing
23 34 (9.50%) Test Management
23 34 (9.50%) .NET

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 10 (2.79%) Confluence
2 9 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.68%) Node.js
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.56%) Apache
5 2 (0.56%) JBoss
5 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.54%) MS Office
3 14 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.12%) Magento
3 4 (1.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.84%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.28%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.12%) GitHub
3 3 (0.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.51%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (2.23%) Firewall
2 8 (2.23%) Internet
2 8 (2.23%) MPLS
3 6 (1.68%) WAN
3 6 (1.68%) ZigBee
4 5 (1.40%) VPN
5 4 (1.12%) SAN
6 3 (0.84%) 802.15
6 3 (0.84%) DNS
6 3 (0.84%) IPv6
6 3 (0.84%) LAN
6 3 (0.84%) Network Security
6 3 (0.84%) VLAN
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.56%) HTTP
7 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.56%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.12%) Informix
6 3 (0.84%) DB2
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) Essbase
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (14.80%) Selenium
2 35 (9.78%) JIRA
3 28 (7.82%) SoapUI
4 27 (7.54%) HP UFT
5 25 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.87%) Cucumber
7 20 (5.59%) SpecFlow
7 20 (5.59%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.91%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (2.23%) Gatling
10 6 (1.68%) TestComplete
11 4 (1.12%) JMeter
11 4 (1.12%) LabVIEW
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.12%) TestDirector
11 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.84%) JDeveloper
12 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.84%) Toad
12 3 (0.84%) WinRunner
General
1 69 (19.27%) Finance
2 20 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.31%) Banking
4 7 (1.96%) Retail
5 5 (1.40%) Billing
6 4 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Electronics
7 3 (0.84%) Military
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (52.51%) Analyst
2 136 (37.99%) Test Analyst
3 57 (15.92%) Tester
4 29 (8.10%) Consultant
5 28 (7.82%) Business Analyst
6 26 (7.26%) Automation Tester
7 21 (5.87%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (5.03%) Test Manager
9 17 (4.75%) Developer
9 17 (4.75%) Test Engineer
10 15 (4.19%) Senior Test Analyst
10 15 (4.19%) Service Analyst
11 14 (3.91%) Test Leader
11 14 (3.91%) Transition Analyst
12 13 (3.63%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (3.63%) Security Analyst
13 10 (2.79%) Test Automation Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Test Specialist
14 9 (2.51%) Developer in Test
14 9 (2.51%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.57%) XML
2 34 (9.50%) .NET
3 26 (7.26%) SOAP
4 19 (5.31%) HTML
4 19 (5.31%) Web Services
5 11 (3.07%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.79%) XML Messaging
7 9 (2.51%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.12%) REST
9 3 (0.84%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.84%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.84%) JSON
10 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.56%) CSS
10 2 (0.56%) DOM
10 2 (0.56%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.56%) Swing
11 1 (0.28%) JSP
11 1 (0.28%) Middleware
11 1 (0.28%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.75%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.47%) Smart Meter
3 11 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.51%) AS400
4 9 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.23%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.68%) User Experience
8 5 (1.40%) SCADA
9 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.84%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.56%) Cryptocurrency
11 1 (0.28%) CMDB
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.28%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.13%) Unix
2 38 (10.61%) Linux
3 31 (8.66%) Windows
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.40%) CentOS
6 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 85 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (15.64%) Test Strategy
4 55 (15.36%) Regression Testing
5 39 (10.89%) Migration
6 38 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
7 36 (10.06%) Defect Management
7 36 (10.06%) Use Case
8 35 (9.78%) Integration Testing
8 35 (9.78%) Test Automation
9 34 (9.50%) Test Management
9 34 (9.50%) Validation
10 33 (9.22%) Functional Testing
11 32 (8.94%) SDLC
11 32 (8.94%) Software Testing
12 31 (8.66%) Test Planning
13 29 (8.10%) ITIL
13 29 (8.10%) Scrum
14 28 (7.82%) BDD
15 27 (7.54%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.95%) SQL
2 38 (10.61%) Java
3 33 (9.22%) C#
4 24 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.63%) F#
6 11 (3.07%) VBScript
7 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.51%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.51%) VB
9 8 (2.23%) C++
10 6 (1.68%) Ruby
11 5 (1.40%) Scala
12 4 (1.12%) PHP
12 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.84%) C
13 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.56%) C-shell
14 2 (0.56%) Korn
14 2 (0.56%) Python
15 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 90 (25.14%) ISTQB
2 89 (24.86%) ISEB
3 82 (22.91%) Security Cleared
4 72 (20.11%) SC Cleared
5 50 (13.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (6.15%) Degree
7 17 (4.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.79%) MCITP
8 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.51%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (2.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.84%) CISA
12 3 (0.84%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.84%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.84%) PMP
13 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.28%) IIBA
14 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.54%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) GPG13
2 5 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.12%) GxP
3 4 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.12%) SLA
4 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) Docker
3 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 42 (11.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.84%) SELinux
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (17.32%) Oracle
2 60 (16.76%) HP
3 37 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.59%) Cisco
4 20 (5.59%) SAP
5 5 (1.40%) ArcSight
5 5 (1.40%) Palo Alto
5 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.40%) Remedy
6 4 (1.12%) Blue Coat
6 4 (1.12%) Intel Security
6 4 (1.12%) Sybase
6 4 (1.12%) VMware
7 3 (0.84%) Concur
7 3 (0.84%) Guidewire
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
7 3 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.56%) Arqiva
8 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.56%) Hyperion
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