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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South East
Rank 126 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 118 175 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 2.00% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.46% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 123 119
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.69% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £177.50 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.54% +1284.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

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
6185 7114 7546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.81% 81.31% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4401 4125
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 276 249
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -1 42 £350 -1.06% 15
Berkshire +7 21 £421 +5.18% 6
Surrey +11 17 £403 -5.29% 11
Oxfordshire -2 10 £338 -13.18% 7
Kent +3 9 £203 -3.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 9 £338 +8.00% 1
West Sussex -11 7 £200 -36.25% 3
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 109 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (29.57%) SQL
2 76 (29.57%) Selenium
3 68 (26.46%) Security Cleared
4 63 (24.51%) ISEB
5 59 (22.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 57 (22.18%) Software Testing
6 57 (22.18%) ISTQB
7 55 (21.40%) Oracle
8 50 (19.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (18.29%) SC Cleared
10 43 (16.73%) Migration
11 42 (16.34%) C#
11 42 (16.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (14.79%) User Stories
12 38 (14.79%) HP
13 36 (14.01%) Regression Testing
13 36 (14.01%) Test Automation
13 36 (14.01%) QA
14 34 (13.23%) Functional Testing
14 34 (13.23%) Windows
15 33 (12.84%) Finance
15 33 (12.84%) Scrum
15 33 (12.84%) Defect Tracking
16 32 (12.45%) SDLC
17 31 (12.06%) Test Strategy
17 31 (12.06%) Java
18 28 (10.89%) Automated Testing
18 28 (10.89%) JIRA
18 28 (10.89%) Integration Testing

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 15 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.67%) Confluence
3 4 (1.56%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.78%) Documentum
4 2 (0.78%) JBoss
4 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (9.34%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) HFM
4 1 (0.39%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Primavera
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) Office 365
2 5 (1.95%) Taleo
3 4 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.50%) Firewall
2 8 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.33%) PuTTY
3 6 (2.33%) WinSCP
4 3 (1.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.39%) DVB
5 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.39%) IMAP
5 1 (0.39%) Internet
5 1 (0.39%) LAN
5 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.56%) Oracle Reports
2 18 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.95%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.56%) Big Data
7 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.56%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.78%) HeidiSQL
9 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) MySQL
9 1 (0.39%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 76 (29.57%) Selenium
2 42 (16.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (10.89%) JIRA
4 25 (9.73%) SpecFlow
5 24 (9.34%) HP UFT
6 21 (8.17%) Cucumber
7 18 (7.00%) WebDriver
8 15 (5.84%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.11%) JUnit
9 8 (3.11%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (3.11%) TeamCity
9 8 (3.11%) Toad
10 7 (2.72%) MSI
10 7 (2.72%) Robot Framework
10 7 (2.72%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.33%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.95%) JMeter
12 5 (1.95%) RSpec
General
1 33 (12.84%) Finance
2 15 (5.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.72%) Games
3 7 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.72%) Publishing
4 6 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.95%) Electronics
5 5 (1.95%) Marketing
6 4 (1.56%) Banking
6 4 (1.56%) Retail
7 3 (1.17%) Billing
7 3 (1.17%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 82 (31.91%) Analyst
2 77 (29.96%) Tester
3 56 (21.79%) Test Analyst
4 25 (9.73%) Test Engineer
5 21 (8.17%) Automation Tester
6 17 (6.61%) Developer
7 15 (5.84%) Test Manager
8 14 (5.45%) Business Analyst
8 14 (5.45%) Software Tester
9 13 (5.06%) Test Leader
10 12 (4.67%) QA Engineer
11 8 (3.11%) Consultant
11 8 (3.11%) QA Test Engineer
11 8 (3.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 8 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Quality Engineer
13 6 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
13 6 (2.33%) Service Analyst
13 6 (2.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.34%) .NET
2 17 (6.61%) XML
3 16 (6.23%) Web Services
4 10 (3.89%) SOAP
5 6 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.33%) JSON
5 6 (2.33%) Middleware
6 4 (1.56%) Angular 2
6 4 (1.56%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.56%) HTML
6 4 (1.56%) REST
6 4 (1.56%) RESTful
6 4 (1.56%) XML Messaging
7 3 (1.17%) Node.js
7 3 (1.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.17%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (1.17%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.39%) Struts
9 1 (0.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.11%) Algorithms
2 8 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
4 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.95%) Social Network
5 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.56%) Life Science
6 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.17%) STB
6 3 (1.17%) User Experience
7 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.39%) AS400
8 1 (0.39%) Clustering
8 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.39%) NHS
8 1 (0.39%) PACS
8 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.23%) Windows
2 26 (10.12%) Linux
3 20 (7.78%) Unix
4 11 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.72%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.56%) AIX
8 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.78%) Android
9 2 (0.78%) Solaris
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (22.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 57 (22.18%) Software Testing
4 43 (16.73%) Migration
5 38 (14.79%) User Stories
6 36 (14.01%) Regression Testing
6 36 (14.01%) Test Automation
7 34 (13.23%) Functional Testing
8 33 (12.84%) Defect Tracking
8 33 (12.84%) Scrum
9 32 (12.45%) SDLC
10 31 (12.06%) Test Strategy
11 28 (10.89%) Automated Testing
11 28 (10.89%) Integration Testing
12 26 (10.12%) Defect Management
13 25 (9.73%) Automation Testing
14 22 (8.56%) BDD
15 21 (8.17%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (8.17%) System Integration Testing
16 20 (7.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.57%) SQL
2 42 (16.34%) C#
3 31 (12.06%) Java
4 27 (10.51%) F#
5 20 (7.78%) VBScript
6 18 (7.00%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.84%) C++
8 11 (4.28%) Python
9 10 (3.89%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.89%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.33%) C
10 6 (2.33%) Scala
11 5 (1.95%) PHP
12 4 (1.56%) VB
13 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.78%) Perl
13 2 (0.78%) Tcl
14 1 (0.39%) RPG
14 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (26.46%) Security Cleared
2 63 (24.51%) ISEB
3 57 (22.18%) ISTQB
4 50 (19.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 47 (18.29%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.89%) Degree
7 9 (3.50%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.78%) HNC
9 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.78%) MCITP
9 2 (0.78%) MCP
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.39%) HND
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) MCSA
10 1 (0.39%) MCSE
10 1 (0.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.01%) QA
2 8 (3.11%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.95%) WCAG
4 4 (1.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (1.17%) SDET
5 3 (1.17%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.78%) Docker
7 1 (0.39%) Firmware
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.56%) Oozie
5 1 (0.39%) Grafana
5 1 (0.39%) Graphite
5 1 (0.39%) Netcool
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (21.40%) Oracle
2 38 (14.79%) HP
3 25 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.00%) SAP
5 16 (6.23%) VMware
6 10 (3.89%) Remedy
7 7 (2.72%) Citrix
7 7 (2.72%) IBM
7 7 (2.72%) Intel Security
8 5 (1.95%) Informatica
9 3 (1.17%) Saba
9 3 (1.17%) webMethods
10 2 (0.78%) Lumension
10 2 (0.78%) PTC
10 2 (0.78%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.39%) Capita
11 1 (0.39%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.39%) Verint
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