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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 80 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 228 201 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.39% 2.18% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 2.92% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 98 82
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.16 £15.60 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +2.56%
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
7344 6872 6130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.13% 74.63% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4439 3764 3310
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 257 268
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.96 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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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 +6 93 £330 -5.71% 10
Surrey +19 38 £396 +9.24% 6
Berkshire -6 36 £355 +9.23% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 24 £250 -26.47% 1
West Sussex +5 16 £363 -27.50%
East Sussex -5 8 £325 -7.14%
Kent +3 6 £213 -34.61% 3
Middlesex -9 3 £275 -15.38%
Oxfordshire -28 1 £205 -37.87% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 129 (29.05%) Security Cleared
2 116 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (24.77%) HP
4 109 (24.55%) ISEB
5 108 (24.32%) SQL
6 107 (24.10%) SC Cleared
7 106 (23.87%) ISTQB
8 103 (23.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 101 (22.75%) HP Quality Center
10 80 (18.02%) XML
11 77 (17.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 76 (17.12%) Selenium
13 74 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 62 (13.96%) QA
15 60 (13.51%) Scrum
16 59 (13.29%) Test Automation
17 58 (13.06%) Waterfall
18 55 (12.39%) UNIX
18 55 (12.39%) Oracle
19 53 (11.94%) Finance
20 51 (11.49%) Java
20 51 (11.49%) Cucumber
21 50 (11.26%) Test Management
22 49 (11.04%) System Testing
22 49 (11.04%) Regression Testing
23 48 (10.81%) SAP
23 48 (10.81%) Software Testing
24 47 (10.59%) Automated Testing
24 47 (10.59%) Integration Testing
24 47 (10.59%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 19 (4.28%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.90%) Confluence
5 2 (0.45%) CMS
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) Documentum
6 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.28%) MS Office
3 7 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.13%) Magento
4 4 (0.90%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.45%) SAP FI-AP
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.45%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.45%) Exstream
7 1 (0.23%) Agresso
7 1 (0.23%) SAP BCA
7 1 (0.23%) Primavera
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.23%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.38%) TCP/IP
1 15 (3.38%) SAN
2 9 (2.03%) GPRS
3 8 (1.80%) UMTS
3 8 (1.80%) Wireless
4 7 (1.58%) DAB
4 7 (1.58%) RTP
4 7 (1.58%) GSM
5 6 (1.35%) VoIP
5 6 (1.35%) Internet
6 5 (1.13%) CDMA
6 5 (1.13%) RTCP
6 5 (1.13%) LTE
6 5 (1.13%) VoLTE
7 4 (0.90%) IPv6
7 4 (0.90%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.90%) HTTP
8 3 (0.68%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.68%) 3G
8 3 (0.68%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (3.15%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.58%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.13%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.68%) DB2
8 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.68%) Big Data
9 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.45%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 76 (17.12%) Selenium
2 51 (11.49%) Cucumber
3 43 (9.68%) SoapUI
4 35 (7.88%) WebDriver
5 30 (6.76%) JIRA
6 27 (6.08%) HP UFT
7 22 (4.95%) Subversion
8 15 (3.38%) JMeter
9 14 (3.15%) Git (software)
9 14 (3.15%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.48%) LoadRunner
11 11 (2.48%) JUnit
12 10 (2.25%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.58%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.35%) Fiddler
15 5 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.13%) Ant
General
1 53 (11.94%) Finance
2 32 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.70%) Banking
4 10 (2.25%) Billing
5 9 (2.03%) Automotive
6 8 (1.80%) Marketing
7 6 (1.35%) Retail
8 5 (1.13%) Legal
8 5 (1.13%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.68%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 270 (60.81%) Analyst
2 229 (51.58%) Test Analyst
3 76 (17.12%) Tester
4 31 (6.98%) Test Leader
5 28 (6.31%) Business Analyst
6 21 (4.73%) Automation Tester
7 20 (4.50%) Test Specialist
8 19 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (3.83%) Senior Test Analyst
10 16 (3.60%) Software Tester
11 15 (3.38%) Test Engineer
11 15 (3.38%) Agile Test Analyst
12 13 (2.93%) Automation Analyst
12 13 (2.93%) SAP Analyst
12 13 (2.93%) SAP Test Analyst
12 13 (2.93%) Test Manager
13 12 (2.70%) Consultant
14 10 (2.25%) Developer
14 10 (2.25%) Automation Test Analyst
15 8 (1.80%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.02%) XML
2 44 (9.91%) HTML
3 43 (9.68%) .NET
4 38 (8.56%) SOAP
5 29 (6.53%) ASP.NET
6 27 (6.08%) JSP
7 20 (4.50%) Web Services
8 19 (4.28%) XML Messaging
9 14 (3.15%) Gherkin
10 9 (2.03%) JSON
11 8 (1.80%) Spring
11 8 (1.80%) WCF
11 8 (1.80%) XSD
12 6 (1.35%) J2EE
13 4 (0.90%) RESTful
13 4 (0.90%) Play Framework
14 3 (0.68%) 802.1X
14 3 (0.68%) Software Packaging
14 3 (0.68%) REST
14 3 (0.68%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.83%) Smart Meter
3 15 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.03%) NHS
6 6 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.90%) User Experience
8 3 (0.68%) STB
8 3 (0.68%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.45%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.45%) CMDB
9 2 (0.45%) DTV
9 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.45%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) Handset
10 1 (0.23%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.23%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.23%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.39%) UNIX
2 30 (6.76%) Windows
3 21 (4.73%) Linux
4 15 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.25%) Android
7 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.45%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (23.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (13.51%) Scrum
4 59 (13.29%) Test Automation
5 58 (13.06%) Waterfall
6 50 (11.26%) Test Management
7 49 (11.04%) System Testing
7 49 (11.04%) Regression Testing
8 48 (10.81%) Software Testing
9 47 (10.59%) Automated Testing
9 47 (10.59%) Integration Testing
10 43 (9.68%) BDD
11 39 (8.78%) Test Strategy
12 37 (8.33%) Use Case
13 34 (7.66%) TDD
13 34 (7.66%) Test Planning
14 31 (6.98%) Knowledge Management
15 30 (6.76%) Project Management
16 29 (6.53%) Validation
17 27 (6.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 108 (24.32%) SQL
2 51 (11.49%) Java
3 36 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 34 (7.66%) C#
5 21 (4.73%) PL/SQL
6 17 (3.83%) Perl
7 12 (2.70%) VBScript
7 12 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.25%) VB
10 6 (1.35%) C
10 6 (1.35%) C++
11 5 (1.13%) Python
12 2 (0.45%) ABAP
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
12 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.45%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.23%) R
13 1 (0.23%) XPath
13 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (29.05%) Security Cleared
2 109 (24.55%) ISEB
3 107 (24.10%) SC Cleared
4 106 (23.87%) ISTQB
5 77 (17.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (5.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 19 (4.28%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.93%) Degree
8 13 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.48%) MCITP
10 5 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.45%) HND
12 1 (0.23%) MCSE
12 1 (0.23%) MCSA
12 1 (0.23%) CCNA
12 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.23%) MCTS
12 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (13.96%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.45%) GxP
2 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) GMP
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) Basel II
3 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.25%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.35%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 101 (22.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.68%) Puppet
4 3 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.45%) Netcool
5 2 (0.45%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.23%) Nessus
6 1 (0.23%) Nmap
6 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.23%) WMI
6 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 110 (24.77%) HP
2 74 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 55 (12.39%) Oracle
4 48 (10.81%) SAP
5 19 (4.28%) Citrix
6 16 (3.60%) VMware
7 14 (3.15%) Cisco
8 6 (1.35%) Remedy
8 6 (1.35%) McAfee
9 5 (1.13%) Siebel
10 4 (0.90%) IBM
10 4 (0.90%) Capita
10 4 (0.90%) WSO2
11 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.68%) BMC
11 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.45%) JDA
12 2 (0.45%) Veritas
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