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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 87 105
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 263 198 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.61% 2.17% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.92% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 92 78
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £191 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.16 £15.60 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -32.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £15.60 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.03 £15.60 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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
7728 6791 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.72% 74.36% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4741 3829 3522
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 260 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +5 94 £350 +7.69% 8
Surrey +40 56 £396 +28.78% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 34 £263 -16.66% 5
Berkshire +1 32 £355 +1.42% 4
West Sussex -1 23 £513 - 5
East Sussex -1 11 £325 -7.14% 1
Kent +4 6 £200 -38.46% 3
Middlesex -5 3 £275 -15.38%
Oxfordshire -36 2 £190 -36.66% 5
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 133 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 121 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (25.17%) SC Cleared
4 108 (24.27%) HP
5 100 (22.47%) ISTQB
6 97 (21.80%) SQL
7 94 (21.12%) ISEB
8 87 (19.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 84 (18.88%) HP Quality Center
10 82 (18.43%) XML
11 81 (18.20%) Selenium
12 78 (17.53%) Microsoft
12 78 (17.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 63 (14.16%) Oracle
14 58 (13.03%) System Testing
15 57 (12.81%) Test Automation
16 56 (12.58%) Finance
16 56 (12.58%) Scrum
16 56 (12.58%) Java
17 54 (12.13%) Integration Testing
18 51 (11.46%) Cucumber
19 50 (11.24%) Waterfall
20 49 (11.01%) UNIX
21 48 (10.79%) MS Excel
21 48 (10.79%) HTML
22 47 (10.56%) QA
22 47 (10.56%) Test Strategy
23 46 (10.34%) BDD
23 46 (10.34%) Automated Testing
24 45 (10.11%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.67%) Confluence
6 2 (0.45%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) JBoss
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 48 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.72%) MS Office
3 11 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.90%) Magento
4 4 (0.90%) SAP SRM
4 4 (0.90%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) Agresso
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.22%) Exstream
7 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.04%) SAN
2 16 (3.60%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.57%) GPRS
3 7 (1.57%) UMTS
3 7 (1.57%) DAB
3 7 (1.57%) Wireless
4 5 (1.12%) GSM
5 4 (0.90%) VoIP
5 4 (0.90%) HTTP
5 4 (0.90%) RTCP
5 4 (0.90%) RTP
5 4 (0.90%) Internet
5 4 (0.90%) LTE
5 4 (0.90%) CDMA
5 4 (0.90%) VoLTE
6 3 (0.67%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.67%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.67%) HSPA
6 3 (0.67%) 802.15
6 3 (0.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.15%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.67%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (0.67%) DB2
5 3 (0.67%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.45%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.22%) MySQL
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (18.20%) Selenium
2 51 (11.46%) Cucumber
3 41 (9.21%) SoapUI
4 38 (8.54%) WebDriver
5 30 (6.74%) HP UFT
6 25 (5.62%) JIRA
7 19 (4.27%) Subversion
8 15 (3.37%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.92%) JMeter
9 13 (2.92%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.70%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.70%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.02%) JUnit
11 9 (2.02%) LoadRunner
11 9 (2.02%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.35%) Fiddler
13 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 56 (12.58%) Finance
2 32 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.47%) Banking
4 8 (1.80%) Automotive
4 8 (1.80%) Law
5 7 (1.57%) Billing
6 6 (1.35%) Marketing
6 6 (1.35%) Retail
7 5 (1.12%) Legal
8 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.90%) Electronics
8 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.67%) Games
9 3 (0.67%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 280 (62.92%) Analyst
2 227 (51.01%) Test Analyst
3 78 (17.53%) Tester
4 37 (8.31%) Business Analyst
5 24 (5.39%) Automation Tester
6 20 (4.49%) Test Leader
6 20 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (4.27%) Test Specialist
8 17 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
9 16 (3.60%) Test Engineer
9 16 (3.60%) Test Manager
9 16 (3.60%) SAP Analyst
10 15 (3.37%) Automation Analyst
10 15 (3.37%) Agile Test Analyst
11 12 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (2.70%) SAP Test Analyst
12 11 (2.47%) Consultant
13 9 (2.02%) Software Tester
13 9 (2.02%) CRM Analyst
14 8 (1.80%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (18.43%) XML
2 48 (10.79%) HTML
3 45 (10.11%) .NET
4 41 (9.21%) SOAP
5 28 (6.29%) JSP
5 28 (6.29%) ASP.NET
6 24 (5.39%) Web Services
7 20 (4.49%) XML Messaging
8 16 (3.60%) Gherkin
9 10 (2.25%) JSON
10 8 (1.80%) WCF
10 8 (1.80%) Spring
10 8 (1.80%) XSD
11 4 (0.90%) J2EE
11 4 (0.90%) Play Framework
12 3 (0.67%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.67%) RESTful
12 3 (0.67%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.67%) REST
12 3 (0.67%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.15%) Smart Meter
4 13 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.57%) NHS
6 4 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.90%) User Experience
7 3 (0.67%) STB
7 3 (0.67%) CMDB
8 2 (0.45%) Replication
8 2 (0.45%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.45%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.22%) DTV
9 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.22%) PKI
9 1 (0.22%) CCTV
9 1 (0.22%) Handset
9 1 (0.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.01%) UNIX
2 27 (6.07%) Windows
3 13 (2.92%) Linux
3 13 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.25%) Android
6 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (19.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 58 (13.03%) System Testing
4 57 (12.81%) Test Automation
5 56 (12.58%) Scrum
6 54 (12.13%) Integration Testing
7 50 (11.24%) Waterfall
8 47 (10.56%) Test Strategy
9 46 (10.34%) BDD
9 46 (10.34%) Automated Testing
10 45 (10.11%) Regression Testing
11 43 (9.66%) Test Management
12 39 (8.76%) Use Case
13 37 (8.31%) Software Testing
14 34 (7.64%) TDD
14 34 (7.64%) User Stories
15 33 (7.42%) Knowledge Management
16 31 (6.97%) CRM
17 27 (6.07%) Project Management
17 27 (6.07%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 97 (21.80%) SQL
2 56 (12.58%) Java
3 37 (8.31%) JavaScript
3 37 (8.31%) C#
4 22 (4.94%) PL/SQL
5 17 (3.82%) Perl
5 17 (3.82%) VB
6 16 (3.60%) VBScript
7 11 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.25%) C++
9 9 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.35%) C
11 5 (1.12%) Python
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
13 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.22%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.22%) F#
13 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 133 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 112 (25.17%) SC Cleared
3 100 (22.47%) ISTQB
4 94 (21.12%) ISEB
5 78 (17.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (5.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.92%) Degree
9 9 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.57%) MCITP
12 2 (0.45%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.22%) HND
13 1 (0.22%) CCNA
13 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.56%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) GMP
3 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 11 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.25%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 84 (18.88%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.22%) WMI
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 108 (24.27%) HP
2 78 (17.53%) Microsoft
3 63 (14.16%) Oracle
4 37 (8.31%) SAP
5 21 (4.72%) Citrix
6 16 (3.60%) Remedy
7 15 (3.37%) VMware
8 8 (1.80%) Cisco
9 6 (1.35%) McAfee
10 4 (0.90%) ReadSoft
10 4 (0.90%) OpenText
10 4 (0.90%) BMC
10 4 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.90%) Siebel
10 4 (0.90%) Capita
11 3 (0.67%) WSO2
11 3 (0.67%) IBM
12 2 (0.45%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.45%) Kenexa
12 2 (0.45%) F5
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