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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 214 188 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.15% 2.02% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.80% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 104 84
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £13.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £21.00 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.80% +18.75%
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
7474 6705 6047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.13% 72.07% 70.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4217 3738 3163
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 262 261
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
Berkshire +21 61 £300 -4.00% 6
Hampshire -6 53 £357 +1.86% 11
Buckinghamshire +5 44 £300 -11.11% 2
Surrey -10 21 £330 +1.53% 4
West Sussex -8 10 £326 +30.50% 2
East Sussex -2 9 £400 +21.21% 1
Oxfordshire -14 9 £295 +8.75% 2
Middlesex +2 5 £308 -46.15%
Kent -3 3 £350 -26.31% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 115 (28.54%) Security Cleared
2 99 (24.57%) ISEB
3 97 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 92 (22.83%) SC Cleared
5 86 (21.34%) HP
6 85 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (19.35%) ISTQB
8 77 (19.11%) SQL
9 76 (18.86%) Microsoft
10 74 (18.36%) HP Quality Center
11 61 (15.14%) Selenium
12 57 (14.14%) QA
13 56 (13.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 50 (12.41%) Finance
15 48 (11.91%) Scrum
15 48 (11.91%) SAP
16 46 (11.41%) Regression Testing
17 45 (11.17%) UNIX
17 45 (11.17%) Software Testing
18 43 (10.67%) Waterfall
19 42 (10.42%) Windows
19 42 (10.42%) Oracle
20 41 (10.17%) HTML
21 40 (9.93%) MS Excel
21 40 (9.93%) Integration Testing
22 39 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
22 39 (9.68%) Automated Testing
22 39 (9.68%) .NET
23 38 (9.43%) Project Management
23 38 (9.43%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.99%) Confluence
5 3 (0.74%) IIS
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.25%) Documentum
7 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 40 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.96%) MS Office
3 5 (1.24%) MS Project
4 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.24%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.99%) Exstream
4 4 (0.99%) Magento
5 3 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.74%) SAP BCA
6 2 (0.50%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
6 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ECC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.22%) SAN
2 13 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.99%) GSM
4 7 (1.74%) LTE
4 7 (1.74%) Wireless
4 7 (1.74%) RTP
5 6 (1.49%) Internet
5 6 (1.49%) GPRS
5 6 (1.49%) UMTS
5 6 (1.49%) VoIP
5 6 (1.49%) Wireshark
6 5 (1.24%) VoLTE
6 5 (1.24%) CDMA
6 5 (1.24%) RTCP
7 4 (0.99%) 3G
7 4 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.99%) AMQP
8 2 (0.50%) MGCP
8 2 (0.50%) SS7
8 2 (0.50%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.46%) Relational Database
2 20 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (3.47%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.23%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.99%) Big Data
7 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.74%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.74%) DB2
9 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 61 (15.14%) Selenium
2 36 (8.93%) Cucumber
3 33 (8.19%) JIRA
4 22 (5.46%) WebDriver
5 21 (5.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (3.72%) Subversion
7 13 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 11 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.73%) JMeter
9 10 (2.48%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.99%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.99%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.74%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.74%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.74%) TestDirector
12 6 (1.49%) Ant
12 6 (1.49%) JUnit
13 5 (1.24%) Fiddler
13 5 (1.24%) TestPartner
General
1 50 (12.41%) Finance
2 25 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.23%) Marketing
4 12 (2.98%) Billing
5 10 (2.48%) Retail
6 9 (2.23%) Banking
7 6 (1.49%) Electronics
7 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.99%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (48.88%) Analyst
2 158 (39.21%) Test Analyst
3 67 (16.63%) Tester
4 32 (7.94%) Test Leader
5 31 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 25 (6.20%) Test Specialist
7 21 (5.21%) Test Manager
7 21 (5.21%) Consultant
8 19 (4.71%) Test Engineer
9 18 (4.47%) Software Tester
10 15 (3.72%) SAP Consultant
11 13 (3.23%) Automation Tester
12 11 (2.73%) Developer
13 8 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (1.99%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (1.99%) Automation Test Analyst
13 8 (1.99%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (1.99%) Automation Analyst
14 6 (1.49%) Systems Analyst
14 6 (1.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.17%) HTML
2 39 (9.68%) .NET
3 33 (8.19%) XML
4 31 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 30 (7.44%) JSP
6 13 (3.23%) Web Services
7 12 (2.98%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.48%) SOAP
9 7 (1.74%) JSON
9 7 (1.74%) J2EE
10 5 (1.24%) WCF
10 5 (1.24%) XSD
11 4 (0.99%) EJB
11 4 (0.99%) JMS
11 4 (0.99%) Java EE
11 4 (0.99%) RESTful
12 3 (0.74%) Ajax
12 3 (0.74%) Flash
13 2 (0.50%) SAP Smart Forms
13 2 (0.50%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.23%) Mobile App
3 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.74%) Smart Meter
4 7 (1.74%) NHS
5 5 (1.24%) Open Source
6 4 (0.99%) DTV
7 3 (0.74%) Clustering
8 2 (0.50%) EMC Centera
8 2 (0.50%) Handset
8 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.50%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.50%) PDA
8 2 (0.50%) PKI
8 2 (0.50%) CMDB
8 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.17%) UNIX
2 42 (10.42%) Windows
3 27 (6.70%) Linux
4 19 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.74%) Android
7 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.99%) AIX
8 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 85 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (11.91%) Scrum
4 46 (11.41%) Regression Testing
5 45 (11.17%) Software Testing
6 43 (10.67%) Waterfall
7 40 (9.93%) Integration Testing
8 39 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
8 39 (9.68%) Automated Testing
9 38 (9.43%) Project Management
9 38 (9.43%) Test Management
10 34 (8.44%) Test Strategy
10 34 (8.44%) System Testing
11 33 (8.19%) BDD
11 33 (8.19%) Test Automation
12 32 (7.94%) TDD
13 30 (7.44%) Migration
14 27 (6.70%) CRM
15 23 (5.71%) Validation
15 23 (5.71%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (19.11%) SQL
2 37 (9.18%) JavaScript
3 31 (7.69%) Java
4 30 (7.44%) C#
5 16 (3.97%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.49%) Python
8 5 (1.24%) VB
8 5 (1.24%) C++
9 4 (0.99%) C
10 3 (0.74%) Ruby
10 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.74%) Perl
10 3 (0.74%) VBScript
10 3 (0.74%) ABAP
11 2 (0.50%) SAPscript
11 2 (0.50%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.25%) XPath
12 1 (0.25%) VBA
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (28.54%) Security Cleared
2 99 (24.57%) ISEB
3 92 (22.83%) SC Cleared
4 78 (19.35%) ISTQB
5 56 (13.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (6.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 25 (6.20%) DV Cleared
8 15 (3.72%) MCITP
8 15 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.98%) Degree
10 4 (0.99%) HND
11 3 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.50%) MCSE
12 2 (0.50%) MCSA
12 2 (0.50%) MCTS
13 1 (0.25%) OSCP
13 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.25%) CBAP
13 1 (0.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (14.14%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.50%) GxP
2 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.25%) GMP
3 1 (0.25%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (2.48%) VMware ESX
1 10 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 74 (18.36%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.99%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.99%) Puppet
4 3 (0.74%) Netcool
5 2 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.50%) Nmap
5 2 (0.50%) Nessus
5 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.25%) WMI
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 86 (21.34%) HP
2 76 (18.86%) Microsoft
3 48 (11.91%) SAP
4 42 (10.42%) Oracle
5 18 (4.47%) Citrix
6 16 (3.97%) Cisco
7 13 (3.23%) VMware
8 8 (1.99%) McAfee
9 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.99%) Veritas
9 4 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.99%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.74%) WSO2
10 3 (0.74%) Siebel
10 3 (0.74%) IBM
10 3 (0.74%) Remedy
11 2 (0.50%) EMC
11 2 (0.50%) Ariba
11 2 (0.50%) BMC
11 2 (0.50%) Hyperion
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £20,000 per annum (pro rota) - 6 months fixed term
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £170 - £250 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Chertsey
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Woking
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Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £119 per day
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Newbury
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Rate: £500 per day
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