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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 89 98
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 222 177 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.24% 1.93% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.66% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 101 68
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £28.72 £17.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.95% -25.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.74 £21.00 £30.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
7455 6645 5693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.20% 72.61% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4157 3629 2892
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 271 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 68 £325 +1.72% 7
Hampshire +2 60 £350 +16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +13 37 £300 -5.51% 3
Surrey -17 21 £300 -7.69% 10
West Sussex - 11 £309 - 1
East Sussex +2 8 £375 +13.63% 1
Oxfordshire -15 7 £295 -13.86% 1
Middlesex 0 6 £307 -31.88%
Kent -7 2 £338 -28.94% 4
Sussex - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 128 (30.55%) Security Cleared
2 108 (25.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 100 (23.87%) SC Cleared
4 91 (21.72%) HP
5 89 (21.24%) ISEB
6 86 (20.53%) HP Quality Center
7 81 (19.33%) Microsoft
8 80 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (18.62%) SQL
10 77 (18.38%) ISTQB
11 61 (14.56%) Oracle
12 60 (14.32%) SAP
13 57 (13.60%) Finance
13 57 (13.60%) QA
14 54 (12.89%) .NET
15 53 (12.65%) Software Testing
16 50 (11.93%) Selenium
16 50 (11.93%) Project Management
17 49 (11.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 48 (11.46%) JavaScript
18 48 (11.46%) UNIX
19 47 (11.22%) Waterfall
19 47 (11.22%) Test Management
20 46 (10.98%) Windows
21 45 (10.74%) HTML
21 45 (10.74%) ASP.NET
22 43 (10.26%) Regression Testing
22 43 (10.26%) Scrum
23 42 (10.02%) MS Excel
23 42 (10.02%) Knowledge Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (1.43%) CMS
2 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.95%) Confluence
4 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.24%) Documentum
5 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.53%) MS Office
3 5 (1.19%) MS Project
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (5.73%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.19%) SAP HR
3 5 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.95%) Exstream
4 4 (0.95%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.72%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.72%) SAP BCA
5 3 (0.72%) Magento
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.48%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.48%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.48%) SAP FI-AP
6 2 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.24%) SAP ECC
7 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Taleo
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.92%) SAN
2 26 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.91%) GSM
4 7 (1.67%) Internet
4 7 (1.67%) RTP
4 7 (1.67%) Wireshark
4 7 (1.67%) Wireless
4 7 (1.67%) LTE
5 6 (1.43%) GPRS
5 6 (1.43%) UMTS
5 6 (1.43%) VoIP
6 5 (1.19%) CDMA
6 5 (1.19%) RTCP
6 5 (1.19%) VoLTE
7 4 (0.95%) AMQP
7 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.95%) 3G
8 2 (0.48%) MGCP
8 2 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.64%) Oracle Reports
2 29 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.58%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.10%) SAP BW
5 12 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.67%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.95%) Big Data
11 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.48%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 50 (11.93%) Selenium
2 35 (8.35%) JIRA
3 28 (6.68%) Cucumber
4 25 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (3.82%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.10%) LoadRunner
6 13 (3.10%) JMeter
7 12 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 10 (2.39%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.39%) Eclipse
9 10 (2.39%) Subversion
10 9 (2.15%) TestDirector
11 6 (1.43%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.19%) TestPartner
12 5 (1.19%) Fiddler
12 5 (1.19%) Ant
12 5 (1.19%) JUnit
General
1 57 (13.60%) Finance
2 24 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.06%) Marketing
4 12 (2.86%) Banking
5 11 (2.63%) Billing
6 10 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.91%) Retail
8 5 (1.19%) Electronics
9 4 (0.95%) Automotive
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 196 (46.78%) Analyst
2 160 (38.19%) Test Analyst
3 70 (16.71%) Tester
4 31 (7.40%) Test Leader
5 28 (6.68%) Business Analyst
6 24 (5.73%) Consultant
6 24 (5.73%) Test Specialist
7 22 (5.25%) Test Manager
8 20 (4.77%) Test Engineer
9 19 (4.53%) Software Tester
10 18 (4.30%) SAP Consultant
11 12 (2.86%) Developer
12 10 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (2.15%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (2.15%) Automation Test Analyst
13 9 (2.15%) Automation Tester
13 9 (2.15%) Automation Analyst
14 8 (1.91%) Performance Tester
15 7 (1.67%) Integration Engineer
15 7 (1.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.89%) .NET
2 45 (10.74%) ASP.NET
2 45 (10.74%) HTML
3 41 (9.79%) JSP
4 31 (7.40%) XML
5 14 (3.34%) Web Services
6 7 (1.67%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.43%) WCF
7 6 (1.43%) SOAP
8 5 (1.19%) XSD
9 4 (0.95%) JMS
9 4 (0.95%) EJB
9 4 (0.95%) J2EE
9 4 (0.95%) Java EE
9 4 (0.95%) JSON
10 2 (0.48%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (0.48%) Ajax
10 2 (0.48%) XMPP
10 2 (0.48%) SAP ALE
10 2 (0.48%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.91%) Smart Meter
2 8 (1.91%) Management Information System
2 8 (1.91%) PKI
3 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.19%) Open Source
5 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.95%) NHS
5 4 (0.95%) DTV
6 3 (0.72%) Clustering
6 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.48%) Handset
7 2 (0.48%) EMC Centera
7 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.48%) PDA
8 1 (0.24%) Derivative
8 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.46%) UNIX
2 46 (10.98%) Windows
3 24 (5.73%) Linux
4 17 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.19%) Android
9 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.95%) AIX
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 80 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (12.65%) Software Testing
4 50 (11.93%) Project Management
5 47 (11.22%) Test Management
5 47 (11.22%) Waterfall
6 43 (10.26%) Regression Testing
6 43 (10.26%) Scrum
7 42 (10.02%) Knowledge Management
8 37 (8.83%) Integration Testing
9 36 (8.59%) Migration
10 34 (8.11%) Test Strategy
11 33 (7.88%) Validation
12 32 (7.64%) Test Automation
13 31 (7.40%) V-Model
13 31 (7.40%) System Testing
14 27 (6.44%) Automated Testing
15 25 (5.97%) TDD
15 25 (5.97%) CRM
15 25 (5.97%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (18.62%) SQL
2 48 (11.46%) JavaScript
3 31 (7.40%) C#
4 26 (6.21%) Java
5 22 (5.25%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.63%) VBScript
7 9 (2.15%) VB
7 9 (2.15%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.19%) C
9 4 (0.95%) Ruby
10 3 (0.72%) Perl
10 3 (0.72%) ABAP
10 3 (0.72%) Python
11 2 (0.48%) SAPscript
11 2 (0.48%) PHP
11 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.48%) C++
11 2 (0.48%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.24%) XPath
12 1 (0.24%) F#
Qualifications
1 128 (30.55%) Security Cleared
2 100 (23.87%) SC Cleared
3 89 (21.24%) ISEB
4 77 (18.38%) ISTQB
5 49 (11.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (9.31%) DV Cleared
7 28 (6.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.34%) MCITP
10 9 (2.15%) Degree
11 4 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.95%) HND
12 3 (0.72%) MCSE
13 2 (0.48%) MCSA
13 2 (0.48%) MCTS
14 1 (0.24%) CISSP
14 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.24%) CCNP
14 1 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (13.60%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.48%) GxP
2 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) Basel II
3 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.24%) GMP
3 1 (0.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.67%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 86 (20.53%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.95%) Puppet
4 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.72%) Netcool
5 3 (0.72%) Nessus
5 3 (0.72%) Nmap
6 2 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.24%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 91 (21.72%) HP
2 81 (19.33%) Microsoft
3 61 (14.56%) Oracle
4 60 (14.32%) SAP
5 26 (6.21%) Citrix
6 17 (4.06%) VMware
7 15 (3.58%) Cisco
8 7 (1.67%) McAfee
9 6 (1.43%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.95%) Veritas
10 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.72%) IBM
12 2 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.48%) Siebel
12 2 (0.48%) EMC
12 2 (0.48%) Ariba
12 2 (0.48%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.48%) JDA
12 2 (0.48%) NetHawk
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day 6 month renewable contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Woking
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago