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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 198 143 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 1.62% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.25% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 79 95
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£330 £329 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £15.60 £23.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.17% -38.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
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
6658 6342 7051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.79% 71.69% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3467 3362
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 251 329
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.88 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +35 88 £325 +4.83% 7
Berkshire -10 29 £350 +10.23% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 25 £315 -14.86% 4
Oxfordshire +12 14 £300 -4.76% 2
Middlesex +1 12 £325 -44.68%
Surrey -4 11 £308 -2.76% 8
East Sussex -3 9 £350 -15.15% 5
West Sussex -7 4 - -
Kent -9 4 £325 +7.43%
Sussex - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 127 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 104 (26.13%) HP
3 100 (25.13%) Oracle
4 90 (22.61%) SC Cleared
5 79 (19.85%) ISTQB
6 78 (19.60%) .NET
7 77 (19.35%) Test Strategy
8 76 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 76 (19.10%) Windows
9 72 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
10 66 (16.58%) Microsoft
11 60 (15.08%) QuickTest Pro
11 60 (15.08%) SQL
12 59 (14.82%) JavaScript
13 58 (14.57%) HTML
14 54 (13.57%) Finance
14 54 (13.57%) Test Automation
14 54 (13.57%) Knowledge Management
15 52 (13.07%) C#
16 51 (12.81%) ASP.NET
16 51 (12.81%) JSP
16 51 (12.81%) QA
17 50 (12.56%) Regression Testing
18 49 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 48 (12.06%) ISEB
20 46 (11.56%) UNIX
20 46 (11.56%) Software Testing
21 42 (10.55%) CRM
22 38 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
22 38 (9.55%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 14 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.51%) IIS
3 10 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.26%) CMS
5 4 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.75%) Documentum
6 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.25%) WordPress
8 1 (0.25%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (4.52%) MS Office
2 15 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.50%) Mingle
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (7.04%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.51%) Dynamics GP
3 9 (2.26%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (2.26%) SAP MRS
4 6 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.50%) Magento
7 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.04%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.27%) HTTPS
3 11 (2.76%) DNS
4 10 (2.51%) Wireshark
5 9 (2.26%) Firewall
6 8 (2.01%) SAN
6 8 (2.01%) SSL
6 8 (2.01%) HTTP
7 6 (1.51%) Wireless
8 5 (1.26%) X.400
8 5 (1.26%) X.500
8 5 (1.26%) GPRS
8 5 (1.26%) WAN
8 5 (1.26%) LTE
9 4 (1.01%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.01%) HSPA
9 4 (1.01%) LAN
9 4 (1.01%) IPv6
10 3 (0.75%) VPN
10 3 (0.75%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.29%) Oracle Reports
2 19 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.76%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.26%) EDRMS
4 5 (1.26%) MySQL
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.75%) DB2
5 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.25%) QlikView
7 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.25%) DataStage
7 1 (0.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 60 (15.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (7.29%) Selenium
3 21 (5.28%) TestDirector
4 19 (4.77%) Rational Rose
5 18 (4.52%) LoadRunner
6 12 (3.02%) WebDriver
7 11 (2.76%) SoapUI
7 11 (2.76%) JIRA
8 9 (2.26%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (2.01%) JUnit
10 7 (1.76%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.51%) WinRunner
11 6 (1.51%) TestNG
12 5 (1.26%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.26%) MSI
12 5 (1.26%) JMeter
13 4 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 54 (13.57%) Finance
2 19 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.02%) Retail
4 11 (2.76%) Billing
5 9 (2.26%) Marketing
6 8 (2.01%) Electronics
7 6 (1.51%) Military
7 6 (1.51%) Banking
7 6 (1.51%) Automotive
7 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.01%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (47.24%) Analyst
2 137 (34.42%) Test Analyst
3 75 (18.84%) Tester
4 40 (10.05%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.79%) Test Manager
6 30 (7.54%) Consultant
7 24 (6.03%) Test Leader
8 23 (5.78%) Test Specialist
9 22 (5.53%) Test Engineer
10 19 (4.77%) UML Business Analyst
11 15 (3.77%) Automation Tester
12 12 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.02%) QA Tester
12 12 (3.02%) Senior Test Analyst
13 11 (2.76%) SAP Consultant
13 11 (2.76%) Developer
13 11 (2.76%) Automation Specialist
14 9 (2.26%) Performance Test Analyst
14 9 (2.26%) Performance Analyst
14 9 (2.26%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (19.60%) .NET
2 58 (14.57%) HTML
3 51 (12.81%) ASP.NET
3 51 (12.81%) JSP
4 24 (6.03%) XML
5 15 (3.77%) Web Services
6 12 (3.02%) SOAP
7 10 (2.51%) Middleware
8 8 (2.01%) CSS
9 7 (1.76%) OLE
9 7 (1.76%) HTML5
10 6 (1.51%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (1.51%) CSS3
10 6 (1.51%) LAMP
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle ADF
11 3 (0.75%) RESTful
12 2 (0.50%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.50%) Django
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Streams
13 1 (0.25%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.51%) NHS
2 8 (2.01%) PKI
3 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.26%) Open Source
4 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
5 3 (0.75%) CLARiiON
5 3 (0.75%) Clustering
5 3 (0.75%) Firmware
5 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.75%) DTV
5 3 (0.75%) Statistics
5 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.50%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (0.50%) Social Media
6 2 (0.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.10%) Windows
2 46 (11.56%) UNIX
3 38 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (7.29%) Windows XP
6 24 (6.03%) Linux
7 21 (5.28%) Windows 2000
8 12 (3.02%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.51%) AIX
10 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.75%) Android
11 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.25%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.35%) Test Strategy
2 76 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 54 (13.57%) Knowledge Management
3 54 (13.57%) Test Automation
4 50 (12.56%) Regression Testing
5 46 (11.56%) Software Testing
6 42 (10.55%) CRM
7 38 (9.55%) Test Management
8 36 (9.05%) Integration Testing
9 29 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (7.04%) Project Management
11 23 (5.78%) Performance Testing
12 22 (5.53%) System Testing
12 22 (5.53%) Validation
12 22 (5.53%) Migration
12 22 (5.53%) Waterfall
13 21 (5.28%) UML
14 19 (4.77%) SOA
15 18 (4.52%) OO
15 18 (4.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.08%) SQL
2 59 (14.82%) JavaScript
3 52 (13.07%) C#
4 33 (8.29%) VB
5 23 (5.78%) VBScript
6 17 (4.27%) Java
7 15 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.76%) Ruby
9 10 (2.51%) Python
10 9 (2.26%) ABAP
11 8 (2.01%) Perl
12 7 (1.76%) PHP
12 7 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.51%) RPG
13 6 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.01%) C
14 4 (1.01%) C++
15 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 127 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 90 (22.61%) SC Cleared
3 79 (19.85%) ISTQB
4 49 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 48 (12.06%) ISEB
6 36 (9.05%) DV Cleared
7 28 (7.04%) Degree
8 26 (6.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (3.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.01%) MCSE
13 6 (1.51%) MCITP
14 5 (1.26%) CCNA
15 4 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.75%) CCNP
17 1 (0.25%) HND
17 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
17 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (12.81%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) GxP
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.76%) Nmap
4 5 (1.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 72 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.76%) Nessus
5 5 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.75%) SCCM
7 3 (0.75%) Netcool
7 3 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Control-M
8 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 104 (26.13%) HP
2 100 (25.13%) Oracle
3 66 (16.58%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.53%) VMware
5 18 (4.52%) SAP
6 11 (2.76%) Siebel
7 10 (2.51%) Cisco
8 6 (1.51%) Citrix
9 5 (1.26%) McAfee
10 4 (1.01%) IBM
11 3 (0.75%) EMC
11 3 (0.75%) Veritas
11 3 (0.75%) Lotus
11 3 (0.75%) Clearswift
11 3 (0.75%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.75%) Remedy
12 2 (0.50%) Demandware
12 2 (0.50%) ATG
12 2 (0.50%) Aquila
12 2 (0.50%) Agilent
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago