The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 78 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.66% 1.47% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.81% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 12
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £470 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
968 1162 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 80.33% 81.37% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 647 541
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 16 36
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +102.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Surrey region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Surrey region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leatherhead -11 8 £430 +1.17%
Guildford +10 4 £350 - 3
Reigate -4 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) SQL
3 18 (26.87%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (25.37%) XML
4 17 (25.37%) Finance
5 16 (23.88%) ISTQB
5 16 (23.88%) SoapUI
6 15 (22.39%) Management Information System
6 15 (22.39%) HP
7 14 (20.90%) Test Management
8 13 (19.40%) Use Case
9 12 (17.91%) System Testing
9 12 (17.91%) XML Messaging
10 11 (16.42%) SOAP
11 10 (14.93%) Remedy
11 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (14.93%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (13.43%) LoadRunner
12 9 (13.43%) Web Services
12 9 (13.43%) Linux
13 8 (11.94%) ISEB
13 8 (11.94%) JMeter
13 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
13 8 (11.94%) Defect Management
14 7 (10.45%) Java
15 6 (8.96%) Oracle
15 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
15 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (8.96%) LoadUI

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 4 (5.97%) JBoss
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.49%) HFM
2 1 (1.49%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.49%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) PuTTY
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.48%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) SoapUI
2 9 (13.43%) LoadRunner
3 8 (11.94%) JMeter
4 6 (8.96%) LoadUI
5 3 (4.48%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.48%) Selenium
6 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.49%) TestNG
7 1 (1.49%) WebLOAD
7 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (53.73%) Analyst
2 25 (37.31%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Tester
4 9 (13.43%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Business Process Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Process Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.96%) Testing Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) XML Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Systems Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) UAT Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) XML
2 12 (17.91%) XML Messaging
3 11 (16.42%) SOAP
4 9 (13.43%) Web Services
5 3 (4.48%) Swing
6 2 (2.99%) .NET
7 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.49%) FMCG
3 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Test Management
2 13 (19.40%) Use Case
3 12 (17.91%) System Testing
4 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Defect Management
5 8 (11.94%) Integration Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.46%) Regression Testing
7 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.97%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (5.97%) Load Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.97%) Security Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Test Planning
8 4 (5.97%) Validation
8 4 (5.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.48%) Perl
5 2 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.99%) VB
5 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.99%) VBScript
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.94%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (26.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) HP
2 10 (14.93%) Remedy
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.48%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.49%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (1.49%) SAP