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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.76% 0.77% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.01% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £296 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £213 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £370 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
1138 988 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 74.09% 76.06% 72.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 579 519
Average daily rate £396 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 63
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.25 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £78.30 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Reigate - 3 £135 - 2
Leatherhead - 2 £375 -
Woking +8 1 - -
Guildford -10 1 £240 -31.42%
Staines - 1 £325 -
Chertsey - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
4 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (14.63%) JIRA
4 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (14.63%) XML
4 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 5 (12.20%) BPR
5 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (12.20%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) QA
5 5 (12.20%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Selenium
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
5 5 (12.20%) System Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Investment Management
6 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (9.76%) NeoLoad
6 4 (9.76%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.44%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (12.20%) Selenium
3 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.76%) NeoLoad
4 3 (7.32%) TestDirector
4 3 (7.32%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.32%) MSBuild
4 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.88%) QARun
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.88%) Toad
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Tester
3 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Business Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Junior
6 3 (7.32%) Junior Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 6 (14.63%) XML
3 3 (7.32%) WCF
3 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.44%) WPF
5 1 (2.44%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) DTV
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) AIX
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
2 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
2 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
2 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
3 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.20%) BPR
4 5 (12.20%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
4 5 (12.20%) System Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Investment Management
5 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
1 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) CEH
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Nmap
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) Siebel
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Pega
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