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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 83 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 19 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.44% 1.52% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.93% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 17
Average daily rate £400 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £260 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
1078 1086 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.42% 78.41% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 602 633
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 32 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +56.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.44 £18.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £51.68 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -16 11 £400 +6.66%
Woking -4 2 £300 +13.20%
Reigate +2 1 £320 -
Guildford 0 1 £400 +55.33% 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
1 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 17 (44.74%) XML
3 17 (44.74%) ISTQB
4 16 (42.11%) SoapUI
5 15 (39.47%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (39.47%) Linux
6 14 (36.84%) Use Case
6 14 (36.84%) Test Management
7 13 (34.21%) SOAP
7 13 (34.21%) HP
8 12 (31.58%) Unix
9 11 (28.95%) Web Services
9 11 (28.95%) Java
9 11 (28.95%) Defect Management
10 10 (26.32%) ISEB
10 10 (26.32%) XML Messaging
11 8 (21.05%) Oracle
11 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
11 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
11 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.42%) Validation
12 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
12 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
13 6 (15.79%) Finance
14 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
14 5 (13.16%) JBoss

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (13.16%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.16%) PuTTY
3 2 (5.26%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.53%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) JMeter
3 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) LoadUI
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) WebLOAD
5 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Analyst
2 17 (44.74%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) XML Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Systems Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Unix Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) XML
2 13 (34.21%) SOAP
3 11 (28.95%) Web Services
4 10 (26.32%) XML Messaging
5 4 (10.53%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) Unix
3 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Test Management
1 14 (36.84%) Use Case
2 11 (28.95%) Defect Management
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
3 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
4 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
4 7 (18.42%) Validation
5 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Load Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) MapReduce
6 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
1 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (44.74%) ISTQB
3 10 (26.32%) ISEB
4 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) HP
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Vermilion
5 1 (2.63%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.63%) Tableau