The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 114 122 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1032 903 1179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.74% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.34% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 557 735
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 19
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.00 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £49.35 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -35.33%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
England +15 925 £355 -5.33% 182
London +1 414 £400 - 65
South East +21 185 £328 -6.42% 39
City of London +8 101 £450 +12.50% 23
Hampshire +32 84 £328 -5.07% 12
South West -5 79 £375 -3.22% 14
Yorkshire +16 52 £300 +20.00% 18
West Midlands +1 49 £358 -0.69% 4
Scotland -33 47 £300 -15.49% 10
East of England -9 44 £338 -10.00% 14
West Yorkshire +5 40 £300 +20.00% 15
Wales +7 39 £350 +6.06% 9
North West +6 33 £303 +14.33% 19
North East -6 33 £358 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 31 £360 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 31 £360 - 4
Buckinghamshire -5 28 £281 -19.64% 7
Bristol 0 26 £315 -4.10% 4
East Midlands +7 25 £350 +16.66% 4
Leeds +3 25 £300 +9.09% 7
South Wales +1 24 £350 -0.70% 2
Berkshire -19 24 £350 +9.37% 3
Edinburgh +3 23 £300 - 4
Somerset +2 22 £450 +20.00%
Manchester -5 16 £313 +23.76% 11
Taunton -2 15 £475 +24.59%
Cardiff -3 15 £380 +7.80%
Cambridgeshire +5 14 £300 -25.00% 8
Surrey +1 14 £340 +0.74% 12
Hook +1 14 £375 -6.25% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 557 (25.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 545 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (20.88%) Finance
4 431 (19.95%) SQL
5 361 (16.71%) HP Quality Center
6 359 (16.62%) QA
7 356 (16.48%) Security Cleared
8 339 (15.69%) Oracle
9 327 (15.14%) ISTQB
10 299 (13.84%) ISEB
11 282 (13.06%) Software Testing
12 273 (12.64%) Microsoft
13 268 (12.41%) HP
14 266 (12.31%) Test Strategy
15 263 (12.18%) Selenium
16 257 (11.90%) SC Cleared
17 254 (11.76%) Scrum
18 240 (11.11%) .NET
19 231 (10.69%) Java
20 216 (10.00%) Test Management
21 201 (9.31%) Regression Testing
22 195 (9.03%) C#
23 193 (8.94%) Windows
24 192 (8.89%) Integration Testing
25 191 (8.84%) Test Automation
26 189 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 186 (8.61%) Automated Testing
28 168 (7.78%) Banking
29 165 (7.64%) SAP
29 165 (7.64%) JavaScript

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 85 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 21 (0.97%) WebLogic
3 20 (0.93%) CMS
4 17 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 13 (0.60%) IIS
7 12 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.32%) SAS
8 7 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.32%) Apache
8 7 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.28%) Confluence
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.23%) WebLogic Integration
10 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.19%) SugarCRM
11 4 (0.19%) Documentum
11 4 (0.19%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 134 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 94 (4.35%) MS Office
3 44 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.65%) MS Project
6 7 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.32%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.32%) InDesign
6 7 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (0.32%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.093%) Mingle
8 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.046%) Stata
Business Applications
1 75 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 26 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 26 (1.20%) SAP HR
6 20 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
7 19 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 18 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.69%) Agresso
9 15 (0.69%) Markit EDM
10 13 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.51%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.46%) SAP FI
12 10 (0.46%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.46%) SAP HCM
13 9 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
13 9 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.42%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.79%) SaaS
2 10 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
3 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.093%) GitHub
6 1 (0.046%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.046%) Trello
6 1 (0.046%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.046%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 44 (2.04%) HTTP
3 38 (1.76%) HTTPS
4 32 (1.48%) Firewall
5 25 (1.16%) Wireshark
6 24 (1.11%) SSL
7 21 (0.97%) Internet
8 20 (0.93%) DNS
9 18 (0.83%) SAN
9 18 (0.83%) Wireless
10 17 (0.79%) Intranet
11 12 (0.56%) VPN
11 12 (0.56%) WAN
12 11 (0.51%) LAN
12 11 (0.51%) FTP
13 7 (0.32%) DVB
13 7 (0.32%) GSM
13 7 (0.32%) LTE
14 6 (0.28%) ZigBee
14 6 (0.28%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
3 84 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.20%) MySQL
9 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.65%) SAP Data Services
12 13 (0.60%) DataStage
12 13 (0.60%) QlikView
13 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
14 11 (0.51%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.37%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 263 (12.18%) Selenium
2 160 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 153 (7.08%) JIRA
4 140 (6.48%) Cucumber
5 124 (5.74%) WebDriver
6 97 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 78 (3.61%) LoadRunner
8 63 (2.92%) JMeter
8 63 (2.92%) JUnit
9 59 (2.73%) Jenkins
10 58 (2.69%) Calabash
10 58 (2.69%) Visual Studio
11 49 (2.27%) SoapUI
12 48 (2.22%) Maven
13 47 (2.18%) Subversion
14 45 (2.08%) TestDirector
15 42 (1.94%) Bugzilla
16 40 (1.85%) Git (software)
17 37 (1.71%) TestNG
18 29 (1.34%) RSpec
General
1 451 (20.88%) Finance
2 168 (7.78%) Banking
3 97 (4.49%) Retail
4 46 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.39%) General Ledger
7 29 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 28 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.11%) Electronics
9 24 (1.11%) Marketing
10 23 (1.06%) Front Office
11 22 (1.02%) Legal
12 18 (0.83%) Billing
12 18 (0.83%) Advertising
13 16 (0.74%) Publishing
13 16 (0.74%) Back Office
14 14 (0.65%) Games
15 11 (0.51%) Automotive
16 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 968 (44.81%) Analyst
2 670 (31.02%) Test Analyst
3 439 (20.32%) Tester
4 250 (11.57%) Business Analyst
5 149 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 131 (6.06%) Consultant
7 130 (6.02%) Developer
8 124 (5.74%) Test Engineer
9 121 (5.60%) Test Leader
10 77 (3.56%) Automation Tester
11 65 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
12 55 (2.55%) Senior Test Analyst
13 54 (2.50%) QA Tester
14 50 (2.31%) Systems Analyst
15 41 (1.90%) Test Specialist
16 40 (1.85%) SAP Consultant
17 34 (1.57%) Performance Tester
18 33 (1.53%) QA Analyst
19 32 (1.48%) Business Systems Analyst
19 32 (1.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (11.11%) .NET
2 135 (6.25%) HTML
3 104 (4.81%) XML
4 99 (4.58%) Web Services
5 90 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 83 (3.84%) JSP
7 53 (2.45%) SOAP
8 41 (1.90%) CSS
9 40 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 36 (1.67%) Gherkin
11 35 (1.62%) REST
12 29 (1.34%) HTML5
13 24 (1.11%) Middleware
14 21 (0.97%) JSON
15 20 (0.93%) CSS3
16 14 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (0.65%) RESTful
16 14 (0.65%) LAMP
17 13 (0.60%) jQuery
18 12 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 66 (3.06%) Open Source
4 57 (2.64%) User Experience
5 46 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 40 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 33 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.34%) NHS
8 29 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (0.93%) Derivative
10 19 (0.88%) STB
11 18 (0.83%) Mainframe
11 18 (0.83%) Equities
12 15 (0.69%) Fixed Income
13 14 (0.65%) Statistics
14 13 (0.60%) IPTV
14 13 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
15 11 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.51%) PKI
16 10 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 193 (8.94%) Windows
2 140 (6.48%) UNIX
3 105 (4.86%) Linux
4 71 (3.29%) Android
5 62 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (2.59%) Windows XP
7 55 (2.55%) Apple iOS
8 50 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 36 (1.67%) Windows 2000
11 15 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.65%) Solaris
13 12 (0.56%) AIX
14 7 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.23%) HPUX
15 5 (0.23%) SUSE
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.093%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (25.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 545 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (13.06%) Software Testing
4 266 (12.31%) Test Strategy
5 254 (11.76%) Scrum
6 216 (10.00%) Test Management
7 201 (9.31%) Regression Testing
8 192 (8.89%) Integration Testing
9 191 (8.84%) Test Automation
10 186 (8.61%) Automated Testing
11 163 (7.55%) BDD
12 153 (7.08%) CRM
13 150 (6.94%) TDD
14 147 (6.81%) Performance Testing
15 133 (6.16%) Migration
16 124 (5.74%) Automation Testing
17 123 (5.69%) Project Management
18 121 (5.60%) System Testing
19 117 (5.42%) Waterfall
20 114 (5.28%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 431 (19.95%) SQL
2 231 (10.69%) Java
3 195 (9.03%) C#
4 165 (7.64%) JavaScript
5 128 (5.93%) Ruby
6 74 (3.43%) VB
7 61 (2.82%) Python
8 41 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 40 (1.85%) VBScript
10 32 (1.48%) PHP
11 31 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 25 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 22 (1.02%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.97%) Perl
16 19 (0.88%) C
16 19 (0.88%) Groovy
17 18 (0.83%) C++
18 17 (0.79%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 356 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 327 (15.14%) ISTQB
3 299 (13.84%) ISEB
4 257 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 189 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 108 (5.00%) Degree
7 90 (4.17%) DV Cleared
8 44 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
10 19 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.56%) HND
11 12 (0.56%) MCSE
12 11 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.51%) MCITP
13 8 (0.37%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
16 5 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (16.62%) QA
2 12 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.28%) GxP
4 6 (0.28%) EMIR
5 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.093%) FATCA
8 1 (0.046%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.046%) Basel II
8 1 (0.046%) WCAG
8 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 25 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.65%) Nmap
3 13 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.14%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 361 (16.71%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 14 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (0.65%) Nessus
3 9 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.42%) SCCM
4 7 (0.32%) Netcool
4 7 (0.32%) Control-M
5 5 (0.23%) SCOM
6 4 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.093%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.093%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.093%) Puppet
9 1 (0.046%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.046%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.046%) MOM
Vendors
1 339 (15.69%) Oracle
2 273 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 268 (12.41%) HP
4 165 (7.64%) SAP
5 47 (2.18%) IBM
6 42 (1.94%) VMware
7 40 (1.85%) Siebel
8 37 (1.71%) Citrix
9 20 (0.93%) Business Objects
10 18 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (0.79%) Cognos
12 15 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
12 15 (0.69%) Cisco
13 14 (0.65%) Remedy
14 12 (0.56%) Charles River
14 12 (0.56%) Adobe
15 11 (0.51%) Informatica
15 11 (0.51%) SolarWinds
16 10 (0.46%) Calypso
16 10 (0.46%) ATG
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 - £135.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago