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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 109 101 125
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1088 1091 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 2.00% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.62% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 666 537
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -17.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £30.00 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -9 973 £350 - 197
London -22 366 £400 +3.89% 66
South East +2 232 £350 - 29
North West +36 102 £388 +20.31% 29
City of London -4 94 £425 +6.25% 21
Hampshire +6 92 £330 -5.71% 10
Scotland +30 89 £325 +2.36% 9
Yorkshire -25 57 £280 -6.66% 25
South West -42 55 £330 -5.71% 20
Edinburgh +21 54 £328 +19.09% 5
West Midlands +6 50 £300 - 7
East of England -5 41 £350 -0.35% 13
Surrey +21 40 £398 +9.79% 6
West Yorkshire -36 38 £273 -9.16% 19
Berkshire 0 36 £355 +9.23% 6
North East -16 36 £311 -13.54% 1
Manchester +15 34 £330 +2.32% 18
Tyne and Wear -17 34 £311 -13.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 32 £311 -13.84%
Leeds -29 28 £278 -5.93% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 25 £256 -24.63% 1
Leatherhead - 25 £400 -
East Midlands -1 24 £275 -8.33% 7
Lancashire +25 22 £369 +4.75% 1
Reading +5 21 £355 +18.33% 3
Cheshire -1 20 £450 +83.67% 2
Bristol -24 20 £318 +0.79% 8
Glasgow +13 19 £315 -10.00% 3
Milton Keynes +2 19 £256 -39.70%
Hertfordshire +10 18 £355 -8.38% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 554 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 518 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (23.87%) SQL
4 466 (22.70%) Finance
5 355 (17.29%) QA
6 347 (16.90%) ISEB
7 330 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
8 310 (15.10%) Security Cleared
9 274 (13.35%) ISTQB
10 271 (13.20%) Selenium
11 264 (12.86%) Java
12 263 (12.81%) Microsoft
13 260 (12.66%) HP
14 259 (12.62%) Oracle
15 238 (11.59%) Test Strategy
16 233 (11.35%) Scrum
17 230 (11.20%) Test Automation
18 221 (10.76%) Integration Testing
19 219 (10.67%) Banking
20 215 (10.47%) Regression Testing
20 215 (10.47%) SC Cleared
21 212 (10.33%) Software Testing
21 212 (10.33%) .NET
22 194 (9.45%) Automated Testing
23 186 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
24 182 (8.87%) XML
25 172 (8.38%) SQL Server
25 172 (8.38%) MS Excel
26 171 (8.33%) JIRA
27 162 (7.89%) Cucumber

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 62 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 34 (1.66%) Confluence
4 30 (1.46%) SAS
5 28 (1.36%) CMS
6 26 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 26 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.73%) JBoss
8 14 (0.68%) IIS
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.39%) Apache
11 6 (0.29%) Tuxedo
12 5 (0.24%) Documentum
13 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.097%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 172 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.43%) MS Office
3 47 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.39%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.049%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 54 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.63%) SAP HR
6 11 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
7 10 (0.49%) Magento
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.24%) SAP SD
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.07%) SaaS
2 12 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.24%) Taleo
5 4 (0.19%) Heroku
6 2 (0.097%) Office 365
6 2 (0.097%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.61%) Internet
2 22 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.78%) SAN
3 16 (0.78%) AMQP
4 14 (0.68%) Firewall
4 14 (0.68%) Wireshark
4 14 (0.68%) HTTP
5 11 (0.54%) Wireless
6 10 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.44%) LTE
7 9 (0.44%) GSM
8 8 (0.39%) GPRS
8 8 (0.39%) Intranet
9 7 (0.34%) RTP
9 7 (0.34%) LAN
9 7 (0.34%) UMTS
9 7 (0.34%) WAN
9 7 (0.34%) DAB
10 6 (0.29%) VoIP
10 6 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 49 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
7 37 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.27%) MySQL
9 25 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (1.12%) Big Data
11 22 (1.07%) Data Mining
12 21 (1.02%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.83%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (0.78%) DB2
15 14 (0.68%) SAP BW
15 14 (0.68%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
16 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 271 (13.20%) Selenium
2 171 (8.33%) JIRA
3 162 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 104 (5.07%) WebDriver
5 95 (4.63%) HP UFT
6 89 (4.34%) SoapUI
7 69 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (3.36%) Subversion
8 62 (3.02%) JMeter
9 59 (2.87%) JUnit
10 53 (2.58%) Visual Studio
11 50 (2.44%) LoadRunner
12 48 (2.34%) Jenkins
13 39 (1.90%) SpecFlow
14 29 (1.41%) Git (software)
15 26 (1.27%) Ant
16 21 (1.02%) Eclipse
16 21 (1.02%) Maven
17 20 (0.97%) TestDirector
18 16 (0.78%) FitNesse
General
1 466 (22.70%) Finance
2 219 (10.67%) Banking
3 113 (5.50%) Retail
4 87 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 42 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.56%) Billing
7 32 (1.56%) Retail Banking
8 29 (1.41%) Legal
9 22 (1.07%) Back Office
10 21 (1.02%) Marketing
11 20 (0.97%) Front Office
12 19 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.93%) Automotive
13 16 (0.78%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.68%) Games
15 10 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.34%) Electronics
16 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1042 (50.75%) Analyst
2 770 (37.51%) Test Analyst
3 336 (16.37%) Tester
4 210 (10.23%) Business Analyst
5 147 (7.16%) Test Leader
6 130 (6.33%) Test Manager
7 116 (5.65%) Developer
8 84 (4.09%) Test Engineer
9 81 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
10 79 (3.85%) Consultant
11 74 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
12 62 (3.02%) Automation Tester
13 57 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
14 50 (2.44%) Software Tester
15 35 (1.70%) Technical Analyst
15 35 (1.70%) Agile Test Analyst
16 34 (1.66%) Test Specialist
17 32 (1.56%) Software Engineer
18 31 (1.51%) Java Developer
19 29 (1.41%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (10.33%) .NET
2 182 (8.87%) XML
3 132 (6.43%) HTML
4 110 (5.36%) Web Services
5 87 (4.24%) SOAP
6 60 (2.92%) ASP.NET
7 49 (2.39%) CSS
8 46 (2.24%) Gherkin
9 36 (1.75%) JSP
9 36 (1.75%) Middleware
9 36 (1.75%) JSON
10 32 (1.56%) .NET Framework
11 31 (1.51%) J2EE
12 28 (1.36%) XML Messaging
13 27 (1.32%) REST
14 25 (1.22%) RESTful
15 22 (1.07%) WCF
16 20 (0.97%) jQuery
16 20 (0.97%) JMS
17 19 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 38 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 34 (1.66%) NHS
5 30 (1.46%) User Experience
6 26 (1.27%) Smart Meter
7 24 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.12%) SWIFT
9 20 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 18 (0.88%) Mainframe
11 17 (0.83%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.78%) Data Integration
13 15 (0.73%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.68%) Data Conversion
15 13 (0.63%) Credit Risk
15 13 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.63%) Derivative
16 11 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 151 (7.36%) Windows
2 149 (7.26%) UNIX
3 116 (5.65%) Linux
4 33 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.56%) Android
6 26 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 18 (0.88%) AIX
10 17 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.68%) VME
12 11 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.44%) Solaris
14 5 (0.24%) SUSE
15 2 (0.097%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.097%) HPUX
15 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.049%) zOS
16 1 (0.049%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 518 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (11.59%) Test Strategy
4 233 (11.35%) Scrum
5 230 (11.20%) Test Automation
6 221 (10.76%) Integration Testing
7 215 (10.47%) Regression Testing
8 212 (10.33%) Software Testing
9 194 (9.45%) Automated Testing
10 152 (7.40%) System Testing
11 151 (7.36%) Test Management
12 149 (7.26%) Waterfall
13 146 (7.11%) Migration
14 143 (6.97%) Test Planning
15 136 (6.62%) SDLC
16 134 (6.53%) TDD
17 129 (6.28%) System Integration Testing
18 128 (6.23%) Performance Testing
19 127 (6.19%) Validation
20 120 (5.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 490 (23.87%) SQL
2 264 (12.86%) Java
3 146 (7.11%) C#
4 130 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 51 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 46 (2.24%) Ruby
7 41 (2.00%) Python
8 40 (1.95%) Perl
8 40 (1.95%) C
9 38 (1.85%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.46%) C++
11 29 (1.41%) PHP
12 28 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.17%) VB
14 23 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.88%) VBA
16 15 (0.73%) VBScript
17 13 (0.63%) XPath
18 12 (0.58%) COBOL
19 10 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 347 (16.90%) ISEB
2 310 (15.10%) Security Cleared
3 274 (13.35%) ISTQB
4 215 (10.47%) SC Cleared
5 160 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 99 (4.82%) Degree
7 77 (3.75%) DV Cleared
8 45 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.02%) MCITP
11 20 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (0.49%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.49%) HND
14 8 (0.39%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.34%) MCTS
15 7 (0.34%) MCSE
15 7 (0.34%) MCSA
16 6 (0.29%) CISSP
17 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (17.29%) QA
2 15 (0.73%) GxP
3 14 (0.68%) SLA
4 13 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.49%) GMP
6 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) GAMP
8 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.15%) HL7
8 3 (0.15%) FATCA
9 2 (0.097%) EMIR
9 2 (0.097%) COREP
9 2 (0.097%) FINREP
9 2 (0.097%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.049%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.049%) Basel III
10 1 (0.049%) CDISC
10 1 (0.049%) DICOM
10 1 (0.049%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 24 (1.17%) Active Directory
1 24 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.049%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.049%) XenApp
5 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 330 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.73%) Puppet
2 15 (0.73%) Vagrant
3 11 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (0.39%) SCCM
5 6 (0.29%) Netcool
5 6 (0.29%) Control-M
6 4 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.15%) Nessus
7 3 (0.15%) Nmap
7 3 (0.15%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.15%) Kibana
8 2 (0.097%) MIIS
9 1 (0.049%) WMI
9 1 (0.049%) nmon
9 1 (0.049%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.049%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 263 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 260 (12.66%) HP
3 259 (12.62%) Oracle
4 127 (6.19%) SAP
5 40 (1.95%) VMware
6 30 (1.46%) Citrix
7 25 (1.22%) Cisco
8 21 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.02%) Remedy
9 20 (0.97%) IBM
10 18 (0.88%) Siebel
10 18 (0.88%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.78%) Sun
12 15 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
13 14 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.58%) McAfee
15 11 (0.54%) Capita
15 11 (0.54%) Sybase
15 11 (0.54%) Informatica
16 8 (0.39%) Veritas
Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Venturi
Rate: V.Good Day Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Anglia
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago