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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 104 125 92
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1068 891 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.69% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.31% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 550 713
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 20
Average hourly rate £29.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £11.00 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £47.10 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +26 975 £350 -6.66% 178
London +5 425 £390 -2.50% 73
South East +19 203 £330 +0.38% 32
City of London 0 94 £450 +12.35% 24
Hampshire +34 90 £325 +4.83% 7
South West +1 86 £360 -8.57% 8
Yorkshire +22 60 £300 +9.09% 19
West Midlands +2 50 £331 +5.15% 7
West Yorkshire +15 48 £300 +9.09% 15
East of England 0 48 £338 -15.62% 15
Scotland -25 48 £300 -16.49% 2
North West +7 37 £320 +16.46% 14
Bristol +7 32 £315 -2.32% 3
Berkshire -11 29 £350 +10.23% 5
East Midlands +4 28 £348 +20.86% 2
Leeds +3 28 £300 +2.56% 8
North East +5 27 £355 - 7
Buckinghamshire +4 27 £315 -14.86% 6
Wales -5 25 £350 +4.47% 4
Tyne and Wear - 25 £358 - 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 25 £358 - 7
Somerset +8 22 £450 +44.00% 1
South Wales 0 22 £350 -6.04% 4
Edinburgh -4 22 £275 -8.33% 1
Manchester -7 15 £320 +20.75% 8
Taunton - 15 £475 -
Oxfordshire +10 14 £300 -4.76% 1
Hook +8 13 £375 - 1
Middlesex +5 12 £325 -44.68%
Birmingham +4 12 £363 -0.68% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 598 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 456 (20.59%) Finance
3 434 (19.59%) SQL
4 370 (16.70%) Security Cleared
5 367 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
6 355 (16.03%) QA
7 349 (15.76%) Oracle
8 342 (15.44%) ISTQB
9 333 (15.03%) ISEB
10 294 (13.27%) Microsoft
11 281 (12.69%) Software Testing
11 281 (12.69%) Test Strategy
12 275 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
13 274 (12.37%) SC Cleared
14 266 (12.01%) HP
15 258 (11.65%) Selenium
16 240 (10.84%) .NET
17 233 (10.52%) Java
17 233 (10.52%) Scrum
18 219 (9.89%) Regression Testing
19 213 (9.62%) Test Management
20 205 (9.26%) Integration Testing
21 203 (9.16%) Windows
22 199 (8.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 192 (8.67%) C#
23 192 (8.67%) Test Automation
24 182 (8.22%) Automated Testing
25 179 (8.08%) SAP
26 176 (7.95%) Banking
27 171 (7.72%) JavaScript

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 83 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.04%) WebLogic
3 22 (0.99%) CMS
4 18 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 17 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 15 (0.68%) IIS
6 15 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.41%) Apache
9 8 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.32%) Confluence
10 7 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.32%) WebLogic Integration
10 7 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.27%) SAS
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.23%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.23%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.18%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 143 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 92 (4.15%) MS Office
3 49 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.63%) 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
7 5 (0.23%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.090%) Mingle
9 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 74 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 27 (1.22%) SAP HR
5 26 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 25 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
7 21 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
8 19 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
8 19 (0.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 18 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
10 17 (0.77%) Agresso
11 14 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
12 12 (0.54%) SAP SD
12 12 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
13 10 (0.45%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
13 10 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
13 10 (0.45%) SAP FI
13 10 (0.45%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.77%) SaaS
2 12 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.090%) GitHub
6 1 (0.045%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.045%) Trello
6 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 37 (1.67%) HTTP
2 37 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 25 (1.13%) Wireshark
4 24 (1.08%) SSL
5 23 (1.04%) Firewall
6 21 (0.95%) Internet
7 20 (0.90%) Intranet
8 19 (0.86%) DNS
8 19 (0.86%) Wireless
9 17 (0.77%) SAN
10 12 (0.54%) WAN
10 12 (0.54%) FTP
11 11 (0.50%) LAN
12 10 (0.45%) VPN
13 9 (0.41%) DVB
14 7 (0.32%) GSM
14 7 (0.32%) LTE
15 6 (0.27%) ZigBee
15 6 (0.27%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.15%) Oracle Reports
3 78 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.31%) MySQL
9 22 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
12 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.54%) MS Access
14 11 (0.50%) DataStage
14 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.50%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.41%) QlikView
16 8 (0.36%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 258 (11.65%) Selenium
2 159 (7.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 155 (7.00%) JIRA
4 132 (5.96%) Cucumber
5 130 (5.87%) WebDriver
6 95 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 78 (3.52%) LoadRunner
8 62 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 60 (2.71%) JMeter
9 60 (2.71%) Calabash
10 56 (2.53%) Jenkins
11 53 (2.39%) JUnit
12 49 (2.21%) TestDirector
13 43 (1.94%) Subversion
14 42 (1.90%) SoapUI
15 41 (1.85%) Git (software)
16 37 (1.67%) TestNG
16 37 (1.67%) Bugzilla
16 37 (1.67%) Maven
17 30 (1.35%) RSpec
General
1 456 (20.59%) Finance
2 176 (7.95%) Banking
3 108 (4.88%) Retail
4 52 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.44%) Retail Banking
8 30 (1.35%) General Ledger
9 26 (1.17%) Marketing
9 26 (1.17%) Front Office
10 24 (1.08%) Back Office
11 23 (1.04%) Electronics
12 20 (0.90%) Publishing
12 20 (0.90%) Billing
13 18 (0.81%) Advertising
14 17 (0.77%) Legal
15 16 (0.72%) Games
16 10 (0.45%) Automotive
17 8 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 972 (43.88%) Analyst
2 670 (30.25%) Test Analyst
3 470 (21.22%) Tester
4 257 (11.60%) Business Analyst
5 148 (6.68%) Test Manager
6 141 (6.37%) Consultant
7 137 (6.19%) Test Leader
8 128 (5.78%) Developer
9 123 (5.55%) Test Engineer
10 77 (3.48%) Automation Tester
11 75 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
12 62 (2.80%) Senior Test Analyst
13 56 (2.53%) QA Tester
14 54 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
15 45 (2.03%) SAP Consultant
16 42 (1.90%) Test Specialist
17 39 (1.76%) Performance Tester
18 37 (1.67%) Oracle Consultant
19 36 (1.63%) QA Analyst
20 35 (1.58%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (10.84%) .NET
2 136 (6.14%) HTML
3 114 (5.15%) Web Services
4 97 (4.38%) XML
5 91 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 85 (3.84%) JSP
7 44 (1.99%) CSS
8 36 (1.63%) SOAP
9 33 (1.49%) .NET Framework
9 33 (1.49%) Gherkin
10 29 (1.31%) HTML5
11 23 (1.04%) REST
11 23 (1.04%) CSS3
12 22 (0.99%) Middleware
13 16 (0.72%) jQuery
14 14 (0.63%) LAMP
15 13 (0.59%) Flash
15 13 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
16 12 (0.54%) JSON
16 12 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 85 (3.84%) Mobile App
2 61 (2.75%) Open Source
3 46 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 46 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 41 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 32 (1.44%) NHS
6 28 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (0.99%) Derivative
8 18 (0.81%) STB
9 17 (0.77%) Fixed Income
10 16 (0.72%) Equities
11 15 (0.68%) Statistics
11 15 (0.68%) Data Conversion
12 13 (0.59%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.50%) AS400
13 11 (0.50%) IPTV
14 10 (0.45%) PKI
14 10 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.45%) SWIFT
15 9 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 203 (9.16%) Windows
2 140 (6.32%) UNIX
3 112 (5.06%) Linux
4 68 (3.07%) Android
5 66 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (2.84%) Windows XP
7 56 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (2.53%) Windows 7
8 53 (2.39%) Apple iOS
9 36 (1.63%) Windows 2000
10 15 (0.68%) Solaris
10 15 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.63%) AIX
12 10 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.32%) HPUX
13 7 (0.32%) SUSE
13 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.090%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 281 (12.69%) Software Testing
2 281 (12.69%) Test Strategy
3 275 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (10.52%) Scrum
5 219 (9.89%) Regression Testing
6 213 (9.62%) Test Management
7 205 (9.26%) Integration Testing
8 192 (8.67%) Test Automation
9 182 (8.22%) Automated Testing
10 167 (7.54%) BDD
11 149 (6.73%) TDD
12 147 (6.64%) Performance Testing
13 145 (6.55%) CRM
14 139 (6.28%) Migration
15 129 (5.82%) Automation Testing
16 126 (5.69%) System Testing
17 120 (5.42%) Project Management
18 108 (4.88%) Business Analysis
19 105 (4.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 434 (19.59%) SQL
2 233 (10.52%) Java
3 192 (8.67%) C#
4 171 (7.72%) JavaScript
5 134 (6.05%) Ruby
6 78 (3.52%) VB
7 64 (2.89%) Python
8 43 (1.94%) VBScript
9 38 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 33 (1.49%) PHP
11 30 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.13%) VB.NET
12 25 (1.13%) Objective-C
13 24 (1.08%) Groovy
14 23 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.99%) Perl
16 21 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 20 (0.90%) ABAP
18 19 (0.86%) C++
18 19 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 370 (16.70%) Security Cleared
2 342 (15.44%) ISTQB
3 333 (15.03%) ISEB
4 274 (12.37%) SC Cleared
5 199 (8.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 113 (5.10%) Degree
7 91 (4.11%) DV Cleared
8 46 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.63%) MCSE
12 13 (0.59%) MCITP
13 11 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
13 11 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.41%) HND
15 8 (0.36%) BC Cleared
16 7 (0.32%) MCTS
16 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.27%) MCSA
17 6 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (16.03%) QA
2 8 (0.36%) SLA
3 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.23%) GxP
4 5 (0.23%) EMIR
5 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) Basel II
7 2 (0.090%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.090%) FATCA
8 1 (0.045%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.63%) VMware ESX
3 14 (0.63%) Nmap
4 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.14%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.090%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 367 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (0.63%) Nessus
4 12 (0.54%) SCCM
5 11 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (0.41%) Netcool
7 5 (0.23%) SCOM
8 4 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.14%) Control-M
9 3 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.090%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.090%) Puppet
11 1 (0.045%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.045%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.045%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.045%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 349 (15.76%) Oracle
2 294 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 266 (12.01%) HP
4 179 (8.08%) SAP
5 44 (1.99%) VMware
6 42 (1.90%) IBM
7 40 (1.81%) Citrix
8 37 (1.67%) Siebel
9 18 (0.81%) Business Objects
10 15 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
10 15 (0.68%) Cognos
10 15 (0.68%) Cisco
10 15 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.68%) Remedy
11 14 (0.63%) Adobe
12 12 (0.54%) ATG
13 11 (0.50%) McAfee
13 11 (0.50%) Charles River
13 11 (0.50%) Informatica
13 11 (0.50%) SolarWinds
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Modis
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago