The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 135 135 86
Rank change year-on-year
0 -49
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 983 965 1220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.70% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.16% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 621 782
Median daily rate £365 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 16
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £36.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £30.00 £19.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £46.09 £147.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%

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
45487 44731 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.61% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30072 27893 26816
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1299 1233
Median hourly rate £34.50 £29.41 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 879 £375 +7.14% 164
London +5 335 £425 +3.03% 55
South East -21 188 £350 +9.37% 17
North West +3 80 £350 +3.70% 28
Scotland -30 77 £310 -9.35% 14
West Midlands +14 59 £300 -3.22% 13
Hampshire +2 59 £350 -1.83% 4
City of London +33 57 £433 -3.88% 21
South West +6 53 £415 +22.96% 10
Yorkshire -4 45 £325 +15.55% 20
North East -7 45 £310 -7.46% 1
East of England +3 40 £350 +16.66% 12
Tyne and Wear -7 40 £309 -9.19% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 39 £310 -8.82%
Manchester -1 38 £340 +9.67% 20
East Midlands +16 32 £388 +19.69% 8
Berkshire -23 31 £389 +29.58% 1
West Yorkshire +5 27 £300 -4.38% 12
Edinburgh -34 27 £310 -4.61% 7
Glasgow +15 23 £341 -31.80% 3
Leeds +9 23 £300 - 9
Buckinghamshire -11 21 £350 +16.66% 3
Surrey -12 20 £400 +21.21% 4
Kent -11 19 £210 -40.00% 1
Cheshire 0 17 £470 +44.61% 6
Erskine -22 17 £267 -24.92%
Renfrewshire -22 17 £267 -24.92%
Bristol -9 16 £340 +4.61% 3
South Yorkshire -5 15 £375 +36.36% 2
Wales -33 15 £325 -3.70% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 605 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (26.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 493 (25.10%) Finance
4 478 (24.34%) SQL
5 340 (17.31%) ISTQB
6 311 (15.84%) ISEB
7 306 (15.58%) Security Cleared
8 298 (15.17%) QA
9 279 (14.21%) Oracle
10 278 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
11 276 (14.05%) Selenium
12 261 (13.29%) Test Automation
13 260 (13.24%) Java
14 244 (12.42%) Microsoft
15 243 (12.37%) Test Strategy
16 228 (11.61%) Banking
17 227 (11.56%) Software Testing
17 227 (11.56%) Defect Management
18 225 (11.46%) HP
19 212 (10.79%) SC Cleared
20 208 (10.59%) Scrum
21 207 (10.54%) Functional Testing
22 206 (10.49%) Regression Testing
23 197 (10.03%) Integration Testing
24 191 (9.73%) JIRA
25 190 (9.67%) .NET
26 188 (9.57%) SQL Server
27 183 (9.32%) XML
28 173 (8.81%) SDLC
29 171 (8.71%) System Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.07%) Confluence
3 15 (0.76%) Skype for Business
3 15 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 14 (0.71%) CMS
5 12 (0.61%) SAS
5 12 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.51%) IIS
7 9 (0.46%) Node.js
8 8 (0.41%) JBoss
8 8 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.25%) nginx
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.25%) SAP Portal
10 5 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.20%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 154 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 86 (4.38%) MS Office
3 51 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.92%) MS Project
6 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) Mingle
8 4 (0.20%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
4 22 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.92%) Magento
7 15 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 14 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 12 (0.61%) Markit EDM
10 11 (0.56%) SAP HR
11 10 (0.51%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 9 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
13 8 (0.41%) SAP CO
13 8 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
13 8 (0.41%) SAP HCM
14 7 (0.36%) SAP BPC
15 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
15 6 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.36%) SaaS
4 5 (0.25%) Office 365
5 4 (0.20%) GitHub
6 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.15%) Taleo
7 1 (0.051%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.051%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.32%) HTTP
1 26 (1.32%) Internet
2 15 (0.76%) Firewall
3 14 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.66%) WAN
5 10 (0.51%) LAN
5 10 (0.51%) MPLS
5 10 (0.51%) Wireless
6 9 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 8 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (0.41%) PuTTY
7 8 (0.41%) ZigBee
8 7 (0.36%) VPN
9 6 (0.31%) Broadband
9 6 (0.31%) DNS
10 5 (0.25%) DVB
10 5 (0.25%) FTP
10 5 (0.25%) SAN
10 5 (0.25%) SMTP
11 4 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 38 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
5 37 (1.88%) RDBMS
6 27 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 18 (0.92%) DB2
7 18 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 17 (0.87%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.71%) Big Data
9 14 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (0.71%) MySQL
10 12 (0.61%) MS Access
10 12 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 11 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.41%) Data Mart
13 8 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 276 (14.05%) Selenium
2 191 (9.73%) JIRA
3 150 (7.64%) HP UFT
4 121 (6.16%) Cucumber
5 118 (6.01%) WebDriver
6 94 (4.79%) Visual Studio
7 78 (3.97%) SoapUI
8 77 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 64 (3.26%) LoadRunner
10 63 (3.21%) SpecFlow
11 56 (2.85%) Jenkins
12 48 (2.44%) TestDirector
13 38 (1.93%) WinRunner
14 36 (1.83%) JMeter
15 32 (1.63%) Git (software)
16 25 (1.27%) Protractor
16 25 (1.27%) Subversion
17 24 (1.22%) Toad
18 21 (1.07%) Appium
19 19 (0.97%) Eclipse
General
1 493 (25.10%) Finance
2 228 (11.61%) Banking
3 120 (6.11%) Retail
4 55 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.63%) Front Office
8 23 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.12%) Legal
9 22 (1.12%) Marketing
10 21 (1.07%) Games
11 20 (1.02%) Back Office
12 17 (0.87%) Electronics
13 15 (0.76%) Advertising
14 14 (0.71%) Billing
14 14 (0.71%) Publishing
15 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.51%) Law
16 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 986 (50.20%) Analyst
2 733 (37.32%) Test Analyst
3 299 (15.22%) Tester
4 192 (9.78%) Business Analyst
5 155 (7.89%) Developer
6 153 (7.79%) Test Manager
7 114 (5.80%) Test Leader
8 108 (5.50%) Test Engineer
9 101 (5.14%) Automation Test Analyst
10 84 (4.28%) Automation Tester
10 84 (4.28%) Consultant
11 79 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 66 (3.36%) Senior Test Analyst
13 61 (3.11%) Banking Analyst
14 57 (2.90%) Test Automation Engineer
15 42 (2.14%) UAT Analyst
16 40 (2.04%) Java Developer
17 39 (1.99%) UAT Test Analyst
18 37 (1.88%) Service Analyst
19 36 (1.83%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (9.67%) .NET
2 183 (9.32%) XML
3 143 (7.28%) Web Services
4 91 (4.63%) SOAP
5 85 (4.33%) HTML
6 60 (3.05%) ASP.NET
7 51 (2.60%) Gherkin
8 41 (2.09%) REST
9 26 (1.32%) RESTful
10 24 (1.22%) JSON
11 23 (1.17%) AngularJS
12 20 (1.02%) Java EE
13 19 (0.97%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (0.97%) CSS
14 18 (0.92%) WPF
14 18 (0.92%) XML Messaging
15 17 (0.87%) Java EE 5
15 17 (0.87%) Java SE
16 15 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 146 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 46 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 39 (1.99%) User Experience
5 32 (1.63%) Clustering
5 32 (1.63%) PDA
6 23 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (1.17%) SWIFT
7 22 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 22 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.07%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.81%) STB
13 14 (0.71%) NHS
14 13 (0.66%) IVR
15 12 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 149 (7.59%) Windows
2 129 (6.57%) Unix
3 110 (5.60%) Linux
4 46 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 33 (1.68%) Windows XP
8 32 (1.63%) AIX
9 24 (1.22%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.71%) Android
12 10 (0.51%) CentOS
13 9 (0.46%) VME
14 6 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.20%) Solaris
17 2 (0.10%) VxWorks
17 2 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (26.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 261 (13.29%) Test Automation
4 243 (12.37%) Test Strategy
5 227 (11.56%) Defect Management
5 227 (11.56%) Software Testing
6 208 (10.59%) Scrum
7 207 (10.54%) Functional Testing
8 206 (10.49%) Regression Testing
9 197 (10.03%) Integration Testing
10 173 (8.81%) SDLC
11 171 (8.71%) System Integration Testing
12 168 (8.55%) Test Management
13 155 (7.89%) Automated Testing
14 150 (7.64%) Migration
15 149 (7.59%) Waterfall
16 147 (7.48%) BDD
17 117 (5.96%) TDD
18 116 (5.91%) Manual Testing
19 115 (5.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 478 (24.34%) SQL
2 260 (13.24%) Java
3 159 (8.10%) C#
4 140 (7.13%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.21%) C
6 62 (3.16%) Ruby
7 60 (3.05%) Python
8 54 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 43 (2.19%) VB
10 42 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.09%) C++
12 33 (1.68%) VBScript
13 22 (1.12%) PHP
14 19 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.81%) COBOL
16 14 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.71%) VBA
17 13 (0.66%) Scala
18 12 (0.61%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 340 (17.31%) ISTQB
2 311 (15.84%) ISEB
3 306 (15.58%) Security Cleared
4 212 (10.79%) SC Cleared
5 159 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 108 (5.50%) Degree
7 53 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (2.49%) DV Cleared
9 47 (2.39%) MCITP
10 33 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 32 (1.63%) MCSA
11 32 (1.63%) MCSE
11 32 (1.63%) MCTS
12 25 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 21 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
14 19 (0.97%) OCP
15 17 (0.87%) OCA
15 17 (0.87%) OCAJ
16 16 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (15.17%) QA
2 25 (1.27%) SLA
3 24 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 22 (1.12%) Solvency II
5 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.46%) HL7
7 7 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.31%) COREP
8 6 (0.31%) GPG13
8 6 (0.31%) WCAG
9 5 (0.25%) Basel II
9 5 (0.25%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.25%) SDET
10 3 (0.15%) Basel III
10 3 (0.15%) FINREP
10 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.78%) Hyper-V
2 35 (1.78%) VMware ESX
3 27 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.36%) Firmware
5 5 (0.25%) Docker
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 278 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
3 31 (1.58%) Netcool
4 7 (0.36%) Control-M
4 7 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.25%) Nagios
5 5 (0.25%) Opsview
6 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.20%) WMI
7 3 (0.15%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (0.15%) SCCM
7 3 (0.15%) SCOM
7 3 (0.15%) SELinux
8 2 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.051%) logstash
Vendors
1 279 (14.21%) Oracle
2 244 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 225 (11.46%) HP
4 115 (5.86%) SAP
5 50 (2.55%) VMware
6 39 (1.99%) IBM
7 38 (1.93%) Citrix
8 35 (1.78%) Intel Security
9 33 (1.68%) Veritas
10 26 (1.32%) Cisco
11 21 (1.07%) Cognos
12 16 (0.81%) Red Hat
12 16 (0.81%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.66%) Informatica
13 13 (0.66%) Sybase
14 12 (0.61%) Remedy
15 10 (0.51%) Bloomberg
16 9 (0.46%) Murex
16 9 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
16 9 (0.46%) Siebel
London
PCR
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Smartedge Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + likely extension
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Ticketmaster
Rate: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago