The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 94 118 93
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1080 895 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 1.76% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.41% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 542 684
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 21
Average hourly rate £26.75 £31.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.40% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.57% -3.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +32 988 £350 -6.66% 205
London +19 424 £388 -3.12% 83
South East +34 209 £336 -10.33% 41
South West +16 108 £350 -6.72% 19
Hampshire +24 95 £336 -10.33% 14
City of London +5 90 £375 -11.76% 32
Yorkshire +18 61 £300 +9.09% 13
West Yorkshire +21 53 £300 +8.10% 11
East of England -6 47 £350 -6.66% 18
Bristol +19 44 £300 -6.25% 6
Scotland -18 44 £300 -14.89% 9
West Midlands -5 37 £300 - 13
Berkshire -14 36 £300 -18.03% 7
Leeds +21 34 £295 +19.19% 5
North West -17 32 £323 -0.76% 13
North East +8 28 £360 +29.72%
Somerset +9 27 £400 +60.00%
Wales -12 27 £345 +4.54% 6
Tyne and Wear +11 26 £360 +29.72%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 26 £360 +29.72%
Buckinghamshire +9 26 £365 -2.66% 6
Taunton 0 23 £400 -
East Midlands -7 23 £300 - 5
South Wales -4 22 £345 -6.75% 5
Edinburgh -14 22 £268 -12.29% 3
Surrey -1 16 £350 +30.23% 9
Suffolk -8 16 £351 -17.35%
Middlesex +9 15 £325 -
Gloucestershire -2 15 £321 -3.01% 4
Ipswich -2 13 £353 -14.54%

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 639 (27.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 461 (19.97%) Finance
3 435 (18.84%) SQL
4 401 (17.37%) Security Cleared
5 392 (16.98%) Oracle
6 377 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
7 370 (16.02%) ISEB
8 367 (15.89%) QA
9 339 (14.68%) ISTQB
10 322 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
11 315 (13.64%) Test Strategy
12 314 (13.60%) Microsoft
13 310 (13.43%) SC Cleared
14 289 (12.52%) Software Testing
15 273 (11.82%) .NET
16 272 (11.78%) HP
16 272 (11.78%) Selenium
17 258 (11.17%) Java
18 245 (10.61%) Scrum
19 227 (9.83%) C#
20 225 (9.74%) Integration Testing
21 210 (9.09%) Test Automation
22 209 (9.05%) Test Management
23 196 (8.49%) SAP
24 195 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 191 (8.27%) Windows
26 187 (8.10%) Banking
27 184 (7.97%) Automated Testing
28 173 (7.49%) SQL Server
29 167 (7.23%) Regression Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 89 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.26%) WebSphere
3 23 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 22 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 21 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (0.82%) CMS
7 17 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.74%) IIS
8 15 (0.65%) SAS
9 11 (0.48%) Tuxedo
10 9 (0.39%) Apache
11 8 (0.35%) Confluence
11 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.30%) WebLogic Integration
12 7 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.26%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.22%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.17%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 133 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 87 (3.77%) MS Office
3 49 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.82%) MS Project
6 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.30%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.30%) InDesign
7 7 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.13%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.087%) Mingle
10 1 (0.043%) Stata
10 1 (0.043%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 60 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (2.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 49 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
5 26 (1.13%) SAP HR
6 23 (1.00%) Agresso
7 22 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
8 18 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 16 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
10 15 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
10 15 (0.65%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.65%) SAP SD
11 13 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
11 13 (0.56%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
12 12 (0.52%) Maximo
12 12 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
13 10 (0.43%) SAP MRS
13 10 (0.43%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.82%) SaaS
2 12 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.13%) Office 365
4 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.087%) Taleo
5 2 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.087%) GitHub
6 1 (0.043%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.043%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.34%) TCP/IP
2 40 (1.73%) HTTPS
3 28 (1.21%) Wireshark
4 27 (1.17%) HTTP
5 23 (1.00%) SSL
6 22 (0.95%) Internet
7 21 (0.91%) Intranet
7 21 (0.91%) DNS
8 20 (0.87%) Firewall
9 18 (0.78%) LAN
10 12 (0.52%) Wireless
10 12 (0.52%) WAN
10 12 (0.52%) VPN
11 10 (0.43%) FTP
12 8 (0.35%) SAN
13 7 (0.30%) DVB
14 6 (0.26%) LTE
14 6 (0.26%) ZigBee
14 6 (0.26%) GPRS
14 6 (0.26%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 60 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 57 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 40 (1.73%) RDBMS
7 36 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.21%) MySQL
10 24 (1.04%) DataStage
11 22 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
13 13 (0.56%) MS Access
14 10 (0.43%) QlikView
14 10 (0.43%) SAP BI
15 9 (0.39%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 272 (11.78%) Selenium
2 165 (7.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 152 (6.58%) JIRA
4 120 (5.20%) Cucumber
5 119 (5.15%) WebDriver
6 105 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 84 (3.64%) LoadRunner
8 59 (2.56%) Visual Studio
9 55 (2.38%) JMeter
9 55 (2.38%) SoapUI
10 52 (2.25%) Calabash
11 49 (2.12%) Jenkins
12 44 (1.91%) JUnit
13 40 (1.73%) Maven
13 40 (1.73%) Subversion
14 39 (1.69%) TestDirector
15 36 (1.56%) Git (software)
15 36 (1.56%) TestNG
16 34 (1.47%) Bugzilla
17 31 (1.34%) FitNesse
General
1 461 (19.97%) Finance
2 187 (8.10%) Banking
3 111 (4.81%) Retail
4 60 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.47%) Back Office
8 33 (1.43%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.17%) Front Office
10 24 (1.04%) Legal
11 23 (1.00%) Marketing
12 22 (0.95%) Publishing
13 20 (0.87%) Billing
14 19 (0.82%) General Ledger
15 16 (0.69%) Advertising
16 13 (0.56%) Electronics
16 13 (0.56%) Games
17 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.39%) Automotive
19 8 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 997 (43.18%) Analyst
2 680 (29.45%) Test Analyst
3 476 (20.61%) Tester
4 258 (11.17%) Business Analyst
5 168 (7.28%) Test Manager
6 164 (7.10%) Developer
7 144 (6.24%) Test Leader
8 142 (6.15%) Consultant
9 128 (5.54%) Test Engineer
10 75 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
11 74 (3.20%) Automation Tester
12 63 (2.73%) QA Tester
13 62 (2.69%) Systems Analyst
14 58 (2.51%) Senior Test Analyst
15 48 (2.08%) SAP Consultant
15 48 (2.08%) QA Analyst
16 44 (1.91%) Performance Tester
17 41 (1.78%) Test Specialist
18 39 (1.69%) Oracle Consultant
19 38 (1.65%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (11.82%) .NET
2 129 (5.59%) HTML
3 128 (5.54%) Web Services
4 91 (3.94%) XML
5 87 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 74 (3.20%) JSP
7 44 (1.91%) CSS
8 34 (1.47%) SOAP
8 34 (1.47%) Middleware
9 31 (1.34%) .NET Framework
10 30 (1.30%) HTML5
11 27 (1.17%) Gherkin
12 23 (1.00%) CSS3
13 19 (0.82%) REST
14 18 (0.78%) jQuery
15 14 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (0.61%) Flash
16 13 (0.56%) LAMP
17 12 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
17 12 (0.52%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 80 (3.46%) Mobile App
2 66 (2.86%) Open Source
3 44 (1.91%) Client/Server
3 44 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 42 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 37 (1.60%) NHS
6 36 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (0.91%) Derivative
8 18 (0.78%) STB
9 14 (0.61%) Statistics
10 13 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 13 (0.56%) AS400
10 13 (0.56%) Data Conversion
11 12 (0.52%) IPTV
11 12 (0.52%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.52%) SWIFT
12 11 (0.48%) Clustering
13 9 (0.39%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 191 (8.27%) Windows
2 156 (6.76%) UNIX
3 124 (5.37%) Linux
4 65 (2.82%) Windows XP
5 60 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (2.21%) Android
8 46 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 41 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 36 (1.56%) Windows 2000
11 23 (1.00%) Solaris
12 21 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.65%) AIX
15 12 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.30%) HPUX
16 7 (0.30%) SUSE
17 5 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
19 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (27.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 322 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 289 (12.52%) Software Testing
5 245 (10.61%) Scrum
6 225 (9.74%) Integration Testing
7 210 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 209 (9.05%) Test Management
9 184 (7.97%) Automated Testing
10 167 (7.23%) Regression Testing
11 158 (6.84%) BDD
12 155 (6.71%) Performance Testing
13 142 (6.15%) CRM
14 140 (6.06%) Migration
15 139 (6.02%) TDD
16 128 (5.54%) System Testing
17 124 (5.37%) Business Analysis
18 123 (5.33%) Automation Testing
19 115 (4.98%) Project Management
20 110 (4.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 435 (18.84%) SQL
2 258 (11.17%) Java
3 227 (9.83%) C#
4 156 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 117 (5.07%) Ruby
6 87 (3.77%) VB
7 55 (2.38%) Python
8 44 (1.91%) VB.NET
9 41 (1.78%) VBScript
10 35 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.43%) C
12 32 (1.39%) C++
13 25 (1.08%) PHP
14 24 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.87%) Groovy
16 20 (0.87%) ABAP
16 20 (0.87%) Perl
16 20 (0.87%) Objective-C
17 15 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 401 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 370 (16.02%) ISEB
3 339 (14.68%) ISTQB
4 310 (13.43%) SC Cleared
5 195 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 122 (5.28%) Degree
7 82 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 40 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 35 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
10 16 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.52%) MCSE
12 10 (0.43%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.39%) MCITP
14 8 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
15 7 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.26%) MCTS
16 6 (0.26%) MCSA
16 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (15.89%) QA
2 10 (0.43%) SLA
3 6 (0.26%) GxP
3 6 (0.26%) EMIR
3 6 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.13%) Basel II
6 2 (0.087%) FATCA
7 1 (0.043%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.043%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.043%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.043%) MiFID
7 1 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.69%) Nmap
4 8 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.17%) Cygwin
7 3 (0.13%) HDFS
8 2 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 377 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (0.65%) Nessus
4 14 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (0.43%) SCCM
6 10 (0.43%) Netcool
7 5 (0.22%) OpenView
7 5 (0.22%) SCOM
8 4 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.13%) Control-M
10 2 (0.087%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.087%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.087%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.087%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.087%) Puppet
Vendors
1 392 (16.98%) Oracle
2 314 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 272 (11.78%) HP
4 196 (8.49%) SAP
5 58 (2.51%) IBM
6 49 (2.12%) Siebel
7 40 (1.73%) VMware
8 37 (1.60%) Citrix
9 21 (0.91%) Cognos
10 19 (0.82%) TIBCO
11 18 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.78%) Business Objects
12 15 (0.65%) Adobe
13 14 (0.61%) Cisco
14 13 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
15 12 (0.52%) Curam
15 12 (0.52%) ATG
15 12 (0.52%) Charles River
15 12 (0.52%) McAfee
16 11 (0.48%) SolarWinds
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