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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 83 114 101
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1237 855 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 1.76% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.43% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 471 665
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 24
Average hourly rate £39.15 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.27% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.55 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.30 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +33 1124 £350 +3.70% 217
London +22 476 £400 +9.58% 77
South East +5 189 £325 - 43
City of London -7 105 £370 -1.33% 21
Yorkshire +33 98 £280 -13.84% 22
South West +18 98 £325 +7.43% 18
West Yorkshire +30 84 £280 -13.84% 18
East of England -3 73 £350 +6.87% 30
Leeds +29 65 £255 +3.03% 13
Scotland -1 64 £324 -7.82% 7
North East +19 58 £279 -
Tyne and Wear - 56 £278 -
Hampshire +2 54 £350 +11.11% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 54 £278 -
North West -20 49 £340 +4.61% 21
Berkshire -4 46 £325 -9.65% 7
West Midlands -5 42 £400 +68.42% 5
Somerset +11 38 £300 +7.14% 3
Manchester +8 32 £338 +12.50% 6
Edinburgh -11 31 £275 -7.56% 3
Surrey -4 30 £325 -13.33% 13
East Midlands +6 29 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 29 £328 +31.00% 5
Taunton 0 21 £325 +18.18%
Wales -13 21 £300 +4.34% 10
South Wales -4 20 £288 - 8
Milton Keynes -7 18 £255 +2.00% 5
Bristol -10 18 £315 -3.07% 5
Hertfordshire +3 17 £388 +29.16% 5
Reading -2 17 £348 +6.92% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 582 (28.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 429 (21.00%) Finance
3 428 (20.95%) SQL
4 365 (17.87%) ISEB
5 324 (15.86%) Security Cleared
5 324 (15.86%) HP Quality Center
6 311 (15.22%) Oracle
7 300 (14.68%) QA
8 280 (13.71%) Selenium
9 277 (13.56%) Microsoft
10 275 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
10 275 (13.46%) Software Testing
11 271 (13.26%) Test Strategy
12 270 (13.22%) SC Cleared
13 253 (12.38%) ISTQB
14 235 (11.50%) Java
15 216 (10.57%) HP
16 205 (10.03%) Banking
17 200 (9.79%) Scrum
18 198 (9.69%) .NET
19 197 (9.64%) SQL Server
20 195 (9.54%) Test Automation
21 188 (9.20%) System Testing
21 188 (9.20%) C#
22 175 (8.57%) Windows
23 167 (8.17%) SAP
24 160 (7.83%) Integration Testing
25 156 (7.64%) Regression Testing
26 151 (7.39%) JavaScript
27 147 (7.20%) QuickTest Pro

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 79 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.91%) WebSphere
3 20 (0.98%) SAS
3 20 (0.98%) IIS
4 19 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 15 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.69%) CMS
6 14 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.54%) Tuxedo
9 8 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.39%) Confluence
10 7 (0.34%) Apache
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.29%) Documentum
12 5 (0.24%) Lync
12 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 126 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 77 (3.77%) MS Office
3 47 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.03%) MS Project
6 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.098%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.098%) InDesign
7 2 (0.098%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.049%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.049%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.049%) Stata
8 1 (0.049%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 62 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (1.27%) Agresso
5 23 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.83%) SAP FI
6 17 (0.83%) SAP HR
7 14 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
9 12 (0.59%) Maximo
9 12 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
10 10 (0.49%) SAP CO
10 10 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.49%) SAP SD
10 10 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
10 10 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
10 10 (0.49%) SAP SRM
10 10 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.44%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.22%) SaaS
2 9 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.29%) Heroku
5 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.15%) Force.com
7 2 (0.098%) Taleo
8 1 (0.049%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.049%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.049%) GitHub
8 1 (0.049%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.049%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.37%) HTTPS
2 27 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 20 (0.98%) Internet
4 19 (0.93%) Wireshark
5 17 (0.83%) SSL
6 15 (0.73%) HTTP
7 14 (0.69%) Intranet
7 14 (0.69%) LAN
8 10 (0.49%) Firewall
9 9 (0.44%) WAN
9 9 (0.44%) DNS
10 8 (0.39%) DVB
11 7 (0.34%) VPN
12 6 (0.29%) FTP
13 4 (0.20%) IPsec
13 4 (0.20%) ATM
13 4 (0.20%) SSH
13 4 (0.20%) VLAN
14 3 (0.15%) LTE
14 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 46 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 45 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 35 (1.71%) MySQL
8 34 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (1.27%) MS Access
11 21 (1.03%) DataStage
12 19 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (0.88%) DB2
13 18 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 10 (0.49%) SAP BI
17 8 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
18 7 (0.34%) SAP BW
19 6 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 280 (13.71%) Selenium
2 147 (7.20%) QuickTest Pro
3 135 (6.61%) JIRA
4 114 (5.58%) WebDriver
5 94 (4.60%) Cucumber
6 70 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 70 (3.43%) LoadRunner
7 60 (2.94%) SoapUI
8 42 (2.06%) JMeter
9 32 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 30 (1.47%) FitNesse
11 27 (1.32%) Visual Studio
12 26 (1.27%) Subversion
13 25 (1.22%) TestDirector
14 24 (1.17%) JUnit
14 24 (1.17%) Git (software)
15 23 (1.13%) Maven
16 20 (0.98%) Calabash
17 19 (0.93%) WATIR
17 19 (0.93%) WinRunner
General
1 429 (21.00%) Finance
2 205 (10.03%) Banking
3 104 (5.09%) Retail
4 61 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 53 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.45%) Back Office
8 30 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 29 (1.42%) Front Office
10 27 (1.32%) Legal
11 21 (1.03%) Marketing
12 19 (0.93%) Publishing
13 18 (0.88%) Games
14 17 (0.83%) Billing
15 14 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.64%) Advertising
17 12 (0.59%) Automotive
18 10 (0.49%) Local Government
19 7 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 915 (44.79%) Analyst
2 637 (31.18%) Test Analyst
3 397 (19.43%) Tester
4 217 (10.62%) Business Analyst
5 172 (8.42%) Test Manager
6 165 (8.08%) Developer
7 114 (5.58%) Consultant
8 112 (5.48%) Test Leader
9 110 (5.38%) Test Engineer
10 81 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
11 63 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
12 54 (2.64%) Systems Analyst
13 51 (2.50%) Automation Tester
14 48 (2.35%) QA Tester
15 43 (2.10%) Systems Tester
16 42 (2.06%) Software Tester
17 39 (1.91%) QA Analyst
18 37 (1.81%) Automation Analyst
19 36 (1.76%) Automation Test Analyst
20 35 (1.71%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (9.69%) .NET
2 132 (6.46%) Web Services
3 111 (5.43%) HTML
4 90 (4.41%) XML
5 57 (2.79%) ASP.NET
6 56 (2.74%) SOAP
7 44 (2.15%) Middleware
8 43 (2.10%) CSS
9 42 (2.06%) JSP
10 30 (1.47%) REST
11 22 (1.08%) HTML5
12 18 (0.88%) Java EE
12 18 (0.88%) jQuery
12 18 (0.88%) Gherkin
13 16 (0.78%) Spring
14 15 (0.73%) CSS3
14 15 (0.73%) Ruby on Rails
15 13 (0.64%) J2EE
16 12 (0.59%) Hibernate
16 12 (0.59%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (2.40%) Mobile App
2 47 (2.30%) Open Source
3 44 (2.15%) NHS
4 39 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 19 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 17 (0.83%) Derivative
9 17 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (0.73%) STB
11 14 (0.69%) Clustering
12 12 (0.59%) Statistics
12 12 (0.59%) IPTV
12 12 (0.59%) SWIFT
13 11 (0.54%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.54%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.54%) Equities
14 10 (0.49%) AS400
14 10 (0.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 175 (8.57%) Windows
2 116 (5.68%) UNIX
3 92 (4.50%) Linux
4 66 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 52 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (2.10%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (1.62%) Android
9 29 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.42%) Windows 2000
10 20 (0.98%) Solaris
11 17 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.73%) AIX
13 9 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.20%) HPUX
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.098%) SUSE
17 2 (0.098%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (28.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 275 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (13.46%) Software Testing
3 271 (13.26%) Test Strategy
4 200 (9.79%) Scrum
5 195 (9.54%) Test Automation
6 188 (9.20%) System Testing
7 160 (7.83%) Integration Testing
8 156 (7.64%) Regression Testing
9 144 (7.05%) Test Management
10 140 (6.85%) Automated Testing
11 134 (6.56%) Migration
12 112 (5.48%) TDD
13 109 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 107 (5.24%) BDD
15 105 (5.14%) Business Analysis
15 105 (5.14%) Performance Testing
16 104 (5.09%) Automation Testing
17 97 (4.75%) CRM
18 96 (4.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 428 (20.95%) SQL
2 235 (11.50%) Java
3 188 (9.20%) C#
4 151 (7.39%) JavaScript
5 72 (3.52%) Ruby
6 63 (3.08%) VB
7 57 (2.79%) Python
8 37 (1.81%) C
9 36 (1.76%) VBScript
10 35 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 31 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.42%) C++
13 26 (1.27%) PHP
14 21 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.83%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.78%) ABAP
16 16 (0.78%) COBOL
17 14 (0.69%) VBA
17 14 (0.69%) Groovy
18 12 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 365 (17.87%) ISEB
2 324 (15.86%) Security Cleared
3 270 (13.22%) SC Cleared
4 253 (12.38%) ISTQB
5 105 (5.14%) Degree
6 48 (2.35%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.24%) CIMA
11 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.20%) APMP
12 3 (0.15%) IIBA
12 3 (0.15%) MCTS
12 3 (0.15%) MCITP
12 3 (0.15%) OCAJ
12 3 (0.15%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (14.68%) QA
2 12 (0.59%) GxP
3 10 (0.49%) SLA
4 8 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.34%) EMIR
6 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.24%) WAI
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) GMP
8 3 (0.15%) Basel II
9 2 (0.098%) GAAP
10 1 (0.049%) FATCA
10 1 (0.049%) COREP
10 1 (0.049%) FINREP
10 1 (0.049%) MiFID
10 1 (0.049%) GAMP
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 51 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.59%) Nmap
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.15%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.049%) vSphere
6 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 324 (15.86%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (0.64%) Netcool
4 11 (0.54%) Nessus
5 9 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.24%) SCCM
7 5 (0.24%) OpenView
8 3 (0.15%) SCOM
9 2 (0.098%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.098%) Control-M
9 2 (0.098%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.049%) Puppet
10 1 (0.049%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.049%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.049%) nmon
10 1 (0.049%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 311 (15.22%) Oracle
2 277 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 216 (10.57%) HP
4 167 (8.17%) SAP
5 60 (2.94%) IBM
6 41 (2.01%) Citrix
7 37 (1.81%) VMware
8 30 (1.47%) Siebel
9 24 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (0.88%) TIBCO
11 15 (0.73%) ATG
12 14 (0.69%) JBoss
13 13 (0.64%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.64%) Veritas
13 13 (0.64%) McAfee
14 12 (0.59%) Cisco
15 11 (0.54%) NetApp
16 10 (0.49%) Cognos
17 9 (0.44%) Lotus
18 8 (0.39%) Cerner
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400-£450pd Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £17.5 - £21.75 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £260 to £310 per day depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
The 100 Company
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Rate: £240 - 260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago