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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 135 121 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 939 891 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.70% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.29% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 524 653
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 14
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.25 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £29.52 £14.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £51.10 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -2.77%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 831 £350 -6.66% 227
London -19 360 £400 - 70
South East +17 194 £314 -10.35% 42
City of London +4 96 £450 +12.50% 22
Hampshire +25 85 £324 -0.38% 12
Yorkshire -12 56 £300 +20.00% 32
South West -8 53 £325 -13.33% 23
Wales +16 51 £325 +4.00% 2
East of England +10 47 £325 -5.45% 23
Scotland -21 43 £275 -17.91% 6
West Midlands -8 41 £360 -0.68% 9
West Yorkshire -19 41 £300 +20.00% 17
Buckinghamshire -2 33 £290 -17.14% 4
North East -9 31 £347 +15.39% 7
North West -19 31 £297 +9.90% 17
South Wales +12 30 £325 +3.58% 2
Tyne and Wear -13 28 £344 +14.30% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 28 £344 +14.30% 5
Surrey +7 26 £340 -19.04% 7
Leeds -11 24 £288 +4.54% 7
Edinburgh +3 23 £275 - 5
Gosport -8 23 £313 - 1
Swansea - 20 £265 -
West Wales - 20 £265 -
Milton Keynes -6 19 £290 -17.14% 4
Berkshire -8 18 £350 +12.90% 8
East Midlands +9 17 £325 +30.00% 2
Manchester -1 17 £264 +4.65% 8
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £338 -15.62% 14
Newport 0 15 £325 - 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 544 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (25.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 435 (21.26%) SQL
4 414 (20.23%) Finance
5 363 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
6 341 (16.67%) QA
7 333 (16.28%) Security Cleared
8 326 (15.93%) Oracle
9 307 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 282 (13.78%) HP
11 273 (13.34%) ISEB
12 264 (12.90%) Selenium
13 262 (12.81%) Software Testing
14 261 (12.76%) Microsoft
15 255 (12.46%) .NET
16 252 (12.32%) Scrum
17 250 (12.22%) Test Strategy
18 226 (11.05%) SC Cleared
19 224 (10.95%) Java
20 215 (10.51%) Test Management
21 190 (9.29%) Test Automation
22 188 (9.19%) Windows
23 187 (9.14%) C#
24 184 (8.99%) Integration Testing
25 175 (8.55%) Automated Testing
25 175 (8.55%) Regression Testing
26 174 (8.50%) JavaScript
27 170 (8.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 166 (8.11%) SAP
29 159 (7.77%) UNIX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 66 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 20 (0.98%) CMS
4 13 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 13 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (0.54%) JBoss
7 10 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.39%) Confluence
9 7 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.34%) SugarCRM
9 7 (0.34%) SAS
9 7 (0.34%) Apache
10 6 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.24%) WebLogic Integration
11 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.20%) LiveCycle
12 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.20%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 129 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 90 (4.40%) MS Office
3 40 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.49%) Doxygen
6 10 (0.49%) MS Project
7 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.24%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.24%) InDesign
7 5 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.098%) Mingle
9 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 89 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 25 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
5 25 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 22 (1.08%) SAP HR
7 19 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
7 19 (0.93%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 16 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.73%) SAP HCM
10 14 (0.68%) Markit EDM
10 14 (0.68%) Agresso
11 13 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
12 11 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (0.54%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.54%) SAP APO
13 9 (0.44%) SAP FI
13 9 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
14 8 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.64%) SaaS
2 8 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.15%) Office 365
6 1 (0.049%) GitHub
6 1 (0.049%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.049%) Trello
6 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 54 (2.64%) HTTP
3 40 (1.96%) HTTPS
4 35 (1.71%) Firewall
5 31 (1.52%) SAN
6 25 (1.22%) SSL
7 22 (1.08%) Wireshark
8 19 (0.93%) DNS
9 18 (0.88%) Wireless
10 15 (0.73%) VPN
10 15 (0.73%) Internet
11 14 (0.68%) Intranet
12 13 (0.64%) FTP
13 12 (0.59%) WAN
14 10 (0.49%) LAN
15 7 (0.34%) GSM
15 7 (0.34%) ZigBee
16 6 (0.29%) LDAP
16 6 (0.29%) DVB
17 5 (0.24%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.45%) Oracle Reports
3 78 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (2.59%) Oracle Database
5 42 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (1.27%) MySQL
8 24 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
11 14 (0.68%) QlikView
11 14 (0.68%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.64%) EDRMS
13 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
15 10 (0.49%) SAP BW
16 9 (0.44%) SAP Data Services
17 8 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 8 (0.39%) Data Mart
17 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 264 (12.90%) Selenium
2 154 (7.53%) JIRA
3 147 (7.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 144 (7.04%) Cucumber
5 120 (5.87%) WebDriver
6 84 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 74 (3.62%) LoadRunner
8 56 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 55 (2.69%) Visual Studio
9 55 (2.69%) JMeter
10 50 (2.44%) JUnit
11 49 (2.39%) Calabash
12 45 (2.20%) TestDirector
13 43 (2.10%) Subversion
13 43 (2.10%) Maven
14 42 (2.05%) Bugzilla
15 39 (1.91%) Git (software)
16 38 (1.86%) SoapUI
17 34 (1.66%) SpecFlow
18 27 (1.32%) TestNG
General
1 414 (20.23%) Finance
2 143 (6.99%) Banking
3 89 (4.35%) Retail
4 44 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 35 (1.71%) Marketing
7 31 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.47%) General Ledger
9 27 (1.32%) Electronics
10 24 (1.17%) Legal
11 22 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.93%) Billing
13 15 (0.73%) Front Office
13 15 (0.73%) Advertising
14 14 (0.68%) Publishing
15 13 (0.64%) Back Office
16 10 (0.49%) Automotive
17 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.29%) Games
19 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 909 (44.43%) Analyst
2 628 (30.69%) Test Analyst
3 427 (20.87%) Tester
4 221 (10.80%) Business Analyst
5 141 (6.89%) Test Manager
6 137 (6.70%) Developer
7 124 (6.06%) Consultant
8 111 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 102 (4.99%) Test Leader
10 76 (3.71%) Automation Tester
11 59 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
12 49 (2.39%) QA Tester
13 47 (2.30%) Senior Test Analyst
14 43 (2.10%) Test Specialist
14 43 (2.10%) Systems Analyst
15 37 (1.81%) SAP Consultant
16 35 (1.71%) Performance Tester
17 34 (1.66%) Junior
17 34 (1.66%) Oracle Consultant
18 33 (1.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (12.46%) .NET
2 154 (7.53%) HTML
3 117 (5.72%) XML
4 100 (4.89%) ASP.NET
5 89 (4.35%) JSP
6 87 (4.25%) Web Services
7 55 (2.69%) SOAP
8 44 (2.15%) CSS
9 42 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 37 (1.81%) REST
10 37 (1.81%) Gherkin
11 31 (1.52%) HTML5
11 31 (1.52%) JSON
12 20 (0.98%) RESTful
13 18 (0.88%) Middleware
14 17 (0.83%) Ajax
15 16 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
16 15 (0.73%) LAMP
16 15 (0.73%) CSS3
17 13 (0.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 68 (3.32%) Open Source
4 60 (2.93%) User Experience
5 49 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 36 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 24 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.08%) NHS
9 20 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 20 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 19 (0.93%) STB
11 18 (0.88%) PKI
12 17 (0.83%) Derivative
12 17 (0.83%) Equities
13 13 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.59%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.54%) AS400
16 10 (0.49%) DTV
16 10 (0.49%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 188 (9.19%) Windows
2 159 (7.77%) UNIX
3 103 (5.03%) Linux
4 69 (3.37%) Android
5 56 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 48 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (2.30%) Windows XP
9 40 (1.96%) Windows 7
10 33 (1.61%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.49%) AIX
13 8 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.29%) Solaris
14 6 (0.29%) SUSE
15 5 (0.24%) HPUX
16 4 (0.20%) VME
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (25.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 262 (12.81%) Software Testing
4 252 (12.32%) Scrum
5 250 (12.22%) Test Strategy
6 215 (10.51%) Test Management
7 190 (9.29%) Test Automation
8 184 (8.99%) Integration Testing
9 175 (8.55%) Automated Testing
9 175 (8.55%) Regression Testing
10 157 (7.67%) BDD
11 147 (7.18%) CRM
11 147 (7.18%) TDD
12 145 (7.09%) Performance Testing
13 143 (6.99%) Project Management
14 125 (6.11%) Waterfall
15 120 (5.87%) Automation Testing
16 117 (5.72%) Migration
17 113 (5.52%) Manual Testing
18 110 (5.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 435 (21.26%) SQL
2 224 (10.95%) Java
3 187 (9.14%) C#
4 174 (8.50%) JavaScript
5 124 (6.06%) Ruby
6 74 (3.62%) VB
7 63 (3.08%) Python
8 43 (2.10%) VBScript
8 43 (2.10%) PL/SQL
9 34 (1.66%) PHP
10 33 (1.61%) PowerShell
11 32 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 29 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 27 (1.32%) Objective-C
14 24 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.12%) Perl
16 21 (1.03%) C
17 19 (0.93%) C++
18 18 (0.88%) Groovy
19 17 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 333 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 307 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 273 (13.34%) ISEB
4 226 (11.05%) SC Cleared
5 170 (8.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 99 (4.84%) DV Cleared
7 87 (4.25%) Degree
8 49 (2.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.68%) MCITP
11 14 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.64%) MCSE
13 12 (0.59%) HND
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.24%) CCNA
15 5 (0.24%) MCTS
15 5 (0.24%) PMP
15 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (16.67%) QA
2 13 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.44%) EMIR
4 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.29%) GxP
6 4 (0.20%) SLA
6 4 (0.20%) FATCA
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.098%) Basel II
8 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.098%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.049%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.049%) DICOM
9 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.049%) WCAG
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.68%) Nmap
4 13 (0.64%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.34%) Firmware
6 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.049%) XenApp
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.049%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 363 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (0.68%) Nessus
4 10 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.44%) SCCM
6 7 (0.34%) Control-M
7 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.24%) SCOM
9 4 (0.20%) Netcool
9 4 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.098%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.098%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.098%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.098%) Puppet
12 1 (0.049%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.049%) Oracle EDQ
12 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 326 (15.93%) Oracle
2 282 (13.78%) HP
3 261 (12.76%) Microsoft
4 166 (8.11%) SAP
5 43 (2.10%) VMware
6 42 (2.05%) IBM
7 39 (1.91%) Siebel
8 38 (1.86%) Citrix
9 22 (1.08%) Business Objects
10 18 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (0.83%) Cisco
12 14 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
13 13 (0.64%) Cognos
13 13 (0.64%) Remedy
14 12 (0.59%) Informatica
15 11 (0.54%) Calypso
15 11 (0.54%) Charles River
16 10 (0.49%) Adobe
17 8 (0.39%) BMC
17 8 (0.39%) ATG
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour Rate DOE, 6 Months + Extension, Home work 3 d
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £0 to £330
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £257 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago