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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 105 111 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1194 1048 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.88% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.47% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 639 549
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 17
Average hourly rate £32.75 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £15.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £32.00 £47.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%

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
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 +4 1078 £350 - 200
London -22 376 £400 +2.23% 56
South East +15 263 £350 +6.06% 38
North West +37 116 £330 +3.03% 30
Hampshire +5 94 £350 +7.69% 8
Yorkshire -3 88 £297 -1.00% 20
City of London -6 87 £400 -11.11% 14
Scotland +22 86 £325 +8.33% 10
West Yorkshire -10 69 £280 -6.66% 13
West Midlands +5 60 £300 -5.88% 19
South West -23 59 £310 -15.64% 10
North East +3 57 £355 - 2
Surrey +40 56 £396 +28.78% 7
Tyne and Wear -1 53 £350 -2.09% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 52 £355 -0.69% 1
Manchester +20 51 £320 - 15
Leeds -1 51 £280 -6.66% 10
East of England +3 41 £319 -5.90% 17
Edinburgh +2 40 £334 +21.36% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 34 £263 -16.66% 5
Berkshire +1 32 £355 +1.42% 4
Coventry +21 30 £300 +33.33% 7
Glasgow +19 30 £316 +3.68% 8
Milton Keynes +12 29 £281 -19.06% 5
East Midlands -8 28 £353 +1.43% 8
Lancashire +13 27 £438 +25.00% 3
Leatherhead - 24 £400 -
West Sussex -1 23 £513 - 5
Cheshire +1 19 £325 +25.00% 5
South Yorkshire -1 19 £500 +81.81% 3

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 567 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 542 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (23.74%) Finance
4 492 (23.36%) SQL
5 351 (16.67%) QA
6 343 (16.29%) ISEB
7 317 (15.05%) HP Quality Center
8 298 (14.15%) Security Cleared
9 294 (13.96%) Microsoft
10 288 (13.68%) Selenium
11 280 (13.30%) ISTQB
12 270 (12.82%) Oracle
13 266 (12.63%) Java
14 260 (12.35%) HP
15 254 (12.06%) Integration Testing
16 248 (11.78%) Test Strategy
17 228 (10.83%) Test Automation
18 220 (10.45%) Scrum
19 219 (10.40%) Regression Testing
20 213 (10.11%) Banking
21 210 (9.97%) Software Testing
21 210 (9.97%) SC Cleared
22 203 (9.64%) Automated Testing
23 197 (9.35%) .NET
23 197 (9.35%) SQL Server
24 195 (9.26%) XML
25 192 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
26 188 (8.93%) System Testing
27 169 (8.02%) Cucumber
28 167 (7.93%) MS Excel

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 56 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
3 36 (1.71%) SAS
4 28 (1.33%) CMS
4 28 (1.33%) Confluence
5 27 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 21 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 16 (0.76%) JBoss
8 14 (0.66%) IIS
9 8 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.28%) Tuxedo
11 5 (0.24%) Apache
12 4 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.19%) Documentum
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.14%) Drupal
13 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.095%) LiveLink
Applications
1 167 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.65%) MS Office
3 43 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.38%) MS Project
6 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.047%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 52 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
2 49 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
7 13 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
7 13 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
8 12 (0.57%) SAP HR
9 11 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (0.52%) Magento
10 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 10 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 9 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.28%) Markit EDM
14 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
14 5 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.00%) SaaS
2 11 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
3 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.24%) Taleo
5 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.19%) Heroku
6 2 (0.095%) Office 365
6 2 (0.095%) IaaS
7 1 (0.047%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.23%) Internet
2 19 (0.90%) SAN
2 19 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.66%) HTTP
4 13 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (0.52%) Firewall
5 11 (0.52%) AMQP
6 10 (0.47%) Wireless
7 7 (0.33%) DAB
7 7 (0.33%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.33%) Intranet
7 7 (0.33%) GPRS
7 7 (0.33%) GSM
7 7 (0.33%) UMTS
8 6 (0.28%) LDAP
8 6 (0.28%) LTE
9 5 (0.24%) FTP
10 4 (0.19%) WAN
10 4 (0.19%) CDMA
10 4 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 54 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 33 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
7 32 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (1.19%) MySQL
9 24 (1.14%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (0.85%) Data Mining
11 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (0.81%) Big Data
12 17 (0.81%) DB2
13 16 (0.76%) MongoDB
13 16 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
14 14 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.62%) MS Access
16 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 288 (13.68%) Selenium
2 169 (8.02%) Cucumber
3 158 (7.50%) JIRA
4 110 (5.22%) WebDriver
5 95 (4.51%) SoapUI
5 95 (4.51%) HP UFT
6 83 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 73 (3.47%) Visual Studio
8 61 (2.90%) Subversion
9 60 (2.85%) JMeter
10 57 (2.71%) JUnit
11 56 (2.66%) LoadRunner
12 51 (2.42%) Jenkins
13 44 (2.09%) SpecFlow
14 22 (1.04%) LoadUI
15 21 (1.00%) Git (software)
16 19 (0.90%) Ant
17 18 (0.85%) Maven
18 17 (0.81%) Eclipse
18 17 (0.81%) ERwin
General
1 500 (23.74%) Finance
2 213 (10.11%) Banking
3 113 (5.37%) Retail
4 86 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.61%) Legal
8 32 (1.52%) Billing
9 25 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 25 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 22 (1.04%) Front Office
11 21 (1.00%) Back Office
12 20 (0.95%) General Ledger
13 16 (0.76%) Marketing
13 16 (0.76%) Automotive
14 14 (0.66%) Games
15 11 (0.52%) Law
16 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.43%) Electronics
18 8 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1072 (50.90%) Analyst
2 786 (37.32%) Test Analyst
3 366 (17.38%) Tester
4 217 (10.30%) Business Analyst
5 146 (6.93%) Test Leader
6 144 (6.84%) Test Manager
7 113 (5.37%) Developer
8 84 (3.99%) Test Engineer
9 79 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
10 78 (3.70%) Consultant
11 71 (3.37%) Senior Test Analyst
12 65 (3.09%) Automation Tester
13 56 (2.66%) Systems Analyst
14 40 (1.90%) Software Tester
15 37 (1.76%) Agile Test Analyst
16 35 (1.66%) Data Analyst
17 34 (1.61%) QA Analyst
18 32 (1.52%) Test Specialist
19 31 (1.47%) Technical Analyst
20 30 (1.42%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (9.35%) .NET
2 195 (9.26%) XML
3 130 (6.17%) HTML
4 111 (5.27%) Web Services
5 99 (4.70%) SOAP
6 58 (2.75%) ASP.NET
7 48 (2.28%) Gherkin
8 46 (2.18%) CSS
9 41 (1.95%) Middleware
10 40 (1.90%) XML Messaging
11 35 (1.66%) .NET Framework
11 35 (1.66%) JSP
12 29 (1.38%) RESTful
12 29 (1.38%) JSON
13 27 (1.28%) REST
13 27 (1.28%) J2EE
14 22 (1.04%) WCF
15 21 (1.00%) AngularJS
16 19 (0.90%) HTML5
17 18 (0.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 41 (1.95%) Mobile App
4 26 (1.23%) User Experience
4 26 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.19%) SWIFT
6 24 (1.14%) NHS
7 22 (1.04%) Smart Meter
8 21 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 17 (0.81%) Data Centre
10 16 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 15 (0.71%) Derivative
11 15 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.66%) Data Conversion
13 13 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.57%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.52%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 135 (6.41%) Windows
2 132 (6.27%) UNIX
3 92 (4.37%) Linux
4 33 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.42%) Android
6 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.71%) AIX
8 14 (0.66%) VME
9 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.38%) Solaris
11 5 (0.24%) SUSE
12 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.095%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.095%) HPUX
13 2 (0.095%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.047%) zOS
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 542 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (12.06%) Integration Testing
4 248 (11.78%) Test Strategy
5 228 (10.83%) Test Automation
6 220 (10.45%) Scrum
7 219 (10.40%) Regression Testing
8 210 (9.97%) Software Testing
9 203 (9.64%) Automated Testing
10 188 (8.93%) System Testing
11 160 (7.60%) Waterfall
12 156 (7.41%) Test Management
13 152 (7.22%) Migration
14 147 (6.98%) System Integration Testing
14 147 (6.98%) SDLC
15 136 (6.46%) TDD
16 133 (6.32%) Test Planning
17 129 (6.13%) Performance Testing
18 122 (5.79%) CRM
19 118 (5.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 492 (23.36%) SQL
2 266 (12.63%) Java
3 151 (7.17%) C#
4 121 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 62 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 58 (2.75%) PL/SQL
7 49 (2.33%) C++
8 42 (1.99%) Python
9 39 (1.85%) Ruby
10 35 (1.66%) Perl
11 33 (1.57%) VB
12 30 (1.42%) C
13 29 (1.38%) PHP
14 20 (0.95%) PowerShell
15 19 (0.90%) VBScript
16 18 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.66%) VBA
18 12 (0.57%) Scala
18 12 (0.57%) XPath
18 12 (0.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 343 (16.29%) ISEB
2 298 (14.15%) Security Cleared
3 280 (13.30%) ISTQB
4 210 (9.97%) SC Cleared
5 152 (7.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 104 (4.94%) Degree
7 62 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 40 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.52%) MCITP
13 9 (0.43%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.33%) OCP
14 7 (0.33%) OCA
14 7 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.33%) OCAJ
15 6 (0.28%) OCPJP
15 6 (0.28%) CISSP
16 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (16.67%) QA
2 14 (0.66%) GxP
3 13 (0.62%) SLA
3 13 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.47%) GMP
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.19%) GAMP
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.19%) FATCA
7 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.14%) HL7
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.095%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.095%) EMIR
8 2 (0.095%) COREP
8 2 (0.095%) FINREP
8 2 (0.095%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.047%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.047%) P3O
9 1 (0.047%) ARP4754
System Software
1 24 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.33%) Firmware
5 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.047%) XenApp
6 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.047%) NET24-XPNET
6 1 (0.047%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 317 (15.05%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.52%) Puppet
2 11 (0.52%) Vagrant
3 8 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (0.38%) SCCM
4 6 (0.28%) Control-M
5 4 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.14%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.14%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.14%) Kibana
7 2 (0.095%) Nessus
7 2 (0.095%) Nmap
7 2 (0.095%) Netcool
7 2 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.047%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.047%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.047%) MIIS
8 1 (0.047%) WMI
Vendors
1 294 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 270 (12.82%) Oracle
3 260 (12.35%) HP
4 116 (5.51%) SAP
5 37 (1.76%) VMware
6 31 (1.47%) Remedy
7 29 (1.38%) Citrix
8 28 (1.33%) Informatica
9 20 (0.95%) IBM
10 15 (0.71%) Cisco
10 15 (0.71%) Sun
10 15 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.66%) Siebel
11 14 (0.66%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.62%) Capita
12 13 (0.62%) OpenText
12 13 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
13 12 (0.57%) Sybase
13 12 (0.57%) Tableau
14 10 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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