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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
Rank 141 128 133
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 806 936 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.83% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.21% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 588 597
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.96 £40.08 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £176.00 £44.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +20.00%

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
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -3 745 £375 - 198
London +4 299 £450 +12.50% 53
South East -23 122 £350 -6.66% 46
South West +22 81 £325 -9.72% 17
North West -10 55 £275 -19.11% 20
City of London 0 53 £425 +7.59% 16
East Midlands +26 49 £363 -6.45% 9
West Midlands +5 47 £388 +21.09% 10
Hampshire -8 42 £350 - 14
East of England -12 34 £413 +65.00% 10
Yorkshire +7 29 £287 -9.68% 30
Manchester -5 28 £240 -26.15% 16
Bristol +15 27 £300 -9.50% 8
North East -29 27 £300 -14.28% 2
Scotland -18 26 £338 +18.42% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 26 £300 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -29 26 £300 -14.28% 2
Northamptonshire +15 25 £403 +0.62%
Berkshire +2 24 £417 +2.83% 7
West Yorkshire +9 22 £279 -5.19% 22
Northampton +15 21 £415 -24.54%
Gloucestershire +11 18 £425 -8.10% 6
Surrey +6 17 £403 -5.29% 10
Coventry +1 17 £400 -
Wales +12 16 £449 +52.68% 1
Wiltshire +6 15 £294 -13.91%
Leeds -2 15 £270 -13.94% 18
Hertfordshire -6 15 £450 +18.81% 5
Gloucester +10 14 £425 +4.61% 3
Cheshire +30 13 £313 -27.32% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 625 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 384 (23.09%) Selenium
4 370 (22.25%) Finance
5 334 (20.08%) SQL
6 323 (19.42%) QA
7 284 (17.08%) Java
8 218 (13.11%) ISEB
9 213 (12.81%) Automated Testing
10 212 (12.75%) ISTQB
11 209 (12.57%) Test Automation
12 206 (12.39%) Functional Testing
13 202 (12.15%) Oracle
14 197 (11.85%) Cucumber
15 192 (11.55%) WebDriver
16 191 (11.49%) Scrum
17 190 (11.43%) Regression Testing
18 183 (11.00%) Test Strategy
19 181 (10.88%) JIRA
20 176 (10.58%) BDD
21 174 (10.46%) TDD
22 173 (10.40%) Banking
23 171 (10.28%) Software Testing
23 171 (10.28%) Automation Testing
24 170 (10.22%) Security Cleared
25 157 (9.44%) Migration
26 149 (8.96%) Defect Management
27 147 (8.84%) Manual Testing
28 143 (8.60%) C#
29 141 (8.48%) Microsoft

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 49 (2.95%) Confluence
2 46 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 25 (1.50%) CMS
5 19 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 15 (0.90%) JBoss
8 13 (0.78%) SAS
9 12 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.60%) Tuxedo
11 9 (0.54%) Apache
12 8 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.48%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.24%) Moodle
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.12%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.12%) Documentum
15 2 (0.12%) Liferay
Applications
1 77 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.33%) MS Office
3 30 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.42%) MS Project
6 4 (0.24%) Simulink
7 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 26 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.78%) SAP FI
6 12 (0.72%) Loan IQ
6 12 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.66%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.54%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.48%) FLEXCUBE
11 7 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.42%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.42%) SAP HR
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.86%) Office 365
2 21 (1.26%) GitHub
3 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.36%) Taleo
5 6 (0.36%) Veeva
6 5 (0.30%) SaaS
6 5 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.18%) Boomi
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.12%) Force.com
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
8 2 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.060%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.92%) Internet
2 16 (0.96%) Firewall
3 12 (0.72%) Network Security
4 11 (0.66%) PuTTY
4 11 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.54%) HTTP
6 8 (0.48%) WinSCP
7 6 (0.36%) ATM
7 6 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (0.36%) WAN
8 5 (0.30%) FTP
8 5 (0.30%) Wireless
9 4 (0.24%) LAN
9 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.18%) HSRP
10 3 (0.18%) Intranet
10 3 (0.18%) MPLS
10 3 (0.18%) OSPF
10 3 (0.18%) PPP
10 3 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
4 41 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.44%) Big Data
7 20 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.72%) DB2
11 9 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
11 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.48%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.42%) QlikView
13 7 (0.42%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 384 (23.09%) Selenium
2 197 (11.85%) Cucumber
3 192 (11.55%) WebDriver
4 181 (10.88%) JIRA
5 133 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 94 (5.65%) SoapUI
7 81 (4.87%) HP UFT
8 77 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (4.15%) JUnit
10 68 (4.09%) Git (software)
11 48 (2.89%) JMeter
12 46 (2.77%) SpecFlow
12 46 (2.77%) Visual Studio
13 45 (2.71%) RSpec
14 35 (2.10%) LoadRunner
15 32 (1.92%) Protractor
16 29 (1.74%) Maven
17 27 (1.62%) Eclipse
18 26 (1.56%) GitLab
19 23 (1.38%) Selenium IDE
General
1 370 (22.25%) Finance
2 173 (10.40%) Banking
3 102 (6.13%) Retail
4 51 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.71%) Games
6 36 (2.16%) Retail Banking
7 33 (1.98%) Marketing
8 32 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.68%) Front Office
10 26 (1.56%) Back Office
11 25 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 24 (1.44%) Electronics
13 23 (1.38%) Legal
14 17 (1.02%) Law
15 16 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.66%) Advertising
16 11 (0.66%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.54%) Publishing
18 8 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
19 7 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 646 (38.85%) Analyst
2 433 (26.04%) Test Analyst
3 344 (20.69%) Tester
4 164 (9.86%) Business Analyst
5 143 (8.60%) Developer
6 130 (7.82%) Test Engineer
7 118 (7.10%) Test Manager
8 117 (7.04%) Automation Tester
9 109 (6.55%) Test Leader
10 84 (5.05%) QA Engineer
11 72 (4.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 67 (4.03%) Consultant
13 57 (3.43%) QA Test Engineer
14 53 (3.19%) Software Tester
15 52 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
16 46 (2.77%) QA Tester
17 45 (2.71%) Banking Analyst
18 42 (2.53%) Selenium Tester
19 41 (2.47%) QA Analyst
20 39 (2.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (7.46%) .NET
2 101 (6.07%) XML
3 98 (5.89%) SOAP
4 94 (5.65%) Web Services
5 69 (4.15%) Gherkin
6 66 (3.97%) JSON
7 51 (3.07%) REST
8 44 (2.65%) AngularJS
8 44 (2.65%) CSS
9 39 (2.35%) HTML
10 38 (2.29%) RESTful
10 38 (2.29%) Spring
11 33 (1.98%) Node.js
12 19 (1.14%) EJS
12 19 (1.14%) Express
13 18 (1.08%) J2EE
14 14 (0.84%) Middleware
15 12 (0.72%) Hibernate
16 11 (0.66%) JSP
16 11 (0.66%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 33 (1.98%) Equities
3 33 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (1.92%) Derivative
5 27 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.08%) User Experience
8 16 (0.96%) Fixed Income
8 16 (0.96%) NHS
9 15 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 15 (0.90%) Fintech
10 14 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 14 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 13 (0.78%) Clustering
12 12 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.66%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.66%) EPoS
13 11 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 124 (7.46%) Unix
2 98 (5.89%) Windows
3 75 (4.51%) Linux
4 28 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 22 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 17 (1.02%) AIX
9 16 (0.96%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.60%) Android
11 9 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.24%) Solaris
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.060%) OS/400
15 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 213 (12.81%) Automated Testing
4 209 (12.57%) Test Automation
5 206 (12.39%) Functional Testing
6 191 (11.49%) Scrum
7 190 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 183 (11.00%) Test Strategy
9 176 (10.58%) BDD
10 174 (10.46%) TDD
11 171 (10.28%) Automation Testing
11 171 (10.28%) Software Testing
12 157 (9.44%) Migration
13 149 (8.96%) Defect Management
14 147 (8.84%) Manual Testing
15 134 (8.06%) Performance Testing
16 131 (7.88%) User Stories
17 127 (7.64%) SDLC
18 120 (7.22%) Non-Functional Testing
19 116 (6.98%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 334 (20.08%) SQL
2 284 (17.08%) Java
3 143 (8.60%) C#
4 90 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 78 (4.69%) Python
6 52 (3.13%) Scala
7 47 (2.83%) C++
8 46 (2.77%) Ruby
9 40 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 30 (1.80%) VBScript
11 28 (1.68%) F#
12 22 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.26%) VB
14 18 (1.08%) C
15 17 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.96%) VBA
17 14 (0.84%) PHP
18 13 (0.78%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.66%) Groovy
20 9 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 218 (13.11%) ISEB
2 212 (12.75%) ISTQB
3 170 (10.22%) Security Cleared
4 101 (6.07%) SC Cleared
5 100 (6.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 85 (5.11%) Degree
7 30 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.78%) MCITP
12 12 (0.72%) MCSA
12 12 (0.72%) MCSE
12 12 (0.72%) MCTS
13 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.48%) PMP
14 6 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.18%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (19.42%) QA
2 32 (1.92%) WCAG
3 25 (1.50%) MiFID
4 18 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.78%) SLA
6 10 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.60%) SDET
7 7 (0.42%) PMO
8 6 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.24%) EMIR
9 4 (0.24%) GMP
10 3 (0.18%) FATCA
10 3 (0.18%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.18%) SEPA
10 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.12%) GAMP
11 2 (0.12%) GxP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 36 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.48%) Docker
5 6 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.30%) Firmware
6 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.12%) LXC
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.060%) HDFS
10 1 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.060%) vSphere
10 1 (0.060%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 105 (6.31%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (0.84%) Tivoli
3 14 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 13 (0.78%) Netcool
5 11 (0.66%) Control-M
6 8 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
6 8 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (0.36%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.36%) nmon
8 5 (0.30%) Oozie
9 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.24%) SCCM
10 3 (0.18%) Puppet
11 2 (0.12%) Grafana
11 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 202 (12.15%) Oracle
2 141 (8.48%) Microsoft
3 125 (7.52%) HP
4 112 (6.73%) SAP
5 38 (2.29%) IBM
6 29 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 25 (1.50%) Citrix
8 21 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (1.14%) Intel Security
10 18 (1.08%) Informatica
10 18 (1.08%) VMware
11 16 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
12 13 (0.78%) hybris
12 13 (0.78%) Veritas
13 12 (0.72%) Guidewire
14 11 (0.66%) Adobe
15 10 (0.60%) Remedy
15 10 (0.60%) webMethods
16 9 (0.54%) AppDynamics
16 9 (0.54%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ISL
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £275.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
North West
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago