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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 125 89 112
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 912 1158 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.19% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.91% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 738 512
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.50 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £75.50 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.07% +18.26%

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -61 753 £350 - 175
London -58 272 £413 +3.12% 58
South East -6 182 £325 - 37
Scotland +29 95 £342 +14.00% 13
North West +16 76 £382 +12.27% 20
City of London -9 65 £450 +28.57% 26
Edinburgh +28 59 £325 +36.55% 6
Hampshire -5 59 £345 -1.42% 9
Yorkshire -41 54 £320 +14.28% 10
Wales +9 49 £338 +5.46% 1
Berkshire +12 45 £338 +12.50% 4
South West -44 43 £350 +7.69% 21
East of England -19 40 £306 -13.12% 8
West Midlands -5 36 £300 -14.28% 11
South Wales +5 34 £325 +2.76% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 31 £295 -12.59% 5
Lancashire +27 25 £360 -29.58%
Reading +5 25 £350 +16.66% 2
West Yorkshire -59 24 £320 +14.28% 4
Manchester -4 23 £300 +0.41% 10
Newport -1 22 £325 -3.70%
Bristol -1 22 £350 +16.66% 9
South Yorkshire +8 21 £306 +4.25% 3
Milton Keynes +2 20 £320 +26.73% 4
Hertfordshire -9 18 £360 -12.72% 1
East Midlands -10 18 £288 -4.16% 6
North East -19 17 £349 -0.27% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 16 £358 +2.30% 1
Sheffield +10 15 £288 -2.12% 2
Surrey 0 15 £375 +15.38% 9

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 476 (26.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 456 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (24.30%) SQL
4 363 (20.00%) Finance
5 333 (18.35%) QA
6 327 (18.02%) ISEB
7 299 (16.47%) HP Quality Center
8 293 (16.14%) Security Cleared
9 278 (15.32%) Microsoft
10 234 (12.89%) Selenium
11 228 (12.56%) Oracle
12 227 (12.51%) Java
13 224 (12.34%) Scrum
14 223 (12.29%) ISTQB
15 220 (12.12%) HP
16 211 (11.63%) Test Strategy
17 209 (11.52%) Software Testing
18 202 (11.13%) SC Cleared
19 189 (10.41%) .NET
20 187 (10.30%) Regression Testing
21 177 (9.75%) Integration Testing
22 176 (9.70%) Test Automation
23 165 (9.09%) Windows
24 162 (8.93%) JIRA
25 160 (8.82%) MS Excel
26 158 (8.71%) Banking
27 157 (8.65%) Automated Testing
28 149 (8.21%) SQL Server
29 147 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
30 140 (7.71%) UNIX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 60 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.65%) Confluence
3 25 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 23 (1.27%) IIS
6 20 (1.10%) CMS
7 19 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (0.99%) SAS
9 9 (0.50%) Apache
10 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.39%) JBoss
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.28%) Documentum
13 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.17%) ArcSDE
15 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.17%) Lync
Applications
1 160 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 90 (4.96%) MS Office
3 36 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.50%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 49 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.77%) SAP SD
5 11 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.61%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.44%) Magento
8 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.39%) SAP PP
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
10 6 (0.33%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.33%) Agresso
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.28%) Exstream
11 5 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.83%) SaaS
2 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.28%) Taleo
5 4 (0.22%) Heroku
6 2 (0.11%) Trello
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.055%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.27%) Internet
3 21 (1.16%) SAN
3 21 (1.16%) Firewall
4 20 (1.10%) Wireshark
5 16 (0.88%) HTTP
6 15 (0.83%) LAN
6 15 (0.83%) AMQP
7 13 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (0.72%) Wireless
8 12 (0.66%) WAN
9 11 (0.61%) VPN
9 11 (0.61%) LTE
10 9 (0.50%) GSM
11 7 (0.39%) RTP
11 7 (0.39%) Network Security
12 6 (0.33%) GGSN
12 6 (0.33%) SGSN
12 6 (0.33%) FTP
12 6 (0.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
6 37 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.38%) MySQL
9 23 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (0.88%) Big Data
12 14 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.77%) DB2
13 13 (0.72%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
15 11 (0.61%) SAP BW
16 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 234 (12.89%) Selenium
2 162 (8.93%) JIRA
3 140 (7.71%) Cucumber
4 98 (5.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 78 (4.30%) WebDriver
6 70 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (3.09%) Subversion
8 46 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 46 (2.53%) LoadRunner
9 45 (2.48%) JUnit
10 41 (2.26%) Git (software)
11 40 (2.20%) JMeter
12 36 (1.98%) Jenkins
13 34 (1.87%) SpecFlow
14 33 (1.82%) SoapUI
15 32 (1.76%) Eclipse
16 30 (1.65%) TestDirector
17 26 (1.43%) Ant
18 19 (1.05%) Maven
19 16 (0.88%) WinRunner
General
1 363 (20.00%) Finance
2 158 (8.71%) Banking
3 97 (5.34%) Retail
4 50 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.38%) Retail Banking
8 22 (1.21%) Marketing
9 19 (1.05%) Billing
10 18 (0.99%) Legal
11 15 (0.83%) Back Office
12 14 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.66%) Automotive
13 12 (0.66%) Front Office
14 8 (0.44%) French Language
14 8 (0.44%) Games
15 7 (0.39%) Advertising
15 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.33%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 854 (47.05%) Analyst
2 618 (34.05%) Test Analyst
3 284 (15.65%) Tester
4 179 (9.86%) Business Analyst
5 135 (7.44%) Developer
6 123 (6.78%) Test Leader
6 123 (6.78%) Test Manager
7 88 (4.85%) Consultant
8 84 (4.63%) Test Engineer
9 57 (3.14%) Automation Tester
10 53 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
11 50 (2.75%) Software Tester
12 49 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
13 45 (2.48%) Test Specialist
14 41 (2.26%) Systems Analyst
15 34 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
16 32 (1.76%) SAP Consultant
17 31 (1.71%) Software Engineer
18 30 (1.65%) Agile Test Analyst
19 26 (1.43%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (10.41%) .NET
2 129 (7.11%) XML
3 122 (6.72%) HTML
4 87 (4.79%) Web Services
5 69 (3.80%) ASP.NET
6 52 (2.87%) SOAP
7 45 (2.48%) JSP
8 44 (2.42%) JSON
9 40 (2.20%) CSS
10 39 (2.15%) Gherkin
11 30 (1.65%) REST
11 30 (1.65%) J2EE
12 29 (1.60%) .NET Framework
13 25 (1.38%) Middleware
14 21 (1.16%) RESTful
15 19 (1.05%) Java EE
16 18 (0.99%) WCF
17 17 (0.94%) jQuery
17 17 (0.94%) Ajax
18 16 (0.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.20%) NHS
3 37 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 35 (1.93%) User Experience
5 31 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 23 (1.27%) Fixed Income
7 22 (1.21%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.05%) SWIFT
8 19 (1.05%) Smart Meter
9 18 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 17 (0.94%) Equities
11 15 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.83%) Clustering
11 15 (0.83%) PDA
12 14 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 13 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.72%) STB
13 13 (0.72%) Credit Risk
14 12 (0.66%) Visualisation
14 12 (0.66%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 165 (9.09%) Windows
2 140 (7.71%) UNIX
3 117 (6.45%) Linux
4 46 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (2.09%) Android
7 35 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.16%) AIX
9 21 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 20 (1.10%) Solaris
11 16 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (0.83%) VME
13 5 (0.28%) SUSE
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
16 1 (0.055%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (26.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 456 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (12.34%) Scrum
4 211 (11.63%) Test Strategy
5 209 (11.52%) Software Testing
6 187 (10.30%) Regression Testing
7 177 (9.75%) Integration Testing
8 176 (9.70%) Test Automation
9 157 (8.65%) Automated Testing
10 139 (7.66%) Validation
11 136 (7.49%) TDD
12 133 (7.33%) Waterfall
13 126 (6.94%) Migration
13 126 (6.94%) System Testing
13 126 (6.94%) Test Planning
13 126 (6.94%) SDLC
14 116 (6.39%) Test Management
15 114 (6.28%) CRM
16 107 (5.90%) BDD
16 107 (5.90%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 441 (24.30%) SQL
2 227 (12.51%) Java
3 129 (7.11%) JavaScript
4 123 (6.78%) C#
5 52 (2.87%) Ruby
6 40 (2.20%) C
7 39 (2.15%) Python
8 31 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 31 (1.71%) PowerShell
9 29 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 29 (1.60%) C++
10 28 (1.54%) PHP
11 23 (1.27%) Perl
12 22 (1.21%) VB
13 19 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.99%) VBA
15 13 (0.72%) VBScript
15 13 (0.72%) Scala
16 12 (0.66%) COBOL
17 10 (0.55%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 327 (18.02%) ISEB
2 293 (16.14%) Security Cleared
3 223 (12.29%) ISTQB
4 202 (11.13%) SC Cleared
5 147 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 95 (5.23%) Degree
7 81 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 42 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 37 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (1.87%) MCITP
11 26 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.32%) HND
13 16 (0.88%) MCSE
14 14 (0.77%) MCTS
14 14 (0.77%) MCSA
15 8 (0.44%) OCPJP
15 8 (0.44%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.39%) CISSP
17 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
17 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (18.35%) QA
2 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (0.44%) GMP
3 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.28%) GxP
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.22%) HL7
4 4 (0.22%) GAMP
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.17%) COREP
6 2 (0.11%) FINREP
6 2 (0.11%) EMIR
6 2 (0.11%) FATCA
6 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.055%) Basel II
7 1 (0.055%) CDISC
System Software
1 33 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.27%) VMware ESX
2 23 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.055%) XenApp
5 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.055%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 299 (16.47%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (0.83%) Puppet
4 14 (0.77%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.77%) Netcool
5 7 (0.39%) Nmap
5 7 (0.39%) Nessus
6 5 (0.28%) SCCM
7 4 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.22%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.22%) Control-M
8 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.17%) Kibana
9 2 (0.11%) MIIS
10 1 (0.055%) WMI
10 1 (0.055%) WSUS
10 1 (0.055%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.055%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 278 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 228 (12.56%) Oracle
3 220 (12.12%) HP
4 130 (7.16%) SAP
5 48 (2.64%) VMware
6 39 (2.15%) Citrix
7 34 (1.87%) Cisco
8 28 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.10%) McAfee
10 18 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
11 17 (0.94%) IBM
12 16 (0.88%) Veritas
13 15 (0.83%) Business Objects
13 15 (0.83%) Remedy
13 15 (0.83%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.77%) F5
15 13 (0.72%) Sun
15 13 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.61%) Siebel
17 10 (0.55%) JD Edwards
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £35256.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 200 - 300pd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 - £451 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £720 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago