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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 121 83 113
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 987 1214 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 2.15% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.88% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 782 469
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £19.90 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £155.00 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £73.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +130.14%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -52 812 £350 - 186
London -52 299 £400 - 69
South East +2 218 £325 - 42
Scotland +29 104 £342 +5.23% 18
North West +10 73 £323 -5.14% 7
Berkshire +23 68 £350 +7.69% 12
City of London -14 61 £425 +16.43% 28
Hampshire -7 55 £350 - 11
Edinburgh +14 53 £325 +13.04% 7
Yorkshire -48 53 £300 +7.14% 18
Wales +22 50 £338 +12.50% 1
South West -38 45 £350 +7.69% 18
East of England -10 40 £300 -15.49% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 38 £295 -9.92% 1
Manchester -1 37 £300 -11.11% 2
South Wales +16 35 £325 +13.04% 1
West Midlands -22 35 £315 -21.25% 14
Reading +21 31 £355 +2.15% 6
Milton Keynes +6 29 £298 +16.66% 1
East Midlands +1 24 £300 - 5
Newport -2 22 £325 -6.47%
West Yorkshire -58 22 £333 +18.75% 12
Surrey -7 20 £325 - 11
Lancashire +15 19 £400 -25.23% 1
Bristol -2 18 £350 +11.11% 7
South Yorkshire +6 17 £281 -9.27% 3
Sheffield +11 16 £288 -7.25% 3
Glasgow -2 16 £500 +53.84% 4
West Sussex -3 13 £321 +28.50% 1
North East -29 12 £340 +21.97% 4

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 500 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (24.75%) SQL
3 447 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 361 (19.73%) Finance
5 327 (17.87%) ISEB
6 320 (17.49%) Security Cleared
7 311 (16.99%) HP Quality Center
8 294 (16.07%) Microsoft
9 283 (15.46%) QA
10 263 (14.37%) ISTQB
11 242 (13.22%) HP
12 236 (12.90%) Oracle
13 235 (12.84%) Selenium
14 228 (12.46%) .NET
14 228 (12.46%) Scrum
15 227 (12.40%) SC Cleared
16 218 (11.91%) Java
17 213 (11.64%) Software Testing
18 202 (11.04%) Test Strategy
19 180 (9.84%) Regression Testing
20 179 (9.78%) Test Automation
21 169 (9.23%) JIRA
22 167 (9.13%) Windows
23 165 (9.02%) TDD
24 162 (8.85%) Integration Testing
25 158 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 154 (8.42%) MS Excel
27 153 (8.36%) JavaScript
28 152 (8.31%) C#
29 149 (8.14%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.58%) IIS
3 28 (1.53%) Confluence
4 21 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 17 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.55%) CMS
7 10 (0.55%) JBoss
8 9 (0.49%) Apache
9 8 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.33%) Lync
11 6 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.27%) SAS
12 5 (0.27%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.22%) Documentum
13 4 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
13 4 (0.22%) SAP EP
Applications
1 154 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.54%) MS Office
3 28 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.60%) MS Project
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) Mingle
7 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 60 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.66%) SAP SD
7 11 (0.60%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.55%) SAP HCM
9 9 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.44%) Agresso
10 8 (0.44%) Markit EDM
10 8 (0.44%) Magento
11 7 (0.38%) SAP APO
11 7 (0.38%) SAP PP
12 6 (0.33%) Summit
12 6 (0.33%) SAP BPC
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.82%) SaaS
2 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.22%) Taleo
3 4 (0.22%) Heroku
3 4 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.22%) Trello
4 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.055%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 32 (1.75%) SAN
3 22 (1.20%) Internet
3 22 (1.20%) Firewall
4 21 (1.15%) Wireshark
5 18 (0.98%) HTTP
6 17 (0.93%) LAN
7 16 (0.87%) Wireless
8 15 (0.82%) WAN
9 13 (0.71%) AMQP
10 12 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.60%) LTE
11 11 (0.60%) VPN
12 10 (0.55%) FTP
12 10 (0.55%) GSM
13 7 (0.38%) GPRS
13 7 (0.38%) Intranet
13 7 (0.38%) RTP
13 7 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 55 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
5 44 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (1.20%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.98%) MySQL
12 17 (0.93%) Big Data
13 13 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.71%) DB2
13 13 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.66%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.66%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.60%) SAP BW
16 9 (0.49%) DbVisualizer
17 6 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 235 (12.84%) Selenium
2 169 (9.23%) JIRA
3 129 (7.05%) Cucumber
4 109 (5.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 82 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 79 (4.32%) WebDriver
7 70 (3.83%) LoadRunner
8 56 (3.06%) Subversion
9 50 (2.73%) JMeter
10 48 (2.62%) Visual Studio
11 42 (2.30%) Git (software)
12 41 (2.24%) Eclipse
13 39 (2.13%) TestDirector
14 37 (2.02%) JUnit
15 36 (1.97%) SpecFlow
15 36 (1.97%) Jenkins
16 31 (1.69%) SoapUI
17 22 (1.20%) Ant
18 21 (1.15%) WinRunner
19 17 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 361 (19.73%) Finance
2 147 (8.03%) Banking
3 75 (4.10%) Retail
4 58 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.69%) Marketing
7 26 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.26%) Retail Banking
9 18 (0.98%) Billing
10 14 (0.77%) Automotive
10 14 (0.77%) Back Office
10 14 (0.77%) Electronics
11 13 (0.71%) Legal
12 10 (0.55%) Advertising
13 9 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.33%) Front Office
16 6 (0.33%) Games
16 6 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 818 (44.70%) Analyst
2 595 (32.51%) Test Analyst
3 317 (17.32%) Tester
4 175 (9.56%) Business Analyst
5 159 (8.69%) Developer
6 111 (6.07%) Test Manager
7 108 (5.90%) Consultant
8 105 (5.74%) Test Leader
9 104 (5.68%) Test Engineer
10 63 (3.44%) Automation Tester
11 55 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
12 50 (2.73%) Software Tester
13 48 (2.62%) Senior Test Analyst
14 41 (2.24%) Systems Analyst
15 40 (2.19%) Test Specialist
16 38 (2.08%) SAP Consultant
16 38 (2.08%) Software Engineer
17 28 (1.53%) Technical Analyst
18 26 (1.42%) AWS Developer
19 25 (1.37%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (12.46%) .NET
2 138 (7.54%) HTML
3 119 (6.50%) XML
4 96 (5.25%) Web Services
5 92 (5.03%) ASP.NET
6 58 (3.17%) JSP
7 45 (2.46%) SOAP
8 44 (2.40%) CSS
9 41 (2.24%) JSON
10 40 (2.19%) .NET Framework
11 33 (1.80%) Gherkin
12 31 (1.69%) REST
13 27 (1.48%) J2EE
14 26 (1.42%) jQuery
15 25 (1.37%) Middleware
16 22 (1.20%) Ajax
17 18 (0.98%) RESTful
17 18 (0.98%) WCF
18 16 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (0.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 121 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (2.51%) Open Source
3 42 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 36 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 34 (1.86%) NHS
6 31 (1.69%) User Experience
7 20 (1.09%) Fixed Income
7 20 (1.09%) PDA
8 19 (1.04%) Clustering
9 18 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.98%) STB
10 15 (0.82%) Equities
11 14 (0.77%) Computer Science
11 14 (0.77%) SWIFT
11 14 (0.77%) Smart Meter
12 13 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.55%) Credit Risk
13 10 (0.55%) Derivative
13 10 (0.55%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 167 (9.13%) Windows
2 144 (7.87%) UNIX
3 137 (7.49%) Linux
4 50 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (2.24%) Android
7 38 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 30 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.53%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.31%) AIX
11 19 (1.04%) Solaris
12 13 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.33%) VME
14 5 (0.27%) SUSE
14 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
16 1 (0.055%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 228 (12.46%) Scrum
4 213 (11.64%) Software Testing
5 202 (11.04%) Test Strategy
6 180 (9.84%) Regression Testing
7 179 (9.78%) Test Automation
8 165 (9.02%) TDD
9 162 (8.85%) Integration Testing
10 142 (7.76%) Validation
11 140 (7.65%) Test Management
12 135 (7.38%) BDD
13 131 (7.16%) Waterfall
13 131 (7.16%) Automated Testing
14 121 (6.61%) Migration
15 116 (6.34%) Project Management
16 113 (6.17%) System Testing
17 107 (5.85%) CRM
18 104 (5.68%) Test Planning
19 96 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 453 (24.75%) SQL
2 218 (11.91%) Java
3 153 (8.36%) JavaScript
4 152 (8.31%) C#
5 63 (3.44%) Ruby
6 62 (3.39%) Python
7 42 (2.30%) C
8 36 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 30 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.58%) VB
11 28 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 28 (1.53%) C++
12 26 (1.42%) PHP
13 24 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.26%) VBA
14 23 (1.26%) Perl
15 18 (0.98%) VBScript
16 13 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.71%) ABAP
17 12 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 327 (17.87%) ISEB
2 320 (17.49%) Security Cleared
3 263 (14.37%) ISTQB
4 227 (12.40%) SC Cleared
5 158 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 94 (5.14%) DV Cleared
7 90 (4.92%) Degree
8 45 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 42 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (2.08%) MCITP
11 28 (1.53%) HND
12 25 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (1.15%) MCSE
14 18 (0.98%) MCSA
14 18 (0.98%) MCTS
15 9 (0.49%) CISSP
16 7 (0.38%) OSCP
16 7 (0.38%) CEH
17 6 (0.33%) OCPJP
17 6 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (15.46%) QA
2 10 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.38%) EMIR
5 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 5 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.27%) FATCA
7 4 (0.22%) HL7
8 3 (0.16%) GMP
8 3 (0.16%) GxP
8 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.16%) COREP
9 2 (0.11%) FINREP
9 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 27 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.31%) VMware ESX
3 19 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.16%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) NDS
7 1 (0.055%) XenApp
7 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.055%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 311 (16.99%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (1.04%) Netcool
4 13 (0.71%) Puppet
5 12 (0.66%) Vagrant
6 11 (0.60%) Nessus
6 11 (0.60%) Nmap
7 7 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.38%) Control-M
8 6 (0.33%) CORE IMPACT
9 5 (0.27%) WebInspect
9 5 (0.27%) SCCM
10 3 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.16%) Kibana
11 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.11%) MIIS
12 1 (0.055%) WSUS
12 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 294 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 242 (13.22%) HP
3 236 (12.90%) Oracle
4 123 (6.72%) SAP
5 53 (2.90%) Citrix
6 48 (2.62%) VMware
7 33 (1.80%) Cisco
8 25 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.26%) McAfee
10 21 (1.15%) Veritas
10 21 (1.15%) IBM
11 20 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
12 15 (0.82%) Siebel
13 13 (0.71%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.66%) F5
15 11 (0.60%) Remedy
15 11 (0.60%) Sun
16 9 (0.49%) Business Objects
16 9 (0.49%) Google
17 8 (0.44%) JD Edwards
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 - 6 months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Sanderson
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IS Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago