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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 124 135 118
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 978 869 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 1.72% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.21% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 555 506
Average daily rate £365 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 15
Average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.65 £22.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £171.50 £40.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 873 £375 +4.16% 227
London -3 329 £400 +6.66% 72
South East -12 169 £363 +11.53% 42
North West +19 98 £400 +14.28% 28
Yorkshire +30 68 £340 +7.93% 28
Scotland -7 68 £300 -16.21% 6
South West -16 63 £353 -7.10% 23
City of London +24 51 £395 +4.63% 17
West Yorkshire +37 50 £340 +7.93% 18
Manchester +11 48 £325 +10.73% 19
North East +8 47 £363 -11.78% 5
Hampshire -19 47 £350 - 8
West Midlands -2 43 £325 -0.76% 14
Tyne and Wear +1 42 £360 -14.66% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 42 £360 -14.66% 3
Leeds +18 40 £358 +19.16% 17
East of England -4 39 £250 -6.97% 10
Berkshire -4 35 £400 +18.69% 5
Buckinghamshire +21 26 £313 +1.21% 7
Edinburgh -14 26 £280 -20.05% 2
Merseyside +13 22 £450 +104.54% 2
Liverpool +6 22 £450 +104.54% 1
Milton Keynes +19 19 £325 +10.16% 7
Renfrewshire +6 19 £325 -7.14% 1
Erskine 0 19 £325 -8.20% 1
Bristol -4 19 £326 +3.33% 6
Surrey -4 19 £400 +33.33% 11
Somerset +6 17 £360 -4.00% 3
East Midlands -1 17 £250 -20.63% 5
South Yorkshire -10 14 £335 +21.81% 5

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 625 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (25.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 489 (23.32%) SQL
4 479 (22.84%) Finance
5 340 (16.21%) ISTQB
6 332 (15.83%) QA
6 332 (15.83%) Security Cleared
7 304 (14.50%) Oracle
8 299 (14.26%) ISEB
9 298 (14.21%) Microsoft
10 289 (13.78%) Selenium
11 282 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
12 271 (12.92%) Test Automation
13 255 (12.16%) Test Strategy
14 251 (11.97%) Software Testing
15 244 (11.64%) Java
16 236 (11.25%) SC Cleared
17 210 (10.01%) Regression Testing
18 209 (9.97%) Scrum
19 204 (9.73%) HP
19 204 (9.73%) Functional Testing
20 201 (9.59%) Banking
21 200 (9.54%) Defect Management
22 195 (9.30%) Integration Testing
23 182 (8.68%) SQL Server
24 178 (8.49%) Automated Testing
25 176 (8.39%) Test Management
26 174 (8.30%) System Testing
26 174 (8.30%) XML
27 170 (8.11%) HP UFT

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
3 22 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 14 (0.67%) CMS
5 14 (0.67%) SAS
6 11 (0.52%) IIS
7 10 (0.48%) JBoss
8 9 (0.43%) Confluence
8 9 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.24%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.24%) nginx
11 5 (0.24%) Node.js
12 4 (0.19%) Lync
12 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.19%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 152 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 88 (4.20%) MS Office
3 54 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.91%) MS Project
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) Mingle
9 2 (0.095%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.048%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 48 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
5 24 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
6 19 (0.91%) Magento
7 17 (0.81%) SAP FI
8 16 (0.76%) SAP HR
9 13 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
10 12 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
10 12 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.52%) SAP BPC
12 10 (0.48%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
13 9 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
14 8 (0.38%) Markit EDM
14 8 (0.38%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.57%) SaaS
3 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.33%) Office 365
5 5 (0.24%) GitHub
6 4 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.048%) Boomi
8 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.95%) Internet
2 19 (0.91%) HTTP
3 15 (0.72%) Firewall
4 10 (0.48%) WAN
4 10 (0.48%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.38%) Wireless
7 7 (0.33%) LAN
7 7 (0.33%) MPLS
7 7 (0.33%) SAN
7 7 (0.33%) ZigBee
8 6 (0.29%) FTP
8 6 (0.29%) VPN
9 5 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.24%) DNS
10 4 (0.19%) NFC
10 4 (0.19%) PuTTY
10 4 (0.19%) SMTP
10 4 (0.19%) SSL
10 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 52 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
5 37 (1.76%) RDBMS
6 34 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (1.05%) DB2
10 20 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 17 (0.81%) PowerCenter
12 15 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.67%) SQL Navigator
14 13 (0.62%) Big Data
14 13 (0.62%) Data Mart
14 13 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
15 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.48%) MS Access
16 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 289 (13.78%) Selenium
2 170 (8.11%) HP UFT
3 160 (7.63%) JIRA
4 122 (5.82%) Cucumber
5 110 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 110 (5.25%) WebDriver
6 103 (4.91%) Visual Studio
7 78 (3.72%) LoadRunner
8 72 (3.43%) SoapUI
9 63 (3.00%) Jenkins
10 58 (2.77%) SpecFlow
11 56 (2.67%) TestDirector
12 47 (2.24%) JMeter
13 45 (2.15%) WinRunner
14 35 (1.67%) Git (software)
15 32 (1.53%) Appium
16 29 (1.38%) JUnit
16 29 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
17 28 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
18 24 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 479 (22.84%) Finance
2 201 (9.59%) Banking
3 106 (5.05%) Retail
4 54 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 54 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.29%) Back Office
6 27 (1.29%) Legal
7 24 (1.14%) Marketing
8 21 (1.00%) Games
8 21 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 20 (0.95%) Electronics
10 19 (0.91%) Billing
11 18 (0.86%) Front Office
12 17 (0.81%) Publishing
13 16 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.67%) Military
15 13 (0.62%) Advertising
15 13 (0.62%) Law
16 9 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1045 (49.83%) Analyst
2 773 (36.86%) Test Analyst
3 364 (17.36%) Tester
4 191 (9.11%) Business Analyst
5 163 (7.77%) Developer
6 153 (7.30%) Test Manager
7 125 (5.96%) Test Leader
8 121 (5.77%) Consultant
9 92 (4.39%) Test Engineer
10 86 (4.10%) Automation Analyst
10 86 (4.10%) Automation Test Analyst
10 86 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
11 82 (3.91%) Automation Tester
12 72 (3.43%) Senior Test Analyst
13 61 (2.91%) Banking Analyst
14 50 (2.38%) UAT Analyst
15 47 (2.24%) SQL Analyst
16 44 (2.10%) Manual Test Analyst
17 42 (2.00%) Automation Engineer
18 41 (1.96%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (8.30%) XML
2 158 (7.53%) .NET
3 135 (6.44%) Web Services
4 96 (4.58%) HTML
5 75 (3.58%) SOAP
6 52 (2.48%) ASP.NET
7 47 (2.24%) Gherkin
8 38 (1.81%) Middleware
9 33 (1.57%) RESTful
10 31 (1.48%) XML Messaging
11 27 (1.29%) REST
12 24 (1.14%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.10%) JSON
14 22 (1.05%) CSS
15 17 (0.81%) Behat
16 16 (0.76%) .NET Framework
16 16 (0.76%) Java EE
17 15 (0.72%) Java EE 5
17 15 (0.72%) Java SE
18 14 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 167 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 58 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 41 (1.96%) PDA
5 37 (1.76%) Clustering
6 27 (1.29%) User Experience
7 22 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 20 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 19 (0.91%) NHS
11 17 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (0.81%) Smart Meter
12 16 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 15 (0.72%) STB
13 15 (0.72%) SWIFT
14 14 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.57%) Credit Risk
16 11 (0.52%) IPTV
17 10 (0.48%) Derivative
17 10 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 144 (6.87%) Windows
2 93 (4.43%) Unix
3 70 (3.34%) Linux
4 59 (2.81%) Windows 7
5 57 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 38 (1.81%) AIX
9 31 (1.48%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.24%) Android
11 21 (1.00%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.48%) CentOS
13 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.14%) zOS
16 2 (0.095%) Solaris
16 2 (0.095%) VME
16 2 (0.095%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.095%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (25.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 271 (12.92%) Test Automation
4 255 (12.16%) Test Strategy
5 251 (11.97%) Software Testing
6 210 (10.01%) Regression Testing
7 209 (9.97%) Scrum
8 204 (9.73%) Functional Testing
9 200 (9.54%) Defect Management
10 195 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 178 (8.49%) Automated Testing
12 176 (8.39%) Test Management
13 174 (8.30%) System Testing
14 169 (8.06%) SDLC
15 167 (7.96%) Waterfall
16 159 (7.58%) System Integration Testing
17 152 (7.25%) BDD
18 146 (6.96%) Manual Testing
19 141 (6.72%) Migration
20 138 (6.58%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 489 (23.32%) SQL
2 244 (11.64%) Java
3 142 (6.77%) C#
4 124 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 73 (3.48%) C++
5 73 (3.48%) PL/SQL
6 53 (2.53%) Python
7 47 (2.24%) Ruby
7 47 (2.24%) T-SQL
8 44 (2.10%) C
9 41 (1.96%) VB
10 33 (1.57%) PHP
11 32 (1.53%) VBScript
12 26 (1.24%) PowerShell
13 15 (0.72%) Perl
14 14 (0.67%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.67%) COBOL
14 14 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 12 (0.57%) C-shell
15 12 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 340 (16.21%) ISTQB
2 332 (15.83%) Security Cleared
3 299 (14.26%) ISEB
4 236 (11.25%) SC Cleared
5 131 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 113 (5.39%) Degree
7 56 (2.67%) DV Cleared
8 52 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (2.29%) MCITP
10 42 (2.00%) MCSA
10 42 (2.00%) MCSE
10 42 (2.00%) MCTS
11 26 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 25 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
13 24 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.72%) OCA
14 15 (0.72%) OCAJ
14 15 (0.72%) OCP
14 15 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
15 9 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (15.83%) QA
2 27 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.76%) SLA
4 15 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 9 (0.43%) GxP
7 8 (0.38%) HL7
7 8 (0.38%) SEPA
8 7 (0.33%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.24%) GPG13
10 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.19%) SDET
11 3 (0.14%) FATCA
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.14%) UCITS
11 3 (0.14%) WCAG
12 1 (0.048%) EMIR
12 1 (0.048%) ISO20022
System Software
1 60 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 38 (1.81%) VMware ESX
4 28 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.43%) Firmware
6 4 (0.19%) Docker
7 3 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.095%) Varnish
9 1 (0.048%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.048%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.048%) NET24-XPNET
9 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 282 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
3 37 (1.76%) Netcool
4 11 (0.52%) Control-M
5 9 (0.43%) SCCM
6 5 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.24%) Nagios
6 5 (0.24%) Opsview
7 3 (0.14%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (0.14%) SCOM
7 3 (0.14%) SELinux
8 2 (0.095%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.095%) Puppet
9 1 (0.048%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 304 (14.50%) Oracle
2 298 (14.21%) Microsoft
3 204 (9.73%) HP
4 141 (6.72%) SAP
5 66 (3.15%) VMware
6 53 (2.53%) Citrix
6 53 (2.53%) Informatica
7 41 (1.96%) IBM
8 39 (1.86%) McAfee
9 37 (1.76%) Veritas
10 34 (1.62%) Remedy
11 18 (0.86%) Cognos
12 16 (0.76%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.72%) Cisco
13 15 (0.72%) hybris
13 15 (0.72%) webMethods
14 14 (0.67%) Sybase
15 13 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
15 13 (0.62%) Siebel
16 11 (0.52%) Red Hat
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day £300-375 / day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £319 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £480 - £585 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SuperGroup plc
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 10 days ago