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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 158 110 133
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 909 1175 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.03% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.50% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 735 599
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 16
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.67% +26.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £31.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.07 £39.37 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +124.19%

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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -42 827 £363 +3.57% 171
London -18 294 £400 +0.62% 55
South East -37 148 £336 -4.60% 31
West Midlands -5 91 £338 +12.50% 9
North East -10 74 £425 +21.42% 5
Tyne and Wear -15 69 £450 +32.71% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 68 £450 +28.57% 5
South West +32 67 £330 +8.19% 19
Scotland -8 65 £290 -10.76% 7
Hampshire -11 60 £318 -15.33% 5
North West -38 49 £330 -5.71% 22
Yorkshire -31 44 £400 +33.33% 14
City of London -24 39 £418 +3.08% 19
East of England -2 38 £325 +1.96% 9
West Yorkshire -30 34 £400 +39.13% 10
Leeds -20 27 £400 +42.85% 8
Manchester -32 27 £330 +3.12% 14
Glasgow -1 26 £315 -0.15% 5
Coventry -22 26 £369 +22.91%
Berkshire +5 22 £325 -8.45% 4
Renfrewshire -9 21 £272 -19.40%
Wiltshire +26 20 £340 +13.33% 2
Erskine -10 20 £272 -19.40%
Gloucestershire +16 19 £406 +35.41% 8
Hertfordshire +5 15 £304 -9.92% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £375 +25.00% 8
Telford -13 15 £400 - 1
Shropshire -21 15 £400 - 1
East Midlands -24 15 £388 +23.01% 7
Surrey -26 15 £365 -8.29% 3

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 649 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (22.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 393 (22.07%) Finance
4 379 (21.28%) SQL
5 304 (17.07%) Selenium
6 302 (16.96%) Java
7 272 (15.27%) QA
8 267 (14.99%) Security Cleared
9 245 (13.76%) ISEB
10 242 (13.59%) ISTQB
11 225 (12.63%) Regression Testing
12 221 (12.41%) Software Testing
13 220 (12.35%) Scrum
14 212 (11.90%) Test Strategy
15 211 (11.85%) HP
15 211 (11.85%) Functional Testing
16 207 (11.62%) HP Quality Center
17 202 (11.34%) JIRA
18 197 (11.06%) Defect Management
19 196 (11.01%) Migration
20 188 (10.56%) Test Automation
21 184 (10.33%) Microsoft
22 181 (10.16%) SC Cleared
23 176 (9.88%) Automated Testing
24 175 (9.83%) BDD
25 174 (9.77%) Oracle
26 169 (9.49%) .NET
27 167 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
28 164 (9.21%) C#
29 163 (9.15%) Banking

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 51 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.97%) Confluence
3 24 (1.35%) CMS
4 15 (0.84%) SAS
4 15 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.28%) Apache
9 5 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.28%) Mule
9 5 (0.28%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.22%) JBoss
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.17%) Liferay
11 3 (0.17%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 108 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.10%) MS Office
3 45 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.67%) MS Project
6 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 41 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.73%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.67%) Magento
5 12 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.34%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.34%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.28%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.28%) SAP QM
10 5 (0.28%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.24%) Office 365
2 16 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
3 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.39%) GitHub
4 7 (0.39%) PaaS
4 7 (0.39%) SaaS
5 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.17%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Veeva
7 2 (0.11%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.11%) Force.com
7 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.056%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.056%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.18%) Internet
2 13 (0.73%) HTTP
3 12 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.45%) WAN
6 7 (0.39%) DVB
6 7 (0.39%) VoIP
7 6 (0.34%) LAN
7 6 (0.34%) Wireless
8 5 (0.28%) FTP
8 5 (0.28%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.22%) ATM
9 4 (0.22%) Intranet
10 3 (0.17%) DNS
10 3 (0.17%) Firewall
10 3 (0.17%) TACACS
10 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.11%) AMQP
11 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 22 (1.24%) Big Data
6 20 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.73%) MySQL
10 12 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
11 11 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (0.62%) DB2
11 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.45%) Star Schema
14 7 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 304 (17.07%) Selenium
2 202 (11.34%) JIRA
3 146 (8.20%) WebDriver
4 125 (7.02%) HP UFT
5 111 (6.23%) Cucumber
6 87 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 85 (4.77%) Git (software)
8 83 (4.66%) SoapUI
9 79 (4.44%) Jenkins
10 59 (3.31%) SpecFlow
11 53 (2.98%) Visual Studio
12 52 (2.92%) LoadRunner
13 48 (2.70%) Protractor
14 43 (2.41%) GitLab
14 43 (2.41%) JUnit
15 40 (2.25%) JMeter
16 36 (2.02%) webpack
17 28 (1.57%) Maven
18 25 (1.40%) Rational Rose
19 24 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 393 (22.07%) Finance
2 163 (9.15%) Banking
3 123 (6.91%) Retail
4 48 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.91%) Games
6 33 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 23 (1.29%) Back Office
10 22 (1.24%) Legal
10 22 (1.24%) Marketing
11 19 (1.07%) Publishing
12 17 (0.95%) Front Office
13 14 (0.79%) Advertising
13 14 (0.79%) Electronics
14 12 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.51%) Billing
16 8 (0.45%) Law
17 6 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 811 (45.54%) Analyst
2 539 (30.26%) Test Analyst
3 326 (18.30%) Tester
4 193 (10.84%) Business Analyst
5 148 (8.31%) Developer
6 126 (7.07%) Automation Tester
7 117 (6.57%) Test Manager
8 114 (6.40%) Test Leader
9 104 (5.84%) Test Engineer
10 82 (4.60%) Consultant
11 56 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
12 55 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
13 52 (2.92%) Software Tester
14 47 (2.64%) Senior Test Analyst
15 44 (2.47%) Service Analyst
16 41 (2.30%) Selenium Tester
17 40 (2.25%) QA Engineer
18 39 (2.19%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 38 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
20 37 (2.08%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (9.49%) .NET
2 113 (6.34%) Web Services
3 101 (5.67%) XML
4 70 (3.93%) SOAP
5 60 (3.37%) HTML
6 58 (3.26%) AngularJS
7 56 (3.14%) JSON
8 53 (2.98%) CSS
9 46 (2.58%) Node.js
10 42 (2.36%) EJS
10 42 (2.36%) Express
11 37 (2.08%) Gherkin
12 36 (2.02%) REST
13 34 (1.91%) RESTful
14 32 (1.80%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.24%) jQuery
16 15 (0.84%) Spring
17 13 (0.73%) .NET Framework
18 11 (0.62%) J2EE
19 10 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (2.75%) Management Information System
3 35 (1.97%) User Experience
4 31 (1.74%) Equities
5 30 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 26 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (1.29%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.24%) Clustering
8 22 (1.24%) Smart Meter
9 19 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.01%) Credit Risk
11 16 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.90%) EPoS
12 14 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.67%) Data Extraction
13 12 (0.67%) NHS
14 11 (0.62%) SWIFT
15 10 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.02%) Unix
2 101 (5.67%) Windows
3 98 (5.50%) Linux
4 30 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (1.29%) AIX
6 23 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.07%) Windows Server
10 18 (1.01%) Android
10 18 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.39%) Solaris
12 5 (0.28%) VME
13 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.056%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (22.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 225 (12.63%) Regression Testing
4 221 (12.41%) Software Testing
5 220 (12.35%) Scrum
6 212 (11.90%) Test Strategy
7 211 (11.85%) Functional Testing
8 197 (11.06%) Defect Management
9 196 (11.01%) Migration
10 188 (10.56%) Test Automation
11 176 (9.88%) Automated Testing
12 175 (9.83%) BDD
13 150 (8.42%) Integration Testing
14 140 (7.86%) User Stories
15 139 (7.80%) SDLC
16 130 (7.30%) TDD
17 128 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
17 128 (7.19%) Test Planning
18 122 (6.85%) Automation Testing
19 116 (6.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 379 (21.28%) SQL
2 302 (16.96%) Java
3 164 (9.21%) C#
4 127 (7.13%) JavaScript
5 65 (3.65%) Python
6 60 (3.37%) C
7 57 (3.20%) VB
8 55 (3.09%) C++
9 38 (2.13%) F#
9 38 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 38 (2.13%) Ruby
9 38 (2.13%) VBScript
10 27 (1.52%) VBA
11 25 (1.40%) Scala
12 22 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.01%) PHP
15 18 (1.01%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 267 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 245 (13.76%) ISEB
3 242 (13.59%) ISTQB
4 181 (10.16%) SC Cleared
5 127 (7.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 90 (5.05%) Degree
7 61 (3.43%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (1.29%) MCITP
10 22 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 20 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (1.12%) MCSA
11 20 (1.12%) MCSE
11 20 (1.12%) MCTS
12 13 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.45%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.39%) PMP
17 6 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (15.27%) QA
2 16 (0.90%) Solvency II
3 15 (0.84%) WCAG
4 14 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.79%) SLA
5 12 (0.67%) GxP
6 11 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 10 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.39%) SDET
9 6 (0.34%) COREP
10 5 (0.28%) Basel II
10 5 (0.28%) Basel III
10 5 (0.28%) GMP
11 4 (0.22%) COBIT
11 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.11%) FINREP
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.29%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.11%) Docker
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
5 2 (0.11%) LXC
5 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) XenApp
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.056%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 207 (11.62%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
3 21 (1.18%) Netcool
4 5 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.28%) Control-M
4 5 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.22%) Oozie
5 4 (0.22%) Puppet
5 4 (0.22%) SCCM
6 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.17%) SCOM
6 3 (0.17%) WMI
7 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.056%) Grafana
8 1 (0.056%) Graphite
8 1 (0.056%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.056%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.056%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.056%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 211 (11.85%) HP
2 184 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 174 (9.77%) Oracle
4 120 (6.74%) SAP
5 34 (1.91%) Citrix
6 24 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 24 (1.35%) Veritas
7 22 (1.24%) Intel Security
8 18 (1.01%) IBM
9 16 (0.90%) ILOG
9 16 (0.90%) Informatica
9 16 (0.90%) VMware
10 12 (0.67%) JD Edwards
10 12 (0.67%) Remedy
10 12 (0.67%) Siebel
10 12 (0.67%) Sybase
11 11 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.56%) Adobe
13 9 (0.51%) hybris
13 9 (0.51%) webMethods
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £24000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £250 - £310 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
NCC Group
Rate: up to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £575 - £610 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: £330 per day max
Posted: 21 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago