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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 121 101 119
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 889 952 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.93% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.57% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 575 406
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £74.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.81% +160.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £13.25 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £155.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £113.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-65.85% +266.12%

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
38766 37025 32628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.08% 75.02% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24251 22404 19497
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £567 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1079 1146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £52.30 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -29 776 £350 - 211
London -21 318 £385 -0.32% 59
South East -9 206 £325 - 51
Scotland +21 77 £350 +1.44% 14
City of London -19 68 £394 -5.80% 22
North West +16 65 £370 +5.71% 25
South West +6 62 £375 +15.38% 13
Hampshire -3 62 £350 +16.66% 5
Berkshire -16 59 £350 +2.94% 16
East of England +9 40 £300 -14.28% 8
Buckinghamshire +17 34 £305 +19.60% 11
Edinburgh +12 31 £325 -27.67% 4
Manchester +4 31 £297 -12.72% 15
Yorkshire -41 31 £275 -8.33% 32
Reading +5 30 £355 +2.89% 6
West Midlands -13 26 £340 +0.74% 13
Bristol +9 24 £315 -3.07% 8
Milton Keynes +4 21 £298 +22.68% 6
Surrey -11 20 £300 -7.69% 9
Glasgow +5 18 £500 +55.03% 6
East Midlands -5 16 £315 +14.54% 6
Gloucestershire -3 13 £473 -5.50% 3
Wales -8 13 £388 +19.23% 1
Lancashire - 12 £400 - 1
West Sussex -10 11 £309 +2.91% 3
South Wales -6 10 £348 +6.92% 1
West Yorkshire -51 10 £276 -8.00% 15
North Yorkshire 0 9 £218 -19.44% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £350 +27.27% 4
South Yorkshire -7 9 £275 -11.29% 10

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 507 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (25.98%) SQL
3 424 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 350 (19.69%) Finance
5 315 (17.72%) HP Quality Center
6 305 (17.15%) Security Cleared
7 297 (16.70%) ISEB
8 274 (15.41%) ISTQB
9 270 (15.19%) Microsoft
10 268 (15.07%) QA
11 261 (14.68%) Oracle
12 246 (13.84%) HP
13 239 (13.44%) Selenium
14 230 (12.94%) .NET
15 222 (12.49%) Software Testing
16 221 (12.43%) Scrum
17 205 (11.53%) SC Cleared
18 197 (11.08%) Java
19 194 (10.91%) Test Strategy
20 164 (9.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 163 (9.17%) Windows
22 158 (8.89%) Waterfall
23 157 (8.83%) JIRA
24 156 (8.77%) JavaScript
25 154 (8.66%) Test Automation
26 152 (8.55%) Regression Testing
27 149 (8.38%) C#
28 146 (8.21%) Test Management
29 145 (8.16%) TDD
30 144 (8.10%) UNIX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.63%) IIS
3 18 (1.01%) WebLogic
3 18 (1.01%) Confluence
4 14 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 11 (0.62%) JBoss
5 11 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.56%) CMS
7 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.34%) Lync
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.28%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.22%) Apache
11 4 (0.22%) SAP EP
11 4 (0.22%) SugarCRM
12 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.17%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 139 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.39%) MS Office
3 19 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.73%) MS Project
6 5 (0.28%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.22%) Mingle
8 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 78 (4.39%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.73%) Agresso
5 13 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.67%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.56%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.56%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.51%) SAP APO
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
8 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.51%) SAP HCM
9 7 (0.39%) SAP PP
10 6 (0.34%) Summit
10 6 (0.34%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.51%) SaaS
3 4 (0.22%) Trello
3 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.056%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 42 (2.36%) SAN
3 32 (1.80%) Firewall
4 27 (1.52%) HTTP
5 19 (1.07%) Internet
5 19 (1.07%) Wireshark
6 17 (0.96%) LAN
7 15 (0.84%) VPN
8 14 (0.79%) WAN
9 13 (0.73%) Intranet
10 12 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.62%) Wireless
11 11 (0.62%) AMQP
11 11 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.45%) FTP
13 7 (0.39%) GSM
13 7 (0.39%) SSL
14 6 (0.34%) Bluetooth
14 6 (0.34%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.99%) Oracle Reports
3 71 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.01%) MySQL
10 17 (0.96%) MongoDB
11 16 (0.90%) Big Data
12 15 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (0.79%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 11 (0.62%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
16 10 (0.56%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 239 (13.44%) Selenium
2 157 (8.83%) JIRA
3 124 (6.97%) Cucumber
4 118 (6.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 83 (4.67%) WebDriver
5 83 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 73 (4.11%) LoadRunner
7 49 (2.76%) Subversion
8 45 (2.53%) Git (software)
9 41 (2.31%) JMeter
9 41 (2.31%) TestDirector
10 40 (2.25%) Visual Studio
10 40 (2.25%) SoapUI
11 38 (2.14%) Eclipse
12 36 (2.02%) Maven
12 36 (2.02%) Jenkins
13 29 (1.63%) JUnit
14 27 (1.52%) SpecFlow
15 21 (1.18%) Ant
15 21 (1.18%) WinRunner
General
1 350 (19.69%) Finance
2 121 (6.81%) Banking
3 66 (3.71%) Retail
4 52 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.25%) Marketing
6 38 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 17 (0.96%) Electronics
10 15 (0.84%) Back Office
11 14 (0.79%) Automotive
11 14 (0.79%) Billing
12 12 (0.67%) Legal
13 11 (0.62%) Advertising
14 7 (0.39%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.34%) French Language
15 6 (0.34%) Front Office
16 4 (0.22%) Law
16 4 (0.22%) Games
17 3 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 790 (44.43%) Analyst
2 576 (32.40%) Test Analyst
3 288 (16.20%) Tester
4 173 (9.73%) Developer
5 153 (8.61%) Business Analyst
6 113 (6.36%) Consultant
7 105 (5.91%) Test Manager
8 102 (5.74%) Test Engineer
9 96 (5.40%) Test Leader
10 64 (3.60%) Automation Tester
11 54 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
12 45 (2.53%) Senior Test Analyst
13 40 (2.25%) SAP Consultant
14 37 (2.08%) Software Tester
15 35 (1.97%) Test Specialist
16 32 (1.80%) Software Engineer
16 32 (1.80%) Systems Analyst
17 26 (1.46%) Junior
17 26 (1.46%) Functional Analyst
17 26 (1.46%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (12.94%) .NET
2 139 (7.82%) HTML
3 122 (6.86%) XML
4 93 (5.23%) ASP.NET
5 87 (4.89%) Web Services
6 65 (3.66%) JSP
7 57 (3.21%) JSON
8 56 (3.15%) SOAP
9 50 (2.81%) .NET Framework
10 46 (2.59%) CSS
11 44 (2.47%) REST
12 27 (1.52%) jQuery
13 24 (1.35%) Ajax
14 22 (1.24%) J2EE
14 22 (1.24%) Middleware
14 22 (1.24%) Gherkin
15 18 (1.01%) HTML5
16 17 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (0.84%) RESTful
18 14 (0.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.15%) Open Source
3 35 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 34 (1.91%) Mobile App
4 34 (1.91%) User Experience
5 28 (1.57%) NHS
6 22 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 22 (1.24%) Fixed Income
7 20 (1.12%) PDA
8 19 (1.07%) Equities
8 19 (1.07%) STB
8 19 (1.07%) Clustering
9 17 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 16 (0.90%) Smart Meter
11 14 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.62%) Derivative
12 11 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.56%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.56%) PKI
14 9 (0.51%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 163 (9.17%) Windows
2 144 (8.10%) UNIX
3 130 (7.31%) Linux
4 47 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.36%) Android
7 39 (2.19%) Apple iOS
8 30 (1.69%) Windows XP
9 28 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 24 (1.35%) AIX
11 18 (1.01%) Solaris
12 12 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.34%) VME
13 6 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.056%) webOS
16 1 (0.056%) VMS
16 1 (0.056%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 222 (12.49%) Software Testing
4 221 (12.43%) Scrum
5 194 (10.91%) Test Strategy
6 158 (8.89%) Waterfall
7 154 (8.66%) Test Automation
8 152 (8.55%) Regression Testing
9 146 (8.21%) Test Management
10 145 (8.16%) TDD
11 139 (7.82%) Integration Testing
12 137 (7.71%) Project Management
13 132 (7.42%) Validation
14 121 (6.81%) BDD
15 117 (6.58%) Automated Testing
16 115 (6.47%) Migration
17 108 (6.07%) Test Planning
18 102 (5.74%) CRM
18 102 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
19 98 (5.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 462 (25.98%) SQL
2 197 (11.08%) Java
3 156 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 149 (8.38%) C#
5 70 (3.94%) Ruby
6 69 (3.88%) Python
7 40 (2.25%) C
7 40 (2.25%) PL/SQL
8 37 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 31 (1.74%) VB
10 27 (1.52%) VBScript
11 26 (1.46%) VBA
12 25 (1.41%) PHP
13 24 (1.35%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.24%) C++
16 20 (1.12%) Perl
16 20 (1.12%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.79%) ABAP
18 11 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 305 (17.15%) Security Cleared
2 297 (16.70%) ISEB
3 274 (15.41%) ISTQB
4 205 (11.53%) SC Cleared
5 164 (9.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 99 (5.57%) DV Cleared
7 76 (4.27%) Degree
8 43 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 41 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (2.02%) MCITP
11 32 (1.80%) HND
12 27 (1.52%) VCP4
13 23 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (1.24%) MCSE
15 18 (1.01%) MCSA
15 18 (1.01%) MCTS
16 7 (0.39%) OCPJP
16 7 (0.39%) Sun Certification
17 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
17 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (15.07%) QA
2 15 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.51%) EMIR
5 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.22%) FATCA
7 4 (0.22%) SLA
8 3 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) COREP
10 1 (0.056%) FINREP
10 1 (0.056%) DICOM
System Software
1 21 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 21 (1.18%) VMware ESX
2 19 (1.07%) Hyper-V
3 18 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.51%) Nmap
5 3 (0.17%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) NDS
7 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 315 (17.72%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (1.07%) Netcool
4 11 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (0.62%) Puppet
5 10 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.51%) Nessus
7 8 (0.45%) Control-M
8 3 (0.17%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.056%) SCCM
10 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.056%) nmon
10 1 (0.056%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.056%) WSUS
10 1 (0.056%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.056%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 270 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 261 (14.68%) Oracle
3 246 (13.84%) HP
4 137 (7.71%) SAP
5 60 (3.37%) Citrix
6 43 (2.42%) VMware
7 29 (1.63%) Cisco
8 23 (1.29%) IBM
9 22 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
9 22 (1.24%) McAfee
10 21 (1.18%) Veritas
10 21 (1.18%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.07%) Siebel
12 14 (0.79%) Business Objects
12 14 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.62%) Sun
13 11 (0.62%) Remedy
13 11 (0.62%) Google
13 11 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.62%) F5
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Posted: 13 hours ago
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day To £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Gold Group
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 300 per day GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita ITPS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago