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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 133 128 114
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 863 822 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.61% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.17% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 464 472
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 22
Average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +44.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £112.80 £43.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -15 772 £350 - 148
London -18 289 £400 +6.66% 53
South East +4 201 £326 +4.40% 23
South West +30 90 £370 -8.64% 18
Hampshire +7 86 £358 +12.33% 3
City of London -10 70 £400 - 18
Scotland +27 57 £349 +26.90% 9
North West -28 47 £328 +9.37% 11
East of England +5 46 £298 -8.46% 12
Yorkshire -35 46 £315 - 19
Edinburgh +3 28 £300 +23.71% 3
Berkshire -21 28 £388 +10.71% 10
Surrey +12 27 £325 +9.70% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 26 £295 +8.25% 6
West Yorkshire -41 26 £315 +2.43% 11
West Midlands -15 24 £250 -25.92% 11
Wales -14 23 £325 -13.33% 2
South Wales -8 21 £325 -13.33% 1
Somerset +7 20 £363 -4.60% 1
North East -13 20 £358 +79.04% 1
Manchester -16 20 £300 +5.26% 7
Gloucestershire -2 19 £464 +16.00% 3
Bristol -1 17 £320 -28.49% 3
Glasgow +9 16 £413 - 1
Taunton -7 15 £375 -1.31%
Leeds -28 15 £315 +5.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -1 14 £350 +16.66% 4
Oxfordshire -5 14 £295 +68.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 14 £358 +19.16% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 14 £358 +88.46% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 516 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (25.28%) SQL
3 444 (24.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 385 (20.89%) Finance
5 326 (17.69%) HP Quality Center
6 305 (16.55%) QA
7 294 (15.95%) Security Cleared
8 286 (15.52%) Oracle
9 279 (15.14%) ISTQB
10 277 (15.03%) ISEB
11 268 (14.54%) HP
12 259 (14.05%) Selenium
13 250 (13.56%) Microsoft
14 242 (13.13%) Software Testing
15 239 (12.97%) .NET
16 226 (12.26%) Scrum
17 222 (12.05%) Java
18 201 (10.91%) Test Strategy
19 200 (10.85%) SC Cleared
20 180 (9.77%) C#
21 178 (9.66%) Test Management
22 174 (9.44%) Windows
23 173 (9.39%) JIRA
24 165 (8.95%) Test Automation
25 161 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 156 (8.46%) JavaScript
27 151 (8.19%) TDD
28 148 (8.03%) Regression Testing
29 147 (7.98%) UNIX
29 147 (7.98%) Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 49 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.92%) CMS
3 16 (0.87%) WebLogic
3 16 (0.87%) IIS
4 14 (0.76%) JBoss
4 14 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.49%) Confluence
9 7 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.38%) SugarCRM
10 5 (0.27%) Apache
10 5 (0.27%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.22%) SAS
11 4 (0.22%) SAP EP
11 4 (0.22%) Lync
11 4 (0.22%) Sonic ESB
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 128 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.50%) MS Office
3 22 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.49%) MS Project
7 8 (0.43%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.22%) Mingle
9 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 95 (5.15%) Oracle EBS
2 41 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 18 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (0.92%) Agresso
7 16 (0.87%) SAP HR
8 15 (0.81%) Markit EDM
9 14 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 12 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.65%) SAP HCM
10 12 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.54%) SAP APO
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
13 8 (0.43%) Loan IQ
14 7 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.49%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Trello
3 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.054%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.054%) Taleo
5 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 47 (2.55%) SAN
3 44 (2.39%) HTTP
4 28 (1.52%) Firewall
5 20 (1.09%) HTTPS
6 18 (0.98%) Wireshark
7 16 (0.87%) SSL
8 14 (0.76%) Wireless
9 12 (0.65%) Intranet
9 12 (0.65%) Internet
9 12 (0.65%) FTP
10 11 (0.60%) VPN
11 9 (0.49%) WAN
12 8 (0.43%) LAN
13 7 (0.38%) Broadband
14 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.33%) DNS
14 6 (0.33%) DVB
14 6 (0.33%) NAS
15 5 (0.27%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.56%) Oracle Reports
3 75 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (2.71%) Relational Database
5 43 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.47%) MySQL
6 27 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 16 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
9 13 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (0.71%) EDRMS
10 11 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 11 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
11 10 (0.54%) QlikView
12 9 (0.49%) Data Mart
12 9 (0.49%) SAP BW
12 9 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 259 (14.05%) Selenium
2 173 (9.39%) JIRA
3 136 (7.38%) Cucumber
4 122 (6.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 121 (6.57%) WebDriver
6 80 (4.34%) LoadRunner
7 79 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 53 (2.88%) JMeter
9 49 (2.66%) Jenkins
10 46 (2.50%) TestDirector
10 46 (2.50%) Visual Studio
11 41 (2.22%) Subversion
12 38 (2.06%) Git (software)
13 37 (2.01%) JUnit
14 34 (1.84%) Maven
14 34 (1.84%) SpecFlow
15 33 (1.79%) SoapUI
16 29 (1.57%) Bugzilla
17 25 (1.36%) Eclipse
18 24 (1.30%) Calabash
General
1 385 (20.89%) Finance
2 117 (6.35%) Banking
3 66 (3.58%) Retail
4 48 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.01%) Marketing
6 34 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.57%) Electronics
9 25 (1.36%) Legal
10 21 (1.14%) General Ledger
11 15 (0.81%) Back Office
12 13 (0.71%) Advertising
12 13 (0.71%) Automotive
12 13 (0.71%) Billing
12 13 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.49%) Front Office
15 8 (0.43%) Games
16 4 (0.22%) Publishing
16 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 797 (43.24%) Analyst
2 565 (30.66%) Test Analyst
3 373 (20.24%) Tester
4 177 (9.60%) Business Analyst
5 149 (8.08%) Developer
6 122 (6.62%) Test Manager
7 113 (6.13%) Consultant
8 112 (6.08%) Test Engineer
9 84 (4.56%) Test Leader
10 75 (4.07%) Automation Tester
11 47 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
12 41 (2.22%) QA Tester
13 36 (1.95%) Senior Test Analyst
14 35 (1.90%) Performance Tester
15 34 (1.84%) Software Engineer
16 33 (1.79%) Test Specialist
17 30 (1.63%) Oracle Consultant
17 30 (1.63%) Junior
18 29 (1.57%) SAP Consultant
19 27 (1.47%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (12.97%) .NET
2 137 (7.43%) HTML
3 131 (7.11%) XML
4 96 (5.21%) ASP.NET
5 92 (4.99%) Web Services
6 73 (3.96%) JSP
7 64 (3.47%) SOAP
8 54 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 47 (2.55%) REST
10 42 (2.28%) CSS
11 36 (1.95%) JSON
12 34 (1.84%) Gherkin
13 28 (1.52%) Ajax
14 22 (1.19%) jQuery
15 21 (1.14%) RESTful
16 18 (0.98%) Middleware
17 17 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (0.92%) HTML5
18 16 (0.87%) WCF
19 14 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.09%) Open Source
3 48 (2.60%) User Experience
4 45 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 28 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 23 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.19%) STB
8 18 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 17 (0.92%) Equities
9 17 (0.92%) Derivative
9 17 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 15 (0.81%) NHS
10 15 (0.81%) PKI
11 14 (0.76%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.71%) PDA
13 12 (0.65%) Clustering
14 11 (0.60%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.54%) SWIFT
15 10 (0.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 174 (9.44%) Windows
2 147 (7.98%) UNIX
3 112 (6.08%) Linux
4 55 (2.98%) Android
5 47 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 45 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 41 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (1.95%) Windows XP
10 20 (1.09%) AIX
11 19 (1.03%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.27%) VME
14 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.27%) Solaris
15 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.16%) SUSE
17 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (24.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 242 (13.13%) Software Testing
4 226 (12.26%) Scrum
5 201 (10.91%) Test Strategy
6 178 (9.66%) Test Management
7 165 (8.95%) Test Automation
8 151 (8.19%) TDD
9 148 (8.03%) Regression Testing
10 147 (7.98%) Integration Testing
11 146 (7.92%) Automated Testing
12 141 (7.65%) Project Management
13 140 (7.60%) BDD
14 134 (7.27%) Waterfall
15 127 (6.89%) Performance Testing
16 117 (6.35%) Migration
17 112 (6.08%) Automation Testing
17 112 (6.08%) Test Planning
18 104 (5.64%) Manual Testing
19 103 (5.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 466 (25.28%) SQL
2 222 (12.05%) Java
3 180 (9.77%) C#
4 156 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.77%) Ruby
6 78 (4.23%) Python
7 47 (2.55%) VB
8 41 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 36 (1.95%) PHP
10 35 (1.90%) VBScript
11 34 (1.84%) PowerShell
12 31 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 26 (1.41%) VBA
14 23 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.25%) C
15 19 (1.03%) Perl
16 16 (0.87%) C++
17 15 (0.81%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.71%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 294 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 279 (15.14%) ISTQB
3 277 (15.03%) ISEB
4 200 (10.85%) SC Cleared
5 161 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 88 (4.77%) DV Cleared
7 78 (4.23%) Degree
8 36 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 30 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (1.36%) MCITP
11 23 (1.25%) HND
12 17 (0.92%) MCSE
12 17 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.71%) MCTS
14 12 (0.65%) MCSA
15 10 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.27%) CCNA
17 4 (0.22%) CCNP
18 3 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (16.55%) QA
2 15 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 15 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.65%) EMIR
4 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.33%) FATCA
6 5 (0.27%) GxP
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
10 1 (0.054%) COBIT
10 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.054%) SLA
10 1 (0.054%) HL7
10 1 (0.054%) DICOM
System Software
1 20 (1.09%) VMware ESX
2 19 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.71%) Nmap
6 7 (0.38%) Firmware
7 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.11%) XenApp
9 2 (0.11%) NDS
10 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 326 (17.69%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (0.71%) Nessus
3 13 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (0.71%) Netcool
4 9 (0.49%) Control-M
5 4 (0.22%) SCCM
5 4 (0.22%) SCOM
6 3 (0.16%) Puppet
6 3 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.16%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.054%) cPanel
8 1 (0.054%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.054%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.054%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 286 (15.52%) Oracle
2 268 (14.54%) HP
3 250 (13.56%) Microsoft
4 113 (6.13%) SAP
5 61 (3.31%) Citrix
6 43 (2.33%) IBM
6 43 (2.33%) VMware
7 23 (1.25%) Cisco
7 23 (1.25%) Siebel
8 19 (1.03%) Business Objects
9 18 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.71%) Veritas
10 13 (0.71%) McAfee
10 13 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
11 12 (0.65%) Remedy
11 12 (0.65%) Google
12 9 (0.49%) BMC
12 9 (0.49%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.43%) Informatica
13 8 (0.43%) Calypso
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South East London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £25 - £40 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £420 - £460 per day
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Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
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Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
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City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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