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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
Rank 143 125 139
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 795 950 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.90% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.33% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 592 519
Median daily rate £365 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 22
Median hourly rate £33.00 £35.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +19.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £23.95 £22.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £85.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
36787 40770 39839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.73% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26360 25795
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1195 1065
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -14 748 £375 +2.73% 175
London -13 278 £425 +6.25% 44
South East -19 120 £360 - 42
South West +20 69 £300 -14.28% 14
North West +1 65 £313 -14.14% 17
West Midlands +9 60 £325 -7.14% 16
East Midlands +41 54 £338 -15.62% 4
City of London -8 48 £475 +26.66% 11
Hampshire +4 37 £363 +2.47% 16
Yorkshire -21 36 £295 -6.34% 20
Northamptonshire +9 34 £403 +15.00% 1
Manchester -3 32 £240 -20.06% 13
North East -27 31 £310 -12.67% 5
Northampton +11 30 £419 +19.64%
West Yorkshire -6 30 £295 -13.23% 14
Tyne and Wear -25 30 £310 -11.42% 4
East of England -10 29 £450 +47.54% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 29 £318 -9.07% 4
Bristol +15 28 £300 -7.83% 6
Scotland -22 28 £300 +0.84% 1
Leeds -17 18 £288 -21.23% 12
Oxfordshire +3 17 £300 -30.63% 8
Berkshire -4 17 £525 +35.48% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 17 £375 +82.92% 2
Swindon +11 16 £325 -23.52% 1
Wiltshire +7 16 £325 -8.89% 2
Coventry -4 16 £400 -
Gloucestershire +11 15 £280 -41.05% 1
Surrey +8 15 £394 -7.89% 7
Hertfordshire +5 15 £450 +9.09% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 652 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (22.65%) Selenium
3 368 (22.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 357 (21.39%) Finance
5 342 (20.49%) SQL
6 323 (19.35%) QA
7 286 (17.14%) Java
8 213 (12.76%) Automated Testing
9 209 (12.52%) JIRA
10 207 (12.40%) Regression Testing
11 206 (12.34%) Scrum
12 197 (11.80%) ISEB
12 197 (11.80%) Test Automation
13 195 (11.68%) ISTQB
14 194 (11.62%) WebDriver
15 193 (11.56%) Functional Testing
16 191 (11.44%) Security Cleared
16 191 (11.44%) Oracle
17 182 (10.90%) Cucumber
18 178 (10.67%) TDD
19 177 (10.61%) BDD
20 169 (10.13%) Software Testing
21 168 (10.07%) Automation Testing
22 164 (9.83%) Test Strategy
23 158 (9.47%) Banking
24 156 (9.35%) C#
25 150 (8.99%) Defect Management
26 149 (8.93%) .NET
27 148 (8.87%) Microsoft
28 146 (8.75%) Migration

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 47 (2.82%) Confluence
2 45 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.02%) CMS
5 15 (0.90%) SAS
5 15 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.78%) JBoss
6 13 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.30%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.24%) Apache
10 4 (0.24%) Moodle
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.18%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.18%) IIS
12 2 (0.12%) Documentum
12 2 (0.12%) Liferay
Applications
1 90 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.95%) MS Office
3 41 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.42%) MS Project
6 4 (0.24%) Simulink
7 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.66%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.42%) Magento
8 7 (0.42%) SAP HR
8 7 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.36%) Loan IQ
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 6 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.04%) Office 365
2 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.84%) GitHub
4 7 (0.42%) Veeva
5 6 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.30%) PaaS
6 5 (0.30%) SaaS
7 4 (0.24%) IaaS
7 4 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.24%) Taleo
8 3 (0.18%) Force.com
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.12%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.060%) Boomi
10 1 (0.060%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.98%) Internet
2 13 (0.78%) Firewall
3 11 (0.66%) HTTP
3 11 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.60%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.48%) Network Security
5 8 (0.48%) Wireless
6 6 (0.36%) FTP
6 6 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.36%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.30%) WAN
8 4 (0.24%) ATM
8 4 (0.24%) BGP
8 4 (0.24%) HSRP
8 4 (0.24%) MPLS
8 4 (0.24%) OSPF
8 4 (0.24%) PPP
8 4 (0.24%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.18%) Intranet
9 3 (0.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
4 40 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.74%) Big Data
6 28 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.72%) DB2
9 12 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
10 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.54%) Star Schema
13 8 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.48%) QlikView
13 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 378 (22.65%) Selenium
2 209 (12.52%) JIRA
3 194 (11.62%) WebDriver
4 182 (10.90%) Cucumber
5 132 (7.91%) Jenkins
6 93 (5.57%) Git (software)
7 92 (5.51%) SoapUI
8 90 (5.39%) HP UFT
9 69 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 68 (4.07%) JUnit
11 48 (2.88%) JMeter
12 46 (2.76%) SpecFlow
12 46 (2.76%) Visual Studio
13 45 (2.70%) Protractor
14 42 (2.52%) GitLab
15 40 (2.40%) RSpec
16 37 (2.22%) LoadRunner
16 37 (2.22%) webpack
17 33 (1.98%) Maven
18 25 (1.50%) Subversion
General
1 357 (21.39%) Finance
2 158 (9.47%) Banking
3 115 (6.89%) Retail
4 55 (3.30%) Games
5 44 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.04%) Marketing
8 31 (1.86%) Back Office
8 31 (1.86%) Front Office
9 29 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.68%) Retail Banking
11 24 (1.44%) Electronics
12 20 (1.20%) Legal
13 17 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.78%) Law
15 11 (0.66%) Publishing
16 10 (0.60%) Advertising
17 9 (0.54%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 676 (40.50%) Analyst
2 437 (26.18%) Test Analyst
3 341 (20.43%) Tester
4 177 (10.61%) Business Analyst
5 153 (9.17%) Developer
6 133 (7.97%) Test Engineer
7 127 (7.61%) Automation Tester
8 104 (6.23%) Test Manager
9 100 (5.99%) Test Leader
10 82 (4.91%) QA Engineer
11 72 (4.31%) Consultant
12 66 (3.95%) Software Tester
13 62 (3.71%) Automation Test Analyst
14 60 (3.59%) QA Test Engineer
15 54 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
16 46 (2.76%) QA Tester
17 41 (2.46%) QA Analyst
18 39 (2.34%) Selenium Tester
19 38 (2.28%) Senior Test Analyst
20 37 (2.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.93%) .NET
2 110 (6.59%) XML
3 100 (5.99%) Web Services
4 81 (4.85%) SOAP
5 75 (4.49%) JSON
6 62 (3.71%) Gherkin
7 56 (3.36%) AngularJS
8 51 (3.06%) CSS
9 47 (2.82%) Node.js
10 40 (2.40%) HTML
10 40 (2.40%) REST
11 36 (2.16%) EJS
11 36 (2.16%) Express
12 35 (2.10%) RESTful
13 27 (1.62%) Spring
14 18 (1.08%) ASP.NET
15 17 (1.02%) J2EE
16 15 (0.90%) jQuery
17 13 (0.78%) .NET Framework
18 10 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.34%) Equities
4 31 (1.86%) Derivative
5 28 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.20%) EPoS
7 20 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.14%) User Experience
9 16 (0.96%) Fintech
10 15 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.84%) Clustering
12 13 (0.78%) Data Extraction
12 13 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.72%) NHS
14 11 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 117 (7.01%) Unix
2 99 (5.93%) Windows
3 82 (4.91%) Linux
4 26 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.08%) AIX
9 18 (1.08%) Windows Server
10 17 (1.02%) Windows XP
11 15 (0.90%) Android
12 14 (0.84%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.24%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.060%) OS/400
15 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (22.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 213 (12.76%) Automated Testing
4 207 (12.40%) Regression Testing
5 206 (12.34%) Scrum
6 197 (11.80%) Test Automation
7 193 (11.56%) Functional Testing
8 178 (10.67%) TDD
9 177 (10.61%) BDD
10 169 (10.13%) Software Testing
11 168 (10.07%) Automation Testing
12 164 (9.83%) Test Strategy
13 150 (8.99%) Defect Management
14 146 (8.75%) Migration
15 145 (8.69%) User Stories
16 141 (8.45%) Manual Testing
17 131 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
18 130 (7.79%) Performance Testing
19 128 (7.67%) SDLC
20 117 (7.01%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 342 (20.49%) SQL
2 286 (17.14%) Java
3 156 (9.35%) C#
4 115 (6.89%) JavaScript
5 72 (4.31%) Python
6 51 (3.06%) Scala
7 42 (2.52%) Ruby
8 40 (2.40%) PL/SQL
9 38 (2.28%) C++
10 31 (1.86%) C
10 31 (1.86%) VB
11 30 (1.80%) VBScript
12 27 (1.62%) F#
13 26 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.20%) VBA
15 17 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.96%) PHP
17 14 (0.84%) Groovy
18 12 (0.72%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 197 (11.80%) ISEB
2 195 (11.68%) ISTQB
3 191 (11.44%) Security Cleared
4 115 (6.89%) SC Cleared
5 86 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 81 (4.85%) Degree
7 42 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.84%) MCITP
12 13 (0.78%) MCSA
12 13 (0.78%) MCSE
12 13 (0.78%) MCTS
13 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.48%) PMP
14 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.18%) HND
16 3 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (19.35%) QA
2 36 (2.16%) WCAG
3 22 (1.32%) MiFID
4 13 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.54%) SDET
6 7 (0.42%) SLA
7 6 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 6 (0.36%) GMP
8 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.24%) COBIT
9 4 (0.24%) EMIR
9 4 (0.24%) GxP
10 3 (0.18%) FATCA
10 3 (0.18%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.18%) SEPA
11 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.12%) GAMP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.30%) Firmware
3 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.24%) Docker
5 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.12%) HDFS
6 2 (0.12%) LXC
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 118 (7.07%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (0.84%) Netcool
4 9 (0.54%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 7 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
5 7 (0.42%) Oozie
6 5 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.24%) Puppet
7 4 (0.24%) SCCM
8 3 (0.18%) Control-M
8 3 (0.18%) Ganglia
8 3 (0.18%) nmon
9 2 (0.12%) Ansible
9 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 191 (11.44%) Oracle
2 148 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 133 (7.97%) HP
4 98 (5.87%) SAP
5 31 (1.86%) Atlassian
6 28 (1.68%) Citrix
7 27 (1.62%) IBM
8 18 (1.08%) Informatica
9 17 (1.02%) Intel Security
10 16 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
10 16 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.90%) webMethods
12 14 (0.84%) Veritas
13 13 (0.78%) NetSuite
14 12 (0.72%) hybris
15 11 (0.66%) Siebel
16 10 (0.60%) ILOG
17 9 (0.54%) Guidewire
18 8 (0.48%) SmartStream
18 8 (0.48%) Sybase
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Adteq
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £334 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Eastleigh
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £270 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £383.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £383.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £385 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
United Kingdom
Maclellan Smith
Rate: Market rates paid
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago