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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 154 111 111
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 869 1170 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 2.01% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.50% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 742 649
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 13
Median hourly rate £33.69 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £27.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.81 £41.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.69 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% +1.66%

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -50 780 £350 - 188
London -22 304 £393 -1.75% 48
South East -49 146 £335 -4.28% 41
West Midlands -12 82 £330 +10.00% 11
Scotland -3 68 £285 -12.30% 6
South West +9 62 £325 +4.83% 25
Hampshire -29 50 £325 -7.14% 10
North East -30 50 £314 -12.84% 6
North West -34 46 £328 -3.67% 21
Tyne and Wear -27 45 £318 -10.56% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 45 £318 -10.56% 3
Yorkshire -36 45 £388 +27.04% 22
City of London -17 35 £421 +5.31% 14
West Yorkshire -27 34 £318 +10.43% 14
Berkshire +5 31 £325 -8.45% 5
Manchester -15 30 £328 +5.64% 15
Coventry -15 29 £400 +33.33% 1
Leeds -26 25 £308 +9.82% 10
Glasgow +5 23 £315 - 1
East of England +3 22 £400 +23.07% 9
Buckinghamshire +3 19 £375 +42.85% 5
Bristol 0 18 £294 +5.85% 5
Edinburgh -16 18 £290 -13.10% 2
East Midlands -12 17 £345 -2.12% 5
Renfrewshire - 17 £275 - 2
Gloucestershire +15 16 £406 +1.81% 11
Milton Keynes +6 16 £375 +42.85% 3
Wiltshire +3 16 £306 +4.70% 3
Erskine - 16 £275 - 2
Andover -2 13 £375 +3.44%

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 575 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (24.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 413 (23.27%) Finance
4 405 (22.82%) SQL
5 288 (16.23%) Java
6 285 (16.06%) Security Cleared
7 284 (16.00%) ISEB
8 269 (15.15%) Selenium
9 268 (15.10%) ISTQB
10 239 (13.46%) Regression Testing
11 237 (13.35%) QA
11 237 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
12 228 (12.85%) HP
12 228 (12.85%) Test Strategy
13 215 (12.11%) Software Testing
14 208 (11.72%) Microsoft
14 208 (11.72%) Functional Testing
15 206 (11.61%) Defect Management
16 201 (11.32%) SC Cleared
17 196 (11.04%) Scrum
18 189 (10.65%) .NET
19 186 (10.48%) JIRA
20 183 (10.31%) Migration
21 181 (10.20%) Oracle
22 178 (10.03%) Test Automation
23 170 (9.58%) Integration Testing
24 166 (9.35%) Banking
25 158 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 157 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
27 154 (8.68%) C#

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 58 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.46%) Confluence
3 20 (1.13%) CMS
4 16 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.68%) SAS
7 9 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.34%) Mule
8 6 (0.34%) Mule ESB
8 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.17%) IIS
11 3 (0.17%) Liferay
11 3 (0.17%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 124 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.79%) MS Office
3 44 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 42 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.62%) MS Project
6 9 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 39 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.73%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.51%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 8 (0.45%) Magento
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.45%) SAP BPC
9 7 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.34%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.34%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.28%) SAP HCM
12 4 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (0.56%) Office 365
3 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.34%) GitHub
5 5 (0.28%) PaaS
5 5 (0.28%) SaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.11%) CloudBees
6 2 (0.11%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.11%) Taleo
7 1 (0.056%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.056%) Force.com
7 1 (0.056%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.056%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.01%) Internet
2 16 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.73%) HTTP
4 9 (0.51%) WAN
4 9 (0.51%) Wireless
4 9 (0.51%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.45%) DVB
5 8 (0.45%) LAN
6 7 (0.39%) VoIP
7 5 (0.28%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) FTP
8 4 (0.23%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.23%) SAN
9 3 (0.17%) Broadband
9 3 (0.17%) Firewall
9 3 (0.17%) Intranet
9 3 (0.17%) Network Security
9 3 (0.17%) TACACS
9 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 23 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.07%) Big Data
7 18 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (0.96%) MySQL
9 14 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.68%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
13 8 (0.45%) DB2
13 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 269 (15.15%) Selenium
2 186 (10.48%) JIRA
3 128 (7.21%) WebDriver
4 124 (6.99%) HP UFT
5 99 (5.58%) Cucumber
6 81 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 69 (3.89%) SoapUI
8 65 (3.66%) SpecFlow
9 60 (3.38%) Jenkins
10 59 (3.32%) Visual Studio
11 55 (3.10%) LoadRunner
12 49 (2.76%) Git (software)
13 43 (2.42%) JMeter
14 36 (2.03%) Protractor
15 23 (1.30%) GitLab
15 23 (1.30%) JUnit
15 23 (1.30%) TestDirector
16 20 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (1.13%) Subversion
17 19 (1.07%) WinRunner
General
1 413 (23.27%) Finance
2 166 (9.35%) Banking
3 114 (6.42%) Retail
4 54 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 33 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.41%) Retail Banking
8 23 (1.30%) Games
9 21 (1.18%) Front Office
10 20 (1.13%) Back Office
10 20 (1.13%) Marketing
10 20 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (0.96%) Legal
12 15 (0.85%) Electronics
13 13 (0.73%) Publishing
14 11 (0.62%) Advertising
15 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.51%) Billing
17 6 (0.34%) Law
17 6 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 856 (48.23%) Analyst
2 597 (33.63%) Test Analyst
3 297 (16.73%) Tester
4 178 (10.03%) Business Analyst
5 124 (6.99%) Test Manager
6 118 (6.65%) Developer
7 112 (6.31%) Test Leader
8 108 (6.08%) Automation Tester
9 95 (5.35%) Test Engineer
10 83 (4.68%) Consultant
11 59 (3.32%) Automation Test Analyst
12 54 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
13 53 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
14 43 (2.42%) Service Analyst
15 42 (2.37%) UAT Analyst
16 38 (2.14%) Software Tester
17 37 (2.08%) UAT Test Analyst
18 35 (1.97%) Agile Test Analyst
18 35 (1.97%) Banking Analyst
18 35 (1.97%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (10.65%) .NET
2 109 (6.14%) XML
3 98 (5.52%) Web Services
4 72 (4.06%) HTML
5 68 (3.83%) SOAP
6 42 (2.37%) ASP.NET
7 40 (2.25%) AngularJS
8 38 (2.14%) CSS
9 36 (2.03%) JSON
10 32 (1.80%) REST
11 31 (1.75%) Gherkin
12 27 (1.52%) Node.js
13 24 (1.35%) RESTful
14 23 (1.30%) EJS
14 23 (1.30%) Express
15 20 (1.13%) jQuery
16 18 (1.01%) .NET Framework
17 10 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
17 10 (0.56%) Middleware
18 7 (0.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.08%) User Experience
4 35 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.41%) Equities
6 23 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (1.30%) Smart Meter
7 22 (1.24%) Credit Risk
7 22 (1.24%) Fixed Income
8 20 (1.13%) Clustering
8 20 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 16 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.79%) EPoS
12 14 (0.79%) IVR
13 13 (0.73%) PDA
13 13 (0.73%) SWIFT
14 12 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.62%) STB
Operating Systems
1 136 (7.66%) Unix
2 122 (6.87%) Windows
3 109 (6.14%) Linux
4 32 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.13%) AIX
8 19 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.07%) Windows XP
9 17 (0.96%) Windows Server
10 16 (0.90%) Android
11 12 (0.68%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.39%) VME
13 5 (0.28%) Solaris
14 3 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.056%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.056%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (24.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 239 (13.46%) Regression Testing
4 228 (12.85%) Test Strategy
5 215 (12.11%) Software Testing
6 208 (11.72%) Functional Testing
7 206 (11.61%) Defect Management
8 196 (11.04%) Scrum
9 183 (10.31%) Migration
10 178 (10.03%) Test Automation
11 170 (9.58%) Integration Testing
12 154 (8.68%) BDD
13 143 (8.06%) Automated Testing
14 139 (7.83%) SDLC
15 129 (7.27%) System Integration Testing
16 128 (7.21%) Test Planning
17 118 (6.65%) System Testing
18 116 (6.54%) Test Management
19 108 (6.08%) TDD
20 107 (6.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 405 (22.82%) SQL
2 288 (16.23%) Java
3 154 (8.68%) C#
4 115 (6.48%) JavaScript
5 65 (3.66%) C
6 60 (3.38%) Python
7 54 (3.04%) VB
8 44 (2.48%) Ruby
9 43 (2.42%) C++
10 42 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 36 (2.03%) VBScript
12 35 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 29 (1.63%) F#
14 25 (1.41%) VBA
15 23 (1.30%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.18%) PHP
17 20 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.73%) Groovy
19 12 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 285 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 284 (16.00%) ISEB
3 268 (15.10%) ISTQB
4 201 (11.32%) SC Cleared
5 158 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 91 (5.13%) Degree
7 60 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (1.75%) MCITP
10 28 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 22 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (1.07%) MCSA
12 19 (1.07%) MCSE
12 19 (1.07%) MCTS
13 14 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
16 8 (0.45%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.39%) PMI Certification
18 5 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (13.35%) QA
2 15 (0.85%) Solvency II
3 14 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.79%) SLA
4 13 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.56%) GxP
5 10 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (0.45%) COREP
7 7 (0.39%) Basel II
7 7 (0.39%) WCAG
8 6 (0.34%) Basel III
8 6 (0.34%) SDET
9 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.17%) FINREP
10 3 (0.17%) GPG13
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.11%) GMP
11 2 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 43 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 17 (0.96%) VMware ESX
3 17 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) XenApp
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.056%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.056%) Docker
6 1 (0.056%) HDFS
6 1 (0.056%) LXC
Systems Management
1 237 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (1.07%) Netcool
4 7 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.23%) Control-M
5 4 (0.23%) SCCM
5 4 (0.23%) WMI
6 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.17%) SCOM
7 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.11%) Oozie
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.056%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.056%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 228 (12.85%) HP
2 208 (11.72%) Microsoft
3 181 (10.20%) Oracle
4 122 (6.87%) SAP
5 32 (1.80%) Citrix
6 27 (1.52%) VMware
7 23 (1.30%) Intel Security
8 22 (1.24%) IBM
8 22 (1.24%) Veritas
9 16 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 15 (0.85%) Informatica
11 13 (0.73%) Cisco
12 12 (0.68%) Cognos
12 12 (0.68%) ILOG
13 11 (0.62%) Siebel
13 11 (0.62%) Sybase
14 10 (0.56%) JD Edwards
14 10 (0.56%) Remedy
15 9 (0.51%) Adobe
16 8 (0.45%) Red Hat
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Mason Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Specific Expences
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum £32,000 - £42,000 plus £6,000 car al
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £434.99 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day web tester, Jira, Quality
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Interserve plc
Posted: 8 days ago