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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 152 113 145
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 847 1080 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.96% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.42% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 660 553
Median daily rate £368 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 21
Median hourly rate £36.75 £38.44 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% +34.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £26.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.44 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +34.85%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -32 788 £375 +4.16% 202
London -21 293 £420 +5.00% 70
South East -27 131 £343 -2.83% 22
South West +13 70 £348 -0.71% 26
North West -21 64 £313 -10.71% 29
West Midlands -11 57 £375 +25.00% 8
Hampshire -3 49 £344 -8.33% 7
North East -23 49 £372 +2.68% 2
Tyne and Wear -23 47 £372 +6.35% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 46 £388 +10.71% 1
City of London -29 45 £450 +15.38% 23
Scotland -21 44 £275 -8.33% 3
East Midlands +9 43 £331 -24.28% 8
East of England -3 37 £315 -3.23% 17
Yorkshire -33 33 £313 +4.16% 20
West Yorkshire -12 28 £300 - 11
Manchester -21 27 £303 +0.83% 20
Northamptonshire -1 25 £375 +15.38%
Northampton +8 24 £394 +12.50%
Oxfordshire +10 23 £200 -33.33% 5
Gloucestershire +17 20 £330 -30.52% 10
Leeds -16 19 £300 - 8
Oxford +12 18 £200 -36.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 18 £375 +25.00% 2
Shropshire +8 16 £400 +45.45% 1
Bristol +4 16 £325 +1.48% 6
Wiltshire +4 16 £348 -2.38% 5
Hertfordshire +3 16 £304 -12.20% 4
Telford +3 15 £400 +45.45% 1
Glasgow -4 15 £305 +7.01% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 678 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (22.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 370 (21.26%) SQL
4 362 (20.80%) Finance
5 358 (20.57%) Selenium
6 297 (17.07%) QA
7 296 (17.01%) Java
8 230 (13.22%) Security Cleared
9 224 (12.87%) ISTQB
10 222 (12.76%) JIRA
10 222 (12.76%) ISEB
10 222 (12.76%) Regression Testing
11 217 (12.47%) Scrum
12 200 (11.49%) Software Testing
13 199 (11.44%) Automated Testing
14 191 (10.98%) Oracle
15 188 (10.80%) Test Automation
16 181 (10.40%) Test Strategy
17 179 (10.29%) Functional Testing
18 175 (10.06%) BDD
19 170 (9.77%) WebDriver
19 170 (9.77%) Microsoft
20 168 (9.66%) .NET
21 165 (9.48%) Migration
21 165 (9.48%) Automation Testing
22 162 (9.31%) C#
23 154 (8.85%) Defect Management
24 153 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
24 153 (8.79%) Cucumber
25 150 (8.62%) TDD

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 56 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.76%) Confluence
3 22 (1.26%) CMS
4 18 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 16 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.69%) JBoss
6 12 (0.69%) SAS
7 11 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.23%) Apache
10 4 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.23%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.17%) IIS
11 3 (0.17%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.17%) Mule
11 3 (0.17%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 97 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.08%) MS Office
3 48 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.57%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Simulink
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 40 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.69%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.63%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.46%) Magento
8 8 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.46%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 6 (0.34%) SAP SD
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.72%) Office 365
2 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
4 11 (0.63%) GitHub
5 7 (0.40%) PaaS
5 7 (0.40%) Veeva
6 6 (0.34%) SaaS
7 5 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.23%) IaaS
8 4 (0.23%) Taleo
9 3 (0.17%) Force.com
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.11%) CloudBees
10 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.72%) Internet
2 13 (0.75%) HTTP
3 12 (0.69%) Wireshark
4 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.40%) Firewall
5 7 (0.40%) Network Security
5 7 (0.40%) VoIP
5 7 (0.40%) WAN
6 6 (0.34%) PuTTY
6 6 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.29%) ATM
7 5 (0.29%) FTP
7 5 (0.29%) Intranet
7 5 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.29%) Wireless
8 4 (0.23%) LAN
9 3 (0.17%) MPLS
9 3 (0.17%) PPP
9 3 (0.17%) SAN
9 3 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 45 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (1.72%) Big Data
6 29 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 24 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.21%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
10 15 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.63%) Star Schema
13 10 (0.57%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.52%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.46%) DB2
16 7 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 358 (20.57%) Selenium
2 222 (12.76%) JIRA
3 170 (9.77%) WebDriver
4 153 (8.79%) Cucumber
5 112 (6.44%) Jenkins
6 99 (5.69%) HP UFT
7 87 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 83 (4.77%) Git (software)
9 77 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 59 (3.39%) JUnit
11 56 (3.22%) SpecFlow
12 49 (2.82%) JMeter
13 43 (2.47%) Visual Studio
14 42 (2.41%) Protractor
15 39 (2.24%) LoadRunner
16 37 (2.13%) GitLab
16 37 (2.13%) webpack
17 32 (1.84%) RSpec
18 27 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 27 (1.55%) Maven
General
1 362 (20.80%) Finance
2 140 (8.05%) Banking
3 111 (6.38%) Retail
4 53 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.93%) Games
6 40 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.01%) Marketing
8 33 (1.90%) Back Office
9 27 (1.55%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.38%) Electronics
11 23 (1.32%) Retail Banking
12 22 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (1.15%) Front Office
14 19 (1.09%) Legal
15 13 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.75%) Publishing
16 12 (0.69%) Law
17 10 (0.57%) Advertising
17 10 (0.57%) Billing
18 9 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 713 (40.98%) Analyst
2 460 (26.44%) Test Analyst
3 345 (19.83%) Tester
4 176 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 155 (8.91%) Developer
6 127 (7.30%) Automation Tester
7 125 (7.18%) Test Engineer
8 121 (6.95%) Test Manager
9 103 (5.92%) Test Leader
10 83 (4.77%) Consultant
11 64 (3.68%) QA Engineer
12 60 (3.45%) Software Tester
13 58 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
14 52 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
15 48 (2.76%) QA Test Engineer
16 41 (2.36%) Senior Test Analyst
17 38 (2.18%) QA Analyst
18 37 (2.13%) Selenium Tester
18 37 (2.13%) Service Analyst
19 35 (2.01%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (9.66%) .NET
2 108 (6.21%) XML
3 96 (5.52%) Web Services
4 78 (4.48%) JSON
5 72 (4.14%) SOAP
6 52 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 50 (2.87%) Gherkin
8 45 (2.59%) CSS
9 44 (2.53%) Node.js
10 41 (2.36%) REST
11 38 (2.18%) HTML
12 36 (2.07%) EJS
12 36 (2.07%) Express
13 28 (1.61%) RESTful
14 21 (1.21%) ASP.NET
14 21 (1.21%) jQuery
14 21 (1.21%) Spring
15 13 (0.75%) .NET Framework
16 12 (0.69%) J2EE
16 12 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 149 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.01%) Equities
4 26 (1.49%) Derivative
5 25 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 23 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (1.26%) Fixed Income
8 20 (1.15%) Clustering
8 20 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.09%) EPoS
9 19 (1.09%) User Experience
10 18 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.86%) NHS
12 14 (0.80%) Data Extraction
12 14 (0.80%) Smart Meter
13 12 (0.69%) Data Conversion
14 10 (0.57%) Fintech
14 10 (0.57%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 120 (6.90%) Unix
2 99 (5.69%) Windows
3 84 (4.83%) Linux
4 32 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.38%) Windows 10
8 23 (1.32%) AIX
9 22 (1.26%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.21%) Windows Server
11 19 (1.09%) Android
12 18 (1.03%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.17%) Solaris
14 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.057%) OS/400
14 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (22.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 222 (12.76%) Regression Testing
4 217 (12.47%) Scrum
5 200 (11.49%) Software Testing
6 199 (11.44%) Automated Testing
7 188 (10.80%) Test Automation
8 181 (10.40%) Test Strategy
9 179 (10.29%) Functional Testing
10 175 (10.06%) BDD
11 165 (9.48%) Automation Testing
11 165 (9.48%) Migration
12 154 (8.85%) Defect Management
13 150 (8.62%) TDD
14 146 (8.39%) SDLC
14 146 (8.39%) User Stories
15 135 (7.76%) Manual Testing
16 125 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
16 125 (7.18%) Performance Testing
17 121 (6.95%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 370 (21.26%) SQL
2 296 (17.01%) Java
3 162 (9.31%) C#
4 112 (6.44%) JavaScript
5 67 (3.85%) Python
6 47 (2.70%) C++
7 43 (2.47%) Scala
8 39 (2.24%) PL/SQL
8 39 (2.24%) VB
9 38 (2.18%) C
9 38 (2.18%) Ruby
10 35 (2.01%) F#
11 30 (1.72%) VBScript
12 28 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.44%) VBA
14 23 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.03%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.92%) VB6
17 14 (0.80%) PHP
18 13 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 230 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 224 (12.87%) ISTQB
3 222 (12.76%) ISEB
4 142 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 109 (6.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 83 (4.77%) Degree
7 52 (2.99%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.15%) MCITP
8 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.09%) MCSA
9 19 (1.09%) MCSE
9 19 (1.09%) MCTS
10 18 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.34%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.34%) PMP
14 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (17.07%) QA
2 31 (1.78%) WCAG
3 16 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.80%) SLA
5 10 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (0.57%) MiFID
6 7 (0.40%) SDET
7 6 (0.34%) GMP
8 5 (0.29%) GxP
9 4 (0.23%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) Basel III
10 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.17%) FATCA
10 3 (0.17%) SEPA
11 2 (0.11%) COREP
11 2 (0.11%) GAMP
11 2 (0.11%) GPG13
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.23%) Docker
4 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.17%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.11%) LXC
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.057%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 153 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
3 20 (1.15%) Netcool
4 7 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 6 (0.34%) Oozie
6 5 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.23%) Puppet
8 3 (0.17%) Control-M
8 3 (0.17%) SCCM
9 2 (0.11%) Ansible
9 2 (0.11%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.11%) nmon
9 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.11%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.057%) Grafana
10 1 (0.057%) Graphite
10 1 (0.057%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.057%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.057%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 191 (10.98%) Oracle
2 170 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 149 (8.56%) HP
4 129 (7.41%) SAP
5 31 (1.78%) Atlassian
6 29 (1.67%) Citrix
7 23 (1.32%) Intel Security
8 21 (1.21%) Informatica
9 20 (1.15%) Veritas
10 19 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.03%) IBM
12 17 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
13 16 (0.92%) ILOG
14 14 (0.80%) NetSuite
14 14 (0.80%) webMethods
15 13 (0.75%) Siebel
16 12 (0.69%) Sybase
16 12 (0.69%) VMware
17 11 (0.63%) Remedy
18 10 (0.57%) hybris
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 Per Day Limited Company / Umbrella Company Basis
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £297 per day + On Limited Company basis
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Gibbs S3
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Michael Page International
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday