The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 163 147
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 657 786 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.59% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.90% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 467 520
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +18.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £16.40 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.20 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24006 27689 26589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 976 1113
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
London -12 270 £400 - 57
South East -24 101 £363 -3.33% 27
South West +37 78 £340 -2.85% 17
Yorkshire +39 60 £350 +2.94% 20
East of England +21 53 £338 -25.00% 9
West Midlands +19 39 £313 -12.28% 14
North West -35 18 £275 -20.28% 22
East Midlands -18 17 £250 -16.66% 7
North East +45 14 £325 +0.77% 3
Midlands +9 1 £358 +10.00% 21
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 520 (37.96%) Test Automation
2 482 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (24.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 311 (22.70%) Finance
5 291 (21.24%) Selenium
6 284 (20.73%) SQL
7 261 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 239 (17.45%) Java
9 218 (15.91%) QA
10 199 (14.53%) Scenario Testing
11 185 (13.50%) Scrum
11 185 (13.50%) Banking
12 182 (13.28%) JIRA
13 174 (12.70%) ISEB
14 169 (12.34%) Oracle
15 166 (12.12%) Regression Testing
16 156 (11.39%) ISTQB
17 153 (11.17%) Functional Testing
18 151 (11.02%) BDD
19 146 (10.66%) Migration
19 146 (10.66%) Cucumber
20 139 (10.15%) TDD
21 133 (9.71%) Jenkins
22 132 (9.64%) Security Cleared
23 128 (9.34%) Microsoft
23 128 (9.34%) Defect Management
24 127 (9.27%) Software Testing
25 126 (9.20%) WebDriver
26 125 (9.12%) HP
27 115 (8.39%) Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 48 (3.50%) Confluence
2 33 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.75%) CMS
3 24 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.24%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.80%) JBoss
6 11 (0.80%) SAS
6 11 (0.80%) Tuxedo
7 9 (0.66%) GlassFish
7 9 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.44%) Apache
8 6 (0.44%) Documentum
8 6 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 72 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (4.16%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) InVision
7 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.80%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.66%) Loan IQ
6 9 (0.66%) Maximo
7 8 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.51%) FLEXCUBE
8 7 (0.51%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.51%) SAP MM
8 7 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.44%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.44%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.88%) GitHub
3 12 (0.88%) PaaS
3 12 (0.88%) SaaS
4 9 (0.66%) OpenDNS
5 6 (0.44%) Office 365
5 6 (0.44%) Taleo
6 5 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.29%) IaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.15%) Boomi
9 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.75%) PuTTY
2 23 (1.68%) WinSCP
3 22 (1.61%) Wireless
4 20 (1.46%) Internet
5 14 (1.02%) DNS
6 11 (0.80%) Firewall
7 10 (0.73%) LTE
8 8 (0.58%) DVB
8 8 (0.58%) LAN
8 8 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.51%) 4G
9 7 (0.51%) Network Security
9 7 (0.51%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.36%) VPN
10 5 (0.36%) WAN
11 4 (0.29%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.29%) LDAP
11 4 (0.29%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.22%) HTTP
12 3 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
5 27 (1.97%) MySQL
6 26 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.66%) Maltego
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
14 6 (0.44%) Big Data
14 6 (0.44%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 291 (21.24%) Selenium
2 182 (13.28%) JIRA
3 146 (10.66%) Cucumber
4 133 (9.71%) Jenkins
5 126 (9.20%) WebDriver
6 82 (5.99%) SoapUI
7 70 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 66 (4.82%) HP UFT
9 58 (4.23%) LoadRunner
10 48 (3.50%) JMeter
11 47 (3.43%) JUnit
12 43 (3.14%) SpecFlow
13 41 (2.99%) Git (software)
14 40 (2.92%) Visual Studio
15 32 (2.34%) TeamCity
16 28 (2.04%) Eclipse
17 25 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
17 25 (1.82%) RSpec
18 23 (1.68%) Toad
19 22 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 311 (22.70%) Finance
2 185 (13.50%) Banking
3 98 (7.15%) Retail
4 62 (4.53%) Retail Banking
5 47 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.41%) Marketing
7 26 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.53%) Electronics
9 20 (1.46%) Games
10 19 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.31%) Front Office
12 17 (1.24%) Legal
13 15 (1.09%) Back Office
14 13 (0.95%) Law
15 11 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.66%) Billing
16 9 (0.66%) Publishing
17 8 (0.58%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 590 (43.07%) Analyst
2 390 (28.47%) Test Analyst
3 269 (19.64%) Tester
4 149 (10.88%) Business Analyst
5 127 (9.27%) Developer
6 105 (7.66%) Test Manager
7 97 (7.08%) Automation Tester
8 87 (6.35%) Test Engineer
9 86 (6.28%) Test Leader
10 56 (4.09%) Automation Test Analyst
11 55 (4.01%) Banking Analyst
12 54 (3.94%) Consultant
13 52 (3.80%) QA Engineer
14 48 (3.50%) Selenium Tester
15 42 (3.07%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 38 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
17 31 (2.26%) Java Developer
18 30 (2.19%) QA Tester
19 28 (2.04%) Financial Analyst
20 27 (1.97%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (7.01%) .NET
2 83 (6.06%) Web Services
3 77 (5.62%) SOAP
4 74 (5.40%) XML
5 51 (3.72%) REST
6 46 (3.36%) HTML
7 41 (2.99%) Gherkin
8 32 (2.34%) Spring
9 31 (2.26%) CSS
10 29 (2.12%) JSON
11 21 (1.53%) AngularJS
12 18 (1.31%) React
12 18 (1.31%) RESTful
13 16 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
14 15 (1.09%) HTML5
14 15 (1.09%) NumPy
14 15 (1.09%) OpenCV
14 15 (1.09%) Pandas
14 15 (1.09%) PyQt
14 15 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 33 (2.41%) User Experience
4 29 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (1.82%) STB
6 14 (1.02%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.02%) Smartphone
7 12 (0.88%) Derivative
7 12 (0.88%) Equities
8 11 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 11 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 11 (0.80%) Credit Risk
8 11 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (0.73%) IPTV
10 9 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.66%) Digital TV
10 9 (0.66%) NHS
11 8 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 91 (6.64%) Unix
2 86 (6.28%) Windows
3 78 (5.69%) Linux
4 22 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.80%) Android
7 11 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.44%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.29%) Solaris
9 4 (0.29%) VMS
10 3 (0.22%) AIX
10 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) HPUX
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.073%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (37.96%) Test Automation
2 482 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (24.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 261 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 199 (14.53%) Scenario Testing
6 185 (13.50%) Scrum
7 166 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 153 (11.17%) Functional Testing
9 151 (11.02%) BDD
10 146 (10.66%) Migration
11 139 (10.15%) TDD
12 128 (9.34%) Defect Management
13 127 (9.27%) Software Testing
14 115 (8.39%) Integration Testing
15 103 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 103 (7.52%) User Stories
16 98 (7.15%) Non-Functional Testing
17 94 (6.86%) Test Planning
18 93 (6.79%) Test Management
19 92 (6.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 284 (20.73%) SQL
2 239 (17.45%) Java
3 102 (7.45%) Python
4 92 (6.72%) C#
5 64 (4.67%) JavaScript
6 38 (2.77%) Ruby
7 36 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 34 (2.48%) PHP
8 34 (2.48%) Scala
9 27 (1.97%) C++
10 25 (1.82%) F#
11 21 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 20 (1.46%) VBScript
13 17 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.24%) VBA
14 16 (1.17%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.09%) Tcl
15 15 (1.09%) VB
16 14 (1.02%) C
16 14 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 174 (12.70%) ISEB
2 156 (11.39%) ISTQB
3 132 (9.64%) Security Cleared
4 109 (7.96%) Degree
5 97 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 87 (6.35%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 17 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (1.09%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.29%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.22%) CBAP
15 3 (0.22%) IIBA
16 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.15%) HNC
16 2 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (15.91%) QA
2 31 (2.26%) MiFID
3 18 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.02%) WCAG
5 12 (0.88%) SLA
6 11 (0.80%) EMIR
7 9 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.58%) IFRS
9 7 (0.51%) PMO
10 6 (0.44%) Basel II
10 6 (0.44%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.29%) FATCA
11 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.15%) SEPA
13 1 (0.073%) ARP4754
13 1 (0.073%) COREP
13 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.17%) vSphere
3 15 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.58%) Docker
6 6 (0.44%) Firmware
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.15%) LXC
9 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 89 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.17%) vRealize
3 12 (0.88%) Control-M
4 9 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.58%) Puppet
5 8 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.44%) Ansible
6 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 5 (0.36%) Kibana
8 4 (0.29%) Ganglia
8 4 (0.29%) nmon
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.22%) Consul
9 3 (0.22%) Grafana
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.15%) SCCM
10 2 (0.15%) SCOM
10 2 (0.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 169 (12.34%) Oracle
2 128 (9.34%) Microsoft
3 125 (9.12%) HP
4 93 (6.79%) SAP
5 34 (2.48%) VMware
6 32 (2.34%) IBM
7 22 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.24%) Adobe
9 15 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.02%) Informatica
11 13 (0.95%) Sybase
12 12 (0.88%) hybris
12 12 (0.88%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.58%) Citrix
13 8 (0.58%) Remedy
14 7 (0.51%) Google
14 7 (0.51%) McAfee
14 7 (0.51%) Motorola
14 7 (0.51%) Workday
15 6 (0.44%) Bloomberg
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Recann
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.08 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £430 to £463 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £598 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Stonewater
Rate: c. £35,000 (subject to experience)
Posted: 19 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago