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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / England
Rank 145 140 133
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 726 847 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.73% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.09% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 525 547
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 20
Median hourly rate £36.75 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.47% +8.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £38.10 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £170.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -1 289 £425 +3.03% 55
South East -10 125 £350 - 29
South West +19 89 £353 -6.00% 15
North West +6 46 £316 -6.98% 21
West Midlands -1 44 £350 +7.69% 18
East Midlands +6 41 £364 -6.12% 8
East of England -9 34 £338 +8.00% 10
North East -21 31 £310 - 6
Yorkshire -7 24 £275 -8.33% 24
Midlands +8 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 541 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (23.58%) Selenium
2 350 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 348 (23.45%) Finance
4 320 (21.56%) SQL
5 287 (19.34%) QA
6 261 (17.59%) Java
7 253 (17.05%) Test Strategy
8 201 (13.54%) Test Automation
9 199 (13.41%) Oracle
10 192 (12.94%) ISEB
10 192 (12.94%) Automated Testing
11 184 (12.40%) Banking
12 183 (12.33%) Functional Testing
13 177 (11.93%) Regression Testing
14 174 (11.73%) Scrum
14 174 (11.73%) ISTQB
15 169 (11.39%) WebDriver
16 168 (11.32%) Cucumber
17 165 (11.12%) JIRA
18 161 (10.85%) TDD
19 155 (10.44%) Defect Management
20 152 (10.24%) Migration
21 151 (10.18%) Automation Testing
22 150 (10.11%) Security Cleared
23 145 (9.77%) BDD
24 138 (9.30%) Software Testing
25 135 (9.10%) Jenkins
26 121 (8.15%) Performance Testing
27 120 (8.09%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 42 (2.83%) Confluence
2 33 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 22 (1.48%) CMS
4 22 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 20 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 13 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (0.88%) JBoss
7 12 (0.81%) GlassFish
8 10 (0.67%) Tuxedo
9 9 (0.61%) Apache
9 9 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.54%) SAS
11 6 (0.40%) Moodle
12 5 (0.34%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.27%) IIS
14 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 79 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.64%) MS Office
3 29 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.47%) MS Project
6 4 (0.27%) Simulink
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.067%) InVision
7 1 (0.067%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.067%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
2 21 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (1.01%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.81%) Loan IQ
8 11 (0.74%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
10 9 (0.61%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.54%) FLEXCUBE
11 8 (0.54%) SAP HR
12 7 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
14 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
15 4 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.28%) GitHub
1 19 (1.28%) Office 365
2 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.54%) PaaS
3 8 (0.54%) Taleo
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.34%) Veeva
6 4 (0.27%) SaaS
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.13%) Boomi
8 2 (0.13%) Force.com
9 1 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.067%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.067%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.067%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.067%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.067%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.067%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.95%) Internet
2 20 (1.35%) PuTTY
3 17 (1.15%) WinSCP
4 15 (1.01%) Firewall
5 13 (0.88%) Network Security
6 11 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.40%) HTTP
7 6 (0.40%) Wireless
8 5 (0.34%) FTP
8 5 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.34%) LDAP
9 4 (0.27%) WAN
10 3 (0.20%) BGP
10 3 (0.20%) DVB
10 3 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.20%) LAN
10 3 (0.20%) MPLS
10 3 (0.20%) OSPF
10 3 (0.20%) PPP
10 3 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 42 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
5 26 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.21%) Big Data
8 17 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.61%) DB2
15 8 (0.54%) MySQL
15 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
16 7 (0.47%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 350 (23.58%) Selenium
2 169 (11.39%) WebDriver
3 168 (11.32%) Cucumber
4 165 (11.12%) JIRA
5 135 (9.10%) Jenkins
6 88 (5.93%) SoapUI
7 80 (5.39%) HP UFT
8 76 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 60 (4.04%) JUnit
10 45 (3.03%) RSpec
10 45 (3.03%) SpecFlow
11 42 (2.83%) Git (software)
12 38 (2.56%) JMeter
13 35 (2.36%) LoadRunner
14 33 (2.22%) Eclipse
15 30 (2.02%) Visual Studio
16 28 (1.89%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
17 23 (1.55%) Toad
18 20 (1.35%) Appium
General
1 348 (23.45%) Finance
2 184 (12.40%) Banking
3 87 (5.86%) Retail
4 50 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.83%) Games
6 41 (2.76%) Retail Banking
7 38 (2.56%) Marketing
8 32 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.82%) Front Office
10 26 (1.75%) Electronics
11 24 (1.62%) Back Office
12 21 (1.42%) Legal
13 19 (1.28%) Investment Banking
14 16 (1.08%) Law
15 15 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.54%) Advertising
17 8 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
18 5 (0.34%) Automotive
18 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 587 (39.56%) Analyst
2 392 (26.42%) Test Analyst
3 315 (21.23%) Tester
4 144 (9.70%) Business Analyst
5 132 (8.89%) Developer
6 111 (7.48%) Test Engineer
7 108 (7.28%) Test Manager
8 106 (7.14%) Automation Tester
9 103 (6.94%) Test Leader
10 82 (5.53%) QA Engineer
11 60 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
12 58 (3.91%) Consultant
13 51 (3.44%) Banking Analyst
14 50 (3.37%) QA Test Engineer
15 46 (3.10%) Software Tester
16 44 (2.96%) Selenium Tester
16 44 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
17 42 (2.83%) QA Tester
18 38 (2.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
19 36 (2.43%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (8.02%) .NET
2 92 (6.20%) XML
3 91 (6.13%) SOAP
4 85 (5.73%) Web Services
5 61 (4.11%) Gherkin
6 54 (3.64%) JSON
7 52 (3.50%) REST
8 40 (2.70%) HTML
9 38 (2.56%) Spring
10 32 (2.16%) CSS
11 25 (1.68%) RESTful
12 23 (1.55%) AngularJS
13 19 (1.28%) J2EE
14 17 (1.15%) Struts
15 15 (1.01%) HTML5
16 13 (0.88%) Hibernate
16 13 (0.88%) JSTL
17 12 (0.81%) JSP
17 12 (0.81%) Middleware
17 12 (0.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 29 (1.95%) Derivative
6 27 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.75%) Equities
8 23 (1.55%) User Experience
9 15 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.01%) Data Centre
10 14 (0.94%) Fintech
10 14 (0.94%) Smartphone
11 12 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 12 (0.81%) NHS
12 11 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.61%) Life Science
14 9 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 114 (7.68%) Unix
2 90 (6.06%) Windows
3 71 (4.78%) Linux
4 19 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.67%) Android
9 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.20%) AIX
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.13%) Solaris
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.067%) HPUX
14 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 253 (17.05%) Test Strategy
4 201 (13.54%) Test Automation
5 192 (12.94%) Automated Testing
6 183 (12.33%) Functional Testing
7 177 (11.93%) Regression Testing
8 174 (11.73%) Scrum
9 161 (10.85%) TDD
10 155 (10.44%) Defect Management
11 152 (10.24%) Migration
12 151 (10.18%) Automation Testing
13 145 (9.77%) BDD
14 138 (9.30%) Software Testing
15 121 (8.15%) Performance Testing
16 120 (8.09%) Manual Testing
17 118 (7.95%) User Stories
18 116 (7.82%) Integration Testing
19 111 (7.48%) Non-Functional Testing
19 111 (7.48%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 320 (21.56%) SQL
2 261 (17.59%) Java
3 120 (8.09%) C#
4 72 (4.85%) Python
5 66 (4.45%) JavaScript
6 54 (3.64%) Scala
7 48 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 45 (3.03%) Ruby
9 34 (2.29%) C++
10 30 (2.02%) F#
11 25 (1.68%) VBScript
12 19 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.28%) VB
13 17 (1.15%) C
14 15 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.94%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.94%) VBA
16 13 (0.88%) Groovy
16 13 (0.88%) PHP
17 9 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (12.94%) ISEB
2 174 (11.73%) ISTQB
3 150 (10.11%) Security Cleared
4 104 (7.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 97 (6.54%) SC Cleared
6 85 (5.73%) Degree
7 23 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.34%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.34%) PMP
12 4 (0.27%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) HND
13 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.13%) ACCA
14 2 (0.13%) HNC
14 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (19.34%) QA
2 30 (2.02%) WCAG
3 28 (1.89%) MiFID
4 15 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.81%) SLA
6 9 (0.61%) SDET
7 6 (0.40%) PMO
8 5 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.27%) EMIR
9 4 (0.27%) ISO20022
9 4 (0.27%) SEPA
10 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.13%) FATCA
12 1 (0.067%) ARP4754
12 1 (0.067%) COBIT
12 1 (0.067%) COREP
12 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.067%) UCITS
System Software
1 23 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.67%) vSphere
4 9 (0.61%) Docker
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.27%) Firmware
6 4 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.13%) LXC
9 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 87 (5.86%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.94%) Tivoli
2 14 (0.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 11 (0.74%) Control-M
4 10 (0.67%) vRealize
5 9 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.40%) Ganglia
6 6 (0.40%) nmon
7 5 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.27%) SCCM
9 3 (0.20%) Oozie
10 2 (0.13%) Ansible
10 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.13%) Puppet
10 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 199 (13.41%) Oracle
2 118 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 107 (7.21%) SAP
4 105 (7.08%) HP
5 36 (2.43%) IBM
6 28 (1.89%) VMware
7 22 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.21%) hybris
9 18 (1.21%) Informatica
10 15 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
12 12 (0.81%) Adobe
12 12 (0.81%) Guidewire
13 11 (0.74%) Citrix
14 10 (0.67%) Sybase
15 9 (0.61%) webMethods
16 8 (0.54%) Lumension
16 8 (0.54%) Remedy
16 8 (0.54%) SmartStream
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £250 per day 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £390 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £276 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead
Washington Frank
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead
Washington Frank
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Leysen Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Northampton
Reco Group
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £50 to £56 per hour + Dep on Exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago