Period
to 19 July 2019

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 6 months to 19 July 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 169 171
Rank change year-on-year -23 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1,226 1,477 1,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.56% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.80% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 843 853
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £285 £270 £256
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £383 £370
% change year-on-year +4.58% +3.38% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 24
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £11.85 £22.42 £16.66
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.45 £65.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.85%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 74,145 81,901 75,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.30% 86.77% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,359 54,487 49,602
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,021 2,257 1,961
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00% +4.17%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 411 £425 -5.56% 50
South East +4 285 £400 +6.67% 72
North of England -4 196 £370 +10.45% 46
Midlands +17 120 £350 -8.50% 40
East of England +2 106 £425 +14.00% 18
West Midlands +9 100 £350 -6.67% 20
South West -24 91 £360 -4.00% 35
Yorkshire -22 84 £350 +6.06% 11
North West -6 71 £400 +10.79% 35
North East +47 40 £360 -15.79%
East Midlands +13 19 £375 -6.25% 20
South Coast - 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 496 (40.46%) Test Automation
2 433 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (25.29%) SQL
4 272 (22.19%) Selenium
5 234 (19.09%) QA
6 230 (18.76%) Java
7 227 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 215 (17.54%) Finance
9 206 (16.80%) JIRA
10 195 (15.91%) ISTQB
11 184 (15.01%) Test Strategy
12 169 (13.78%) Regression Testing
12 169 (13.78%) Oracle
13 164 (13.38%) Scrum
14 151 (12.32%) Cucumber
15 141 (11.50%) ISEB
16 140 (11.42%) Defect Management
17 124 (10.11%) Manual Testing
18 121 (9.87%) Scenario Testing
19 119 (9.71%) User Stories
19 119 (9.71%) SAP
19 119 (9.71%) Unix
20 118 (9.62%) Software Testing
21 117 (9.54%) Jenkins
22 113 (9.22%) Microsoft
23 111 (9.05%) C#
24 110 (8.97%) Integration Testing
25 108 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
26 104 (8.48%) HP
27 102 (8.32%) Test Management

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 77 (6.28%) Confluence
2 38 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.71%) CMS
4 19 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.73%) Apache
8 8 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.65%) JBoss
8 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.33%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.24%) SAS
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.16%) Drupal
11 2 (0.16%) IIS
11 2 (0.16%) nginx
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.082%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.082%) Predix
Applications
1 71 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.082%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.082%) InDesign
6 1 (0.082%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.082%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.22%) SAP FI
4 14 (1.14%) Workday HCM
5 12 (0.98%) SAP CO
5 12 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.57%) SAP GRC
7 6 (0.49%) Actimize
8 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.41%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.41%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.41%) SAP PS
9 4 (0.33%) SAP FI-CA
9 4 (0.33%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.33%) SAP PSCD
10 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.28%) GitHub
4 26 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (1.47%) SaaS
6 17 (1.39%) Office 365
6 17 (1.39%) Sauce Labs
7 13 (1.06%) BrowserStack
8 9 (0.73%) PaaS
8 9 (0.73%) Serverless
8 9 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.57%) Power Platform
11 5 (0.41%) IaaS
12 4 (0.33%) Apigee
12 4 (0.33%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.39%) Firewall
2 15 (1.22%) Internet
3 11 (0.90%) HTTP
4 7 (0.57%) LAN
5 5 (0.41%) Intranet
5 5 (0.41%) SSL
6 4 (0.33%) DNS
6 4 (0.33%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.33%) WAN
7 3 (0.24%) FTP
7 3 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.24%) VPN
8 2 (0.16%) DHCP
8 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.16%) PBX
8 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.16%) Wireless
9 1 (0.082%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.082%) SMTP
9 1 (0.082%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.85%) Relational Database
4 31 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
7 19 (1.55%) Pentaho
8 16 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (1.14%) Apache Hive
9 14 (1.14%) Data Mining
10 13 (1.06%) HBase
10 13 (1.06%) MySQL
11 11 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.73%) Big Data
13 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.57%) BODI
14 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 7 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 272 (22.19%) Selenium
2 206 (16.80%) JIRA
3 151 (12.32%) Cucumber
4 117 (9.54%) Jenkins
5 73 (5.95%) Git (software)
6 71 (5.79%) SoapUI
7 63 (5.14%) WebDriver
8 52 (4.24%) JMeter
9 46 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (3.51%) Appium
11 38 (3.10%) HP UFT
12 34 (2.77%) LoadRunner
13 33 (2.69%) Visual Studio
14 28 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
15 27 (2.20%) JUnit
16 23 (1.88%) Toad
17 22 (1.79%) Rational Rose
17 22 (1.79%) SonarQube
18 21 (1.71%) Bitbucket
19 18 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 215 (17.54%) Finance
2 71 (5.79%) Banking
3 36 (2.94%) Retail
4 19 (1.55%) Legal
5 17 (1.39%) Marketing
5 17 (1.39%) Retail Banking
6 14 (1.14%) Games
6 14 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 12 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.90%) Law
10 10 (0.82%) Front Office
11 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.49%) Automotive
12 6 (0.49%) Back Office
12 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.41%) Electronics
14 4 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.24%) Billing
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 435 (35.48%) Analyst
2 305 (24.88%) Test Analyst
3 229 (18.68%) Tester
4 130 (10.60%) Developer
5 99 (8.08%) Test Engineer
6 89 (7.26%) Business Analyst
7 85 (6.93%) Automation Tester
7 85 (6.93%) Consultant
8 75 (6.12%) Test Leader
9 65 (5.30%) Test Manager
10 38 (3.10%) Test Automation Engineer
11 37 (3.02%) SAP Consultant
12 36 (2.94%) QA Tester
12 36 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
13 34 (2.77%) QA Analyst
14 33 (2.69%) Automation Test Analyst
15 29 (2.37%) Developer in Test
16 26 (2.12%) Manual Test Analyst
16 26 (2.12%) QA Engineer
17 24 (1.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.18%) XML
2 80 (6.53%) .NET
3 70 (5.71%) Web Services
4 66 (5.38%) SOAP
5 61 (4.98%) REST
6 55 (4.49%) Gherkin
7 45 (3.67%) JSON
8 35 (2.85%) HTML
9 31 (2.53%) AngularJS
9 31 (2.53%) Middleware
10 25 (2.04%) RESTful
11 24 (1.96%) .NET Framework
12 22 (1.79%) CSS
12 22 (1.79%) Node.js
13 15 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (1.14%) React
14 14 (1.14%) Spring
14 14 (1.14%) XSLT
15 12 (0.98%) ASP.NET
15 12 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 39 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.47%) User Experience
7 17 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 17 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 12 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (0.98%) STB
9 11 (0.90%) SWIFT
10 10 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 10 (0.82%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.73%) NHS
12 8 (0.65%) FMCG
12 8 (0.65%) iSeries
12 8 (0.65%) Online Banking
13 7 (0.57%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.71%) Unix
2 92 (7.50%) Windows
3 59 (4.81%) Linux
4 45 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 44 (3.59%) Android
6 17 (1.39%) Solaris
7 13 (1.06%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.73%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.41%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.16%) VME
13 1 (0.082%) CentOS
13 1 (0.082%) HPUX
13 1 (0.082%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (40.46%) Test Automation
2 433 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 184 (15.01%) Test Strategy
5 169 (13.78%) Regression Testing
6 164 (13.38%) Scrum
7 140 (11.42%) Defect Management
8 124 (10.11%) Manual Testing
9 121 (9.87%) Scenario Testing
10 119 (9.71%) User Stories
11 118 (9.62%) Software Testing
12 110 (8.97%) Integration Testing
13 108 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
14 102 (8.32%) Test Management
15 91 (7.42%) BDD
16 90 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
17 89 (7.26%) Functional Testing
18 86 (7.01%) ETL
19 84 (6.85%) Performance Testing
20 81 (6.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 310 (25.29%) SQL
2 230 (18.76%) Java
3 111 (9.05%) C#
4 101 (8.24%) JavaScript
5 90 (7.34%) Python
6 38 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 33 (2.69%) C
8 23 (1.88%) C++
9 18 (1.47%) Ruby
9 18 (1.47%) VB
10 14 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.82%) Go
13 10 (0.82%) Perl
13 10 (0.82%) Scala
14 9 (0.73%) Korn
15 8 (0.65%) Ada
15 8 (0.65%) VBScript
16 7 (0.57%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 195 (15.91%) ISTQB
2 141 (11.50%) ISEB
3 88 (7.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 87 (7.10%) Security Cleared
5 63 (5.14%) SC Cleared
6 50 (4.08%) Degree
7 19 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.90%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.65%) SAP Certification
11 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.57%) MCP
11 7 (0.57%) OCP
11 7 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.49%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.41%) APMP
13 5 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (19.09%) QA
2 19 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.31%) SEPA
4 10 (0.82%) PMO
5 9 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.73%) PSD2
6 8 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.41%) ITGC
8 5 (0.41%) SLA
8 5 (0.41%) WCAG
9 4 (0.33%) IFRS
10 3 (0.24%) GDPR
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.082%) GAMP
11 1 (0.082%) GxP
11 1 (0.082%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.082%) Section 508
11 1 (0.082%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.082%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (2.20%) Docker
2 15 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.33%) NFS
4 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.16%) HDFS
6 2 (0.16%) Snort
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.082%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.082%) Firmware
7 1 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 68 (5.55%) HP ALM
2 48 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.71%) Ansible
4 20 (1.63%) Puppet
5 18 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.57%) HAProxy
7 6 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.41%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.24%) Terraform
10 2 (0.16%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.16%) SCCM
11 1 (0.082%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.082%) Nagios
11 1 (0.082%) Nessus
11 1 (0.082%) Oozie
11 1 (0.082%) SCOM
11 1 (0.082%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.082%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 169 (13.78%) Oracle
2 119 (9.71%) SAP
3 113 (9.22%) Microsoft
4 104 (8.48%) HP
5 29 (2.37%) Workday
6 20 (1.63%) Informatica
6 20 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.47%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.47%) IBM
8 15 (1.22%) Cisco
9 13 (1.06%) Ariba
9 13 (1.06%) Google
9 13 (1.06%) Netezza
10 12 (0.98%) Micro Focus
10 12 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.98%) webMethods
11 11 (0.90%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.82%) hybris
12 10 (0.82%) OpenText
13 8 (0.65%) Kofax