Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 201 161 177
Rank change year-on-year -40 +16 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 806 1,595 1,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.76% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.01% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 1,005 892
England median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £285 £281 £275
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.61% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 27
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.80 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.29% -48.01% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.86 £16.74
90th Percentile £73.75 £42.50 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £20.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +100.00% -48.43% +6.00%

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 52,054 79,261 80,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.25% 87.52% 86.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,002 52,983 54,391
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £651 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,687 2,006 1,973
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.08 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.33% -0.04% -3.64%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.50 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.08 £24.00
% change year-on-year +1.74% +0.33% -2.04%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
South East +26 245 £400 - 51
London -70 213 £425 -5.56% 43
North of England -31 129 £400 +14.29% 52
Midlands +6 90 £360 +5.26% 34
South West -5 66 £425 +21.43% 23
North West -3 61 £450 +28.57% 25
West Midlands +2 55 £353 +0.71% 18
East of England -22 55 £400 -6.98% 10
Yorkshire -13 45 £375 +7.14% 20
East Midlands +30 35 £413 +41.03% 16
North East -1 24 £405 +12.50% 7
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 343 (42.56%) Test Automation
2 251 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (21.22%) SQL
4 169 (20.97%) Selenium
5 149 (18.49%) JIRA
6 148 (18.36%) Security Cleared
7 133 (16.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 132 (16.38%) QA
8 132 (16.38%) ISTQB
9 125 (15.51%) Java
10 115 (14.27%) Scenario Testing
11 112 (13.90%) Oracle
12 108 (13.40%) ISEB
13 101 (12.53%) Test Strategy
14 100 (12.41%) SAP
15 98 (12.16%) SC Cleared
16 88 (10.92%) Microsoft
17 85 (10.55%) Finance
18 84 (10.42%) Cucumber
19 82 (10.17%) Defect Management
20 81 (10.05%) Manual Testing
21 80 (9.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 79 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
23 78 (9.68%) Windows
24 77 (9.55%) Customer Requirements
25 73 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
26 71 (8.81%) XML
26 71 (8.81%) DevOps
27 70 (8.68%) Public Sector
28 69 (8.56%) Regression 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 51 (6.33%) Confluence
2 12 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.74%) ArcGIS
4 6 (0.74%) IIS
5 4 (0.50%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.37%) Apache
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.37%) Content Management Server
7 2 (0.25%) CMS
7 2 (0.25%) Drupal
7 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.25%) JBoss
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Moodle
8 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Blender
6 1 (0.12%) CATIA
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) MODO
Business Applications
1 24 (2.98%) SAP Payroll
2 23 (2.85%) SAP HCM
3 13 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.24%) SAP HR
4 10 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.74%) Workday HCM
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.50%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.50%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.50%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.37%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.37%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.25%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.58%) Azure
2 29 (3.60%) GitHub
3 28 (3.47%) AWS
4 20 (2.48%) Power Platform
5 16 (1.99%) Office 365
6 15 (1.86%) SaaS
7 8 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.99%) npm
8 5 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.50%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.50%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.50%) Slack
9 4 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.37%) G Suite
10 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.37%) PaaS
10 3 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.25%) ZenHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.11%) HTTP
2 14 (1.74%) Firewall
2 14 (1.74%) IPv6
3 13 (1.61%) Wireshark
4 11 (1.36%) DNS
4 11 (1.36%) Internet
5 10 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.24%) Wireless
6 8 (0.99%) 802.11
6 8 (0.99%) Broadband
6 8 (0.99%) DOCSIS
6 8 (0.99%) DSL
6 8 (0.99%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.99%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.99%) IPv4
6 8 (0.99%) Telnet
6 8 (0.99%) UPnP
6 8 (0.99%) WLAN
6 8 (0.99%) WPA
6 8 (0.99%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.61%) Relational Database
2 21 (2.61%) SAP BW
3 20 (2.48%) Power BI
4 19 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.49%) Big Data
5 12 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (1.36%) OLAP
7 10 (1.24%) MySQL
8 9 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (0.99%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.87%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (0.74%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (0.74%) GIS
11 6 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 169 (20.97%) Selenium
2 149 (18.49%) JIRA
3 84 (10.42%) Cucumber
4 66 (8.19%) Jenkins
5 44 (5.46%) JMeter
6 42 (5.21%) Git (software)
7 39 (4.84%) SoapUI
8 29 (3.60%) Gatling
9 23 (2.85%) Postman
10 21 (2.61%) LoadRunner
10 21 (2.61%) WebDriver
11 19 (2.36%) SpecFlow
12 16 (1.99%) Zephyr
13 13 (1.61%) Appium
14 11 (1.36%) gulp
14 11 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (1.24%) HP UFT
15 10 (1.24%) Visual Studio
16 9 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 85 (10.55%) Finance
2 70 (8.68%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.47%) Retail
4 24 (2.98%) Banking
5 18 (2.23%) Military
6 11 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.12%) Electronics
7 9 (1.12%) Games
7 9 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.87%) Law
8 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.62%) Local Government
10 4 (0.50%) Automotive
10 4 (0.50%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) Marketing
11 3 (0.37%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Billing
11 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 251 (31.14%) Analyst
2 182 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 133 (16.50%) Tester
4 73 (9.06%) Test Engineer
5 72 (8.93%) Developer
6 69 (8.56%) Automation Tester
7 62 (7.69%) Consultant
7 62 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 53 (6.58%) Business Analyst
9 41 (5.09%) Test Manager
10 27 (3.35%) SAP Consultant
11 24 (2.98%) Test Automation Engineer
12 23 (2.85%) Developer in Test
13 21 (2.61%) QA Analyst
13 21 (2.61%) QA Engineer
14 20 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
15 19 (2.36%) Automation Test Analyst
16 17 (2.11%) QA Test Analyst
16 17 (2.11%) QA Tester
16 17 (2.11%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (8.81%) XML
2 34 (4.22%) .NET
2 34 (4.22%) HTML
3 30 (3.72%) JSON
4 26 (3.23%) SOAP
5 24 (2.98%) CSS
6 22 (2.73%) AngularJS
7 21 (2.61%) Node.js
7 21 (2.61%) SAP Fiori
8 17 (2.11%) RESTful
9 15 (1.86%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.61%) REST
10 13 (1.61%) Spring
11 12 (1.49%) Gherkin
11 12 (1.49%) Web Services
12 10 (1.24%) 802.1X
12 10 (1.24%) JMS
12 10 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (1.24%) React
13 9 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (1.86%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.49%) User Experience
6 11 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.24%) Smart Meter
8 9 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 8 (0.99%) Data Centre
9 8 (0.99%) IPTV
10 7 (0.87%) NHS
11 6 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.62%) PKI
13 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.50%) Derivative
13 4 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.25%) Equities
14 2 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 78 (9.68%) Windows
2 60 (7.44%) Unix
3 51 (6.33%) Linux
4 12 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.62%) AIX
10 5 (0.62%) Android
10 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.50%) VMS
12 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (42.56%) Test Automation
2 251 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (16.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 115 (14.27%) Scenario Testing
5 101 (12.53%) Test Strategy
6 82 (10.17%) Defect Management
7 81 (10.05%) Manual Testing
8 77 (9.55%) Customer Requirements
9 73 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
10 71 (8.81%) DevOps
11 69 (8.56%) Regression Testing
12 66 (8.19%) BDD
12 66 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
13 65 (8.06%) Project Management
14 62 (7.69%) Performance Testing
15 59 (7.32%) Integration Testing
16 55 (6.82%) Scrum
16 55 (6.82%) Software Testing
17 50 (6.20%) System Testing
18 49 (6.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 171 (21.22%) SQL
2 125 (15.51%) Java
3 64 (7.94%) C#
4 62 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.96%) Python
6 23 (2.85%) C
7 14 (1.74%) Java 8
8 13 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.49%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.12%) Scala
12 7 (0.87%) Groovy
12 7 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.62%) C++
13 5 (0.62%) Kotlin
13 5 (0.62%) PHP
14 4 (0.50%) ABAP
14 4 (0.50%) ES6
14 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 132 (16.38%) ISTQB
3 108 (13.40%) ISEB
4 98 (12.16%) SC Cleared
5 80 (9.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 59 (7.32%) Degree
7 39 (4.84%) DV Cleared
8 20 (2.48%) Master's Degree
9 10 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.87%) CCNA
12 6 (0.74%) CBAP
13 5 (0.62%) HND
13 5 (0.62%) IIBA
14 4 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.37%) ACCA
15 3 (0.37%) CIMA
15 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (16.38%) QA
2 8 (0.99%) GDPR
3 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.62%) SLA
5 3 (0.37%) ECSS
5 3 (0.37%) GxP
5 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.37%) WCAG
6 2 (0.25%) GAMP
6 2 (0.25%) IFRS
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 2 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) ITGC
7 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (2.48%) Docker
2 14 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.50%) vSphere
6 3 (0.37%) Firmware
6 3 (0.37%) HDFS
6 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (4.34%) HP ALM
2 33 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (2.23%) Ansible
3 18 (2.23%) Terraform
4 8 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.74%) Puppet
6 5 (0.62%) SCCM
7 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.25%) Nessus
8 2 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.25%) Salt
8 2 (0.25%) SCOM
8 2 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.25%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.12%) Endace
9 1 (0.12%) Grafana
9 1 (0.12%) MOM
9 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (13.90%) Oracle
2 100 (12.41%) SAP
3 88 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 50 (6.20%) HP
5 32 (3.97%) Cisco
6 16 (1.99%) VMware
7 12 (1.49%) Workday
8 11 (1.36%) Blue Coat
8 11 (1.36%) Riverbed
9 10 (1.24%) FNZ
9 10 (1.24%) IBM
9 10 (1.24%) Tableau
10 9 (1.12%) Cognos
10 9 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.99%) Adobe
11 8 (0.99%) Ceridian
11 8 (0.99%) webMethods
12 7 (0.87%) Informatica
12 7 (0.87%) Sun
13 6 (0.74%) ESRI