Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 170 115
Rank change year-on-year -2 -55 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1425 1588 2069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.63% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.93% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 980 1315
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.43 £13.55 £22.90
90th Percentile £49.03 £44.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.50% +25.44%

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 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -13 617 £425 +6.25% 48
South East -36 229 £350 +2.94% 42
North of England -3 198 £351 +0.29% 42
Midlands -14 137 £325 -3.70% 18
South West +1 135 £325 -4.41% 10
East of England +37 104 £338 +3.85% 14
Yorkshire +46 103 £370 +14.73% 20
West Midlands -15 92 £334 -1.11% 12
North West -4 70 £344 +4.17% 18
East Midlands -12 44 £323 -2.64% 6
North East -13 25 £385 -2.53% 4
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 551 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (36.14%) Test Automation
3 419 (29.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 328 (23.02%) Finance
5 272 (19.09%) JIRA
6 269 (18.88%) Scenario Testing
7 258 (18.11%) SQL
8 252 (17.68%) Selenium
9 234 (16.42%) Banking
10 230 (16.14%) Java
11 216 (15.16%) QA
12 200 (14.04%) Test Strategy
13 184 (12.91%) Scrum
14 174 (12.21%) ISEB
15 168 (11.79%) ISTQB
16 167 (11.72%) Functional Testing
17 154 (10.81%) Migration
17 154 (10.81%) Regression Testing
18 152 (10.67%) SDLC
19 145 (10.18%) Defect Management
20 143 (10.04%) Microsoft
20 143 (10.04%) BDD
21 141 (9.89%) Security Cleared
21 141 (9.89%) C#
22 138 (9.68%) Cucumber
23 135 (9.47%) HP
24 134 (9.40%) Software Testing
25 130 (9.12%) TDD
26 128 (8.98%) .NET
27 124 (8.70%) 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 61 (4.28%) Confluence
2 33 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.98%) CMS
5 10 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.56%) SAS
7 8 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.49%) Documentum
9 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.28%) Drupal
11 3 (0.21%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) Apache
12 2 (0.14%) JBoss
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 93 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (5.47%) MS Visio
3 67 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.35%) Simulink
8 1 (0.070%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (0.70%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.56%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.49%) Maximo
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.49%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.35%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.28%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.33%) GitHub
3 14 (0.98%) OpenDNS
4 13 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (0.63%) SaaS
6 8 (0.56%) Office 365
7 6 (0.42%) PaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Taleo
9 3 (0.21%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.14%) FinancialForce
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
10 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.14%) Serverless
10 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.070%) Force.com
11 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.96%) HTTP
2 26 (1.82%) Wireless
3 17 (1.19%) DNS
4 13 (0.91%) Firewall
4 13 (0.91%) Internet
5 12 (0.84%) SMS
6 11 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (0.70%) LTE
8 8 (0.56%) ATM
9 7 (0.49%) 4G
9 7 (0.49%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.42%) FTP
11 5 (0.35%) LAN
11 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.28%) DVB
13 3 (0.21%) WAN
13 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.14%) MVNO
14 2 (0.14%) VPN
14 2 (0.14%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.88%) NoSQL
3 27 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 21 (1.47%) MySQL
7 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.98%) Big Data
9 14 (0.98%) Maltego
10 9 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.49%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.35%) SAP BW
14 5 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 272 (19.09%) JIRA
2 252 (17.68%) Selenium
3 138 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 97 (6.81%) WebDriver
5 87 (6.11%) Jenkins
6 84 (5.89%) SoapUI
7 50 (3.51%) JMeter
8 49 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (3.16%) Visual Studio
10 41 (2.88%) JUnit
11 39 (2.74%) HP UFT
12 37 (2.60%) LoadRunner
12 37 (2.60%) SpecFlow
13 31 (2.18%) Git (software)
14 24 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.54%) Subversion
16 19 (1.33%) Appium
17 18 (1.26%) Zephyr
18 15 (1.05%) Protractor
19 14 (0.98%) TestRail
General
1 328 (23.02%) Finance
2 234 (16.42%) Banking
3 88 (6.18%) Retail Banking
4 71 (4.98%) Retail
5 52 (3.65%) Legal
6 51 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 44 (3.09%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 34 (2.39%) Law
10 29 (2.04%) Marketing
11 27 (1.89%) Electronics
12 21 (1.47%) Publishing
13 20 (1.40%) Games
14 18 (1.26%) Front Office
15 16 (1.12%) Back Office
16 14 (0.98%) Automotive
17 10 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.70%) General Ledger
18 9 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 635 (44.56%) Analyst
2 446 (31.30%) Test Analyst
3 257 (18.04%) Tester
4 139 (9.75%) Business Analyst
5 124 (8.70%) Developer
6 114 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 97 (6.81%) Test Engineer
8 74 (5.19%) Test Leader
9 65 (4.56%) Banking Analyst
10 60 (4.21%) Automation Tester
11 56 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
12 50 (3.51%) Consultant
12 50 (3.51%) QA Tester
13 38 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
14 36 (2.53%) QA Engineer
15 34 (2.39%) Developer in Test
15 34 (2.39%) Test Automation Engineer
16 30 (2.11%) Software Tester
17 29 (2.04%) Financial Analyst
17 29 (2.04%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (8.98%) .NET
2 94 (6.60%) SOAP
3 78 (5.47%) XML
4 63 (4.42%) Web Services
5 58 (4.07%) HTML
6 52 (3.65%) JSON
7 47 (3.30%) REST
8 36 (2.53%) AngularJS
9 33 (2.32%) Gherkin
9 33 (2.32%) RESTful
10 31 (2.18%) Spring
11 29 (2.04%) WCF
12 28 (1.96%) Node.js
13 26 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (1.68%) .NET Framework
14 24 (1.68%) CSS
15 23 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (1.26%) WPF
17 17 (1.19%) HTML5
17 17 (1.19%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 35 (2.46%) User Experience
4 30 (2.11%) Credit Risk
5 28 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.40%) Market Risk
10 17 (1.19%) Data Centre
11 14 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.91%) Computer Science
12 13 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (0.91%) STB
13 12 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.77%) EPoS
14 11 (0.77%) Reference Data
15 10 (0.70%) Derivative
15 10 (0.70%) Smartphone
16 9 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 73 (5.12%) Windows
2 48 (3.37%) Linux
3 46 (3.23%) Unix
4 24 (1.68%) Android
5 17 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.28%) AIX
9 4 (0.28%) Solaris
10 3 (0.21%) HPUX
10 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.070%) VMS
12 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (36.14%) Test Automation
3 419 (29.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 269 (18.88%) Scenario Testing
5 200 (14.04%) Test Strategy
6 184 (12.91%) Scrum
7 167 (11.72%) Functional Testing
8 154 (10.81%) Migration
8 154 (10.81%) Regression Testing
9 152 (10.67%) SDLC
10 145 (10.18%) Defect Management
11 143 (10.04%) BDD
12 134 (9.40%) Software Testing
13 130 (9.12%) TDD
14 124 (8.70%) Integration Testing
15 121 (8.49%) Manual Testing
16 108 (7.58%) Test Planning
17 103 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 103 (7.23%) User Stories
18 102 (7.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (18.11%) SQL
2 230 (16.14%) Java
3 141 (9.89%) C#
4 106 (7.44%) Python
5 73 (5.12%) JavaScript
6 34 (2.39%) Ruby
7 31 (2.18%) T-SQL
8 24 (1.68%) C++
9 23 (1.61%) C
10 22 (1.54%) Scala
10 22 (1.54%) VBA
11 21 (1.47%) PHP
12 17 (1.19%) VBScript
13 15 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.63%) Tcl
16 7 (0.49%) Perl
16 7 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 174 (12.21%) ISEB
2 168 (11.79%) ISTQB
3 141 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 105 (7.37%) Degree
5 85 (5.96%) SC Cleared
6 75 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (2.39%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.21%) CBAP
12 3 (0.21%) IIBA
13 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.14%) MCSE
14 1 (0.070%) CEH
14 1 (0.070%) OCA
14 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (15.16%) QA
2 27 (1.89%) MiFID
3 18 (1.26%) EMIR
4 11 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.63%) IFRS
5 9 (0.63%) WCAG
6 7 (0.49%) IFRS 9
7 6 (0.42%) Basel II
8 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.35%) FATCA
8 5 (0.35%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.35%) PMO
8 5 (0.35%) SLA
9 4 (0.28%) GDPR
9 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.21%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.21%) GAMP
10 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.56%) Docker
3 7 (0.49%) Firmware
4 6 (0.42%) LXC
4 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.070%) NFS
7 1 (0.070%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.070%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 117 (8.21%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.98%) Puppet
3 13 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.77%) SCCM
5 7 (0.49%) Ansible
5 7 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.35%) Kibana
6 5 (0.35%) SCOM
6 5 (0.35%) Terraform
7 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Grafana
8 2 (0.14%) logstash
8 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.070%) Marathon
9 1 (0.070%) Nagios
9 1 (0.070%) Netcool
9 1 (0.070%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 143 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 135 (9.47%) HP
3 108 (7.58%) Oracle
4 88 (6.18%) SAP
5 21 (1.47%) Apigee
6 18 (1.26%) Atlassian
6 18 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (0.98%) ServiceNow
8 12 (0.84%) IBM
9 10 (0.70%) Bloomberg
9 10 (0.70%) VMware
10 9 (0.63%) Charles River
10 9 (0.63%) Motorola
10 9 (0.63%) Workday
11 7 (0.49%) Adobe
11 7 (0.49%) Citrix
11 7 (0.49%) Cognos
12 6 (0.42%) McAfee
12 6 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.42%) Sybase