Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 June 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 132 158
Rank change year-on-year +6 +26 -39
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 287 309 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.95% 1.86% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.18% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 146 145
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -4.70%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £225
90th Percentile £538 £497 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
South East median hourly rate £62.50 £43.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +45.76% -82.65%
10th Percentile £61.25 £33.50 £12.73
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.69 £33.45
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -10.71%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 12,865 14,200 13,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.43% 85.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,706 8,390 7,541
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 475 498
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.57
90th Percentile £57.30 £52.50 £50.33
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.18% -12.00% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the South East over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Hampshire -13 99 £400 -8.05% 8
Thames Valley +12 92 £370 +13.85% 7
Berkshire -16 59 £394 +21.23%
Surrey +26 38 £450 +12.50% 2
West Sussex +22 24 £360 -4.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 24 £303 -9.70% 4
East Sussex +5 23 £350 -6.67%
Oxfordshire +28 9 £415 +38.33% 3
Kent -8 5 £325 -18.75%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 120 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (38.68%) Test Automation
3 79 (27.53%) ISTQB
4 66 (23.00%) SQL
5 63 (21.95%) JIRA
6 60 (20.91%) ISEB
7 59 (20.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 55 (19.16%) Regression Testing
9 50 (17.42%) Java
9 50 (17.42%) Selenium
10 48 (16.72%) QA
10 48 (16.72%) Security Cleared
10 48 (16.72%) HP
11 47 (16.38%) Oracle
12 46 (16.03%) Finance
13 42 (14.63%) Test Strategy
13 42 (14.63%) HP ALM
14 40 (13.94%) SC Cleared
15 38 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (13.24%) SAP
16 37 (12.89%) Software Testing
16 37 (12.89%) User Stories
16 37 (12.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 36 (12.54%) Scrum
18 35 (12.20%) Functional Testing
19 33 (11.50%) Manual Testing
19 33 (11.50%) Microsoft
19 33 (11.50%) Defect Management
20 32 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
21 30 (10.45%) Windows

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (9.76%) Confluence
2 15 (5.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.18%) Apache
4 11 (3.83%) JBoss
5 4 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.70%) CMS
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (5.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (2.79%) SAP GRC
3 7 (2.44%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (1.74%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (1.39%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.39%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.39%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.05%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.70%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.35%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.48%) Office 365
3 9 (3.14%) OpenShift
4 7 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.44%) BrowserStack
5 6 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.74%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.44%) LAN
1 7 (2.44%) SSL
2 4 (1.39%) Intranet
2 4 (1.39%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.05%) DNS
3 3 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.05%) VPN
3 3 (1.05%) WAN
3 3 (1.05%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.70%) DHCP
4 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.70%) Firewall
4 2 (0.70%) HTTP
4 2 (0.70%) RTP
4 2 (0.70%) RTSP
5 1 (0.35%) FTP
5 1 (0.35%) H.323
5 1 (0.35%) Megaco
5 1 (0.35%) MGCP
5 1 (0.35%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.79%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.70%) Big Data
5 2 (0.70%) MySQL
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (21.95%) JIRA
2 50 (17.42%) Selenium
3 23 (8.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 16 (5.57%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 14 (4.88%) WebDriver
7 11 (3.83%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (3.48%) Protractor
9 8 (2.79%) Artifactory
9 8 (2.79%) HP UFT
9 8 (2.79%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.09%) Gatling
10 6 (2.09%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.74%) JUnit
11 5 (1.74%) Mocha
11 5 (1.74%) Toad
11 5 (1.74%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 46 (16.03%) Finance
2 7 (2.44%) Retail
3 6 (2.09%) Marketing
3 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.74%) Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Automotive
5 3 (1.05%) Games
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Billing
6 2 (0.70%) Electronics
6 2 (0.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.70%) Military
6 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 106 (36.93%) Analyst
2 87 (30.31%) Test Analyst
3 37 (12.89%) Tester
4 32 (11.15%) Test Engineer
5 26 (9.06%) Developer
6 20 (6.97%) Test Manager
7 19 (6.62%) Consultant
8 16 (5.57%) Automation Tester
8 16 (5.57%) Test Leader
9 15 (5.23%) Architect
10 13 (4.53%) SQL Analyst
11 11 (3.83%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.83%) SAP Architect
11 11 (3.83%) SAP Consultant
12 10 (3.48%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.14%) Functional Consultant
13 9 (3.14%) OAT Analyst
13 9 (3.14%) SAP Analyst
13 9 (3.14%) SAP Test Analyst
14 8 (2.79%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.71%) .NET
2 18 (6.27%) Web Services
3 17 (5.92%) XML
4 15 (5.23%) AngularJS
4 15 (5.23%) Middleware
5 13 (4.53%) CSS
6 11 (3.83%) RESTful
7 10 (3.48%) HTML
8 7 (2.44%) Node.js
9 6 (2.09%) HTML5
9 6 (2.09%) JSON
9 6 (2.09%) React
9 6 (2.09%) Sass
10 5 (1.74%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.74%) Chai
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (1.05%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.05%) Nightwatchjs
12 3 (1.05%) WebdriverIO
12 3 (1.05%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.44%) User Experience
5 6 (2.09%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.74%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.74%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.39%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.70%) PKI
9 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.45%) Windows
2 21 (7.32%) Linux
3 20 (6.97%) Unix
4 12 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.14%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.39%) Android
7 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (38.68%) Test Automation
3 59 (20.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 55 (19.16%) Regression Testing
5 42 (14.63%) Test Strategy
6 38 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (12.89%) Software Testing
7 37 (12.89%) User Stories
8 36 (12.54%) Scrum
9 35 (12.20%) Functional Testing
10 33 (11.50%) Defect Management
10 33 (11.50%) Manual Testing
11 28 (9.76%) ITIL
11 28 (9.76%) Scenario Testing
12 26 (9.06%) Non-Functional Testing
13 25 (8.71%) System Integration Testing
13 25 (8.71%) Validation
14 23 (8.01%) Integration Testing
15 22 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (7.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.00%) SQL
2 50 (17.42%) Java
3 27 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.06%) C#
5 20 (6.97%) Python
6 12 (4.18%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.14%) C
8 7 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.74%) F#
10 3 (1.05%) Ruby
10 3 (1.05%) Scala
11 2 (0.70%) C++
11 2 (0.70%) Groovy
11 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.35%) ES6
12 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (27.53%) ISTQB
2 60 (20.91%) ISEB
3 48 (16.72%) Security Cleared
4 40 (13.94%) SC Cleared
5 37 (12.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (5.57%) Degree
7 8 (2.79%) RHCSA
8 7 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (2.09%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.74%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (1.39%) CISA
11 4 (1.39%) CISSP
11 4 (1.39%) ISACA
12 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.70%) MCSA
13 2 (0.70%) MCSE
13 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (16.72%) QA
2 7 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.74%) PMO
4 5 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.39%) ITGC
5 4 (1.39%) SLA
6 3 (1.05%) WCAG
7 2 (0.70%) GDPR
8 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.35%) GAMP
8 1 (0.35%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (4.53%) Docker
2 6 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.39%) NFS
5 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (14.63%) HP ALM
2 15 (5.23%) Ansible
3 12 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.18%) Puppet
4 10 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (2.79%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.44%) HAProxy
7 6 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.70%) nmon
8 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (16.72%) HP
2 47 (16.38%) Oracle
3 38 (13.24%) SAP
4 33 (11.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.53%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.14%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.14%) Cisco
7 8 (2.79%) Ariba
8 4 (1.39%) hybris
8 4 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.39%) VMware
8 4 (1.39%) webMethods
9 3 (1.05%) Adobe
9 3 (1.05%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 3 (1.05%) Splunk
10 2 (0.70%) BMC
10 2 (0.70%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.35%) New Relic
11 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.35%) SimCorp