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 3 months to 27 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 109 90
Rank change year-on-year -24 -19  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 126 170 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 1.84% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.27% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 118 148
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £31.00 £170.00 £28.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.76% +491.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £86.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £180.50 £41.74
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire -2 39 £325 -7.14% 10
Berkshire +26 29 £389 -8.52% 4
Surrey +5 18 £403 +0.62% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 14 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire -4 8 £300 -4.00% 6
Kent -2 7 £203 -3.57%
West Sussex -5 4 £200 -37.25% 1
East Sussex +1 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 100 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (32.41%) SQL
3 71 (28.06%) Selenium
4 68 (26.88%) ISEB
5 64 (25.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 64 (25.30%) Security Cleared
6 63 (24.90%) ISTQB
7 61 (24.11%) Oracle
8 58 (22.92%) Test Strategy
9 56 (22.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 48 (18.97%) Software Testing
11 45 (17.79%) SC Cleared
12 44 (17.39%) HP
13 43 (17.00%) Migration
14 39 (15.42%) Finance
14 39 (15.42%) Windows
14 39 (15.42%) Functional Testing
15 38 (15.02%) Regression Testing
16 37 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
16 37 (14.62%) QA
17 36 (14.23%) Test Automation
18 35 (13.83%) JIRA
19 33 (13.04%) C#
20 32 (12.65%) Java
21 31 (12.25%) Integration Testing
21 31 (12.25%) SDLC
22 30 (11.86%) Defect Management
23 29 (11.46%) .NET
23 29 (11.46%) Microsoft
24 28 (11.07%) Defect Tracking

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 16 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.14%) Confluence
3 3 (1.19%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.79%) IIS
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (6.32%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.40%) HFM
6 1 (0.40%) Maximo
6 1 (0.40%) Primavera
6 1 (0.40%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.40%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.77%) Taleo
2 5 (1.98%) Office 365
3 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.19%) SaaS
3 3 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.35%) PuTTY
1 11 (4.35%) WinSCP
2 10 (3.95%) Firewall
3 9 (3.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.79%) DVB
4 2 (0.79%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) ATM
5 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.40%) IMAP
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.91%) Oracle Reports
2 19 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (7.51%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.74%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.77%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.37%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.37%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (1.58%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.19%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.79%) Big Data
9 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (28.06%) Selenium
2 37 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (13.83%) JIRA
4 26 (10.28%) HP UFT
5 21 (8.30%) Jenkins
5 21 (8.30%) SpecFlow
6 19 (7.51%) Cucumber
7 17 (6.72%) WebDriver
8 14 (5.53%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (5.53%) TeamCity
9 13 (5.14%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.56%) Git (software)
11 8 (3.16%) JUnit
11 8 (3.16%) MSI
11 8 (3.16%) Toad
12 7 (2.77%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.77%) LoadRunner
13 6 (2.37%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (2.37%) SilkTest
14 5 (1.98%) RSpec
General
1 39 (15.42%) Finance
2 15 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.16%) Marketing
4 7 (2.77%) Games
4 7 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.98%) Banking
6 5 (1.98%) Electronics
6 5 (1.98%) Retail
7 3 (1.19%) Billing
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (32.81%) Analyst
2 67 (26.48%) Tester
3 62 (24.51%) Test Analyst
4 21 (8.30%) Test Engineer
5 16 (6.32%) Developer
5 16 (6.32%) Test Leader
5 16 (6.32%) Test Manager
6 14 (5.53%) Automation Tester
7 12 (4.74%) Software Tester
8 11 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) QA Engineer
9 9 (3.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (3.56%) Consultant
9 9 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.16%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 8 (3.16%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (2.77%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (2.77%) QA Test Engineer
11 7 (2.77%) Quality Engineer
11 7 (2.77%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.46%) .NET
2 20 (7.91%) Web Services
2 20 (7.91%) XML
3 9 (3.56%) SOAP
4 7 (2.77%) REST
5 6 (2.37%) JSON
5 6 (2.37%) Middleware
6 5 (1.98%) HTML
7 4 (1.58%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.58%) RESTful
7 4 (1.58%) XML Messaging
8 3 (1.19%) JSF
8 3 (1.19%) Node.js
8 3 (1.19%) Spring
8 3 (1.19%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.19%) Struts
8 3 (1.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 3 (1.19%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (1.19%) Unreal Engine
9 2 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.98%) User Experience
4 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.58%) STB
6 3 (1.19%) Life Science
6 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.79%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.40%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.40%) IPTV
8 1 (0.40%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.42%) Windows
2 26 (10.28%) Linux
3 19 (7.51%) Unix
4 11 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.19%) AIX
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.79%) Android
9 2 (0.79%) Solaris
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 58 (22.92%) Test Strategy
4 48 (18.97%) Software Testing
5 43 (17.00%) Migration
6 39 (15.42%) Functional Testing
7 38 (15.02%) Regression Testing
8 36 (14.23%) Test Automation
9 31 (12.25%) Integration Testing
9 31 (12.25%) SDLC
10 30 (11.86%) Defect Management
11 28 (11.07%) BDD
11 28 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (11.07%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (10.67%) User Stories
13 26 (10.28%) System Integration Testing
14 25 (9.88%) Automation Testing
14 25 (9.88%) Scrum
15 24 (9.49%) Automated Testing
15 24 (9.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 82 (32.41%) SQL
2 33 (13.04%) C#
3 32 (12.65%) Java
4 23 (9.09%) F#
5 19 (7.51%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.93%) VBScript
7 11 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.95%) Python
9 6 (2.37%) C++
9 6 (2.37%) Scala
9 6 (2.37%) VB
10 5 (1.98%) PHP
11 4 (1.58%) C
11 4 (1.58%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) ES6
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (26.88%) ISEB
2 64 (25.30%) Security Cleared
3 63 (24.90%) ISTQB
4 56 (22.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (17.79%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.56%) Degree
8 8 (3.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.79%) HNC
10 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.40%) HND
11 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.62%) QA
2 9 (3.56%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.98%) WCAG
4 3 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.19%) SDET
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.58%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.58%) vSphere
5 3 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.79%) Docker
6 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (7.51%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.58%) vRealize
4 2 (0.79%) Oozie
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (24.11%) Oracle
2 44 (17.39%) HP
3 29 (11.46%) Microsoft
4 21 (8.30%) SAP
4 21 (8.30%) VMware
5 8 (3.16%) Remedy
6 7 (2.77%) IBM
6 7 (2.77%) Intel Security
7 6 (2.37%) Citrix
8 5 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.58%) Informatica
9 4 (1.58%) webMethods
10 3 (1.19%) hybris
10 3 (1.19%) Lumension
10 3 (1.19%) Saba
11 2 (0.79%) Dell
11 2 (0.79%) PTC
12 1 (0.40%) Adobe
12 1 (0.40%) Misys
12 1 (0.40%) Progress
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Leysen Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago