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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 111 91
Rank change year-on-year -43 -20  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 102 177 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 1.97% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.40% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 111 140
Median daily rate £363 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +10.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £270 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £472 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.54 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.73% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.51 £15.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £15.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 0 35 £325 -18.75% 8
Berkshire +5 26 £384 +2.33% 4
Surrey +1 10 £419 +3.33% 8
West Sussex +11 8 £365 +6.18% 3
Oxfordshire -7 8 £391 -7.94% 1
Buckinghamshire -31 6 £325 - 5
Kent -4 5 £275 +19.56%
East Sussex +3 4 £350 - 1
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 105 (46.05%) Test Automation
2 76 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (29.39%) HP
4 60 (26.32%) SQL
5 56 (24.56%) Regression Testing
6 55 (24.12%) ISEB
7 54 (23.68%) ISTQB
8 53 (23.25%) Security Cleared
9 52 (22.81%) Test Strategy
10 50 (21.93%) Selenium
10 50 (21.93%) Oracle
11 49 (21.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (20.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 42 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
14 39 (17.11%) QA
14 39 (17.11%) Java
15 38 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 38 (16.67%) Finance
16 37 (16.23%) JIRA
16 37 (16.23%) Functional Testing
17 35 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (15.35%) Windows
18 34 (14.91%) Migration
19 33 (14.47%) SC Cleared
19 33 (14.47%) Integration Testing
20 32 (14.04%) Degree
21 31 (13.60%) Test Management
22 30 (13.16%) Defect Management
23 29 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (12.72%) BDD

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 14 (6.14%) Confluence
2 12 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.51%) SAS
4 4 (1.75%) Documentum
4 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.44%) CMS
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.70%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.75%) Maximo
2 4 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.88%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.44%) assyst
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.44%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.19%) Taleo
3 4 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.88%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.44%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.70%) PuTTY
1 13 (5.70%) WinSCP
2 10 (4.39%) Firewall
2 10 (4.39%) LTE
3 7 (3.07%) 4G
4 6 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.63%) Wireless
5 4 (1.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.88%) DVB
6 2 (0.88%) LDAP
6 2 (0.88%) MPLS
6 2 (0.88%) Network Security
7 1 (0.44%) ATM
7 1 (0.44%) Internet
7 1 (0.44%) LAN
7 1 (0.44%) SAN
7 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (6.14%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 13 (5.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.63%) Oracle OWB
7 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.44%) BODI
10 1 (0.44%) DB2
10 1 (0.44%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 50 (21.93%) Selenium
2 37 (16.23%) JIRA
3 35 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (12.28%) HP UFT
5 21 (9.21%) SoapUI
6 16 (7.02%) Jenkins
7 15 (6.58%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (6.58%) TeamCity
8 14 (6.14%) LoadRunner
9 12 (5.26%) Cucumber
9 12 (5.26%) Git (software)
10 11 (4.82%) Eclipse
10 11 (4.82%) WebDriver
11 10 (4.39%) JUnit
11 10 (4.39%) Toad
12 9 (3.95%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.07%) JMeter
13 7 (3.07%) MSI
13 7 (3.07%) SilkTest
14 6 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 38 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.58%) Retail
4 10 (4.39%) Banking
5 6 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.75%) Back Office
7 4 (1.75%) Marketing
8 3 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.88%) Billing
9 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) Local Government
9 2 (0.88%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 98 (42.98%) Analyst
2 76 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 49 (21.49%) Tester
4 18 (7.89%) Test Leader
5 16 (7.02%) Test Engineer
6 15 (6.58%) Test Manager
7 14 (6.14%) Automation Tester
8 12 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.82%) Developer
10 10 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (3.51%) Consultant
13 6 (2.63%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.63%) Software Tester
13 6 (2.63%) Workflow Analyst
14 5 (2.19%) IT Analyst
15 4 (1.75%) Financial Analyst
15 4 (1.75%) Performance Test Analyst
15 4 (1.75%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.96%) Web Services
2 23 (10.09%) .NET
3 15 (6.58%) XML
4 9 (3.95%) REST
4 9 (3.95%) SOAP
5 7 (3.07%) Middleware
6 6 (2.63%) Spring
7 5 (2.19%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.19%) JSF
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (2.19%) Spring MVC
7 5 (2.19%) Struts
8 4 (1.75%) HTML
8 4 (1.75%) RESTful
9 3 (1.32%) CSS
9 3 (1.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (1.32%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (1.32%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (1.32%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.82%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.07%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.63%) User Experience
6 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.32%) STB
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.88%) EPoS
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.44%) Life Science
9 1 (0.44%) MPEG
9 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.35%) Windows
2 25 (10.96%) Linux
3 14 (6.14%) Unix
4 11 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.51%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.63%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.88%) AIX
8 2 (0.88%) Android
8 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.88%) Solaris
8 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (46.05%) Test Automation
2 76 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (24.56%) Regression Testing
4 52 (22.81%) Test Strategy
5 49 (21.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 42 (18.42%) Scenario Testing
7 37 (16.23%) Functional Testing
8 34 (14.91%) Migration
9 33 (14.47%) Integration Testing
10 31 (13.60%) Test Management
11 30 (13.16%) Defect Management
12 29 (12.72%) BDD
12 29 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (12.28%) System Integration Testing
14 26 (11.40%) Scrum
15 25 (10.96%) Validation
16 24 (10.53%) SDLC
16 24 (10.53%) Software Testing
16 24 (10.53%) TDD
17 23 (10.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (26.32%) SQL
2 39 (17.11%) Java
3 20 (8.77%) C#
4 15 (6.58%) F#
5 13 (5.70%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.26%) Python
6 12 (5.26%) VBScript
7 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.07%) Groovy
9 6 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.19%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.19%) VB
11 4 (1.75%) C++
11 4 (1.75%) PHP
12 3 (1.32%) C
13 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.88%) VBA
14 1 (0.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 55 (24.12%) ISEB
2 54 (23.68%) ISTQB
3 53 (23.25%) Security Cleared
4 47 (20.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (14.47%) SC Cleared
6 32 (14.04%) Degree
7 12 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (3.95%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.07%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.88%) HNC
11 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (17.11%) QA
2 10 (4.39%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.07%) IFRS
4 6 (2.63%) Basel II
4 6 (2.63%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.63%) vSphere
4 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.88%) Docker
6 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (11.84%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.63%) vRealize
4 2 (0.88%) Ansible
4 2 (0.88%) Consul
4 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.88%) Puppet
4 2 (0.88%) SELinux
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 67 (29.39%) HP
2 50 (21.93%) Oracle
3 38 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 23 (10.09%) VMware
5 16 (7.02%) SAP
6 10 (4.39%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.95%) IBM
8 8 (3.51%) Remedy
9 7 (3.07%) McAfee
9 7 (3.07%) Motorola
10 6 (2.63%) Lumension
11 4 (1.75%) OpenText
12 3 (1.32%) Citrix
12 3 (1.32%) hybris
12 3 (1.32%) webMethods
13 2 (0.88%) Ariba
13 2 (0.88%) BMC
13 2 (0.88%) Cisco
13 2 (0.88%) Dell
13 2 (0.88%) Palo Alto
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