The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 23 April 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 78 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.29% 1.55% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.86% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 12
Median daily rate £408 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £318 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £42.27 £41.00
% change year-on-year -23.11% +3.09%  

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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1109 1127 1113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 84.27% 82.93% 79.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 756 625
Median daily rate £449 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.70% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 74 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.17 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £50.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Surrey over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Surrey

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Leatherhead +16 3 £415 -2.35% 2
Redhill - 3 £300 -
Reigate -12 2 £338 +5.46%
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (46.88%) HP
3 14 (43.75%) Selenium
3 14 (43.75%) Defect Management
4 13 (40.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 10 (31.25%) Java
7 9 (28.13%) Unix
7 9 (28.13%) ISEB
7 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Use Case
8 8 (25.00%) JIRA
8 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
9 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.88%) Python
9 7 (21.88%) Linux
9 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
9 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.88%) Groovy
10 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
10 6 (18.75%) User Stories
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle
10 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 5 (15.63%) SDLC
11 5 (15.63%) XML
11 5 (15.63%) IBM

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) assyst
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) JIRA
3 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
4 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
5 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.13%) MSI
7 1 (3.13%) Protractor
7 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Workflow Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Migration Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Pensions Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) XML Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Process Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) XML
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
2 4 (12.50%) XML Messaging
3 2 (6.25%) Angular 2
3 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Unix
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) AIX
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Defect Management
2 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
2 9 (28.13%) Use Case
3 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.75%) User Stories
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Software Architecture
7 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (12.50%) Test Management
7 4 (12.50%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) BPR
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) Groovy
3 7 (21.88%) Python
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (40.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (28.13%) ISEB
4 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Oozie
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) BMC
4 1 (3.13%) Capita
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow