The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
Rank 145 134 124
Rank change year-on-year -11 -10  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 776 941 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.78% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.15% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 585 613
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 20
Median hourly rate £36.75 £43.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.51% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £32.95 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £170.00 £46.09
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England -9 715 £375 - 185
London -6 283 £425 +6.11% 55
South East -22 123 £350 - 28
South West +18 87 £348 -7.33% 16
City of London -2 45 £425 +6.25% 16
North West -3 45 £313 -8.08% 18
West Midlands +6 44 £350 +8.52% 15
East Midlands +8 41 £364 -6.12% 8
Hampshire -12 39 £325 -7.14% 10
East of England -10 34 £338 +8.00% 13
North East -14 31 £310 - 7
Berkshire +18 28 £375 -11.76% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 28 £310 - 5
Tyne and Wear -19 28 £310 - 7
Scotland -2 27 £350 +16.66% 4
Manchester +5 24 £288 -13.20% 14
Yorkshire -9 24 £275 -12.00% 25
Gloucestershire +19 23 £438 -2.77% 3
Bristol +13 23 £325 +25.00% 7
Gloucester +14 20 £425 +3.03% 1
Northamptonshire +10 20 £401 +0.31% 2
West Yorkshire -1 19 £275 -6.38% 22
Northampton +11 17 £405 +1.25% 1
Wiltshire +4 17 £313 -12.58% 3
Wales +4 17 £431 +35.59% 2
Surrey +15 16 £409 +2.18% 7
Coventry +8 16 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 14 £338 -3.57% 8
Leeds -1 14 £275 -8.33% 21
Buckinghamshire -16 14 £350 - 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 572 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 369 (23.22%) Finance
4 362 (22.78%) Selenium
5 334 (21.02%) SQL
6 306 (19.26%) QA
7 274 (17.24%) Java
8 273 (17.18%) Test Strategy
9 211 (13.28%) ISEB
10 210 (13.22%) Test Automation
11 208 (13.09%) Oracle
12 202 (12.71%) ISTQB
13 198 (12.46%) Automated Testing
14 194 (12.21%) Functional Testing
15 187 (11.77%) Regression Testing
16 185 (11.64%) Banking
17 179 (11.26%) Scrum
18 178 (11.20%) Cucumber
19 171 (10.76%) WebDriver
19 171 (10.76%) JIRA
20 168 (10.57%) TDD
21 161 (10.13%) Defect Management
22 159 (10.01%) Security Cleared
23 157 (9.88%) Automation Testing
24 156 (9.82%) Migration
25 152 (9.57%) BDD
25 152 (9.57%) Software Testing
26 138 (8.68%) Jenkins
27 136 (8.56%) Microsoft
28 134 (8.43%) Performance Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills 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 43 (2.71%) Confluence
2 40 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 23 (1.45%) CMS
5 22 (1.38%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.13%) JBoss
8 13 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.76%) GlassFish
10 10 (0.63%) Tuxedo
11 9 (0.57%) Apache
11 9 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.50%) SAS
13 6 (0.38%) Moodle
14 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.19%) IIS
15 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 67 (4.22%) MS Office
3 32 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.44%) MS Project
6 4 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.063%) InVision
7 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
2 21 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.94%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
7 12 (0.76%) Loan IQ
8 11 (0.69%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.57%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
10 8 (0.50%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.38%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.57%) Office 365
2 20 (1.26%) GitHub
3 15 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.50%) PaaS
4 8 (0.50%) Taleo
5 6 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.38%) SaaS
6 5 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.31%) Veeva
7 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.19%) Boomi
8 2 (0.13%) Force.com
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.063%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.063%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.14%) Internet
2 18 (1.13%) PuTTY
3 15 (0.94%) Firewall
3 15 (0.94%) WinSCP
4 13 (0.82%) Network Security
5 11 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.50%) Wireless
7 7 (0.44%) HTTP
8 5 (0.31%) FTP
8 5 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.25%) ATM
9 4 (0.25%) LDAP
9 4 (0.25%) WAN
10 3 (0.19%) BGP
10 3 (0.19%) Intranet
10 3 (0.19%) LAN
10 3 (0.19%) MPLS
10 3 (0.19%) OSPF
10 3 (0.19%) PPP
10 3 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 42 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
5 29 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (1.13%) Big Data
8 15 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.69%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.57%) DB2
13 8 (0.50%) MySQL
13 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
13 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 362 (22.78%) Selenium
2 178 (11.20%) Cucumber
3 171 (10.76%) JIRA
3 171 (10.76%) WebDriver
4 138 (8.68%) Jenkins
5 90 (5.66%) SoapUI
6 77 (4.85%) HP UFT
7 76 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (3.84%) JUnit
9 46 (2.89%) JMeter
9 46 (2.89%) RSpec
10 45 (2.83%) SpecFlow
11 43 (2.71%) Git (software)
12 41 (2.58%) LoadRunner
13 38 (2.39%) Visual Studio
14 32 (2.01%) Eclipse
15 26 (1.64%) TeamCity
16 22 (1.38%) Toad
17 21 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
18 20 (1.26%) Maven
General
1 369 (23.22%) Finance
2 185 (11.64%) Banking
3 93 (5.85%) Retail
4 52 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.71%) Retail Banking
6 42 (2.64%) Games
7 38 (2.39%) Marketing
8 35 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.76%) Electronics
10 27 (1.70%) Front Office
11 24 (1.51%) Back Office
12 20 (1.26%) Legal
13 19 (1.20%) Investment Banking
14 17 (1.07%) Law
15 15 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.69%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.50%) Advertising
17 8 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
18 7 (0.44%) Billing
19 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 622 (39.14%) Analyst
2 422 (26.56%) Test Analyst
3 323 (20.33%) Tester
4 147 (9.25%) Business Analyst
5 134 (8.43%) Developer
6 119 (7.49%) Test Engineer
7 116 (7.30%) Test Manager
8 112 (7.05%) Test Leader
9 107 (6.73%) Automation Tester
10 85 (5.35%) QA Engineer
11 66 (4.15%) Automation Test Analyst
12 65 (4.09%) Consultant
13 53 (3.34%) QA Test Engineer
14 52 (3.27%) Banking Analyst
15 47 (2.96%) Software Tester
16 46 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (2.77%) QA Tester
18 43 (2.71%) Selenium Tester
19 38 (2.39%) QA Analyst
20 37 (2.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (7.68%) .NET
2 94 (5.92%) SOAP
3 92 (5.79%) XML
4 85 (5.35%) Web Services
5 62 (3.90%) Gherkin
6 61 (3.84%) JSON
7 52 (3.27%) REST
8 39 (2.45%) HTML
9 38 (2.39%) Spring
10 31 (1.95%) CSS
11 30 (1.89%) RESTful
12 22 (1.38%) AngularJS
13 20 (1.26%) J2EE
14 17 (1.07%) Struts
15 14 (0.88%) HTML5
16 13 (0.82%) Hibernate
16 13 (0.82%) JSTL
16 13 (0.82%) Node.js
17 12 (0.76%) JSP
17 12 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 29 (1.83%) Derivative
4 29 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 27 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 26 (1.64%) Equities
7 24 (1.51%) User Experience
8 16 (1.01%) NHS
9 15 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 15 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 14 (0.88%) Fintech
10 14 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 12 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.76%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.63%) EPoS
13 10 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 115 (7.24%) Unix
2 98 (6.17%) Windows
3 74 (4.66%) Linux
4 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.63%) Android
11 9 (0.57%) AIX
12 8 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.13%) Solaris
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.063%) HPUX
15 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 273 (17.18%) Test Strategy
4 210 (13.22%) Test Automation
5 198 (12.46%) Automated Testing
6 194 (12.21%) Functional Testing
7 187 (11.77%) Regression Testing
8 179 (11.26%) Scrum
9 168 (10.57%) TDD
10 161 (10.13%) Defect Management
11 157 (9.88%) Automation Testing
12 156 (9.82%) Migration
13 152 (9.57%) BDD
13 152 (9.57%) Software Testing
14 134 (8.43%) Performance Testing
15 130 (8.18%) Manual Testing
16 121 (7.61%) Integration Testing
17 120 (7.55%) User Stories
18 117 (7.36%) SDLC
19 116 (7.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 334 (21.02%) SQL
2 274 (17.24%) Java
3 128 (8.06%) C#
4 74 (4.66%) Python
5 68 (4.28%) JavaScript
6 56 (3.52%) Scala
7 46 (2.89%) PL/SQL
7 46 (2.89%) Ruby
8 36 (2.27%) C++
9 28 (1.76%) F#
10 25 (1.57%) VBScript
11 19 (1.20%) C
11 19 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.13%) VB
13 15 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.88%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.88%) VBA
15 13 (0.82%) PHP
16 12 (0.76%) Groovy
17 9 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (13.28%) ISEB
2 202 (12.71%) ISTQB
3 159 (10.01%) Security Cleared
4 105 (6.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (6.42%) SC Cleared
6 88 (5.54%) Degree
7 23 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.50%) PMP
13 6 (0.38%) MCITP
13 6 (0.38%) MCSA
13 6 (0.38%) MCSE
13 6 (0.38%) MCTS
14 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (19.26%) QA
2 30 (1.89%) WCAG
3 28 (1.76%) MiFID
4 15 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.76%) SLA
7 9 (0.57%) SDET
8 6 (0.38%) PMO
9 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.25%) EMIR
9 4 (0.25%) ISO20022
9 4 (0.25%) SEPA
10 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.13%) FATCA
12 1 (0.063%) ARP4754
12 1 (0.063%) COBIT
12 1 (0.063%) COREP
12 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.063%) UCITS
System Software
1 28 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.57%) Docker
5 8 (0.50%) vSphere
6 6 (0.38%) Firmware
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.13%) LXC
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 90 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.88%) Tivoli
2 14 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 11 (0.69%) Control-M
4 10 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (0.50%) vRealize
7 6 (0.38%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.38%) Netcool
7 6 (0.38%) nmon
8 5 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.25%) SCCM
10 3 (0.19%) Oozie
11 2 (0.13%) Ansible
11 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 208 (13.09%) Oracle
2 136 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 118 (7.43%) SAP
4 112 (7.05%) HP
5 36 (2.27%) IBM
6 26 (1.64%) VMware
7 22 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.13%) Citrix
9 18 (1.13%) hybris
9 18 (1.13%) Informatica
10 14 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
11 13 (0.82%) Intel Security
11 13 (0.82%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.76%) Adobe
12 12 (0.76%) Guidewire
13 10 (0.63%) Sybase
14 9 (0.57%) webMethods
15 8 (0.50%) Remedy
15 8 (0.50%) SmartStream
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Gateshead
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West Midlands
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London
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London
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London
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Hampshire
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