The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 137 127 120
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 91 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 1.54% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.90% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 76 64
Median daily rate £430 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
Test Scripting
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2887 4788 4704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.90% 81.02% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3789 3501
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -1.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the City of London region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 34 (40.48%) SQL
2 33 (39.29%) Finance
3 28 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
4 19 (22.62%) HP
4 19 (22.62%) ISEB
5 18 (21.43%) JIRA
6 17 (20.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (20.24%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (19.05%) Banking
8 14 (16.67%) Migration
9 13 (15.48%) .NET
9 13 (15.48%) XML
9 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
9 13 (15.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (14.29%) QA
10 12 (14.29%) Oracle
11 11 (13.10%) Java
11 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
11 11 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (13.10%) Scrum
11 11 (13.10%) Integration Testing
11 11 (13.10%) Test Management
11 11 (13.10%) Data Migration
11 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
11 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
12 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
12 10 (11.90%) Test Strategy
12 10 (11.90%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
3 1 (1.19%) Mule
3 1 (1.19%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS Office
3 3 (3.57%) MS Project
3 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (1.19%) Extranet
2 1 (1.19%) FTP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.19%) MS Access
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) JIRA
2 7 (8.33%) Selenium
3 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.57%) Protractor
7 2 (2.38%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.38%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.38%) Toad
8 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.19%) JBehave
8 1 (1.19%) JUnit
8 1 (1.19%) Mocha
8 1 (1.19%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (39.29%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Advertising
4 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Marketing
5 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.38%) Front Office
5 2 (2.38%) Law
5 2 (2.38%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (51.19%) Analyst
2 24 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 17 (20.24%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Test Specialist
5 7 (8.33%) Tester
6 6 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Test Automation Specialist
7 5 (5.95%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Commercial Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Commercial Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Solvency II Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) .NET
1 13 (15.48%) XML
2 7 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 7 (8.33%) Web Services
3 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.57%) SOAP
4 3 (3.57%) WCF
4 3 (3.57%) WPF
5 2 (2.38%) JSON
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
6 1 (1.19%) ADO
6 1 (1.19%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) CSS3
6 1 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.19%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) Node.js
6 1 (1.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.76%) IVR
4 4 (4.76%) Reinsurance
4 4 (4.76%) Smartcard
5 3 (3.57%) Equities
5 3 (3.57%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.38%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.38%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.38%) Tandem
7 1 (1.19%) AS400
7 1 (1.19%) Derivative
7 1 (1.19%) EPoS
7 1 (1.19%) PMI
7 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.19%) Social Media
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Unix
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) Solaris
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (16.67%) Migration
4 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
5 11 (13.10%) Data Migration
5 11 (13.10%) Integration Testing
5 11 (13.10%) Scrum
5 11 (13.10%) Test Management
6 10 (11.90%) Defect Management
6 10 (11.90%) Manual Testing
6 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
6 10 (11.90%) Test Strategy
7 9 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 8 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.33%) SDLC
9 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) Java
3 9 (10.71%) C#
4 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.95%) VBScript
6 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.76%) Python
7 2 (2.38%) COBOL
7 2 (2.38%) R
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) C++
8 1 (1.19%) Groovy
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) ISEB
2 13 (15.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 9 (10.71%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) HP
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.14%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.38%) Cognos
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) Murex
5 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.38%) Siebel
5 2 (2.38%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.19%) OpenText
6 1 (1.19%) Sage
6 1 (1.19%) Sun
6 1 (1.19%) Sybase
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