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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 117 113 112
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 79 95 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.50% 1.62% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.09% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 95
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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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
4242 4556 5700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.60% 77.46% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3362 3388 4231
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 52 (34.67%) SQL
3 47 (31.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (30.00%) QA
5 42 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (25.33%) Banking
7 27 (18.00%) JIRA
8 24 (16.00%) Selenium
9 23 (15.33%) Test Automation
10 22 (14.67%) Performance Testing
10 22 (14.67%) System Testing
10 22 (14.67%) Oracle
11 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
11 21 (14.00%) Linux
11 21 (14.00%) Integration Testing
11 21 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (13.33%) Java
13 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (11.33%) Windows
14 17 (11.33%) Automated Testing
14 17 (11.33%) Scrum
15 16 (10.67%) TDD
15 16 (10.67%) Business Analysis
15 16 (10.67%) C#
15 16 (10.67%) HTML
15 16 (10.67%) XML
15 16 (10.67%) HP
15 16 (10.67%) System Integration Testing
15 16 (10.67%) SDLC
15 16 (10.67%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.67%) Confluence
2 4 (2.67%) CMS
3 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.00%) SAS
3 3 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.33%) Node.js
4 2 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) FileNet
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Office
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.00%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.33%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.67%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.67%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.67%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.67%) Agresso
3 1 (0.67%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) AMQP
2 6 (4.00%) Internet
3 5 (3.33%) LDAP
4 3 (2.00%) Intranet
5 1 (0.67%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.67%) HTTP
5 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.67%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.67%) Big Data
4 8 (5.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.00%) MySQL
7 4 (2.67%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.33%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.67%) SQLite
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.67%) MS Access
9 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.67%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.67%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 27 (18.00%) JIRA
2 24 (16.00%) Selenium
3 12 (8.00%) Subversion
3 12 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 7 (4.67%) JMeter
5 7 (4.67%) JUnit
5 7 (4.67%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.33%) Ant
7 5 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.33%) Gradle
8 4 (2.67%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.67%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.33%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (35.33%) Finance
2 38 (25.33%) Banking
3 14 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.33%) Back Office
5 6 (4.00%) Retail
6 5 (3.33%) Wholesale Banking
7 4 (2.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.67%) Front Office
9 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.67%) Publishing
9 1 (0.67%) Billing
9 1 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (53.33%) Analyst
2 47 (31.33%) Test Analyst
3 23 (15.33%) Tester
4 21 (14.00%) Business Analyst
5 18 (12.00%) Developer
6 16 (10.67%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) QA Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) Banking Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) Test Leader
8 8 (5.33%) Systems Tester
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Architect
10 6 (4.00%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.00%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
11 5 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (3.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.67%) HTML
1 16 (10.67%) XML
2 15 (10.00%) Web Services
3 14 (9.33%) .NET
4 13 (8.67%) SOAP
5 12 (8.00%) JSON
6 10 (6.67%) JMS
6 10 (6.67%) CSS
7 9 (6.00%) REST
8 8 (5.33%) jQuery
9 7 (4.67%) HTML5
10 6 (4.00%) Gherkin
10 6 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (4.00%) Servlets
11 5 (3.33%) XSLT
11 5 (3.33%) Middleware
11 5 (3.33%) JSP
11 5 (3.33%) SPML
11 5 (3.33%) XML Schema
11 5 (3.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.33%) SWIFT
3 7 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.67%) Derivative
4 6 (4.00%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.00%) Equities
5 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.33%) AS400
7 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.33%) IPTV
7 2 (1.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.33%) User Experience
7 2 (1.33%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.00%) Linux
2 17 (11.33%) Windows
3 14 (9.33%) UNIX
4 8 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.33%) AIX
6 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.33%) Test Automation
4 22 (14.67%) Performance Testing
4 22 (14.67%) System Testing
5 21 (14.00%) Integration Testing
6 17 (11.33%) Automated Testing
6 17 (11.33%) Scrum
7 16 (10.67%) TDD
7 16 (10.67%) Business Analysis
7 16 (10.67%) Test Strategy
7 16 (10.67%) System Integration Testing
7 16 (10.67%) SDLC
8 15 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.33%) Validation
10 13 (8.67%) Regression Testing
10 13 (8.67%) Open Source
11 11 (7.33%) Migration
12 10 (6.67%) Manual Testing
12 10 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 52 (34.67%) SQL
2 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.33%) Java
4 16 (10.67%) C#
5 5 (3.33%) Ruby
5 5 (3.33%) BeanShell
6 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.00%) XPath
7 3 (2.00%) VB
7 3 (2.00%) VBA
8 2 (1.33%) Python
8 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.67%) VBScript
9 1 (0.67%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) Groovy
9 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.67%) Scala
9 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) ISEB
1 13 (8.67%) ISTQB
1 13 (8.67%) Degree
1 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) CDISC
2 1 (0.67%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.67%) FATCA
2 1 (0.67%) COREP
2 1 (0.67%) FINREP
2 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 21 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.67%) Puppet
2 7 (4.67%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (14.67%) Oracle
2 16 (10.67%) HP
3 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.00%) Atlassian
5 8 (5.33%) Sybase
5 8 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.33%) Sun
7 3 (2.00%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.00%) Charles River
7 3 (2.00%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.33%) Remedy
8 2 (1.33%) Capita
8 2 (1.33%) Ektron
8 2 (1.33%) Informatica
8 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.33%) Siebel
8 2 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.33%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) Cognos
9 1 (0.67%) IBM
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