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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 108 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 94 123 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.59% 1.70% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.23% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 95 96
Average daily rate
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£450 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £313 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.25 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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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
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 52 (28.89%) Finance
2 48 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (18.33%) SQL
4 32 (17.78%) Selenium
5 31 (17.22%) Banking
6 30 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (16.11%) Java
8 27 (15.00%) ISEB
9 25 (13.89%) Oracle
10 24 (13.33%) QA
11 23 (12.78%) JIRA
11 23 (12.78%) WebDriver
11 23 (12.78%) HP
12 21 (11.67%) TDD
12 21 (11.67%) Cucumber
12 21 (11.67%) BDD
12 21 (11.67%) Test Strategy
13 20 (11.11%) Scrum
14 19 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
14 19 (10.56%) Test Automation
14 19 (10.56%) ISTQB
15 18 (10.00%) Security Cleared
15 18 (10.00%) MS Excel
15 18 (10.00%) Regression Testing
16 17 (9.44%) Integration Testing
17 16 (8.89%) Automation Testing
17 16 (8.89%) E-Commerce
17 16 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
18 15 (8.33%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (2.78%) SAS
2 4 (2.22%) Confluence
3 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.11%) CMS
4 2 (1.11%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 18 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.11%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.11%) InDesign
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (3.89%) BASE24
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (2.78%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (2.78%) SAP HR
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (1.11%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.56%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.56%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.89%) HTTP
2 6 (3.33%) SSL
2 6 (3.33%) Firewall
3 3 (1.67%) Intranet
4 2 (1.11%) Internet
4 2 (1.11%) AMQP
4 2 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) LDAP
5 1 (0.56%) LAN
5 1 (0.56%) WAN
5 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) VPN
5 1 (0.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.78%) Base SAS
4 4 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.67%) MySQL
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.11%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.56%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.56%) QlikView
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.56%) OLAP
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 32 (17.78%) Selenium
2 23 (12.78%) JIRA
2 23 (12.78%) WebDriver
3 21 (11.67%) Cucumber
4 16 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (5.00%) Calabash
6 7 (3.89%) JMeter
6 7 (3.89%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.78%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.22%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.22%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.22%) Subversion
9 3 (1.67%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.11%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.11%) MSTest
10 2 (1.11%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.11%) Robotium
10 2 (1.11%) Capybara
General
1 52 (28.89%) Finance
2 31 (17.22%) Banking
3 15 (8.33%) Retail
4 12 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.00%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.67%) Publishing
7 3 (1.67%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.11%) Marketing
8 2 (1.11%) Advertising
8 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Front Office
8 2 (1.11%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (39.44%) Analyst
2 45 (25.00%) Tester
3 38 (21.11%) Test Analyst
4 26 (14.44%) Business Analyst
5 19 (10.56%) Developer
6 14 (7.78%) Automation Tester
7 12 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Test Manager
8 11 (6.11%) Consultant
9 10 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
11 8 (4.44%) Oracle Consultant
11 8 (4.44%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 7 (3.89%) Systems Tester
12 7 (3.89%) Business Systems Analyst
12 7 (3.89%) Test Leader
13 6 (3.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 6 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
13 6 (3.33%) Software Tester
14 5 (2.78%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) .NET
2 11 (6.11%) XML
3 10 (5.56%) Web Services
4 7 (3.89%) HTML
5 5 (2.78%) CSS
6 3 (1.67%) JSON
6 3 (1.67%) WPF
6 3 (1.67%) HTML5
7 2 (1.11%) REST
7 2 (1.11%) CSS3
7 2 (1.11%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.11%) D3.js
7 2 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.11%) jQuery
7 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.11%) Ajax
7 2 (1.11%) SOAP
7 2 (1.11%) DHTML
7 2 (1.11%) XSL
7 2 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.22%) Computer Science
1 13 (7.22%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.44%) SWIFT
3 7 (3.89%) Tandem
4 5 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.78%) APACS
4 5 (2.78%) EMV
5 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Equities
5 4 (2.22%) Derivative
5 4 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.67%) Open Source
6 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.11%) Handset
7 2 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.11%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.78%) Linux
2 12 (6.67%) Android
3 10 (5.56%) Windows
4 7 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.22%) UNIX
6 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (11.67%) TDD
2 21 (11.67%) BDD
2 21 (11.67%) Test Strategy
3 20 (11.11%) Scrum
4 19 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.56%) Test Automation
5 18 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 17 (9.44%) Integration Testing
7 16 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 16 (8.89%) Automation Testing
8 15 (8.33%) System Testing
9 14 (7.78%) Performance Testing
10 13 (7.22%) Test Management
10 13 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.67%) Project Management
11 12 (6.67%) OO
11 12 (6.67%) Logistics
12 11 (6.11%) CRM
13 10 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.33%) SQL
2 29 (16.11%) Java
3 13 (7.22%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.22%) Ruby
4 11 (6.11%) C#
5 9 (5.00%) Groovy
6 8 (4.44%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.22%) Python
8 3 (1.67%) C
8 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.56%) RPG
9 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 27 (15.00%) ISEB
2 19 (10.56%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.56%) Degree
4 10 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.56%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Puppet
2 2 (1.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (13.89%) Oracle
2 23 (12.78%) HP
3 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.56%) SAP
5 4 (2.22%) Adobe
6 3 (1.67%) VMware
6 3 (1.67%) Juniper
6 3 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.67%) Cisco
7 2 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.56%) Comverse
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) CODA
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.56%) Charles River
8 1 (0.56%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.56%) Telerik
8 1 (0.56%) Actimize
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