The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 116 117 97
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 91 113 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 1.59% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.09% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 101
Average daily rate
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£395 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £41.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4462 5414 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.65% 76.20% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 4055 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 95 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.30 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Scripting
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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 25 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 46 (25.27%) Finance
3 38 (20.88%) Selenium
4 33 (18.13%) Java
5 32 (17.58%) Banking
6 31 (17.03%) QA
7 29 (15.93%) SQL
8 27 (14.84%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 24 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (12.64%) Test Automation
11 23 (12.64%) JIRA
12 22 (12.09%) WebDriver
12 22 (12.09%) Cucumber
12 22 (12.09%) Scrum
13 21 (11.54%) ISEB
14 20 (10.99%) QuickTest Pro
15 19 (10.44%) E-Commerce
15 19 (10.44%) ISTQB
15 19 (10.44%) System Testing
16 18 (9.89%) BDD
16 18 (9.89%) TDD
17 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
17 17 (9.34%) Integration Testing
17 17 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (9.34%) Automation Testing
18 16 (8.79%) Mobile App
18 16 (8.79%) HP
18 16 (8.79%) Oracle
18 16 (8.79%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (3.30%) Confluence
2 5 (2.75%) SAS
3 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) CMS
5 2 (1.10%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.55%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.85%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.10%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.10%) InDesign
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.85%) BASE24
2 4 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.20%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.10%) Loan IQ
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.10%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.55%) Agresso
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.20%) SaaS
2 3 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) Force.com
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.20%) HTTP
1 4 (2.20%) SSL
1 4 (2.20%) Intranet
1 4 (2.20%) Firewall
2 3 (1.65%) Internet
3 2 (1.10%) LDAP
3 2 (1.10%) LAN
3 2 (1.10%) WAN
3 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.10%) DNS
3 2 (1.10%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.10%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.75%) Base SAS
2 5 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.20%) MySQL
4 3 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.10%) QlikView
5 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.10%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (20.88%) Selenium
2 23 (12.64%) JIRA
3 22 (12.09%) WebDriver
3 22 (12.09%) Cucumber
4 20 (10.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (4.95%) Calabash
6 8 (4.40%) SoapUI
6 8 (4.40%) JMeter
7 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.20%) Bugzilla
9 4 (2.20%) TestPartner
9 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.20%) Capybara
10 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.65%) TestDirector
11 2 (1.10%) JUnit
11 2 (1.10%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.10%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
General
1 46 (25.27%) Finance
2 32 (17.58%) Banking
3 16 (8.79%) Retail
4 12 (6.59%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.75%) Publishing
6 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.20%) Marketing
7 3 (1.65%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.65%) Legal
8 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.10%) Front Office
8 2 (1.10%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 75 (41.21%) Analyst
2 46 (25.27%) Tester
3 40 (21.98%) Test Analyst
4 26 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 21 (11.54%) Developer
6 15 (8.24%) Test Manager
7 13 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.59%) Systems Analyst
8 12 (6.59%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Systems Tester
10 7 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) QA Engineer
11 5 (2.75%) Functional Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) QA Tester
11 5 (2.75%) Consultant
11 5 (2.75%) Software Tester
11 5 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) SAP Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.20%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.14%) Web Services
2 11 (6.04%) .NET
3 6 (3.30%) HTML
4 5 (2.75%) XML
5 4 (2.20%) jQuery
5 4 (2.20%) HTML5
5 4 (2.20%) REST
6 3 (1.65%) D3.js
6 3 (1.65%) CSS
6 3 (1.65%) WPF
7 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.10%) JSON
7 2 (1.10%) JMS
7 2 (1.10%) SOAP
7 2 (1.10%) XSLT
7 2 (1.10%) Flash
7 2 (1.10%) CSS3
7 2 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.49%) SWIFT
4 7 (3.85%) Tandem
5 5 (2.75%) APACS
5 5 (2.75%) EMV
5 5 (2.75%) Open Source
6 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.20%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.65%) Derivative
7 3 (1.65%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.10%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.10%) NHS
8 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.59%) Android
2 11 (6.04%) Linux
3 9 (4.95%) Windows
4 8 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.75%) UNIX
6 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.55%) Solaris
7 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 24 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (12.64%) Test Automation
5 22 (12.09%) Scrum
6 19 (10.44%) System Testing
6 19 (10.44%) E-Commerce
7 18 (9.89%) TDD
7 18 (9.89%) BDD
8 17 (9.34%) Automation Testing
8 17 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (9.34%) Integration Testing
9 14 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 14 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 14 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 14 (7.69%) OO
10 12 (6.59%) Test Management
11 11 (6.04%) Logistics
11 11 (6.04%) Project Management
12 10 (5.49%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.13%) Java
2 29 (15.93%) SQL
3 16 (8.79%) Ruby
4 13 (7.14%) C#
5 12 (6.59%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.49%) Groovy
7 7 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.65%) Python
8 3 (1.65%) C
9 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) RPG
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (11.54%) ISEB
2 19 (10.44%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.04%) Degree
5 6 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.03%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.55%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (14.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.79%) HP
2 16 (8.79%) Oracle
3 10 (5.49%) SAP
4 5 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.20%) Adobe
6 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.10%) Telerik
7 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.55%) Comverse
8 1 (0.55%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.55%) Charles River
8 1 (0.55%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.55%) Software AG
8 1 (0.55%) JBoss
8 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.55%) Apple
8 1 (0.55%) CODA
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