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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 128 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 70 106 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 1.79% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.32% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 74 55
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 60 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (36.20%) SQL
3 52 (31.90%) Finance
4 35 (21.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (18.40%) Selenium
6 27 (16.56%) Oracle
7 26 (15.95%) Scrum
8 24 (14.72%) QA
9 23 (14.11%) Test Automation
9 23 (14.11%) Cucumber
10 22 (13.50%) BDD
11 21 (12.88%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (12.27%) WebDriver
12 20 (12.27%) TDD
13 19 (11.66%) Banking
14 17 (10.43%) ISEB
14 17 (10.43%) Java
15 16 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (9.20%) C#
16 15 (9.20%) Ruby
16 15 (9.20%) Android
17 14 (8.59%) Integration Testing
17 14 (8.59%) Validation
17 14 (8.59%) Regression Testing
17 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
17 14 (8.59%) .NET
17 14 (8.59%) MS Excel
17 14 (8.59%) Windows
18 13 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (7.98%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (2.45%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.61%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) JBoss
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.29%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (4.29%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (3.68%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (3.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (3.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 5 (3.07%) SAP HR
5 3 (1.84%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.61%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.61%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.61%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.61%) Agresso
6 1 (0.61%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.61%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) Intranet
2 5 (3.07%) HTTP
3 3 (1.84%) SSL
3 3 (1.84%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) VoIP
4 1 (0.61%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) FTP
4 1 (0.61%) VPN
4 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.07%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) QlikView
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.84%) Big Data
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.23%) OLAP
7 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.61%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (18.40%) Selenium
2 23 (14.11%) Cucumber
3 20 (12.27%) WebDriver
4 13 (7.98%) JIRA
5 9 (5.52%) Calabash
6 8 (4.91%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (3.68%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.07%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.07%) Appium
8 5 (3.07%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.45%) Xcode
9 4 (2.45%) Toad
9 4 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.84%) MSTest
10 3 (1.84%) NeoLoad
10 3 (1.84%) JUnit
11 2 (1.23%) Subversion
11 2 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 52 (31.90%) Finance
2 19 (11.66%) Banking
3 11 (6.75%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.13%) Retail
5 6 (3.68%) General Ledger
5 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.84%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Front Office
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (47.24%) Analyst
2 45 (27.61%) Test Analyst
3 30 (18.40%) Tester
4 26 (15.95%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) Test Leader
6 12 (7.36%) Developer
7 11 (6.75%) Automation Tester
7 11 (6.75%) Consultant
8 10 (6.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 10 (6.13%) Business Systems Analyst
8 10 (6.13%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Test Manager
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Test Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Oracle Consultant
12 6 (3.68%) Functional Consultant
13 5 (3.07%) Oracle Functional Consultant
13 5 (3.07%) Senior Test Analyst
14 4 (2.45%) QA Tester
14 4 (2.45%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.59%) .NET
2 13 (7.98%) XML
3 11 (6.75%) HTML
4 9 (5.52%) CSS
5 8 (4.91%) Web Services
6 7 (4.29%) REST
7 6 (3.68%) JSON
8 5 (3.07%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.45%) Ajax
10 3 (1.84%) iOS SDK
10 3 (1.84%) Android SDK
10 3 (1.84%) XSL
10 3 (1.84%) SOAP
10 3 (1.84%) DHTML
10 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.23%) Middleware
11 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.23%) HTML5
11 2 (1.23%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.52%) Mobile App
1 9 (5.52%) User Experience
2 7 (4.29%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.45%) iPad
3 4 (2.45%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.45%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.84%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.23%) Equities
5 2 (1.23%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.61%) CMDB
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.20%) Android
2 14 (8.59%) Windows
3 12 (7.36%) Apple iOS
4 11 (6.75%) Linux
5 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.45%) UNIX
5 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) Solaris
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (15.95%) Scrum
4 23 (14.11%) Test Automation
5 22 (13.50%) BDD
6 20 (12.27%) TDD
7 14 (8.59%) Integration Testing
7 14 (8.59%) Validation
7 14 (8.59%) Regression Testing
8 13 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.36%) Data Modelling
9 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
9 12 (7.36%) Performance Testing
9 12 (7.36%) Waterfall
9 12 (7.36%) Test Strategy
9 12 (7.36%) Automation Testing
10 11 (6.75%) Software Testing
10 11 (6.75%) Workflow
11 10 (6.13%) ETL
11 10 (6.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (36.20%) SQL
2 17 (10.43%) Java
3 15 (9.20%) C#
3 15 (9.20%) Ruby
4 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.84%) VB
6 3 (1.84%) VBA
6 3 (1.84%) Perl
6 3 (1.84%) Python
7 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.23%) C
7 2 (1.23%) PHP
7 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.61%) Groovy
8 1 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (10.43%) ISEB
2 11 (6.75%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.52%) Degree
4 8 (4.91%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.72%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (12.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.84%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (16.56%) Oracle
2 13 (7.98%) HP
3 11 (6.75%) SAP
3 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.45%) VMware
4 4 (2.45%) Juniper
4 4 (2.45%) Cisco
5 3 (1.84%) Demandware
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe
6 2 (1.23%) Intershop
6 2 (1.23%) Saba
6 2 (1.23%) Apple
6 2 (1.23%) IBM
6 2 (1.23%) Siebel
6 2 (1.23%) Sybase
6 2 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.23%) CyberSource
7 1 (0.61%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.61%) hybris
7 1 (0.61%) SOASTA, Inc
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