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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London / City of London
Rank 104 101 117
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 49 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.66% 1.65% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.94% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 59
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £501 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%

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
2534 2571 4165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.93% 84.88% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 2018 3258
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 38
Median hourly rate £55.00 £29.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +41.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, 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 39 (44.83%) Finance
2 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (31.03%) Banking
4 25 (28.74%) QA
4 25 (28.74%) SQL
5 20 (22.99%) Regression Testing
6 12 (13.79%) Workflow
6 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 12 (13.79%) ISEB
6 12 (13.79%) Selenium
6 12 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (12.64%) Automation Testing
7 11 (12.64%) JIRA
7 11 (12.64%) Derivative
7 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.64%) Scrum
8 10 (11.49%) Project Management
8 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
8 10 (11.49%) TDD
8 10 (11.49%) Subversion
8 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking
8 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
8 10 (11.49%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 9 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 9 (10.34%) C#
9 9 (10.34%) .NET

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 2 (2.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.15%) Moodle
2 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.60%) FLEXCUBE
1 4 (4.60%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.15%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.15%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) FTP
3 1 (1.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.30%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Selenium
2 11 (12.64%) JIRA
3 10 (11.49%) Subversion
3 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.05%) HP UFT
4 7 (8.05%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.30%) Hudson
8 2 (2.30%) Protractor
8 2 (2.30%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.30%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.30%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.30%) Toad
8 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (44.83%) Finance
2 27 (31.03%) Banking
3 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.05%) Back Office
4 7 (8.05%) Financial Institution
5 6 (6.90%) Front Office
6 4 (4.60%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.30%) Law
8 2 (2.30%) Legal
8 2 (2.30%) Retail
9 1 (1.15%) Advertising
9 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (55.17%) Analyst
2 23 (26.44%) Test Analyst
3 22 (25.29%) Business Analyst
4 13 (14.94%) Tester
5 11 (12.64%) Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.90%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
11 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 3 (3.45%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) .NET
2 8 (9.20%) Web Services
3 7 (8.05%) XML
4 5 (5.75%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.45%) HTML
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) JSP
6 2 (2.30%) SOAP
7 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.15%) EJB
7 1 (1.15%) Java EE
7 1 (1.15%) JMS
7 1 (1.15%) REST
7 1 (1.15%) RESTful
7 1 (1.15%) Spring
7 1 (1.15%) XSD
7 1 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Derivative
2 8 (9.20%) Hedge funds
3 7 (8.05%) Equities
3 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.75%) Fintech
6 4 (4.60%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.45%) Reinsurance
8 2 (2.30%) EPoS
8 2 (2.30%) IVR
8 2 (2.30%) Smartcard
9 1 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.15%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.15%) NHS
9 1 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (36.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (22.99%) Regression Testing
3 12 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (13.79%) Workflow
4 11 (12.64%) Automation Testing
4 11 (12.64%) Scrum
5 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
5 10 (11.49%) Functional Testing
5 10 (11.49%) Project Management
5 10 (11.49%) TDD
5 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
6 9 (10.34%) Automated Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
7 8 (9.20%) SDLC
8 7 (8.05%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Manual Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Migration
8 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) C#
3 5 (5.75%) Java
4 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.30%) C
5 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.30%) Ruby
5 2 (2.30%) VBScript
6 1 (1.15%) Go
6 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.15%) Python
6 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) ISEB
2 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.45%) Degree
3 3 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.74%) QA
2 6 (6.90%) MiFID
3 3 (3.45%) EMIR
4 2 (2.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (2.30%) WCAG
5 1 (1.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) HDFS
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) HP
3 5 (5.75%) SmartStream
4 3 (3.45%) Charles River
5 2 (2.30%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.15%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.15%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) Sage
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) Workday
6 1 (1.15%) Yardi
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago