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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 101 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 51 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 1.29% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.60% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 69
Average daily rate £395 £378 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £282 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 46 (37.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.79%) Finance
3 40 (32.79%) SQL
4 33 (27.05%) Banking
5 26 (21.31%) QA
6 20 (16.39%) System Testing
7 19 (15.57%) ISEB
7 19 (15.57%) Scrum
8 16 (13.11%) Selenium
8 16 (13.11%) ISTQB
9 15 (12.30%) JIRA
9 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
9 15 (12.30%) Test Automation
9 15 (12.30%) SDLC
10 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (11.48%) Automation Testing
10 14 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (11.48%) Oracle
10 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
10 14 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (10.66%) Cucumber
11 13 (10.66%) Performance Testing
12 12 (9.84%) Functional Testing
12 12 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (9.84%) Java
12 12 (9.84%) Business Analysis
13 11 (9.02%) Regression Testing
13 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (9.02%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.64%) Confluence
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.82%) Drupal
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.82%) IIS
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.46%) MS Project
4 2 (1.64%) MS Office
4 2 (1.64%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP HCM
1 3 (2.46%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.64%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.82%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.82%) HFM
3 1 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.82%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) GitHub
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) DNS
2 1 (0.82%) Firewall
2 1 (0.82%) LAN
2 1 (0.82%) LDAP
2 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.64%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.64%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.64%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.82%) MS Access
5 1 (0.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.82%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) Selenium
2 15 (12.30%) JIRA
3 13 (10.66%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.02%) SpecFlow
4 11 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.56%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.92%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.10%) Protractor
7 5 (4.10%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.46%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.64%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.64%) JMeter
9 2 (1.64%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.82%) Appium
10 1 (0.82%) Hudson
10 1 (0.82%) Maven
10 1 (0.82%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.82%) Spock
10 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 40 (32.79%) Finance
2 33 (27.05%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Advertising
4 6 (4.92%) Back Office
4 6 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.10%) Retail
6 4 (3.28%) Marketing
7 2 (1.64%) Law
7 2 (1.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) International Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.82%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (66.39%) Analyst
2 51 (41.80%) Test Analyst
3 26 (21.31%) Tester
4 15 (12.30%) Banking Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) Business Analyst
5 14 (11.48%) Systems Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Automation Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Systems Test Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Systems Tester
8 9 (7.38%) Test Leader
9 7 (5.74%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.10%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Functional Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Developer in Test
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) UAT Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) .NET
1 10 (8.20%) Gherkin
1 10 (8.20%) Web Services
2 9 (7.38%) XML
3 5 (4.10%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (3.28%) HTML
4 4 (3.28%) SOAP
5 3 (2.46%) CSS
5 3 (2.46%) jQuery
5 3 (2.46%) Middleware
6 2 (1.64%) BAPI
6 2 (1.64%) JMS
6 2 (1.64%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.64%) REST
6 2 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.82%) LAMP
7 1 (0.82%) XHTML
7 1 (0.82%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) SWIFT
2 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.28%) IVR
3 4 (3.28%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.46%) Equities
4 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.46%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.46%) User Experience
5 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.64%) Derivative
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.64%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.10%) Unix
2 3 (2.46%) Linux
3 2 (1.64%) Windows
4 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.39%) System Testing
4 19 (15.57%) Scrum
5 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
5 15 (12.30%) SDLC
5 15 (12.30%) Test Automation
6 14 (11.48%) Automation Testing
7 13 (10.66%) Performance Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Business Analysis
8 12 (9.84%) Functional Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (9.02%) BDD
9 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.02%) Regression Testing
9 11 (9.02%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (8.20%) Test Management
10 10 (8.20%) Test Strategy
10 10 (8.20%) Workflow
11 9 (7.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.79%) SQL
2 12 (9.84%) Java
3 8 (6.56%) C#
4 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.46%) Ruby
6 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.82%) Perl
7 1 (0.82%) PHP
7 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.82%) Python
7 1 (0.82%) Scala
7 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.82%) VB
7 1 (0.82%) VBA
7 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) ISEB
2 16 (13.11%) ISTQB
3 14 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.74%) Degree
5 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.64%) PMP
8 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.31%) QA
2 8 (6.56%) SEPA
3 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.46%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.64%) UCITS
5 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.82%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.82%) MetaFrame
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.64%) Control-M
2 2 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (11.48%) Oracle
2 11 (9.02%) HP
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.92%) SAP
4 5 (4.10%) Siebel
5 4 (3.28%) Remedy
6 3 (2.46%) Informatica
6 3 (2.46%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.64%) Citrix
7 2 (1.64%) Cognos
7 2 (1.64%) Rally
7 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.64%) Sybase
8 1 (0.82%) AppSense
8 1 (0.82%) Capita
8 1 (0.82%) Compaq
8 1 (0.82%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.82%) IBM
8 1 (0.82%) Sun
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