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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 139 106 115
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 81 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 1.75% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.08% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 56 77
Median daily rate £421 £403 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £260 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
3012 3900 4644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.58% 84.23% 80.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 3110 3488
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 2016, 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 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.90%) Finance
4 20 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (21.79%) QA
6 16 (20.51%) Migration
7 15 (19.23%) Banking
8 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
8 14 (17.95%) ISEB
9 12 (15.38%) Scrum
9 12 (15.38%) JIRA
9 12 (15.38%) Data Migration
10 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (14.10%) Business Analysis
10 11 (14.10%) HP
11 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (12.82%) Java
11 10 (12.82%) Oracle
11 10 (12.82%) Web Services
11 10 (12.82%) Selenium
11 10 (12.82%) Solvency II
11 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
12 9 (11.54%) Cucumber
12 9 (11.54%) XML
12 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.54%) SDLC
12 9 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (10.26%) Functional Testing
13 8 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (10.26%) Defect Management

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 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) SAS
2 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Mule
3 1 (1.28%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS Project
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) GitHub
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (1.28%) AMQP
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.56%) Big Data
7 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.56%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.28%) MS Access
8 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) JIRA
2 10 (12.82%) Selenium
3 9 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.41%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.13%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (5.13%) Subversion
7 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.56%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.56%) JUnit
8 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.56%) Protractor
8 2 (2.56%) Toad
9 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 15 (19.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.85%) Advertising
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Law
6 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 2 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Back Office
7 1 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (51.28%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Tester
4 6 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Developer
4 6 (7.69%) Test Specialist
5 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.13%) Commercial Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Commercial Business Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.85%) QA Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) QA Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Solvency II Business Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) Web Services
2 9 (11.54%) XML
3 7 (8.97%) .NET
4 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.13%) HTML
4 4 (5.13%) JSON
4 4 (5.13%) SOAP
5 3 (3.85%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) JSP
6 2 (2.56%) RESTful
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) ADO
7 1 (1.28%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) EJB
7 1 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.28%) Java EE
7 1 (1.28%) JMS
7 1 (1.28%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) Node.js
7 1 (1.28%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Equities
4 3 (3.85%) EPoS
4 3 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.85%) IVR
4 3 (3.85%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.56%) Derivative
5 2 (2.56%) Fintech
5 2 (2.56%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.56%) Tandem
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (20.51%) Migration
4 12 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 12 (15.38%) Scrum
5 11 (14.10%) Business Analysis
6 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (11.54%) SDLC
8 8 (10.26%) Defect Management
8 8 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 8 (10.26%) TDD
9 7 (8.97%) ETL
9 7 (8.97%) Validation
10 6 (7.69%) BDD
10 6 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) C#
3 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.41%) VBScript
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) COBOL
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) R
6 2 (2.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) Groovy
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) ISEB
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.79%) QA
2 10 (12.82%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) HP
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle
3 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.56%) Sage
5 2 (2.56%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.28%) Google
6 1 (1.28%) Informatica
6 1 (1.28%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) Siebel
6 1 (1.28%) Yardi
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £575 - £610 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago