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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 110 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 87 115 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 1.62% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.14% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 92 95
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £41.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.19% -2.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -20.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4347 5386 5822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.38% 76.05% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4028 4328
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £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 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Scripting
London

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 31 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 31 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 59 (31.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 49 (26.34%) Finance
3 37 (19.89%) Selenium
4 33 (17.74%) Java
5 32 (17.20%) Banking
6 30 (16.13%) QA
7 29 (15.59%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (15.59%) SQL
8 27 (14.52%) Test Strategy
9 24 (12.90%) ISEB
9 24 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (12.90%) JIRA
10 23 (12.37%) Test Automation
11 22 (11.83%) WebDriver
12 21 (11.29%) Cucumber
12 21 (11.29%) ISTQB
12 21 (11.29%) Scrum
13 20 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
13 20 (10.75%) System Testing
14 19 (10.22%) E-Commerce
15 18 (9.68%) HP
15 18 (9.68%) TDD
15 18 (9.68%) Integration Testing
16 17 (9.14%) BDD
16 17 (9.14%) Automation Testing
16 17 (9.14%) Microsoft
17 16 (8.60%) Oracle
17 16 (8.60%) Retail
17 16 (8.60%) Ruby
17 16 (8.60%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.23%) Confluence
2 5 (2.69%) SAS
3 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.08%) CMS
5 2 (1.08%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.54%) Node.js
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.76%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.08%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.08%) InDesign
4 2 (1.08%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.76%) BASE24
2 5 (2.69%) SAP HR
3 4 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.08%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.08%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.54%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.54%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.54%) Force.com
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) HTTP
1 4 (2.15%) SSL
1 4 (2.15%) Intranet
1 4 (2.15%) Firewall
2 3 (1.61%) Internet
3 2 (1.08%) LDAP
3 2 (1.08%) LAN
3 2 (1.08%) WAN
3 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.69%) Base SAS
3 4 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.15%) MySQL
4 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.08%) Big Data
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.08%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.08%) QlikView
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) DB2
6 1 (0.54%) OLAP
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 37 (19.89%) Selenium
2 24 (12.90%) JIRA
3 22 (11.83%) WebDriver
4 21 (11.29%) Cucumber
5 20 (10.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (4.84%) Calabash
7 8 (4.30%) JMeter
8 7 (3.76%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.76%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.69%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.15%) Bugzilla
10 4 (2.15%) TestPartner
10 4 (2.15%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.15%) Capybara
11 3 (1.61%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.08%) JUnit
12 2 (1.08%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.08%) Axure RP
General
1 49 (26.34%) Finance
2 32 (17.20%) Banking
3 16 (8.60%) Retail
4 12 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.15%) Marketing
5 4 (2.15%) Publishing
6 3 (1.61%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.61%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.08%) Front Office
7 2 (1.08%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (41.40%) Analyst
2 47 (25.27%) Tester
3 42 (22.58%) Test Analyst
4 26 (13.98%) Business Analyst
5 21 (11.29%) Developer
6 16 (8.60%) Test Manager
7 13 (6.99%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
8 12 (6.45%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Systems Tester
10 7 (3.76%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.23%) Software Tester
11 6 (3.23%) QA Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) QA Tester
12 5 (2.69%) Functional Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Consultant
12 5 (2.69%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.69%) SAP Analyst
13 4 (2.15%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.99%) Web Services
2 11 (5.91%) .NET
3 6 (3.23%) XML
3 6 (3.23%) HTML
4 4 (2.15%) jQuery
4 4 (2.15%) HTML5
4 4 (2.15%) REST
5 3 (1.61%) WPF
5 3 (1.61%) D3.js
5 3 (1.61%) CSS
6 2 (1.08%) SOAP
6 2 (1.08%) XSLT
6 2 (1.08%) Flash
6 2 (1.08%) JMS
6 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.08%) JSON
6 2 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.08%) CSS3
7 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.38%) SWIFT
4 7 (3.76%) Tandem
5 5 (2.69%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.69%) APACS
5 5 (2.69%) EMV
5 5 (2.69%) Open Source
6 4 (2.15%) Derivative
6 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.61%) Equities
7 3 (1.61%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.08%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.08%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.08%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.91%) Linux
1 11 (5.91%) Android
2 9 (4.84%) Windows
3 7 (3.76%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.69%) UNIX
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.54%) Solaris
6 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (14.52%) Test Strategy
3 24 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (12.37%) Test Automation
5 21 (11.29%) Scrum
6 20 (10.75%) System Testing
7 19 (10.22%) E-Commerce
8 18 (9.68%) TDD
8 18 (9.68%) Integration Testing
9 17 (9.14%) BDD
9 17 (9.14%) Automation Testing
10 16 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.06%) Performance Testing
11 15 (8.06%) Regression Testing
12 14 (7.53%) OO
12 14 (7.53%) Manual Testing
13 13 (6.99%) Test Management
14 12 (6.45%) Logistics
14 12 (6.45%) Project Management
15 10 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.74%) Java
2 29 (15.59%) SQL
3 16 (8.60%) Ruby
4 13 (6.99%) C#
5 12 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.38%) Groovy
7 7 (3.76%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.61%) Python
8 3 (1.61%) C
9 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.54%) VB
10 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.54%) RPG
10 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 24 (12.90%) ISEB
2 21 (11.29%) ISTQB
3 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.91%) Degree
5 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.54%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (15.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) Puppet
2 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (9.68%) HP
2 17 (9.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.60%) Oracle
4 11 (5.91%) SAP
5 5 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.15%) Adobe
7 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.08%) Telerik
8 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.54%) Comverse
9 1 (0.54%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.54%) Charles River
9 1 (0.54%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.54%) Software AG
9 1 (0.54%) JBoss
9 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.54%) Apple
9 1 (0.54%) CODA
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