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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 133 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 36 76 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 1.30% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.62% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 63 61
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
2837 4687 4722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.07% 80.09% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 3704 3547
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 50 39
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £60.40 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 39 (41.94%) SQL
2 38 (40.86%) Finance
3 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (23.66%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (22.58%) HP
6 19 (20.43%) ISEB
6 19 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
8 16 (17.20%) .NET
8 16 (17.20%) JIRA
8 16 (17.20%) Banking
9 15 (16.13%) QA
9 15 (16.13%) Test Management
9 15 (16.13%) XML
9 15 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (15.05%) Migration
10 14 (15.05%) Scrum
10 14 (15.05%) Business Analysis
11 13 (13.98%) Oracle
11 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.90%) Manual Testing
12 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
12 12 (12.90%) Defect Management
13 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
13 11 (11.83%) Integration Testing
13 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.83%) C#
13 11 (11.83%) Java
14 10 (10.75%) Selenium

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 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.08%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) Drupal
3 1 (1.08%) Mule
3 1 (1.08%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.08%) SAS
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.30%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Extranet
1 1 (1.08%) FTP
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
1 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.08%) MS Access
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) JIRA
2 10 (10.75%) Selenium
2 10 (10.75%) SpecFlow
3 6 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.38%) LoadRunner
4 5 (5.38%) Protractor
4 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.38%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.30%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.15%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.15%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.15%) Toad
8 1 (1.08%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.08%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.08%) JUnit
8 1 (1.08%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (40.86%) Finance
2 16 (17.20%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Advertising
4 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) Front Office
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (51.61%) Analyst
2 31 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.75%) Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Test Leader
4 10 (10.75%) Tester
5 8 (8.60%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Business Test Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Test Specialist
7 5 (5.38%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Consultant
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Test Automation Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Test Automation Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.23%) QA Leader
9 3 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) .NET
2 15 (16.13%) XML
3 10 (10.75%) Gherkin
4 8 (8.60%) Web Services
5 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (5.38%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.23%) SOAP
7 3 (3.23%) WCF
7 3 (3.23%) WPF
8 2 (2.15%) CSS
8 2 (2.15%) HTML
8 2 (2.15%) Middleware
9 1 (1.08%) ADO
9 1 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.08%) jQuery
9 1 (1.08%) JSON
9 1 (1.08%) LAMP
9 1 (1.08%) ODBC
9 1 (1.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (5.38%) IVR
2 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.38%) Reinsurance
2 5 (5.38%) Smartcard
3 3 (3.23%) Equities
3 3 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.15%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.15%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.15%) Tandem
5 1 (1.08%) AS400
5 1 (1.08%) Derivative
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
5 1 (1.08%) PMI
5 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Unix
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Android
3 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.08%) Solaris
3 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (16.13%) Test Management
4 14 (15.05%) Business Analysis
4 14 (15.05%) Migration
4 14 (15.05%) Scrum
5 12 (12.90%) Defect Management
5 12 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 12 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 11 (11.83%) Integration Testing
7 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
7 10 (10.75%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (10.75%) Test Strategy
8 9 (9.68%) Data Analysis
8 9 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Functional Testing
9 8 (8.60%) Software Testing
10 7 (7.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (7.53%) TDD
11 6 (6.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.94%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) C#
2 11 (11.83%) Java
3 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.38%) VBScript
5 4 (4.30%) Python
6 2 (2.15%) COBOL
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) Groovy
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.08%) R
7 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) ISEB
2 15 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (11.83%) ISTQB
3 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) QA
2 9 (9.68%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 22 (23.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) HP
2 13 (13.98%) Oracle
3 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.45%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.23%) Siebel
6 2 (2.15%) Cognos
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Murex
6 2 (2.15%) Sun
6 2 (2.15%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.08%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.08%) OpenText
7 1 (1.08%) Sage
7 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) Sybase
City, London
JM
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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