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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 104 112 100
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 101 121 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.71% 1.71% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.23% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 85 107
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.25 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.88% -35.33%
Test Scripting
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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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (32.24%) Finance
2 55 (30.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (23.50%) SQL
5 32 (17.49%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (15.85%) Oracle
6 29 (15.85%) Banking
7 24 (13.11%) HP
8 22 (12.02%) MS Excel
8 22 (12.02%) Selenium
8 22 (12.02%) Test Strategy
9 20 (10.93%) JIRA
9 20 (10.93%) Java
9 20 (10.93%) ISEB
9 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
10 19 (10.38%) QA
11 18 (9.84%) Integration Testing
11 18 (9.84%) BDD
11 18 (9.84%) Scrum
11 18 (9.84%) TDD
12 17 (9.29%) Security Cleared
12 17 (9.29%) Performance Testing
12 17 (9.29%) Cucumber
13 16 (8.74%) System Testing
13 16 (8.74%) Test Automation
14 14 (7.65%) WebDriver
14 14 (7.65%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (7.65%) JavaScript
15 13 (7.10%) .NET
15 13 (7.10%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (2.73%) SAS
2 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.09%) CMS
2 2 (1.09%) LiveCycle
2 2 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.09%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.09%) InDesign
4 2 (1.09%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.55%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.46%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (5.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (4.92%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (4.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (4.37%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (3.83%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (3.83%) SAP HR
5 7 (3.83%) BASE24
6 6 (3.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (1.64%) Markit EDM
9 2 (1.09%) SAP CRM
9 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.55%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
1 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) HTTP
2 6 (3.28%) SSL
2 6 (3.28%) Firewall
3 5 (2.73%) Intranet
4 2 (1.09%) Internet
4 2 (1.09%) AMQP
4 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.55%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.73%) Data Mart
3 5 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.73%) Base SAS
4 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.64%) QlikView
5 3 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.55%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (12.02%) Selenium
2 20 (10.93%) JIRA
3 17 (9.29%) Cucumber
4 14 (7.65%) WebDriver
4 14 (7.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (4.37%) Calabash
6 7 (3.83%) JMeter
6 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.19%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.19%) Subversion
7 4 (2.19%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.19%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.64%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.09%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.09%) NUnit
9 2 (1.09%) Robotium
9 2 (1.09%) MSTest
9 2 (1.09%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.55%) Moq
General
1 59 (32.24%) Finance
2 29 (15.85%) Banking
3 12 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.46%) Retail
5 9 (4.92%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.64%) Publishing
7 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.09%) Advertising
8 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.09%) Front Office
8 2 (1.09%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (40.44%) Analyst
2 43 (23.50%) Tester
3 40 (21.86%) Test Analyst
4 27 (14.75%) Business Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Developer
6 13 (7.10%) Consultant
7 12 (6.56%) Test Manager
8 11 (6.01%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (5.46%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) Oracle Consultant
9 10 (5.46%) Automation Tester
10 9 (4.92%) Test Leader
10 9 (4.92%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 9 (4.92%) Business Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.92%) Functional Consultant
11 8 (4.37%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 7 (3.83%) Systems Tester
13 6 (3.28%) Software Tester
14 5 (2.73%) Functional Analyst
14 5 (2.73%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.10%) .NET
2 12 (6.56%) XML
3 10 (5.46%) Web Services
4 9 (4.92%) HTML
5 6 (3.28%) CSS
6 4 (2.19%) HTML5
7 3 (1.64%) CSS3
7 3 (1.64%) Ajax
7 3 (1.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.64%) JSON
7 3 (1.64%) WPF
7 3 (1.64%) jQuery
8 2 (1.09%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.09%) D3.js
8 2 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.09%) DHTML
8 2 (1.09%) XSL
8 2 (1.09%) XSLT
8 2 (1.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.37%) SWIFT
4 7 (3.83%) Tandem
5 5 (2.73%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.73%) APACS
5 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.73%) EMV
5 5 (2.73%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.19%) Equities
6 4 (2.19%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.19%) User Experience
7 3 (1.64%) Open Source
7 3 (1.64%) iPad
7 3 (1.64%) Derivative
8 2 (1.09%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.09%) iPhone
8 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.10%) Linux
2 12 (6.56%) Windows
2 12 (6.56%) Android
3 7 (3.83%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.73%) UNIX
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Solaris
7 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 45 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.02%) Test Strategy
4 18 (9.84%) BDD
4 18 (9.84%) TDD
4 18 (9.84%) Scrum
4 18 (9.84%) Integration Testing
5 17 (9.29%) Performance Testing
6 16 (8.74%) System Testing
6 16 (8.74%) Test Automation
7 13 (7.10%) Software Testing
7 13 (7.10%) CRM
7 13 (7.10%) Project Management
8 12 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.56%) Test Management
9 11 (6.01%) Unit Testing
9 11 (6.01%) OO
9 11 (6.01%) Regression Testing
9 11 (6.01%) Workflow
10 10 (5.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.50%) SQL
2 20 (10.93%) Java
3 14 (7.65%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.56%) C#
5 10 (5.46%) Ruby
6 7 (3.83%) Groovy
6 7 (3.83%) Objective-C
7 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.19%) C
9 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.64%) Python
10 2 (1.09%) VB
11 1 (0.55%) VBA
11 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.55%) RPG
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (10.93%) ISEB
2 17 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.01%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.46%) Degree
5 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.73%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.55%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.38%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.55%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (17.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.64%) Control-M
3 2 (1.09%) Puppet
3 2 (1.09%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) Oracle
2 24 (13.11%) HP
3 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.01%) SAP
5 4 (2.19%) Adobe
5 4 (2.19%) VMware
5 4 (2.19%) Juniper
5 4 (2.19%) Cisco
6 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.09%) Apple
7 2 (1.09%) Intershop
7 2 (1.09%) Demandware
7 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.55%) Comverse
8 1 (0.55%) Actimize
8 1 (0.55%) JBoss
8 1 (0.55%) Siebel
8 1 (0.55%) Sybase
8 1 (0.55%) CODA
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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AWD Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + `
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
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Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago