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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 119 100 123
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 68 103 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 1.81% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.33% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 50
Average daily rate
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£394 £418 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £320 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £113.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-65.85% +266.12%
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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
3908 4413 4368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.49% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3041 3133 3359
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 54
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.50 £51.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -45.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015, 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 57 (39.86%) SQL
2 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (31.47%) Finance
4 34 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (17.48%) Selenium
5 25 (17.48%) Scrum
6 21 (14.69%) TDD
7 20 (13.99%) Banking
7 20 (13.99%) QA
8 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
9 18 (12.59%) BDD
9 18 (12.59%) Test Automation
10 17 (11.89%) Regression Testing
10 17 (11.89%) Oracle
10 17 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (11.19%) Ruby
11 16 (11.19%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (10.49%) WebDriver
12 15 (10.49%) C#
13 14 (9.79%) MS Excel
13 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
13 14 (9.79%) Android
14 13 (9.09%) Validation
14 13 (9.09%) Data Modelling
14 13 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (9.09%) Java
14 13 (9.09%) .NET
15 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
15 12 (8.39%) ISEB
15 12 (8.39%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.70%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.70%) Confluence
5 1 (0.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.80%) SAP HR
3 3 (2.10%) Markit EDM
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.70%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.70%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.70%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.70%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.70%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) Intranet
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.70%) LAN
2 1 (0.70%) VoIP
2 1 (0.70%) WAN
2 1 (0.70%) FTP
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.80%) Data Mart
5 3 (2.10%) Big Data
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.10%) QlikView
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.70%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.70%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.70%) Essbase
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) OLAP
7 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) Selenium
2 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
3 15 (10.49%) WebDriver
4 11 (7.69%) JIRA
5 10 (6.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (6.99%) Calabash
6 8 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.90%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.50%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.50%) Appium
9 4 (2.80%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.80%) Toad
10 3 (2.10%) JUnit
10 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.10%) Xcode
10 3 (2.10%) NeoLoad
10 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.40%) Spock
11 2 (1.40%) Robolectric
11 2 (1.40%) Cobertura
General
1 45 (31.47%) Finance
2 20 (13.99%) Banking
3 12 (8.39%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.29%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (50.35%) Analyst
2 39 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 27 (18.88%) Business Analyst
4 24 (16.78%) Tester
5 13 (9.09%) Developer
6 12 (8.39%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.29%) Business Systems Analyst
7 9 (6.29%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.90%) Test Manager
9 7 (4.90%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Technical Business Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) QA Tester
12 4 (2.80%) Consultant
12 4 (2.80%) Senior Business Analyst
12 4 (2.80%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) .NET
2 11 (7.69%) HTML
3 7 (4.90%) CSS
3 7 (4.90%) REST
4 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.20%) Web Services
5 5 (3.50%) jQuery
5 5 (3.50%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.50%) JSON
6 4 (2.80%) XML
7 3 (2.10%) SOAP
7 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.10%) iOS SDK
7 3 (2.10%) Android SDK
8 2 (1.40%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.40%) Ajax
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.70%) RESTful
9 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.59%) User Experience
3 7 (4.90%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.20%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.80%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.10%) NHS
7 3 (2.10%) iPad
7 3 (2.10%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.10%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.40%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.40%) Equities
9 1 (0.70%) Derivative
9 1 (0.70%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Android
2 12 (8.39%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.99%) Windows
4 5 (3.50%) Linux
5 3 (2.10%) Solaris
5 3 (2.10%) UNIX
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (17.48%) Scrum
4 21 (14.69%) TDD
5 18 (12.59%) Test Automation
5 18 (12.59%) BDD
6 17 (11.89%) Regression Testing
7 13 (9.09%) Validation
7 13 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 13 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (8.39%) Waterfall
9 11 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 11 (7.69%) Automation Testing
10 10 (6.99%) User Stories
10 10 (6.99%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.99%) Performance Testing
10 10 (6.99%) Business Analysis
10 10 (6.99%) Use Case
11 9 (6.29%) ETL
11 9 (6.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.86%) SQL
2 16 (11.19%) Ruby
3 15 (10.49%) C#
4 13 (9.09%) Java
5 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.50%) C
7 3 (2.10%) Perl
7 3 (2.10%) VBA
8 2 (1.40%) Python
8 2 (1.40%) VB
8 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) VBScript
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) Groovy
9 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (9.79%) ISTQB
2 12 (8.39%) ISEB
3 10 (6.99%) Degree
4 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.10%) VCP4
6 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.99%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) Basel II
3 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.70%) COREP
3 1 (0.70%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 16 (11.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (11.89%) Oracle
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.99%) SAP
4 5 (3.50%) HP
5 3 (2.10%) Adobe
6 2 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.40%) IBM
6 2 (1.40%) Apple
6 2 (1.40%) Saba
6 2 (1.40%) Demandware
6 2 (1.40%) CyberSource
7 1 (0.70%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.70%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.70%) Intershop
7 1 (0.70%) hybris
7 1 (0.70%) iSOFT
7 1 (0.70%) Remedy
7 1 (0.70%) ATG
7 1 (0.70%) SumTotal
7 1 (0.70%) Cerner
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