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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 126 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 70 90 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.25% 1.35% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.76% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 63 78
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £282 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £43.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.18%) Finance
3 50 (29.59%) SQL
4 39 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (16.57%) Oracle
6 26 (15.38%) Selenium
7 25 (14.79%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (12.43%) BDD
9 20 (11.83%) Scrum
10 19 (11.24%) Banking
10 19 (11.24%) ISEB
10 19 (11.24%) Test Automation
10 19 (11.24%) WebDriver
10 19 (11.24%) QA
11 18 (10.65%) Test Strategy
11 18 (10.65%) HP
11 18 (10.65%) Java
11 18 (10.65%) TDD
12 17 (10.06%) Cucumber
12 17 (10.06%) JIRA
13 16 (9.47%) XML
14 15 (8.88%) C#
14 15 (8.88%) Performance Testing
15 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
15 14 (8.28%) MS Excel
15 14 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (7.69%) .NET
16 13 (7.69%) Software Testing
17 12 (7.10%) Oracle EBS
17 12 (7.10%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.18%) JBoss
1 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.18%) SAS
2 1 (0.59%) CMS
2 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.59%) LiveCycle
2 1 (0.59%) Confluence
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.92%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (5.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (5.33%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (5.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (4.73%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (4.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 6 (3.55%) SAP HR
7 5 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (2.96%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (2.37%) BASE24
9 3 (1.78%) Markit EDM
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.59%) Agresso
11 1 (0.59%) SAP APO
11 1 (0.59%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.59%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Taleo
1 1 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) Intranet
2 7 (4.14%) HTTP
3 5 (2.96%) Firewall
3 5 (2.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.59%) VPN
4 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.59%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) Data Mart
2 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.78%) QlikView
4 3 (1.78%) Big Data
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.18%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.59%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.59%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.59%) OLAP
6 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (15.38%) Selenium
2 19 (11.24%) WebDriver
3 17 (10.06%) JIRA
3 17 (10.06%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (4.14%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.14%) SpecFlow
5 7 (4.14%) Calabash
6 5 (2.96%) Appium
6 5 (2.96%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.37%) NeoLoad
8 3 (1.78%) Robolectric
8 3 (1.78%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.18%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.18%) Cobertura
9 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.18%) Spock
9 2 (1.18%) CodeNarc
9 2 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 51 (30.18%) Finance
2 19 (11.24%) Banking
3 9 (5.33%) Retail
3 9 (5.33%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.73%) General Ledger
5 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Front Office
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
6 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (45.56%) Analyst
2 43 (25.44%) Test Analyst
3 37 (21.89%) Tester
4 29 (17.16%) Business Analyst
5 13 (7.69%) Consultant
6 12 (7.10%) Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Automation Tester
7 11 (6.51%) Test Manager
8 10 (5.92%) Oracle Consultant
9 9 (5.33%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Functional Consultant
9 9 (5.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Test Leader
10 8 (4.73%) Business Systems Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 5 (2.96%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (2.37%) Functional Analyst
12 4 (2.37%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.47%) XML
2 13 (7.69%) .NET
3 9 (5.33%) HTML
4 8 (4.73%) Web Services
5 6 (3.55%) CSS
6 4 (2.37%) Ajax
7 3 (1.78%) XSL
7 3 (1.78%) DHTML
7 3 (1.78%) REST
8 2 (1.18%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.18%) JSON
8 2 (1.18%) RESTful
8 2 (1.18%) HTML5
8 2 (1.18%) XSLT
8 2 (1.18%) Middleware
9 1 (0.59%) FpML
9 1 (0.59%) WinForms
9 1 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.59%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.92%) User Experience
2 7 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.96%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.96%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.37%) Equities
4 4 (2.37%) Tandem
4 4 (2.37%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.78%) iPad
5 3 (1.78%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.78%) Derivative
5 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.78%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.18%) EMV
6 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.18%) APACS
6 2 (1.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.92%) Windows
2 9 (5.33%) Linux
2 9 (5.33%) Android
3 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.37%) UNIX
4 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.59%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (12.43%) BDD
4 20 (11.83%) Scrum
5 19 (11.24%) Test Automation
6 18 (10.65%) Test Strategy
6 18 (10.65%) TDD
7 15 (8.88%) Performance Testing
8 13 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 12 (7.10%) Integration Testing
10 11 (6.51%) System Testing
10 11 (6.51%) Regression Testing
10 11 (6.51%) Workflow
10 11 (6.51%) Data Modelling
10 11 (6.51%) Automation Testing
11 10 (5.92%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.92%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.92%) ETL
11 10 (5.92%) Validation
11 10 (5.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.59%) SQL
2 18 (10.65%) Java
3 15 (8.88%) C#
4 8 (4.73%) Ruby
4 8 (4.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.78%) C
6 3 (1.78%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.18%) Groovy
7 2 (1.18%) VB
7 2 (1.18%) VBA
7 2 (1.18%) Python
7 2 (1.18%) Perl
7 2 (1.18%) PHP
7 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.59%) RPG
8 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 19 (11.24%) ISEB
2 11 (6.51%) ISTQB
2 11 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.73%) Degree
4 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.96%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.59%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.24%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Basel II
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (14.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.78%) Control-M
3 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (16.57%) Oracle
2 18 (10.65%) HP
3 12 (7.10%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.92%) SAP
5 4 (2.37%) Cisco
5 4 (2.37%) Juniper
5 4 (2.37%) VMware
6 3 (1.78%) Adobe
6 3 (1.78%) Demandware
7 2 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.18%) CyberSource
7 2 (1.18%) Saba
7 2 (1.18%) Intershop
7 2 (1.18%) Siebel
7 2 (1.18%) Sybase
7 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Apple
8 1 (0.59%) CODA
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.59%) Remedy
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