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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 145 109 115
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 56 95 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.02% 1.52% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.97% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 66 68
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £313 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.80% +18.75%
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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
4247 4832 4874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.51% 77.23% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3311 3563 3695
Average daily rate £464 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 57
Average hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -67.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 55 (43.65%) SQL
2 47 (37.30%) Finance
2 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (22.22%) Banking
5 24 (19.05%) QA
6 20 (15.87%) Selenium
7 19 (15.08%) Scrum
7 19 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (15.08%) Test Automation
8 18 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (13.49%) Regression Testing
10 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
11 15 (11.90%) Investment Banking
12 14 (11.11%) TDD
12 14 (11.11%) Validation
13 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
13 13 (10.32%) C#
13 13 (10.32%) Oracle
13 13 (10.32%) ISTQB
13 13 (10.32%) Integration Testing
13 13 (10.32%) Cucumber
14 12 (9.52%) BDD
14 12 (9.52%) Ruby
14 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
15 11 (8.73%) ISEB
15 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
15 11 (8.73%) System Testing
15 11 (8.73%) Waterfall
15 11 (8.73%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.59%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) FileNet
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Agresso
2 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.79%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Taleo
2 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) WebEx
1 2 (1.59%) Intranet
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (1.59%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.79%) OLAP
5 1 (0.79%) SQLite
5 1 (0.79%) Essbase
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 20 (15.87%) Selenium
2 13 (10.32%) Cucumber
3 10 (7.94%) WebDriver
3 10 (7.94%) JIRA
4 9 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.76%) Calabash
6 6 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.17%) Toad
8 3 (2.38%) Xcode
8 3 (2.38%) JUnit
8 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.59%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.59%) JMeter
10 1 (0.79%) Ant
10 1 (0.79%) WebLOAD
General
1 47 (37.30%) Finance
2 28 (22.22%) Banking
3 15 (11.90%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.14%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Advertising
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Back Office
6 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (55.56%) Analyst
2 41 (32.54%) Test Analyst
3 28 (22.22%) Tester
4 27 (21.43%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 10 (7.94%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.76%) Systems Tester
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.97%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Technical Business Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Payments Business Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) CRM Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) HTML
1 10 (7.94%) .NET
2 7 (5.56%) Web Services
2 7 (5.56%) JSON
2 7 (5.56%) REST
3 5 (3.97%) SOAP
3 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.97%) CSS
3 5 (3.97%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.17%) jQuery
5 3 (2.38%) XML
5 3 (2.38%) Android SDK
5 3 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.38%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.59%) XSLT
6 2 (1.59%) Middleware
7 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.79%) JAAS
7 1 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) User Experience
1 6 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.97%) Credit Risk
2 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.97%) SWIFT
3 4 (3.17%) Derivative
3 4 (3.17%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) NHS
4 3 (2.38%) Market Risk
4 3 (2.38%) Equities
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.59%) Open Source
5 2 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.59%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.94%) Android
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 4 (3.17%) Linux
5 3 (2.38%) Solaris
5 3 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (15.08%) Scrum
3 19 (15.08%) Test Automation
4 17 (13.49%) Regression Testing
5 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
6 14 (11.11%) TDD
6 14 (11.11%) Validation
7 13 (10.32%) Integration Testing
8 12 (9.52%) BDD
9 11 (8.73%) System Testing
9 11 (8.73%) Waterfall
9 11 (8.73%) Test Strategy
10 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (7.14%) Migration
11 9 (7.14%) User Stories
11 9 (7.14%) Automation Testing
12 8 (6.35%) Performance Testing
12 8 (6.35%) Data Migration
13 7 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 55 (43.65%) SQL
2 13 (10.32%) C#
3 12 (9.52%) Ruby
3 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (2.38%) C
5 3 (2.38%) VBA
6 2 (1.59%) Perl
6 2 (1.59%) Python
6 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
7 1 (0.79%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) XPath
7 1 (0.79%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.73%) ISEB
3 10 (7.94%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) COREP
2 2 (1.59%) FINREP
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 19 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
1 13 (10.32%) Oracle
2 7 (5.56%) HP
3 5 (3.97%) SAP
4 3 (2.38%) Charles River
4 3 (2.38%) Adobe
5 2 (1.59%) CyberSource
5 2 (1.59%) Saba
5 2 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Remedy
6 1 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.79%) iSOFT
6 1 (0.79%) Cognos
6 1 (0.79%) Murex
6 1 (0.79%) Cerner
6 1 (0.79%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.79%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (0.79%) SumTotal
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