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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London / City of London
Rank 97 97 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 +33
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 52 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.78% 1.69% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.94% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 57
Median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £290 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £518 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +24.28%

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
2475 2782 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.91% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 2201 3312
Median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 31
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, 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 40 (43.48%) Finance
2 33 (35.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (33.70%) Banking
4 29 (31.52%) QA
5 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.65%) Regression Testing
7 18 (19.57%) SQL
8 13 (14.13%) Workflow
8 13 (14.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (13.04%) ISEB
9 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 12 (13.04%) Selenium
10 11 (11.96%) JIRA
10 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.96%) Project Management
10 11 (11.96%) Functional Testing
11 10 (10.87%) Automation Testing
11 10 (10.87%) Derivative
11 10 (10.87%) Investment Banking
11 10 (10.87%) Business Analysis
12 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.78%) C#
13 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
13 8 (8.70%) .NET
13 8 (8.70%) Windows
13 8 (8.70%) FLEXCUBE
13 8 (8.70%) Subversion
13 8 (8.70%) TDD
13 8 (8.70%) Loan IQ
13 8 (8.70%) Wholesale Banking

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 2 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.09%) Moodle
2 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) FLEXCUBE
1 8 (8.70%) Loan IQ
2 6 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.09%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.09%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.09%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.09%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) GitHub
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) AMQP
2 1 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
3 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Selenium
2 11 (11.96%) JIRA
3 8 (8.70%) Subversion
3 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.52%) HP UFT
4 6 (6.52%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.43%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.26%) Protractor
8 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.17%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.17%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.09%) Ant
9 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.09%) JUnit
9 1 (1.09%) MSI
9 1 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 40 (43.48%) Finance
2 31 (33.70%) Banking
3 10 (10.87%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.70%) Wholesale Banking
5 7 (7.61%) Back Office
5 7 (7.61%) Financial Institution
6 6 (6.52%) Front Office
6 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.17%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.17%) Law
7 2 (2.17%) Legal
8 1 (1.09%) Advertising
8 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Analyst
2 26 (28.26%) Business Analyst
3 22 (23.91%) Test Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Tester
5 10 (10.87%) Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) QA Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.52%) Banking Business Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Asset Management Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Business IT Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Graduate
11 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) IT Business Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) QA Leader
11 3 (3.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) .NET
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 4 (4.35%) XML
3 3 (3.26%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.09%) EJB
5 1 (1.09%) HTML5
5 1 (1.09%) Java EE
5 1 (1.09%) JMS
5 1 (1.09%) JSON
5 1 (1.09%) JSP
5 1 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) Spring
5 1 (1.09%) XSD
5 1 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Derivative
2 8 (8.70%) Hedge funds
3 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.52%) Equities
4 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.35%) Fintech
6 4 (4.35%) Fixed Income
7 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.26%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.09%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.09%) NHS
8 1 (1.09%) Robotics
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Unix
3 1 (1.09%) Android
3 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.09%) Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.87%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.65%) Regression Testing
4 13 (14.13%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (14.13%) Workflow
5 12 (13.04%) Automated Testing
6 11 (11.96%) Functional Testing
6 11 (11.96%) Project Management
6 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.87%) Automation Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 8 (8.70%) SDLC
8 8 (8.70%) TDD
9 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.61%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.61%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.52%) Migration
10 6 (6.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) C#
3 5 (5.43%) Java
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) C++
5 1 (1.09%) Go
5 1 (1.09%) Perl
5 1 (1.09%) PHP
5 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.09%) Python
5 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.09%) VB
5 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) ISEB
2 6 (6.52%) Degree
3 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (31.52%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) MiFID
3 3 (3.26%) EMIR
4 2 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.09%) SLA
5 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) HDFS
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Control-M
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) SmartStream
4 4 (4.35%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) Charles River
5 3 (3.26%) SAP
6 2 (2.17%) Google
6 2 (2.17%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.09%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.09%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix
7 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.09%) Siemens
7 1 (1.09%) Thales
7 1 (1.09%) Workday