The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 185 153 121
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 306 369 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.33% 1.55% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.89% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 242 296
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £102.50 £52.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.23% +81.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £52.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.50 £52.50 £33.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
Test Scripting
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19730 19519 19742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.70% 82.20% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14181 13885 13757
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 219 234
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 London

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the London region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the London region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 34 £425 +6.25% 14
Croydon -7 5 £355 -
Harrow - 4 £350 -
Canary Wharf +4 2 £325 -
Brentford +4 2 - -
Feltham -2 2 £376 +2.17%
Osterley - 2 £373 -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 1 - - 2
Bromley 0 1 £225 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 228 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (28.33%) Finance
3 159 (26.50%) SQL
4 143 (23.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 103 (17.17%) QA
6 99 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
6 99 (16.50%) Functional Testing
7 96 (16.00%) Banking
8 88 (14.67%) Scrum
8 88 (14.67%) Defect Management
9 86 (14.33%) Java
10 83 (13.83%) Regression Testing
11 79 (13.17%) JIRA
12 76 (12.67%) Selenium
13 75 (12.50%) HP
13 75 (12.50%) ISEB
14 73 (12.17%) Test Strategy
15 71 (11.83%) Integration Testing
16 67 (11.17%) Test Automation
17 66 (11.00%) Software Testing
18 65 (10.83%) Security Cleared
19 61 (10.17%) ISTQB
19 61 (10.17%) Microsoft
20 56 (9.33%) Retail
21 50 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (8.17%) System Integration Testing
22 49 (8.17%) Oracle
23 48 (8.00%) SQL Server
23 48 (8.00%) .NET
23 48 (8.00%) Validation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in 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 20 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.83%) Confluence
3 9 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (1.33%) CMS
5 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.67%) SAS
6 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.33%) Mule
8 2 (0.33%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.17%) JBoss
9 1 (0.17%) nginx
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.83%) MS Office
3 18 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.83%) MS Project
5 5 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.17%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.83%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.67%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.17%) Magento
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
2 6 (1.00%) GitHub
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.50%) PaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.33%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.33%) IaaS
5 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.17%) Force.com
6 1 (0.17%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.17%) HTTP
2 7 (1.17%) DVB
2 7 (1.17%) Internet
2 7 (1.17%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.67%) FTP
4 3 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.33%) ATM
5 2 (0.33%) LAN
5 2 (0.33%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.17%) AMQP
6 1 (0.17%) CDMA
6 1 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.17%) GSM
6 1 (0.17%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.17%) SMTP
6 1 (0.17%) snoop
6 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.50%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.33%) Big Data
7 7 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.17%) MySQL
7 7 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
7 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.67%) GIS
9 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.67%) QlikView
9 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (13.17%) JIRA
2 76 (12.67%) Selenium
3 37 (6.17%) Cucumber
4 36 (6.00%) WebDriver
5 27 (4.50%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.50%) SoapUI
6 21 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 18 (3.00%) HP UFT
8 18 (3.00%) Rational Rose
9 13 (2.17%) Git (software)
9 13 (2.17%) Protractor
9 13 (2.17%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.00%) Appium
10 12 (2.00%) JMeter
10 12 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
10 12 (2.00%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (1.83%) Subversion
12 10 (1.67%) Calabash
General
1 170 (28.33%) Finance
2 96 (16.00%) Banking
3 56 (9.33%) Retail
4 23 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.33%) Front Office
6 13 (2.17%) Back Office
7 12 (2.00%) Publishing
8 11 (1.83%) Legal
8 11 (1.83%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.33%) Games
11 6 (1.00%) Advertising
11 6 (1.00%) Billing
11 6 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.83%) Marketing
13 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.50%) Law
14 3 (0.50%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 288 (48.00%) Analyst
2 181 (30.17%) Test Analyst
3 89 (14.83%) Business Analyst
3 89 (14.83%) Tester
4 46 (7.67%) Test Leader
5 41 (6.83%) Test Manager
6 34 (5.67%) Developer
7 32 (5.33%) Automation Tester
8 28 (4.67%) Consultant
9 25 (4.17%) Test Engineer
10 23 (3.83%) Automation Test Analyst
11 20 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
12 19 (3.17%) QA Analyst
13 15 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
14 14 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
14 14 (2.33%) Software Analyst
14 14 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
14 14 (2.33%) Test Specialist
14 14 (2.33%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.00%) .NET
2 34 (5.67%) Web Services
3 33 (5.50%) XML
4 22 (3.67%) SOAP
5 20 (3.33%) JSON
6 17 (2.83%) Gherkin
7 12 (2.00%) HTML
7 12 (2.00%) RESTful
8 11 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 11 (1.83%) REST
9 9 (1.50%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.17%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.00%) CSS
13 4 (0.67%) JMS
13 4 (0.67%) Middleware
13 4 (0.67%) Spring
14 3 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
14 3 (0.50%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.83%) User Experience
3 23 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 17 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.50%) Credit Risk
6 15 (2.50%) Equities
7 13 (2.17%) EPoS
8 11 (1.83%) STB
9 8 (1.33%) Derivative
10 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.17%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.00%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.83%) IVR
12 5 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.83%) NHS
12 5 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.83%) Linux
2 33 (5.50%) Unix
2 33 (5.50%) Windows
3 17 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.33%) Android
5 7 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (23.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 99 (16.50%) Functional Testing
4 88 (14.67%) Defect Management
4 88 (14.67%) Scrum
5 83 (13.83%) Regression Testing
6 73 (12.17%) Test Strategy
7 71 (11.83%) Integration Testing
8 67 (11.17%) Test Automation
9 66 (11.00%) Software Testing
10 49 (8.17%) System Integration Testing
11 48 (8.00%) Validation
12 47 (7.83%) Project Management
12 47 (7.83%) Test Management
13 46 (7.67%) Migration
14 44 (7.33%) BDD
14 44 (7.33%) Test Planning
15 43 (7.17%) Business Analysis
15 43 (7.17%) Non-Functional Testing
16 41 (6.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 159 (26.50%) SQL
2 86 (14.33%) Java
3 33 (5.50%) C#
4 29 (4.83%) Python
5 26 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.67%) Ruby
7 21 (3.50%) C
8 12 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.00%) VBA
9 11 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.83%) VBScript
10 7 (1.17%) C++
11 5 (0.83%) Groovy
12 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.67%) VB
13 3 (0.50%) COBOL
13 3 (0.50%) Perl
14 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (12.50%) ISEB
2 65 (10.83%) Security Cleared
3 61 (10.17%) ISTQB
4 43 (7.17%) Degree
5 41 (6.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (6.50%) DV Cleared
7 29 (4.83%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.33%) PMP
11 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.17%) MBA
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (17.17%) QA
2 13 (2.17%) Solvency II
3 9 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.33%) COREP
5 7 (1.17%) Basel II
6 6 (1.00%) Basel III
6 6 (1.00%) GxP
6 6 (1.00%) SDET
7 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.67%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.50%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.50%) FINREP
9 3 (0.50%) SLA
10 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.33%) GMP
11 1 (0.17%) HL7
11 1 (0.17%) MiFID
11 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.17%) SEPA
11 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 99 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.67%) WMI
3 3 (0.50%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) logstash
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (12.50%) HP
2 61 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 49 (8.17%) Oracle
4 32 (5.33%) SAP
5 14 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.00%) Cognos
6 12 (2.00%) IBM
7 11 (1.83%) Sybase
8 9 (1.50%) Adobe
8 9 (1.50%) JD Edwards
9 8 (1.33%) Siebel
10 5 (0.83%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.83%) Remedy
10 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.67%) Apple
11 4 (0.67%) ATG
11 4 (0.67%) JDA
11 4 (0.67%) Kronos
12 3 (0.50%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.50%) Informatica
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