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 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 182 106 127
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 272 453 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.94% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.48% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 325 220
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +67.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £41.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.00 £41.00 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.80% +18.75%
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
17519 18237 16983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.29% 78.19% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12272 12958 11811
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 229 237
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -24.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -36 56 £450 +28.57% 27
Feltham - 8 £345 -
Croydon -4 3 £444 +4.35%
Canary Wharf - 3 £600 -
Uxbridge +5 1 - -
Bromley +2 1 £375 +15.38%
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Sidcup - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 179 (30.60%) SQL
2 176 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 141 (24.10%) Finance
5 120 (20.51%) QA
6 87 (14.87%) Microsoft
7 86 (14.70%) Test Strategy
8 81 (13.85%) ISEB
9 77 (13.16%) Scrum
9 77 (13.16%) Selenium
10 76 (12.99%) Banking
11 75 (12.82%) ISTQB
12 73 (12.48%) HP Quality Center
13 72 (12.31%) Java
14 71 (12.14%) Oracle
15 69 (11.79%) .NET
16 68 (11.62%) HP
17 67 (11.45%) Regression Testing
18 65 (11.11%) Validation
18 65 (11.11%) Test Automation
19 61 (10.43%) TDD
20 60 (10.26%) MS Excel
21 59 (10.09%) Cucumber
22 58 (9.91%) BDD
23 57 (9.74%) Security Cleared
24 56 (9.57%) JavaScript
25 54 (9.23%) JIRA
26 52 (8.89%) Integration Testing
26 52 (8.89%) UNIX
27 51 (8.72%) C#

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 26 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.39%) IIS
3 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.85%) CMS
6 4 (0.68%) Apache
6 4 (0.68%) Confluence
7 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.34%) FileNet
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
8 2 (0.34%) Drupal
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.17%) Lync
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 60 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.44%) MS Office
3 13 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.68%) Mingle
6 3 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.34%) MS Project
8 1 (0.17%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 14 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.03%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.85%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.68%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.51%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.34%) Agresso
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.17%) JDE World
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.17%) Misys Equation
8 1 (0.17%) Bond Adapt
8 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.85%) SaaS
2 4 (0.68%) Trello
2 4 (0.68%) Heroku
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.71%) Firewall
3 8 (1.37%) HTTP
3 8 (1.37%) SAN
4 7 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.03%) Intranet
5 6 (1.03%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.85%) LAN
6 5 (0.85%) WAN
7 4 (0.68%) Internet
7 4 (0.68%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.51%) FTP
9 2 (0.34%) DVB
9 2 (0.34%) GSM
9 2 (0.34%) WebEx
9 2 (0.34%) AMQP
10 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.17%) DNS
10 1 (0.17%) PSTN
10 1 (0.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.54%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.03%) MySQL
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.68%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.68%) DB2
11 3 (0.51%) Big Data
12 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.34%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.34%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 77 (13.16%) Selenium
2 59 (10.09%) Cucumber
3 54 (9.23%) JIRA
4 35 (5.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 29 (4.96%) WebDriver
6 23 (3.93%) LoadRunner
7 16 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.39%) JMeter
8 14 (2.39%) Calabash
9 13 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 12 (2.05%) SoapUI
11 11 (1.88%) Git (software)
11 11 (1.88%) Subversion
11 11 (1.88%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.71%) JUnit
12 10 (1.71%) Jenkins
13 8 (1.37%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.37%) TestDirector
14 7 (1.20%) NeoLoad
14 7 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 141 (24.10%) Finance
2 76 (12.99%) Banking
3 33 (5.64%) Retail
4 30 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.05%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.71%) Legal
8 7 (1.20%) Back Office
8 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.03%) Marketing
10 4 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Publishing
10 4 (0.68%) Law
10 4 (0.68%) Front Office
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) French Language
11 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 276 (47.18%) Analyst
2 162 (27.69%) Test Analyst
3 102 (17.44%) Tester
4 89 (15.21%) Business Analyst
5 52 (8.89%) Developer
6 41 (7.01%) Test Leader
7 40 (6.84%) Test Manager
8 29 (4.96%) Test Engineer
9 25 (4.27%) Automation Tester
10 23 (3.93%) Consultant
11 20 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.91%) Technical Analyst
12 17 (2.91%) Senior Test Analyst
13 16 (2.74%) Systems Analyst
14 14 (2.39%) Test Specialist
15 12 (2.05%) Automation Engineer
16 11 (1.88%) QA Tester
16 11 (1.88%) Senior Tester
17 9 (1.54%) Banking Business Analyst
17 9 (1.54%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (11.79%) .NET
2 49 (8.38%) HTML
3 41 (7.01%) Web Services
4 27 (4.62%) XML
5 26 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.93%) CSS
7 22 (3.76%) REST
8 18 (3.08%) JSON
8 18 (3.08%) Gherkin
9 16 (2.74%) SOAP
10 15 (2.56%) JSP
11 14 (2.39%) Middleware
12 11 (1.88%) HTML5
13 9 (1.54%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.54%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.37%) jQuery
14 8 (1.37%) RESTful
15 7 (1.20%) Ajax
16 6 (1.03%) J2EE
16 6 (1.03%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.74%) NHS
2 16 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.56%) User Experience
3 15 (2.56%) STB
4 14 (2.39%) Fixed Income
4 14 (2.39%) SWIFT
5 12 (2.05%) Open Source
6 10 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.54%) Derivative
8 8 (1.37%) Equities
8 8 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.37%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.20%) IPTV
10 6 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (1.03%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.85%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.89%) UNIX
2 49 (8.38%) Windows
3 41 (7.01%) Linux
4 27 (4.62%) Android
4 27 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.39%) Solaris
6 11 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.51%) AIX
9 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.17%) webOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 86 (14.70%) Test Strategy
4 77 (13.16%) Scrum
5 67 (11.45%) Regression Testing
6 65 (11.11%) Validation
6 65 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 61 (10.43%) TDD
8 58 (9.91%) BDD
9 52 (8.89%) Integration Testing
10 47 (8.03%) Software Testing
11 40 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (6.84%) Business Analysis
11 40 (6.84%) Waterfall
12 39 (6.67%) System Testing
12 39 (6.67%) Migration
13 37 (6.32%) CRM
13 37 (6.32%) Use Case
14 34 (5.81%) Test Planning
14 34 (5.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (30.60%) SQL
2 72 (12.31%) Java
3 56 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 51 (8.72%) C#
5 39 (6.67%) Ruby
6 20 (3.42%) Python
7 16 (2.74%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.56%) C++
9 14 (2.39%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.22%) VBA
11 10 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.37%) C
12 8 (1.37%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.20%) VBScript
13 7 (1.20%) PHP
14 4 (0.68%) VB
14 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.68%) Perl
15 3 (0.51%) SQR
16 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (13.85%) ISEB
2 75 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 57 (9.74%) Security Cleared
4 47 (8.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (6.84%) Degree
6 29 (4.96%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.76%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.37%) HND
10 7 (1.20%) MCITP
10 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.85%) OSCP
11 5 (0.85%) CEH
11 5 (0.85%) CISSP
12 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMP
13 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (20.51%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) EMIR
3 4 (0.68%) FATCA
4 3 (0.51%) COREP
4 3 (0.51%) HL7
4 3 (0.51%) GMP
4 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.34%) GAMP
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) FINREP
5 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.17%) Basel III
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) vSphere
2 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) XenApp
2 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 73 (12.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.68%) Control-M
2 4 (0.68%) Nessus
2 4 (0.68%) Nmap
2 4 (0.68%) WebInspect
2 4 (0.68%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.34%) MIIS
3 2 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.17%) nmon
4 1 (0.17%) WSUS
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.14%) Oracle
3 68 (11.62%) HP
4 29 (4.96%) SAP
5 11 (1.88%) Citrix
6 9 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.54%) Cisco
6 9 (1.54%) Remedy
7 8 (1.37%) VMware
8 7 (1.20%) F5
8 7 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.03%) JD Edwards
9 6 (1.03%) Siebel
10 5 (0.85%) IBM
10 5 (0.85%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.85%) Charles River
11 4 (0.68%) iSOFT
11 4 (0.68%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.51%) Calypso
12 3 (0.51%) Adobe
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