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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 169 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 303 413 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 1.78% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.25% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 274 277
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £21.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.48% -48.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £18.40 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £41.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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
18117 18347 18439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.94% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12887 12957 12735
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 284
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.92 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 78 £425 +13.33% 31
Brentford -1 4 £388 -13.88%
Croydon -8 3 £444 +10.87%
Kingston Upon Thames -5 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £638 - 1
Feltham -5 1 £365 -4.57%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 192 (30.43%) SQL
2 186 (29.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 180 (28.53%) Finance
4 165 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (21.08%) QA
6 98 (15.53%) Banking
7 92 (14.58%) Test Strategy
8 86 (13.63%) HP Quality Center
8 86 (13.63%) Oracle
9 84 (13.31%) Java
10 80 (12.68%) Microsoft
11 79 (12.52%) ISEB
11 79 (12.52%) Scrum
12 77 (12.20%) Selenium
13 75 (11.89%) Regression Testing
14 74 (11.73%) .NET
15 71 (11.25%) JIRA
16 69 (10.94%) Test Automation
17 65 (10.30%) ISTQB
18 64 (10.14%) Cucumber
19 63 (9.98%) MS Excel
20 62 (9.83%) HP
21 61 (9.67%) Automated Testing
22 60 (9.51%) Validation
23 56 (8.87%) Security Cleared
24 55 (8.72%) System Integration Testing
24 55 (8.72%) C#
24 55 (8.72%) SQL Server
24 55 (8.72%) Integration Testing
25 54 (8.56%) JavaScript

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 32 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.69%) CMS
3 13 (2.06%) IIS
4 12 (1.90%) Confluence
5 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.63%) JBoss
8 4 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.48%) Apache
9 3 (0.48%) SAS
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.32%) FileNet
10 2 (0.32%) Drupal
10 2 (0.32%) Node.js
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) Lync
Applications
1 63 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 38 (6.02%) MS Office
3 20 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.48%) Summit
5 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.32%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.16%) Agresso
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.27%) SaaS
2 4 (0.63%) Heroku
2 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.32%) Taleo
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.38%) Internet
2 11 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.43%) HTTP
3 9 (1.43%) AMQP
4 8 (1.27%) Firewall
5 6 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.79%) Intranet
7 4 (0.63%) WAN
7 4 (0.63%) LDAP
7 4 (0.63%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.63%) LAN
7 4 (0.63%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.48%) SAN
9 2 (0.32%) DVB
10 1 (0.16%) SS7
10 1 (0.16%) RTSP
10 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.16%) FTP
10 1 (0.16%) PSTN
10 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.69%) MySQL
5 13 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.06%) Big Data
6 12 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.74%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.58%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.58%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.95%) SQLPlus
11 5 (0.79%) MS Access
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 77 (12.20%) Selenium
2 71 (11.25%) JIRA
3 64 (10.14%) Cucumber
4 35 (5.55%) HP UFT
5 24 (3.80%) WebDriver
6 20 (3.17%) JUnit
7 17 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.22%) Subversion
8 14 (2.22%) Calabash
9 12 (1.90%) SoapUI
9 12 (1.90%) JMeter
9 12 (1.90%) LoadRunner
9 12 (1.90%) FitNesse
10 9 (1.43%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.27%) Git (software)
11 8 (1.27%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.27%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.11%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.11%) Toad
13 6 (0.95%) Ant
General
1 180 (28.53%) Finance
2 98 (15.53%) Banking
3 34 (5.39%) Retail
4 31 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.54%) Legal
7 13 (2.06%) Front Office
8 11 (1.74%) Back Office
9 10 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.27%) Marketing
10 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.79%) Billing
12 4 (0.63%) Publishing
12 4 (0.63%) Law
12 4 (0.63%) French Language
13 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.48%) Games
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 315 (49.92%) Analyst
2 182 (28.84%) Test Analyst
3 99 (15.69%) Business Analyst
4 96 (15.21%) Tester
5 53 (8.40%) Developer
6 46 (7.29%) Test Leader
7 45 (7.13%) Test Manager
8 24 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (3.65%) Consultant
10 22 (3.49%) Systems Analyst
10 22 (3.49%) Test Engineer
11 21 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
11 21 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
12 16 (2.54%) Automation Tester
13 12 (1.90%) Software Tester
13 12 (1.90%) Test Specialist
13 12 (1.90%) Business Systems Analyst
13 12 (1.90%) Technical Business Analyst
13 12 (1.90%) QA Analyst
13 12 (1.90%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.73%) .NET
2 51 (8.08%) Web Services
3 49 (7.77%) HTML
4 37 (5.86%) XML
5 28 (4.44%) CSS
6 25 (3.96%) JSON
7 23 (3.65%) ASP.NET
8 20 (3.17%) SOAP
8 20 (3.17%) REST
9 18 (2.85%) Gherkin
10 17 (2.69%) HTML5
11 14 (2.22%) Middleware
12 13 (2.06%) .NET Framework
12 13 (2.06%) jQuery
13 11 (1.74%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.74%) JSP
14 10 (1.58%) JMS
15 8 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (1.27%) CSS3
15 8 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.01%) SWIFT
2 19 (3.01%) Fixed Income
3 17 (2.69%) NHS
4 15 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.74%) User Experience
8 9 (1.43%) Equities
9 8 (1.27%) STB
9 8 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.27%) Derivative
9 8 (1.27%) Data Integration
10 7 (1.11%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.11%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.95%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.79%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.92%) Windows
2 46 (7.29%) UNIX
3 42 (6.66%) Linux
4 21 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.17%) Android
6 12 (1.90%) Solaris
7 10 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.79%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (29.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 165 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (14.58%) Test Strategy
4 79 (12.52%) Scrum
5 75 (11.89%) Regression Testing
6 69 (10.94%) Test Automation
7 61 (9.67%) Automated Testing
8 60 (9.51%) Validation
9 55 (8.72%) Integration Testing
9 55 (8.72%) System Integration Testing
10 53 (8.40%) SDLC
11 48 (7.61%) CRM
12 47 (7.45%) TDD
12 47 (7.45%) Use Case
13 45 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (6.97%) System Testing
14 44 (6.97%) Migration
15 43 (6.81%) Performance Testing
16 40 (6.34%) BDD
16 40 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 192 (30.43%) SQL
2 84 (13.31%) Java
3 55 (8.72%) C#
4 54 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.23%) Ruby
6 15 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 14 (2.22%) VBA
8 13 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.90%) C++
10 11 (1.74%) PHP
10 11 (1.74%) Python
11 8 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.11%) VBScript
12 7 (1.11%) C
13 6 (0.95%) VB
14 5 (0.79%) XPath
15 4 (0.63%) BeanShell
15 4 (0.63%) Perl
16 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 79 (12.52%) ISEB
2 65 (10.30%) ISTQB
3 56 (8.87%) Security Cleared
4 41 (6.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 38 (6.02%) Degree
6 28 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 19 (3.01%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.79%) HND
9 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.63%) MCITP
11 3 (0.48%) CEH
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) OSCP
11 3 (0.48%) CISSP
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (21.08%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) GMP
2 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.63%) GAMP
4 3 (0.48%) GxP
4 3 (0.48%) SLA
4 3 (0.48%) HL7
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.32%) FATCA
5 2 (0.32%) EMIR
5 2 (0.32%) COREP
5 2 (0.32%) FINREP
6 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) CDISC
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 86 (13.63%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.27%) Puppet
2 8 (1.27%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.79%) Control-M
4 2 (0.32%) MIIS
4 2 (0.32%) Nessus
4 2 (0.32%) Nmap
4 2 (0.32%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) nmon
5 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 86 (13.63%) Oracle
2 80 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 62 (9.83%) HP
4 23 (3.65%) SAP
5 15 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.74%) Remedy
6 11 (1.74%) PeopleSoft
7 10 (1.58%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.95%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.95%) IBM
9 6 (0.95%) Siebel
9 6 (0.95%) Sybase
10 5 (0.79%) Cisco
10 5 (0.79%) iSOFT
10 5 (0.79%) F5
10 5 (0.79%) VMware
10 5 (0.79%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.63%) Charles River
11 4 (0.63%) Hyperion
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Circa £400
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £475.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + Flexible rate or Fixed Term contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago