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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 176 117 126
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 277 448 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.92% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.45% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 323 248
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% +20.58%
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
17786 18261 17285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.17% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12539 13110 11901
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
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 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 235 269
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -14 66 £448 +27.88% 23
Feltham - 4 £385 -
Brentford +3 3 £388 -13.88%
Croydon -6 3 £444 +10.87%
Canary Wharf - 3 £600 -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 2 - -
Uxbridge +4 1 - - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Sidcup - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 181 (29.87%) SQL
2 171 (28.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 163 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (26.07%) Finance
5 136 (22.44%) QA
6 88 (14.52%) Microsoft
7 87 (14.36%) Test Strategy
8 85 (14.03%) Oracle
9 84 (13.86%) ISEB
10 82 (13.53%) Banking
11 80 (13.20%) Java
12 79 (13.04%) Scrum
13 78 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
14 75 (12.38%) Regression Testing
14 75 (12.38%) Selenium
15 74 (12.21%) ISTQB
16 66 (10.89%) Validation
16 66 (10.89%) HP
17 65 (10.73%) .NET
18 63 (10.40%) MS Excel
18 63 (10.40%) Cucumber
19 60 (9.90%) Test Automation
20 59 (9.74%) Integration Testing
21 58 (9.57%) JIRA
22 56 (9.24%) JavaScript
23 55 (9.08%) Security Cleared
24 53 (8.75%) UNIX
25 52 (8.58%) HTML
26 51 (8.42%) TDD
27 50 (8.25%) SDLC

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 28 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.31%) IIS
3 13 (2.15%) CMS
4 9 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (0.99%) Confluence
7 4 (0.66%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) SAS
8 3 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.33%) FileNet
9 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.11%) MS Office
3 18 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 3 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.33%) Mingle
7 1 (0.17%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.99%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.50%) Agresso
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.17%) Misys Equation
8 1 (0.17%) Bond Adapt
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.99%) SaaS
2 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.66%) Heroku
3 2 (0.33%) Trello
3 2 (0.33%) Taleo
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.65%) Firewall
3 8 (1.32%) HTTP
3 8 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.16%) SAN
5 6 (0.99%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.99%) Internet
6 5 (0.83%) LAN
6 5 (0.83%) WAN
7 4 (0.66%) AMQP
7 4 (0.66%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.66%) Intranet
8 3 (0.50%) LDAP
9 2 (0.33%) WebEx
9 2 (0.33%) DVB
10 1 (0.17%) SS7
10 1 (0.17%) Wireless
10 1 (0.17%) FTP
10 1 (0.17%) PSTN
10 1 (0.17%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (2.31%) MySQL
6 11 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.32%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.83%) Big Data
11 4 (0.66%) DB2
11 4 (0.66%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (12.38%) Selenium
2 63 (10.40%) Cucumber
3 58 (9.57%) JIRA
4 36 (5.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 27 (4.46%) WebDriver
6 18 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (2.64%) JUnit
8 15 (2.48%) LoadRunner
9 13 (2.15%) Calabash
10 12 (1.98%) SoapUI
10 12 (1.98%) JMeter
11 11 (1.82%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.65%) Git (software)
13 9 (1.49%) Subversion
13 9 (1.49%) Jenkins
14 8 (1.32%) FitNesse
14 8 (1.32%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.16%) Toad
16 6 (0.99%) Maven
16 6 (0.99%) Eclipse
General
1 158 (26.07%) Finance
2 82 (13.53%) Banking
3 38 (6.27%) Retail
4 30 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.65%) Legal
7 9 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.32%) Marketing
8 8 (1.32%) Front Office
8 8 (1.32%) Back Office
9 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.66%) French Language
10 4 (0.66%) Advertising
10 4 (0.66%) Publishing
11 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.50%) Billing
11 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 287 (47.36%) Analyst
2 167 (27.56%) Test Analyst
3 105 (17.33%) Tester
4 92 (15.18%) Business Analyst
5 50 (8.25%) Developer
6 46 (7.59%) Test Leader
7 45 (7.43%) Test Manager
8 23 (3.80%) Automation Tester
8 23 (3.80%) Consultant
9 22 (3.63%) Test Engineer
10 19 (3.14%) Technical Analyst
10 19 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (2.81%) Systems Analyst
11 17 (2.81%) Senior Test Analyst
12 15 (2.48%) Test Specialist
13 12 (1.98%) QA Tester
14 11 (1.82%) Technical Business Analyst
15 10 (1.65%) Agile Tester
15 10 (1.65%) Banking Business Analyst
15 10 (1.65%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.73%) .NET
2 52 (8.58%) HTML
3 46 (7.59%) Web Services
4 26 (4.29%) XML
5 25 (4.13%) ASP.NET
6 24 (3.96%) CSS
7 22 (3.63%) REST
8 20 (3.30%) JSON
9 19 (3.14%) SOAP
9 19 (3.14%) Gherkin
10 17 (2.81%) JSP
11 15 (2.48%) Middleware
12 11 (1.82%) HTML5
13 9 (1.49%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.32%) RESTful
15 7 (1.16%) J2EE
15 7 (1.16%) Ajax
15 7 (1.16%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.16%) jQuery
15 7 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.97%) User Experience
3 17 (2.81%) NHS
3 17 (2.81%) SWIFT
4 16 (2.64%) Fixed Income
5 13 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.82%) STB
8 10 (1.65%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.49%) Equities
9 9 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.32%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.32%) Derivative
11 7 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.99%) IPTV
13 5 (0.83%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.75%) UNIX
2 49 (8.09%) Windows
3 40 (6.60%) Linux
4 23 (3.80%) Android
4 23 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.48%) Solaris
6 11 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.83%) AIX
9 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (28.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 163 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (14.36%) Test Strategy
4 79 (13.04%) Scrum
5 75 (12.38%) Regression Testing
6 66 (10.89%) Validation
7 60 (9.90%) Test Automation
8 59 (9.74%) Integration Testing
9 51 (8.42%) TDD
10 50 (8.25%) SDLC
11 47 (7.76%) System Integration Testing
12 46 (7.59%) Automated Testing
13 44 (7.26%) Migration
13 44 (7.26%) CRM
13 44 (7.26%) BDD
14 43 (7.10%) Software Testing
14 43 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (6.77%) System Testing
16 40 (6.60%) Use Case
17 38 (6.27%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 181 (29.87%) SQL
2 80 (13.20%) Java
3 56 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 43 (7.10%) C#
5 37 (6.11%) Ruby
6 16 (2.64%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.31%) C++
8 13 (2.15%) Python
8 13 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.98%) PHP
9 12 (1.98%) VBA
10 11 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.32%) C
11 8 (1.32%) VBScript
12 7 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.83%) VB
14 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.50%) SQR
15 3 (0.50%) Perl
15 3 (0.50%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 84 (13.86%) ISEB
2 74 (12.21%) ISTQB
3 55 (9.08%) Security Cleared
4 48 (7.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (7.26%) Degree
6 24 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.96%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.16%) HND
9 7 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.16%) MCITP
10 4 (0.66%) OSCP
10 4 (0.66%) CEH
10 4 (0.66%) CISSP
11 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (22.44%) QA
2 5 (0.83%) GMP
3 4 (0.66%) GAMP
3 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.50%) HL7
4 3 (0.50%) COREP
5 2 (0.33%) FATCA
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.33%) FINREP
5 2 (0.33%) EMIR
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) CDISC
6 1 (0.17%) Basel III
6 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) vSphere
2 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) XenApp
2 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.50%) Control-M
2 3 (0.50%) Nessus
2 3 (0.50%) Nmap
2 3 (0.50%) WebInspect
2 3 (0.50%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (0.50%) Puppet
2 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.33%) MIIS
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) WSUS
4 1 (0.17%) nmon
Vendors
1 88 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 85 (14.03%) Oracle
3 66 (10.89%) HP
4 29 (4.79%) SAP
5 11 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.49%) Citrix
6 9 (1.49%) Cisco
7 8 (1.32%) Remedy
7 8 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.32%) VMware
8 7 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (1.16%) F5
9 6 (0.99%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.99%) Siebel
10 5 (0.83%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.83%) IBM
11 4 (0.66%) Sybase
11 4 (0.66%) iSOFT
11 4 (0.66%) Charles River
12 3 (0.50%) Business Objects
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £720 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago