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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 171 183 123
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -60
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 305 297 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.43% 1.28% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.57% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 204 287
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £102.50 £43.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.28% +103.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.75 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.50 £50.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +6.08%
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
18003 18905 18975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.32% 81.16% 81.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13176 13429 13454
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 241 233
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £56.20 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +12 41 £475 +10.14% 8
Osterley - 5 £300 -
Brentford +4 3 - -
Feltham +3 3 £385 +5.47%
Croydon -14 3 £308 -30.66% 2
Canary Wharf +3 2 £325 -45.83%
Bromley - 1 - - 2
Harrow - 1 £365 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £330 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 238 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (30.78%) Finance
3 172 (26.88%) SQL
4 160 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 126 (19.69%) Banking
6 114 (17.81%) QA
7 100 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
8 94 (14.69%) Integration Testing
9 92 (14.38%) Scrum
10 90 (14.06%) Selenium
10 90 (14.06%) Functional Testing
11 87 (13.59%) Defect Management
12 85 (13.28%) JIRA
13 83 (12.97%) ISEB
14 81 (12.66%) HP
15 78 (12.19%) Java
16 72 (11.25%) Microsoft
17 69 (10.78%) ISTQB
18 68 (10.63%) System Integration Testing
18 68 (10.63%) Test Strategy
18 68 (10.63%) Test Automation
19 67 (10.47%) Software Testing
20 66 (10.31%) Regression Testing
21 59 (9.22%) Security Cleared
21 59 (9.22%) .NET
22 57 (8.91%) Test Management
23 53 (8.28%) Oracle
24 52 (8.13%) Validation
25 51 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
26 50 (7.81%) Project Management

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 29 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (1.25%) CMS
4 7 (1.09%) Confluence
5 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.63%) SAS
7 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.16%) Drupal
9 1 (0.16%) JBoss
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
9 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.94%) MS Office
3 14 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.25%) MS Project
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) Mingle
7 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.09%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.78%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.47%) Magento
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) Global One
8 1 (0.16%) HFM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) GitHub
3 1 (0.16%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) TestFlight
3 1 (0.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.81%) HTTP
2 7 (1.09%) DVB
3 5 (0.78%) Internet
4 4 (0.63%) Intranet
4 4 (0.63%) SMTP
5 3 (0.47%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.31%) BGP
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) Firewall
6 2 (0.31%) FTP
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) OSPF
6 2 (0.31%) VPN
6 2 (0.31%) WAN
6 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.16%) SCCP
7 1 (0.16%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.09%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.94%) Data Mart
6 6 (0.94%) GIS
6 6 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.63%) Big Data
7 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.63%) MySQL
7 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (14.06%) Selenium
2 85 (13.28%) JIRA
3 37 (5.78%) SoapUI
4 34 (5.31%) WebDriver
5 32 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 29 (4.53%) SpecFlow
7 23 (3.59%) Protractor
8 22 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (3.28%) HP UFT
10 20 (3.13%) LoadRunner
11 19 (2.97%) Jenkins
12 18 (2.81%) Visual Studio
13 15 (2.34%) Toad
14 11 (1.72%) Rational Rose
14 11 (1.72%) Subversion
15 10 (1.56%) Git (software)
15 10 (1.56%) Selenium IDE
16 8 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (1.25%) JMeter
17 7 (1.09%) TestDirector
General
1 197 (30.78%) Finance
2 126 (19.69%) Banking
3 43 (6.72%) Retail
4 33 (5.16%) Front Office
4 33 (5.16%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.50%) Back Office
6 15 (2.34%) Legal
7 11 (1.72%) Publishing
8 9 (1.41%) Advertising
9 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.09%) Games
10 7 (1.09%) Marketing
10 7 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.94%) Law
12 5 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.63%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 328 (51.25%) Analyst
2 215 (33.59%) Test Analyst
3 95 (14.84%) Business Analyst
4 77 (12.03%) Tester
5 63 (9.84%) Test Leader
6 43 (6.72%) Automation Test Analyst
7 42 (6.56%) Developer
7 42 (6.56%) Test Manager
8 41 (6.41%) Banking Analyst
9 31 (4.84%) Consultant
10 28 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
12 23 (3.59%) Automation Tester
13 22 (3.44%) Test Engineer
14 20 (3.13%) QA Analyst
15 16 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
15 16 (2.50%) Test Consultant
16 15 (2.34%) Service Analyst
17 14 (2.19%) QA Engineer
17 14 (2.19%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.22%) .NET
2 50 (7.81%) XML
3 40 (6.25%) Web Services
4 33 (5.16%) SOAP
5 32 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 21 (3.28%) AngularJS
6 21 (3.28%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (2.97%) HTML
9 13 (2.03%) REST
9 13 (2.03%) RESTful
10 11 (1.72%) JSON
11 8 (1.25%) WPF
12 7 (1.09%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.09%) CSS
12 7 (1.09%) Middleware
13 6 (0.94%) JMS
13 6 (0.94%) Murex MxML
14 5 (0.78%) jQuery
14 5 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.59%) Management Information System
2 23 (3.59%) User Experience
3 22 (3.44%) Fixed Income
4 18 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (2.34%) Equities
6 14 (2.19%) Credit Risk
7 13 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.88%) STB
9 10 (1.56%) Derivative
10 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.41%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.25%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.09%) NHS
12 7 (1.09%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.78%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.78%) IVR
13 5 (0.78%) Market Risk
13 5 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.69%) Unix
2 28 (4.38%) Linux
2 28 (4.38%) Windows
3 10 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.78%) Android
5 4 (0.63%) Solaris
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 94 (14.69%) Integration Testing
4 92 (14.38%) Scrum
5 90 (14.06%) Functional Testing
6 87 (13.59%) Defect Management
7 68 (10.63%) System Integration Testing
7 68 (10.63%) Test Automation
7 68 (10.63%) Test Strategy
8 67 (10.47%) Software Testing
9 66 (10.31%) Regression Testing
10 57 (8.91%) Test Management
11 52 (8.13%) Validation
12 50 (7.81%) Project Management
13 49 (7.66%) Business Analysis
13 49 (7.66%) Migration
14 47 (7.34%) BDD
15 45 (7.03%) Manual Testing
16 44 (6.88%) Non-Functional Testing
17 41 (6.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 172 (26.88%) SQL
2 78 (12.19%) Java
3 47 (7.34%) JavaScript
4 46 (7.19%) C#
5 30 (4.69%) Python
6 16 (2.50%) Ruby
7 14 (2.19%) C
8 13 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.03%) VBA
9 12 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.41%) C++
10 9 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.41%) VBScript
11 7 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.63%) Groovy
13 4 (0.63%) VB
14 3 (0.47%) COBOL
14 3 (0.47%) PHP
15 2 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 83 (12.97%) ISEB
2 69 (10.78%) ISTQB
3 59 (9.22%) Security Cleared
4 48 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (4.38%) Degree
5 28 (4.38%) SC Cleared
6 27 (4.22%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (17.81%) QA
2 15 (2.34%) Solvency II
3 13 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.25%) COREP
5 6 (0.94%) Basel II
5 6 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.78%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.78%) SDET
7 4 (0.63%) Basel III
7 4 (0.63%) FINREP
7 4 (0.63%) GxP
7 4 (0.63%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.31%) HL7
8 2 (0.31%) MiFID
8 2 (0.31%) SLA
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 100 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) Control-M
2 4 (0.63%) WMI
3 1 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 81 (12.66%) HP
2 72 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.28%) Oracle
4 39 (6.09%) SAP
5 19 (2.97%) IBM
6 14 (2.19%) Cognos
7 11 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.72%) Sybase
8 10 (1.56%) Murex
9 9 (1.41%) Adobe
9 9 (1.41%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.09%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.94%) Siebel
12 4 (0.63%) ATG
12 4 (0.63%) JDA
13 3 (0.47%) Apple
13 3 (0.47%) Informatica
13 3 (0.47%) Remedy
13 3 (0.47%) Sun
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day Initial contract until October
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Prospectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: 4 days ago