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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 126 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 425 427 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.75% 1.71% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.23% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 296 299
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £531 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -15.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 0 94 £450 +12.35% 25
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - - 1
Uxbridge - 4 £335 -
Bromley +2 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 255 (29.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 213 (24.85%) Finance
3 169 (19.72%) SQL
4 146 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (17.04%) QA
5 131 (15.29%) Selenium
6 124 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
7 117 (13.65%) Java
7 117 (13.65%) Oracle
8 114 (13.30%) Scrum
9 111 (12.95%) Banking
10 97 (11.32%) Ruby
11 95 (11.09%) Cucumber
12 94 (10.97%) BDD
13 92 (10.74%) ISEB
14 87 (10.15%) TDD
15 84 (9.80%) Microsoft
16 83 (9.68%) ISTQB
17 82 (9.57%) SAP
18 80 (9.33%) JIRA
18 80 (9.33%) Test Strategy
19 76 (8.87%) HP
19 76 (8.87%) Regression Testing
20 72 (8.40%) JavaScript
21 71 (8.28%) Mobile App
22 68 (7.93%) WebDriver
22 68 (7.93%) Test Automation
22 68 (7.93%) CRM
23 66 (7.70%) Integration Testing
24 65 (7.58%) Web Services

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 21 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.52%) CMS
3 10 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.58%) SAS
5 5 (0.58%) Confluence
5 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.47%) LiveCycle
6 4 (0.47%) IIS
6 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.23%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.23%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.23%) Node.js
8 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.23%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 55 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.50%) MS Office
3 29 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
5 7 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.82%) InDesign
5 7 (0.82%) Fireworks
5 7 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.82%) MS Project
5 7 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.58%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (2.45%) SAP HR
4 18 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (1.63%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (1.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 9 (1.05%) Markit EDM
9 9 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
10 8 (0.93%) Oracle iProcurement
10 8 (0.93%) SAP Payroll
11 7 (0.82%) BASE24
11 7 (0.82%) Agresso
11 7 (0.82%) SAP APO
12 5 (0.58%) Salerio
12 5 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.58%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
1 12 (1.40%) SaaS
2 3 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.10%) HTTP
2 15 (1.75%) Intranet
3 14 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.52%) HTTPS
4 13 (1.52%) SSL
5 11 (1.28%) Wireshark
6 10 (1.17%) Firewall
7 9 (1.05%) SAN
8 5 (0.58%) DVB
8 5 (0.58%) Internet
8 5 (0.58%) VPN
9 4 (0.47%) WAN
9 4 (0.47%) DNS
9 4 (0.47%) LAN
9 4 (0.47%) LDAP
10 2 (0.23%) AMQP
11 1 (0.12%) VLAN
11 1 (0.12%) Wireless
11 1 (0.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.98%) MySQL
5 17 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.63%) SAP Data Services
7 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.05%) DataStage
9 8 (0.93%) QlikView
10 7 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.58%) SAP BI
12 5 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.58%) Base SAS
13 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 131 (15.29%) Selenium
2 95 (11.09%) Cucumber
3 80 (9.33%) JIRA
4 68 (7.93%) WebDriver
5 59 (6.88%) Calabash
6 35 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 32 (3.73%) Git (software)
8 25 (2.92%) SoapUI
9 24 (2.80%) FitNesse
9 24 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 21 (2.45%) JMeter
11 20 (2.33%) Capybara
12 19 (2.22%) Subversion
12 19 (2.22%) Jenkins
13 16 (1.87%) RSpec
14 15 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.75%) SpecFlow
15 11 (1.28%) LoadRunner
15 11 (1.28%) WATIR
16 10 (1.17%) Robotium
General
1 213 (24.85%) Finance
2 111 (12.95%) Banking
3 57 (6.65%) Retail
4 41 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.68%) Front Office
6 20 (2.33%) Publishing
7 16 (1.87%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.75%) Back Office
9 14 (1.63%) General Ledger
10 12 (1.40%) Advertising
10 12 (1.40%) Legal
11 11 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.05%) Marketing
13 8 (0.93%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.70%) Games
14 6 (0.70%) Billing
15 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 372 (43.41%) Analyst
2 214 (24.97%) Test Analyst
3 189 (22.05%) Tester
4 135 (15.75%) Business Analyst
5 76 (8.87%) Developer
6 57 (6.65%) Test Leader
7 56 (6.53%) Consultant
8 46 (5.37%) Automation Tester
9 45 (5.25%) Test Manager
10 40 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
11 35 (4.08%) Test Engineer
12 29 (3.38%) Business Systems Analyst
13 25 (2.92%) QA Tester
14 23 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (2.45%) QA Analyst
16 18 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
17 16 (1.87%) Functional Consultant
17 16 (1.87%) QA Engineer
18 15 (1.75%) Senior Test Analyst
18 15 (1.75%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.58%) Web Services
2 63 (7.35%) .NET
3 50 (5.83%) HTML
4 42 (4.90%) XML
5 26 (3.03%) CSS
6 19 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 19 (2.22%) Gherkin
7 17 (1.98%) REST
8 16 (1.87%) HTML5
8 16 (1.87%) SOAP
9 15 (1.75%) JSP
10 12 (1.40%) JSON
11 11 (1.28%) Flash
11 11 (1.28%) CSS3
12 10 (1.17%) Middleware
13 9 (1.05%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.05%) jQuery
14 6 (0.70%) RESTful
14 6 (0.70%) WCF
14 6 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.28%) Mobile App
2 30 (3.50%) Computer Science
3 27 (3.15%) Open Source
4 24 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.33%) Derivative
6 18 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 17 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.87%) Equities
9 11 (1.28%) NHS
10 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.17%) STB
10 10 (1.17%) IPTV
11 9 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.93%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.93%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (0.82%) Tandem
13 7 (0.82%) Digital Media
13 7 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
14 6 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.35%) Android
2 58 (6.77%) Windows
3 50 (5.83%) Linux
4 49 (5.72%) Apple iOS
5 44 (5.13%) UNIX
6 18 (2.10%) Windows XP
7 15 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.63%) Solaris
9 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (29.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 146 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (13.30%) Scrum
4 94 (10.97%) BDD
5 87 (10.15%) TDD
6 80 (9.33%) Test Strategy
7 76 (8.87%) Regression Testing
8 68 (7.93%) Test Automation
8 68 (7.93%) CRM
9 66 (7.70%) Integration Testing
10 63 (7.35%) Automation Testing
11 61 (7.12%) Software Testing
12 58 (6.77%) OO
13 55 (6.42%) Business Analysis
14 48 (5.60%) Performance Testing
14 48 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (5.60%) Automated Testing
15 47 (5.48%) Project Management
15 47 (5.48%) Test Management
15 47 (5.48%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (19.72%) SQL
2 117 (13.65%) Java
3 97 (11.32%) Ruby
4 72 (8.40%) JavaScript
5 64 (7.47%) C#
6 30 (3.50%) Python
7 25 (2.92%) Objective-C
8 23 (2.68%) Groovy
9 16 (1.87%) PHP
10 14 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.05%) VB
13 8 (0.93%) C
14 6 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.70%) Perl
14 6 (0.70%) VBA
15 4 (0.47%) C++
16 3 (0.35%) VBScript
17 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 92 (10.74%) ISEB
2 83 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 52 (6.07%) Security Cleared
4 51 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 50 (5.83%) Degree
6 41 (4.78%) SC Cleared
7 22 (2.57%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.23%) IIBA
12 1 (0.12%) MCTS
12 1 (0.12%) MCITP
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.12%) CIMA
12 1 (0.12%) ACCA
12 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (17.04%) QA
2 4 (0.47%) EMIR
2 4 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.23%) FATCA
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) Basel II
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) AIFMD
System Software
1 11 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.47%) Nmap
3 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.35%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 124 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.58%) SCOM
3 4 (0.47%) Nessus
4 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Control-M
5 1 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 117 (13.65%) Oracle
2 84 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 82 (9.57%) SAP
4 76 (8.87%) HP
5 19 (2.22%) Siebel
6 13 (1.52%) Adobe
7 11 (1.28%) IBM
7 11 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (1.28%) Cognos
7 11 (1.28%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.17%) Charles River
9 9 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.93%) Tableau
10 8 (0.93%) Calypso
10 8 (0.93%) Remedy
10 8 (0.93%) Sophis
11 7 (0.82%) VMware
11 7 (0.82%) JD Edwards
11 7 (0.82%) Citrix
11 7 (0.82%) Red Hat
London
Collingwood Associates
Rate: £450-£550/day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £220 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £221 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 40000-55000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 days ago