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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 143 124 151
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 329 372 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.55% 1.71% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.18% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 265 161
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£375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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
16714 17075 15210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.57% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11868 11661 10681
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 236 247
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -26 69 £375 -11.24% 31
Feltham +6 4 £324 +9.74% 4
Croydon -7 1 £425 -5.55%
Paddington - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £250 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 203 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (30.67%) SQL
3 158 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (20.66%) Finance
5 115 (18.00%) QA
6 94 (14.71%) Selenium
7 89 (13.93%) Microsoft
8 86 (13.46%) Oracle
8 86 (13.46%) Test Strategy
9 85 (13.30%) ISEB
10 81 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
11 79 (12.36%) Scrum
12 74 (11.58%) ISTQB
13 73 (11.42%) Banking
14 70 (10.95%) Test Automation
15 69 (10.80%) BDD
15 69 (10.80%) TDD
15 69 (10.80%) Java
16 65 (10.17%) Regression Testing
17 64 (10.02%) JavaScript
17 64 (10.02%) .NET
18 61 (9.55%) HP
18 61 (9.55%) Validation
18 61 (9.55%) Cucumber
19 59 (9.23%) UNIX
19 59 (9.23%) MS Excel
20 57 (8.92%) C#
21 53 (8.29%) Software Testing
21 53 (8.29%) Security Cleared
22 52 (8.14%) HTML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.35%) IIS
3 7 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.10%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.78%) Confluence
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.63%) Apache
6 3 (0.47%) CMS
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.16%) Lync
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.01%) MS Office
3 13 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.94%) MS Project
6 4 (0.63%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.63%) Mingle
7 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.41%) Markit EDM
4 8 (1.25%) Loan IQ
5 7 (1.10%) Agresso
5 7 (1.10%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.94%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.63%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) Trello
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.44%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.50%) HTTP
3 12 (1.88%) Intranet
4 9 (1.41%) Firewall
4 9 (1.41%) SAN
5 7 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.94%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.94%) FTP
6 6 (0.94%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.94%) LAN
7 5 (0.78%) WAN
7 5 (0.78%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.63%) VPN
8 4 (0.63%) Internet
9 3 (0.47%) DNS
10 2 (0.31%) SSL
10 2 (0.31%) GSM
10 2 (0.31%) AMQP
10 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.54%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.41%) MySQL
7 7 (1.10%) QlikView
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.94%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.78%) Data Mart
9 5 (0.78%) Big Data
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.63%) DataStage
10 4 (0.63%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.63%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 94 (14.71%) Selenium
2 61 (9.55%) Cucumber
3 51 (7.98%) JIRA
4 46 (7.20%) WebDriver
5 35 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 28 (4.38%) LoadRunner
7 20 (3.13%) Calabash
8 19 (2.97%) JMeter
9 15 (2.35%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.19%) Git (software)
10 14 (2.19%) Subversion
11 13 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.88%) NeoLoad
13 11 (1.72%) SoapUI
14 10 (1.56%) Jenkins
15 9 (1.41%) Appium
15 9 (1.41%) Visual Studio
16 7 (1.10%) JUnit
16 7 (1.10%) Toad
16 7 (1.10%) TestDirector
General
1 132 (20.66%) Finance
2 73 (11.42%) Banking
3 32 (5.01%) Retail
4 30 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.03%) Legal
7 9 (1.41%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.25%) Back Office
9 5 (0.78%) Advertising
9 5 (0.78%) Marketing
10 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.63%) Front Office
11 3 (0.47%) Publishing
11 3 (0.47%) Law
11 3 (0.47%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.31%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 289 (45.23%) Analyst
2 162 (25.35%) Test Analyst
3 115 (18.00%) Tester
4 88 (13.77%) Business Analyst
5 64 (10.02%) Developer
6 48 (7.51%) Test Manager
7 37 (5.79%) Test Engineer
8 35 (5.48%) Test Leader
9 34 (5.32%) Automation Tester
10 28 (4.38%) Consultant
11 22 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.66%) Technical Analyst
12 17 (2.66%) Systems Analyst
13 16 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
14 15 (2.35%) Automation Engineer
15 14 (2.19%) Business Systems Analyst
15 14 (2.19%) QA Tester
16 12 (1.88%) Functional Analyst
16 12 (1.88%) Data Analyst
17 11 (1.72%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (10.02%) .NET
2 52 (8.14%) HTML
3 41 (6.42%) Web Services
4 40 (6.26%) XML
5 28 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 27 (4.23%) REST
7 24 (3.76%) JSON
8 20 (3.13%) CSS
9 18 (2.82%) JSP
9 18 (2.82%) SOAP
10 17 (2.66%) Middleware
11 13 (2.03%) Gherkin
12 12 (1.88%) HTML5
13 11 (1.72%) RESTful
14 10 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.41%) jQuery
15 9 (1.41%) AngularJS
16 8 (1.25%) Ajax
17 5 (0.78%) FpML
18 4 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 22 (3.44%) User Experience
4 19 (2.97%) STB
5 17 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.19%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.88%) NHS
8 10 (1.56%) Equities
8 10 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.56%) Open Source
9 9 (1.41%) Video on Demand
9 9 (1.41%) IPTV
10 8 (1.25%) Derivative
10 8 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.25%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.25%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.25%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.10%) iPad
12 6 (0.94%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.23%) UNIX
2 50 (7.82%) Windows
3 45 (7.04%) Linux
4 33 (5.16%) Android
5 29 (4.54%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.19%) Solaris
7 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.31%) AIX
9 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) webOS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 86 (13.46%) Test Strategy
4 79 (12.36%) Scrum
5 70 (10.95%) Test Automation
6 69 (10.80%) BDD
6 69 (10.80%) TDD
7 65 (10.17%) Regression Testing
8 61 (9.55%) Validation
9 53 (8.29%) Software Testing
10 48 (7.51%) Project Management
11 47 (7.36%) Waterfall
12 44 (6.89%) Test Management
13 43 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (6.42%) Integration Testing
15 40 (6.26%) System Testing
16 39 (6.10%) Performance Testing
16 39 (6.10%) Migration
17 37 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (5.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 196 (30.67%) SQL
2 69 (10.80%) Java
3 64 (10.02%) JavaScript
4 57 (8.92%) C#
5 46 (7.20%) Ruby
6 29 (4.54%) Python
7 17 (2.66%) PL/SQL
8 14 (2.19%) C++
9 13 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.03%) VBA
10 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.88%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.56%) C
12 9 (1.41%) PHP
13 7 (1.10%) VB
14 6 (0.94%) VBScript
15 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.78%) Perl
16 3 (0.47%) SQR
16 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (13.30%) ISEB
2 74 (11.58%) ISTQB
3 53 (8.29%) Security Cleared
4 47 (7.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (6.26%) Degree
6 27 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 21 (3.29%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.25%) HND
10 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.10%) MCITP
11 3 (0.47%) PMP
11 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.31%) CISSP
12 2 (0.31%) CEH
12 2 (0.31%) OSCP
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.16%) VCP4
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (18.00%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.41%) EMIR
4 4 (0.63%) FATCA
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) Basel II
7 1 (0.16%) COREP
System Software
1 13 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) Nmap
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) NDS
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
4 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.94%) Control-M
3 3 (0.47%) Nessus
4 2 (0.31%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.31%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) nmon
5 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) WSUS
5 1 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.16%) MIIS
Vendors
1 89 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 86 (13.46%) Oracle
3 61 (9.55%) HP
4 37 (5.79%) SAP
5 13 (2.03%) Citrix
6 12 (1.88%) Siebel
7 10 (1.56%) Cisco
7 10 (1.56%) VMware
8 9 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.10%) Remedy
9 7 (1.10%) Calypso
9 7 (1.10%) F5
10 6 (0.94%) JD Edwards
10 6 (0.94%) IBM
10 6 (0.94%) Business Objects
10 6 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.63%) iSOFT
11 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.63%) ATG
11 4 (0.63%) Demandware
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Negotiation
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Negotiation
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago