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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 132 126 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 401 431 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.64% 1.72% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.21% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 288 302
Average daily rate
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£400 £406 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -17.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.50 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.00 £38.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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
19054 19489 19712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.56% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13487 13636 13293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 230 375
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 99 £450 +12.42% 25
Feltham +12 7 £426 +1.48%
Kingston Upon Thames +3 4 - - 1
Bromley 0 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 246 (29.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 245 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (25.18%) Finance
4 175 (20.98%) SQL
5 134 (16.07%) QA
6 116 (13.91%) HP Quality Center
7 114 (13.67%) Oracle
8 112 (13.43%) Selenium
9 110 (13.19%) Scrum
10 106 (12.71%) Banking
11 96 (11.51%) Java
12 90 (10.79%) Ruby
13 87 (10.43%) Cucumber
14 85 (10.19%) BDD
15 83 (9.95%) Test Strategy
16 82 (9.83%) Microsoft
17 78 (9.35%) TDD
18 75 (8.99%) HP
19 74 (8.87%) Mobile App
20 73 (8.75%) ISEB
20 73 (8.75%) SAP
20 73 (8.75%) JIRA
21 70 (8.39%) JavaScript
21 70 (8.39%) CRM
22 69 (8.27%) ISTQB
23 67 (8.03%) Integration Testing
24 66 (7.91%) Android
25 62 (7.43%) Regression Testing
26 61 (7.31%) Software Testing
26 61 (7.31%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.32%) CMS
3 9 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.60%) SAS
5 5 (0.60%) Confluence
6 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.48%) LiveCycle
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.24%) IIS
9 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.12%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.12%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.12%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 55 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.44%) MS Office
3 25 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.96%) Doxygen
6 7 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.84%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.84%) MS Project
6 7 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.84%) InDesign
6 7 (0.84%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.52%) SAP HR
3 20 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (1.68%) Markit EDM
7 12 (1.44%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (1.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 10 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (1.20%) Agresso
9 8 (0.96%) SAP Payroll
9 8 (0.96%) Loan IQ
9 8 (0.96%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (0.84%) BASE24
10 7 (0.84%) SAP APO
11 6 (0.72%) Salerio
12 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.56%) SaaS
2 10 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.24%) GitHub
5 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.12%) Trello
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.76%) HTTP
2 16 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 15 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.68%) Intranet
5 13 (1.56%) SSL
6 11 (1.32%) Firewall
6 11 (1.32%) Wireshark
7 9 (1.08%) SAN
8 8 (0.96%) VPN
9 5 (0.60%) DNS
9 5 (0.60%) LAN
10 4 (0.48%) WAN
10 4 (0.48%) LDAP
11 3 (0.36%) Internet
12 2 (0.24%) DVB
12 2 (0.24%) AMQP
12 2 (0.24%) FTP
13 1 (0.12%) SMTP
13 1 (0.12%) SSH
13 1 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.68%) MySQL
6 14 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.44%) SAP Data Services
8 11 (1.32%) QlikView
8 11 (1.32%) DataStage
9 7 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.72%) Data Mart
11 5 (0.60%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.60%) SAP BI
11 5 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.60%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 112 (13.43%) Selenium
2 87 (10.43%) Cucumber
3 73 (8.75%) JIRA
4 57 (6.83%) Calabash
5 56 (6.71%) WebDriver
6 30 (3.60%) Git (software)
7 27 (3.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 22 (2.64%) SoapUI
9 21 (2.52%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.52%) FitNesse
10 19 (2.28%) JMeter
11 18 (2.16%) Capybara
12 16 (1.92%) RSpec
13 15 (1.80%) Subversion
13 15 (1.80%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.80%) SpecFlow
14 13 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (1.32%) Xcode
16 10 (1.20%) LoadRunner
16 10 (1.20%) WATIR
General
1 210 (25.18%) Finance
2 106 (12.71%) Banking
3 47 (5.64%) Retail
4 37 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.40%) Front Office
6 17 (2.04%) Legal
7 16 (1.92%) Publishing
8 14 (1.68%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.56%) General Ledger
10 12 (1.44%) Advertising
10 12 (1.44%) Back Office
11 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.60%) Billing
13 5 (0.60%) Marketing
14 4 (0.48%) Games
14 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 360 (43.17%) Analyst
2 203 (24.34%) Test Analyst
3 180 (21.58%) Tester
4 122 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 72 (8.63%) Developer
6 57 (6.83%) Consultant
7 54 (6.47%) Test Leader
8 49 (5.88%) Test Manager
9 43 (5.16%) Automation Tester
10 35 (4.20%) Systems Analyst
11 33 (3.96%) Test Engineer
12 25 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
13 21 (2.52%) QA Tester
14 18 (2.16%) QA Analyst
15 15 (1.80%) Systems Tester
15 15 (1.80%) Functional Consultant
16 14 (1.68%) SAP Consultant
16 14 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (1.68%) Oracle Consultant
16 14 (1.68%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.19%) Web Services
2 57 (6.83%) .NET
3 49 (5.88%) HTML
4 41 (4.92%) XML
5 22 (2.64%) CSS
6 20 (2.40%) Gherkin
7 19 (2.28%) ASP.NET
8 18 (2.16%) REST
9 17 (2.04%) SOAP
10 16 (1.92%) HTML5
11 13 (1.56%) JSP
11 13 (1.56%) JSON
12 12 (1.44%) Middleware
13 11 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.20%) Flash
15 9 (1.08%) RESTful
16 8 (0.96%) CSS3
17 6 (0.72%) jQuery
17 6 (0.72%) WCF
18 5 (0.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.87%) Mobile App
2 49 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.84%) User Experience
4 23 (2.76%) Open Source
5 22 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.28%) Derivative
6 19 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.16%) Equities
8 14 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (1.44%) IPTV
11 11 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.20%) Video on Demand
12 10 (1.20%) STB
12 10 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.20%) NHS
13 8 (0.96%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.96%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 66 (7.91%) Android
2 59 (7.07%) Windows
3 51 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 48 (5.76%) Linux
5 43 (5.16%) UNIX
6 18 (2.16%) Windows XP
7 15 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.68%) Solaris
9 10 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (29.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 245 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (13.19%) Scrum
4 85 (10.19%) BDD
5 83 (9.95%) Test Strategy
6 78 (9.35%) TDD
7 70 (8.39%) CRM
8 67 (8.03%) Integration Testing
9 62 (7.43%) Regression Testing
10 61 (7.31%) Software Testing
10 61 (7.31%) Test Automation
11 52 (6.24%) OO
12 51 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (6.00%) Performance Testing
14 49 (5.88%) Project Management
14 49 (5.88%) Automation Testing
15 48 (5.76%) Business Analysis
15 48 (5.76%) Test Management
15 48 (5.76%) System Testing
16 47 (5.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 175 (20.98%) SQL
2 96 (11.51%) Java
3 90 (10.79%) Ruby
4 70 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 60 (7.19%) C#
6 26 (3.12%) Objective-C
7 23 (2.76%) Python
8 18 (2.16%) Groovy
9 16 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.80%) PHP
11 9 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.08%) C
11 9 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.96%) VBA
13 7 (0.84%) VB
14 6 (0.72%) Perl
15 3 (0.36%) C++
16 2 (0.24%) VBScript
16 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 73 (8.75%) ISEB
2 69 (8.27%) ISTQB
3 53 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 47 (5.64%) Degree
5 46 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (4.68%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.12%) ACCA
11 1 (0.12%) CIMA
11 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.12%) MCTS
11 1 (0.12%) MCITP
11 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (16.07%) QA
2 11 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.48%) EMIR
4 2 (0.24%) FATCA
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) Basel II
5 1 (0.12%) AIFMD
System Software
1 11 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.48%) Nmap
4 3 (0.36%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 116 (13.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.60%) SCOM
3 4 (0.48%) Control-M
3 4 (0.48%) Nessus
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.24%) Puppet
4 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 114 (13.67%) Oracle
2 82 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 75 (8.99%) HP
4 73 (8.75%) SAP
5 22 (2.64%) Siebel
6 12 (1.44%) IBM
6 12 (1.44%) Cognos
6 12 (1.44%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.32%) Adobe
7 11 (1.32%) Charles River
8 10 (1.20%) Calypso
8 10 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.08%) VMware
9 9 (1.08%) Sophis
10 8 (0.96%) Tableau
10 8 (0.96%) Citrix
11 7 (0.84%) Remedy
11 7 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.72%) Apple
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago