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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 147 130 127
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 308 345 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.47% 1.58% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.02% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 246 202
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.16%
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
16355 17081 15030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.93% 78.21% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11712 11808 10440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 234 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 January 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 January 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 -15 70 £375 -11.76% 24
Bromley +7 2 £375 +50.00% 2
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
Croydon -8 1 £425 +37.09%
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 215 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (28.44%) SQL
3 166 (24.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 136 (20.36%) Finance
5 123 (18.41%) QA
6 104 (15.57%) Selenium
7 93 (13.92%) Scrum
8 90 (13.47%) Oracle
8 90 (13.47%) ISEB
8 90 (13.47%) HP Quality Center
9 87 (13.02%) Microsoft
9 87 (13.02%) Test Strategy
10 84 (12.57%) TDD
11 80 (11.98%) Java
12 78 (11.68%) BDD
13 77 (11.53%) HP
13 77 (11.53%) Banking
14 73 (10.93%) ISTQB
15 70 (10.48%) Cucumber
16 67 (10.03%) .NET
17 66 (9.88%) Test Automation
18 64 (9.58%) JavaScript
18 64 (9.58%) C#
19 63 (9.43%) JIRA
20 62 (9.28%) Software Testing
21 59 (8.83%) UNIX
21 59 (8.83%) Windows
22 58 (8.68%) WebDriver
23 57 (8.53%) Validation
24 56 (8.38%) Security Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.80%) IIS
3 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.75%) Confluence
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 2 (0.30%) JBoss
9 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.15%) Lync
10 1 (0.15%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.15%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 55 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.19%) MS Office
3 13 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.05%) Doxygen
5 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.75%) MS Project
7 4 (0.60%) Mingle
8 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 33 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.65%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (1.65%) Oracle General Ledger
2 11 (1.65%) Oracle Assets
3 10 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (1.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.20%) Loan IQ
5 8 (1.20%) Agresso
5 8 (1.20%) SAP HR
5 8 (1.20%) Oracle iProcurement
6 7 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.90%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.60%) SAP APO
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.45%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.75%) Trello
2 4 (0.60%) SaaS
3 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.74%) HTTP
2 24 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.95%) SAN
4 12 (1.80%) HTTPS
4 12 (1.80%) Firewall
5 11 (1.65%) Intranet
6 8 (1.20%) SSL
7 7 (1.05%) VPN
7 7 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.90%) FTP
8 6 (0.90%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.90%) LAN
9 5 (0.75%) WAN
10 4 (0.60%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.45%) DNS
11 3 (0.45%) Internet
12 2 (0.30%) DVB
12 2 (0.30%) GSM
12 2 (0.30%) AMQP
12 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.89%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (2.10%) MySQL
5 14 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.20%) QlikView
8 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.90%) Data Mart
9 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.90%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.75%) SAP BI
11 4 (0.60%) DataStage
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.60%) Big Data
11 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 104 (15.57%) Selenium
2 70 (10.48%) Cucumber
3 63 (9.43%) JIRA
4 58 (8.68%) WebDriver
5 29 (4.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 27 (4.04%) LoadRunner
7 24 (3.59%) Calabash
8 23 (3.44%) JMeter
9 20 (2.99%) Git (software)
9 20 (2.99%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.69%) Subversion
11 15 (2.25%) Jenkins
12 12 (1.80%) NeoLoad
13 11 (1.65%) SoapUI
13 11 (1.65%) Xcode
14 10 (1.50%) Visual Studio
14 10 (1.50%) Appium
14 10 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.35%) PHPUnit
15 9 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 136 (20.36%) Finance
2 77 (11.53%) Banking
3 31 (4.64%) Retail
4 30 (4.49%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.10%) Legal
6 12 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.50%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.20%) Back Office
10 6 (0.90%) Front Office
11 5 (0.75%) Advertising
11 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.60%) Marketing
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.30%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.30%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 287 (42.96%) Analyst
2 163 (24.40%) Test Analyst
3 124 (18.56%) Tester
4 88 (13.17%) Business Analyst
5 63 (9.43%) Developer
6 54 (8.08%) Test Manager
7 43 (6.44%) Test Engineer
8 40 (5.99%) Consultant
9 37 (5.54%) Test Leader
10 35 (5.24%) Automation Tester
11 21 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (2.25%) Senior Test Analyst
12 15 (2.25%) QA Tester
12 15 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
13 14 (2.10%) Automation Engineer
14 12 (1.80%) Functional Consultant
14 12 (1.80%) Business Systems Analyst
15 11 (1.65%) Senior Developer
15 11 (1.65%) Oracle Consultant
15 11 (1.65%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.03%) .NET
2 54 (8.08%) HTML
3 53 (7.93%) XML
4 39 (5.84%) Web Services
5 31 (4.64%) REST
6 29 (4.34%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.59%) JSON
8 23 (3.44%) SOAP
9 22 (3.29%) JSP
10 19 (2.84%) Middleware
11 18 (2.69%) CSS
11 18 (2.69%) Gherkin
12 14 (2.10%) HTML5
13 13 (1.95%) RESTful
14 11 (1.65%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.35%) Ajax
16 8 (1.20%) AngularJS
17 6 (0.90%) WCF
17 6 (0.90%) jQuery
18 5 (0.75%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.64%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.59%) User Experience
4 21 (3.14%) STB
5 16 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.25%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.25%) Equities
7 14 (2.10%) Open Source
8 10 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.50%) IPTV
8 10 (1.50%) Derivative
8 10 (1.50%) Video on Demand
8 10 (1.50%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.20%) NHS
10 7 (1.05%) iPad
10 7 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (0.90%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.83%) UNIX
1 59 (8.83%) Windows
2 48 (7.19%) Android
3 45 (6.74%) Linux
4 41 (6.14%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.80%) Solaris
7 8 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.15%) webOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (32.19%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (24.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 93 (13.92%) Scrum
4 87 (13.02%) Test Strategy
5 84 (12.57%) TDD
6 78 (11.68%) BDD
7 66 (9.88%) Test Automation
8 62 (9.28%) Software Testing
9 57 (8.53%) Validation
10 52 (7.78%) Regression Testing
11 51 (7.63%) Project Management
12 46 (6.89%) Test Management
13 45 (6.74%) Integration Testing
14 43 (6.44%) Waterfall
15 39 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (5.84%) Automation Testing
16 38 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (5.69%) Migration
17 37 (5.54%) Business Analysis
17 37 (5.54%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (28.44%) SQL
2 80 (11.98%) Java
3 64 (9.58%) JavaScript
3 64 (9.58%) C#
4 51 (7.63%) Ruby
5 35 (5.24%) Python
6 16 (2.40%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.65%) Objective-C
8 11 (1.65%) PHP
8 11 (1.65%) C++
8 11 (1.65%) VBA
9 7 (1.05%) VB
9 7 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.90%) VBScript
10 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.75%) Groovy
11 5 (0.75%) Perl
12 4 (0.60%) C
13 3 (0.45%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 90 (13.47%) ISEB
2 73 (10.93%) ISTQB
3 56 (8.38%) Security Cleared
4 47 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (5.84%) SC Cleared
6 37 (5.54%) Degree
7 19 (2.84%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.60%) MCITP
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.45%) HND
12 2 (0.30%) CEH
12 2 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.30%) CISSP
12 2 (0.30%) PMP
12 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (18.41%) QA
2 13 (1.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (1.50%) EMIR
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) FATCA
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.15%) COREP
7 1 (0.15%) Basel II
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.90%) Nmap
3 4 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.30%) NDS
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 90 (13.47%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.90%) Nessus
2 6 (0.90%) Control-M
3 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
3 2 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.15%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (13.47%) Oracle
2 87 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 77 (11.53%) HP
4 39 (5.84%) SAP
5 17 (2.54%) Citrix
6 14 (2.10%) VMware
7 10 (1.50%) Cisco
8 9 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.35%) Remedy
9 8 (1.20%) BMC
9 8 (1.20%) Siebel
10 7 (1.05%) F5
10 7 (1.05%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (1.05%) Calypso
11 5 (0.75%) IBM
11 5 (0.75%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.60%) Actimize
12 4 (0.60%) iSOFT
12 4 (0.60%) ATG
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per annum + per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Logix Resourcing (contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £240 - £285 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £517 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago