The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 113 129 117
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 433 408 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 1.68% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.20% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 290 313
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £41.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.21% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £37.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.70 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.13 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+10.59% -25.68%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18021 18552 19435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.80% 76.41% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12558 12874 12943
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 382
Average hourly rate £20.35 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.31% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Scripting
England

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 1 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
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 1 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 +5 89 £400 -0.12% 28
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £335 - 1
Bromley +1 1 - -
Croydon 0 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 290 (32.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 217 (24.44%) Finance
3 175 (19.71%) SQL
3 175 (19.71%) QA
4 173 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (15.99%) Selenium
6 120 (13.51%) Java
7 118 (13.29%) Scrum
8 117 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
9 114 (12.84%) Banking
10 112 (12.61%) Oracle
11 106 (11.94%) ISEB
12 95 (10.70%) Ruby
13 94 (10.59%) Cucumber
14 92 (10.36%) Test Strategy
15 89 (10.02%) SAP
16 87 (9.80%) BDD
17 85 (9.57%) TDD
18 83 (9.35%) ISTQB
18 83 (9.35%) Test Automation
19 80 (9.01%) Microsoft
20 79 (8.90%) Integration Testing
21 77 (8.67%) JIRA
22 76 (8.56%) C#
23 73 (8.22%) Web Services
23 73 (8.22%) Mobile App
24 68 (7.66%) Regression Testing
25 67 (7.55%) HP
26 66 (7.43%) Business Analysis
26 66 (7.43%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.58%) CMS
3 9 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.68%) Confluence
5 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.68%) SAS
5 6 (0.68%) IIS
6 4 (0.45%) LiveCycle
6 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.45%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.34%) Node.js
7 3 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.23%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.23%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.23%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 50 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 30 (3.38%) MS Office
4 13 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.01%) MS Project
6 7 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.79%) InDesign
6 7 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.79%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.34%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
9 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (2.25%) SAP HR
2 17 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.58%) Agresso
4 11 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.79%) BASE24
5 7 (0.79%) SAP Payroll
5 7 (0.79%) SAP APO
5 7 (0.79%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.56%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.45%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.45%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.34%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.46%) SaaS
2 12 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.11%) Force.com
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.91%) Intranet
2 14 (1.58%) HTTP
3 11 (1.24%) HTTPS
4 10 (1.13%) Firewall
4 10 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.13%) SSL
5 9 (1.01%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.79%) Internet
7 6 (0.68%) LAN
7 6 (0.68%) WAN
7 6 (0.68%) DNS
7 6 (0.68%) LDAP
8 5 (0.56%) SAN
9 4 (0.45%) DVB
10 3 (0.34%) VPN
11 2 (0.23%) AMQP
12 1 (0.11%) VLAN
12 1 (0.11%) FTP
12 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.03%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.03%) DataStage
4 16 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.58%) SAP Data Services
5 14 (1.58%) MySQL
6 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.01%) QlikView
7 7 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.56%) SAP BI
8 5 (0.56%) Base SAS
9 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.45%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 142 (15.99%) Selenium
2 94 (10.59%) Cucumber
3 77 (8.67%) JIRA
4 63 (7.09%) WebDriver
5 55 (6.19%) Calabash
6 44 (4.95%) QuickTest Pro
7 30 (3.38%) FitNesse
7 30 (3.38%) Git (software)
8 28 (3.15%) SoapUI
9 24 (2.70%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (2.36%) Capybara
12 18 (2.03%) Jenkins
13 17 (1.91%) Subversion
13 17 (1.91%) JMeter
14 15 (1.69%) RSpec
15 14 (1.58%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.46%) WATIR
17 12 (1.35%) LoadRunner
18 11 (1.24%) Robotium
General
1 217 (24.44%) Finance
2 114 (12.84%) Banking
3 60 (6.76%) Retail
4 44 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.70%) Back Office
6 23 (2.59%) Publishing
6 23 (2.59%) Front Office
7 16 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.69%) Legal
9 12 (1.35%) Advertising
9 12 (1.35%) Marketing
10 11 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.01%) Billing
12 7 (0.79%) Games
13 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.56%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.45%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.23%) Electronics
17 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 404 (45.50%) Analyst
2 231 (26.01%) Test Analyst
3 192 (21.62%) Tester
4 146 (16.44%) Business Analyst
5 73 (8.22%) Developer
6 61 (6.87%) Test Manager
7 57 (6.42%) Test Leader
8 46 (5.18%) Consultant
8 46 (5.18%) Automation Tester
9 45 (5.07%) Systems Analyst
10 35 (3.94%) QA Tester
11 33 (3.72%) Test Engineer
12 32 (3.60%) Business Systems Analyst
13 27 (3.04%) QA Analyst
14 24 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (2.48%) QA Engineer
16 18 (2.03%) UAT Analyst
16 18 (2.03%) SAP Consultant
17 17 (1.91%) Systems Tester
18 16 (1.80%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (8.22%) Web Services
2 63 (7.09%) .NET
3 43 (4.84%) HTML
4 42 (4.73%) XML
5 24 (2.70%) CSS
6 17 (1.91%) HTML5
7 16 (1.80%) Gherkin
8 15 (1.69%) REST
9 13 (1.46%) SOAP
10 12 (1.35%) Flash
11 11 (1.24%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.24%) CSS3
11 11 (1.24%) jQuery
12 10 (1.13%) JSON
13 8 (0.90%) JSP
13 8 (0.90%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.68%) WCF
14 6 (0.68%) Sass
14 6 (0.68%) Mustache
14 6 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.22%) Mobile App
2 31 (3.49%) Computer Science
2 31 (3.49%) Open Source
3 30 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.48%) Client/Server
5 20 (2.25%) Derivative
6 17 (1.91%) NHS
7 16 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.35%) Equities
9 11 (1.24%) IPTV
9 11 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.24%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.13%) STB
11 9 (1.01%) Video on Demand
12 8 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.79%) Tandem
13 7 (0.79%) PACS
13 7 (0.79%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.68%) iPhone
14 6 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.08%) Android
1 54 (6.08%) Windows
2 48 (5.41%) Linux
3 42 (4.73%) Apple iOS
4 41 (4.62%) UNIX
5 15 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 15 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.58%) Solaris
7 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.90%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (32.66%) User Acceptance Testing
2 173 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (13.29%) Scrum
4 92 (10.36%) Test Strategy
5 87 (9.80%) BDD
6 85 (9.57%) TDD
7 83 (9.35%) Test Automation
8 79 (8.90%) Integration Testing
9 68 (7.66%) Regression Testing
10 66 (7.43%) Business Analysis
10 66 (7.43%) Software Testing
11 64 (7.21%) CRM
12 61 (6.87%) Automation Testing
13 56 (6.31%) Automated Testing
14 55 (6.19%) OO
14 55 (6.19%) System Testing
15 53 (5.97%) Performance Testing
16 52 (5.86%) Test Management
17 49 (5.52%) Project Management
17 49 (5.52%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 175 (19.71%) SQL
2 120 (13.51%) Java
3 95 (10.70%) Ruby
4 76 (8.56%) C#
5 64 (7.21%) JavaScript
6 26 (2.93%) Python
7 24 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 23 (2.59%) Groovy
9 13 (1.46%) PHP
10 11 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.13%) VB
12 8 (0.90%) C
13 7 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.79%) Perl
14 5 (0.56%) C++
15 4 (0.45%) VBA
16 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.34%) VBScript
17 1 (0.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 106 (11.94%) ISEB
2 83 (9.35%) ISTQB
3 54 (6.08%) Degree
4 48 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (4.39%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.04%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.34%) IIBA
11 1 (0.11%) MCTS
11 1 (0.11%) MCITP
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.11%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
11 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (19.71%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.45%) EMIR
4 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.23%) FATCA
4 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.23%) GxP
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.45%) Cygwin
3 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) HDFS
5 1 (0.11%) Nmap
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 117 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.56%) SCOM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Nessus
4 1 (0.11%) Control-M
4 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 112 (12.61%) Oracle
2 89 (10.02%) SAP
3 80 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 67 (7.55%) HP
5 28 (3.15%) Siebel
6 20 (2.25%) IBM
7 15 (1.69%) Cognos
8 14 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.46%) Adobe
10 12 (1.35%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.13%) Charles River
12 9 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (1.01%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.90%) Tableau
13 8 (0.90%) Calypso
13 8 (0.90%) Sophis
14 7 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.79%) Remedy
15 6 (0.68%) MarketAxess
15 6 (0.68%) Bloomberg
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum 3 months rolling Possibly higher rate depe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Pizza Express
Rate: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago