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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 148 123 132
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 370 421 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.76% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.23% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 288 296
Average daily rate
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£400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £29.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.03% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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
18886 18915 19605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.63% 79.01% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13486 13134 13711
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +1 86 £400 -11.11% 16
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Feltham -9 2 £368 -3.92%
Brentford -4 1 £388 -13.88%
Bromley -4 1 £225 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 206 (31.99%) User Acceptance Testing
2 180 (27.95%) Finance
3 164 (25.47%) SQL
4 152 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (22.36%) QA
6 109 (16.93%) Banking
7 94 (14.60%) Java
8 92 (14.29%) Selenium
9 90 (13.98%) Test Strategy
10 88 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
11 83 (12.89%) Test Automation
12 79 (12.27%) ISEB
13 75 (11.65%) Integration Testing
13 75 (11.65%) JIRA
13 75 (11.65%) System Integration Testing
14 73 (11.34%) Oracle
15 69 (10.71%) Automated Testing
16 67 (10.40%) Regression Testing
16 67 (10.40%) Scrum
16 67 (10.40%) Cucumber
17 64 (9.94%) Performance Testing
18 63 (9.78%) HP
18 63 (9.78%) Microsoft
19 62 (9.63%) ISTQB
20 60 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
21 59 (9.16%) .NET
22 57 (8.85%) MS Excel
23 55 (8.54%) SQL Server
23 55 (8.54%) SDLC
24 53 (8.23%) C#

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (3.26%) CMS
2 19 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.02%) Confluence
4 10 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.78%) JBoss
8 4 (0.62%) SAS
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.47%) Drupal
10 2 (0.31%) FileNet
10 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.31%) IIS
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.31%) Node.js
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.59%) MS Office
3 25 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Casewise Modeler
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.47%) MultiFonds
5 3 (0.47%) Summit
5 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.47%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.71%) SaaS
2 4 (0.62%) Heroku
2 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) Taleo
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.02%) Internet
2 8 (1.24%) AMQP
3 7 (1.09%) Intranet
4 6 (0.93%) LDAP
4 6 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.78%) HTTP
6 4 (0.62%) Firewall
7 3 (0.47%) WAN
7 3 (0.47%) LAN
8 1 (0.16%) PSTN
8 1 (0.16%) WLAN
8 1 (0.16%) GSM
8 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.16%) RTSP
8 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.16%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.16%) DVB
8 1 (0.16%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.64%) MySQL
3 17 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.86%) Big Data
4 12 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.40%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.93%) MS Access
9 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 92 (14.29%) Selenium
2 75 (11.65%) JIRA
3 67 (10.40%) Cucumber
4 42 (6.52%) SoapUI
5 34 (5.28%) HP UFT
6 26 (4.04%) WebDriver
7 21 (3.26%) JUnit
8 20 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.64%) LoadRunner
10 14 (2.17%) JMeter
10 14 (2.17%) LoadUI
11 13 (2.02%) Subversion
11 13 (2.02%) FitNesse
12 10 (1.55%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.55%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.55%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.40%) Calabash
13 9 (1.40%) Visual Studio
14 7 (1.09%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.09%) Appium
General
1 180 (27.95%) Finance
2 109 (16.93%) Banking
3 35 (5.43%) Retail
4 28 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.80%) Legal
7 17 (2.64%) Front Office
7 17 (2.64%) Back Office
8 12 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.40%) Billing
10 8 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.09%) Marketing
12 6 (0.93%) Wholesale Banking
12 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.78%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.62%) Publishing
15 3 (0.47%) Law
16 2 (0.31%) Games
16 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 310 (48.14%) Analyst
2 175 (27.17%) Test Analyst
3 122 (18.94%) Tester
4 103 (15.99%) Business Analyst
5 54 (8.39%) Test Manager
6 50 (7.76%) Developer
7 45 (6.99%) Test Leader
8 29 (4.50%) Consultant
9 28 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
11 25 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
12 19 (2.95%) QA Analyst
13 18 (2.80%) Technical Tester
13 18 (2.80%) Test Engineer
14 15 (2.33%) Banking Business Analyst
15 14 (2.17%) Systems Tester
15 14 (2.17%) Architect
16 13 (2.02%) Test Consultant
16 13 (2.02%) Automation Tester
17 12 (1.86%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.16%) .NET
2 51 (7.92%) Web Services
3 44 (6.83%) XML
4 40 (6.21%) HTML
5 37 (5.75%) SOAP
6 32 (4.97%) Middleware
7 27 (4.19%) CSS
8 21 (3.26%) Gherkin
9 17 (2.64%) JSON
10 15 (2.33%) REST
11 13 (2.02%) HTML5
12 12 (1.86%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.71%) JMS
13 11 (1.71%) jQuery
14 10 (1.55%) RESTful
14 10 (1.55%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.55%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (1.24%) CSS3
16 8 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.88%) SWIFT
3 17 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.55%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.55%) User Experience
7 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.40%) Derivative
7 9 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.24%) Equities
8 8 (1.24%) NHS
9 7 (1.09%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.93%) AS400
11 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.78%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.78%) FMCG
11 5 (0.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.75%) Linux
2 35 (5.43%) Windows
3 28 (4.35%) UNIX
4 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.09%) AIX
6 5 (0.78%) Android
7 4 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (31.99%) User Acceptance Testing
2 152 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (13.98%) Test Strategy
4 83 (12.89%) Test Automation
5 75 (11.65%) Integration Testing
5 75 (11.65%) System Integration Testing
6 69 (10.71%) Automated Testing
7 67 (10.40%) Scrum
7 67 (10.40%) Regression Testing
8 64 (9.94%) Performance Testing
9 55 (8.54%) SDLC
10 53 (8.23%) System Testing
11 52 (8.07%) Software Testing
12 43 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (6.52%) BDD
13 42 (6.52%) Business Analysis
13 42 (6.52%) TDD
13 42 (6.52%) Validation
13 42 (6.52%) Migration
14 40 (6.21%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 164 (25.47%) SQL
2 94 (14.60%) Java
3 53 (8.23%) C#
4 40 (6.21%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.80%) Ruby
6 12 (1.86%) PHP
7 10 (1.55%) VBA
8 8 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.93%) VB
9 6 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.93%) BeanShell
10 5 (0.78%) XPath
10 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.78%) C++
11 4 (0.62%) Perl
11 4 (0.62%) RPG
11 4 (0.62%) Python
11 4 (0.62%) RPG IV
12 3 (0.47%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (12.27%) ISEB
2 62 (9.63%) ISTQB
3 39 (6.06%) Degree
3 39 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.86%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.47%) CEH
6 3 (0.47%) OSCP
6 3 (0.47%) CISSP
7 2 (0.31%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ACCA
8 1 (0.16%) CIMA
8 1 (0.16%) MBA
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (22.36%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) GMP
3 4 (0.62%) GAMP
3 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) FATCA
4 3 (0.47%) GxP
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) EMIR
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) COREP
5 2 (0.31%) FINREP
5 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.16%) CDISC
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 88 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.24%) Puppet
2 8 (1.24%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.78%) Control-M
4 2 (0.31%) Nessus
4 2 (0.31%) Nmap
4 2 (0.31%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.31%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.16%) MIIS
5 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 73 (11.34%) Oracle
2 63 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.78%) HP
3 25 (3.88%) SAP
4 15 (2.33%) Remedy
5 10 (1.55%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.40%) Sybase
7 8 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.09%) Informatica
9 6 (0.93%) Hyperion
9 6 (0.93%) Sun
9 6 (0.93%) Murex
9 6 (0.93%) Capita
9 6 (0.93%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.78%) IBM
11 4 (0.62%) Charles River
11 4 (0.62%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.47%) Tableau
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day 6 WEEK CONTRACT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago