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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 168 150 133
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 289 345 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.27% 1.45% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.87% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 242 214
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £573 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £28.24 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -10 70 £400 - 18
Docklands, London +16 1 - -
Croydon -3 1 £450 +41.73% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 - 1
Wembley - 1 £300 - 1
Ealing - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 221 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (26.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 174 (25.51%) SQL
4 137 (20.09%) Finance
5 124 (18.18%) QA
6 110 (16.13%) Selenium
7 97 (14.22%) HP Quality Center
8 91 (13.34%) Java
9 90 (13.20%) Oracle
10 88 (12.90%) Scrum
11 87 (12.76%) Test Strategy
12 85 (12.46%) ISEB
13 83 (12.17%) Microsoft
14 81 (11.88%) BDD
15 80 (11.73%) HP
15 80 (11.73%) TDD
16 76 (11.14%) Banking
16 76 (11.14%) JIRA
17 72 (10.56%) Cucumber
18 69 (10.12%) C#
19 68 (9.97%) ISTQB
19 68 (9.97%) WebDriver
20 66 (9.68%) JavaScript
20 66 (9.68%) .NET
21 64 (9.38%) Software Testing
22 61 (8.94%) Test Automation
23 60 (8.80%) Project Management
24 58 (8.50%) XML
25 55 (8.06%) MS Excel
25 55 (8.06%) Security Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.03%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.03%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.03%) CMS
3 6 (0.88%) JBoss
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.59%) Confluence
5 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.29%) SAS
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.15%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 55 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.40%) MS Office
3 14 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.03%) Doxygen
4 7 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.73%) MS Project
6 4 (0.59%) Mingle
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (5.57%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (2.05%) Oracle General Ledger
4 13 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (1.91%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (1.76%) Oracle Assets
6 11 (1.61%) Markit EDM
6 11 (1.61%) SAP HR
7 10 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 9 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (1.17%) Loan IQ
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle iProcurement
9 8 (1.17%) Agresso
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.59%) BASE24
12 4 (0.59%) SAP APO
12 4 (0.59%) IntelliMatch
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.88%) SaaS
2 5 (0.73%) Trello
3 3 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Taleo
4 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.52%) HTTP
2 21 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.91%) HTTPS
4 12 (1.76%) SAN
5 11 (1.61%) SSL
6 10 (1.47%) Intranet
7 8 (1.17%) Firewall
8 7 (1.03%) Wireshark
8 7 (1.03%) VPN
9 6 (0.88%) FTP
10 3 (0.44%) DNS
10 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.29%) DVB
11 2 (0.29%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.29%) GSM
11 2 (0.29%) LAN
12 1 (0.15%) VoIP
12 1 (0.15%) WAN
12 1 (0.15%) SMTP
12 1 (0.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (2.79%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.20%) MySQL
6 12 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.17%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.03%) QlikView
9 7 (1.03%) Data Mart
10 6 (0.88%) DataStage
10 6 (0.88%) SAP BI
11 5 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.44%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.44%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 110 (16.13%) Selenium
2 76 (11.14%) JIRA
3 72 (10.56%) Cucumber
4 68 (9.97%) WebDriver
5 26 (3.81%) LoadRunner
6 24 (3.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 24 (3.52%) Calabash
7 22 (3.23%) SpecFlow
8 21 (3.08%) JMeter
9 20 (2.93%) Git (software)
10 19 (2.79%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.35%) Subversion
12 15 (2.20%) Jenkins
13 14 (2.05%) Appium
14 13 (1.91%) NeoLoad
14 13 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (1.47%) Xcode
16 9 (1.32%) Robolectric
16 9 (1.32%) PHPUnit
17 8 (1.17%) NUnit
General
1 137 (20.09%) Finance
2 76 (11.14%) Banking
3 38 (5.57%) Retail
4 31 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.79%) Legal
6 12 (1.76%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.32%) Front Office
9 8 (1.17%) Back Office
10 6 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.88%) Advertising
11 5 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.59%) Marketing
12 4 (0.59%) Publishing
13 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.29%) Law
15 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 292 (42.82%) Analyst
2 164 (24.05%) Test Analyst
3 142 (20.82%) Tester
4 97 (14.22%) Business Analyst
5 54 (7.92%) Developer
6 51 (7.48%) Test Manager
7 45 (6.60%) Consultant
8 41 (6.01%) Test Engineer
9 37 (5.43%) Automation Tester
10 36 (5.28%) Test Leader
11 19 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (2.35%) QA Tester
13 15 (2.20%) Functional Consultant
13 15 (2.20%) Automation Engineer
14 14 (2.05%) Oracle Consultant
15 13 (1.91%) Systems Analyst
16 12 (1.76%) Senior Test Analyst
16 12 (1.76%) Oracle Functional Consultant
17 11 (1.61%) QA Analyst
17 11 (1.61%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (9.68%) .NET
2 58 (8.50%) XML
3 53 (7.77%) HTML
4 41 (6.01%) Web Services
5 29 (4.25%) REST
6 27 (3.96%) ASP.NET
7 22 (3.23%) SOAP
8 21 (3.08%) JSP
9 20 (2.93%) Gherkin
10 19 (2.79%) CSS
10 19 (2.79%) JSON
11 15 (2.20%) Middleware
12 14 (2.05%) RESTful
13 12 (1.76%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.47%) HTML5
15 6 (0.88%) WCF
15 6 (0.88%) jQuery
15 6 (0.88%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.88%) FpML
15 6 (0.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.40%) User Experience
4 22 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.49%) Equities
5 17 (2.49%) Derivative
6 16 (2.35%) STB
7 15 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.05%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.05%) Open Source
9 10 (1.47%) Digital Media
10 9 (1.32%) Video on Demand
10 9 (1.32%) IPTV
11 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.17%) iPad
11 8 (1.17%) iPhone
11 8 (1.17%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.03%) NHS
13 6 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.92%) Windows
2 53 (7.77%) UNIX
3 47 (6.89%) Android
4 39 (5.72%) Linux
5 38 (5.57%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.91%) Windows XP
7 12 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.59%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.15%) webOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (26.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 88 (12.90%) Scrum
4 87 (12.76%) Test Strategy
5 81 (11.88%) BDD
6 80 (11.73%) TDD
7 64 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 61 (8.94%) Test Automation
9 60 (8.80%) Project Management
10 54 (7.92%) Test Management
11 50 (7.33%) Regression Testing
12 47 (6.89%) Business Analysis
13 46 (6.74%) Performance Testing
14 43 (6.30%) Automation Testing
15 42 (6.16%) Integration Testing
16 41 (6.01%) Validation
16 41 (6.01%) Test Planning
17 40 (5.87%) Waterfall
18 39 (5.72%) System Testing
19 37 (5.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 174 (25.51%) SQL
2 91 (13.34%) Java
3 69 (10.12%) C#
4 66 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 53 (7.77%) Ruby
6 33 (4.84%) Python
7 16 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.20%) PHP
9 14 (2.05%) Objective-C
10 12 (1.76%) VBA
11 8 (1.17%) Groovy
11 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.88%) C++
14 5 (0.73%) VB
15 4 (0.59%) C
15 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.59%) Perl
16 2 (0.29%) VBScript
16 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (12.46%) ISEB
2 68 (9.97%) ISTQB
3 55 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 43 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (5.87%) SC Cleared
6 38 (5.57%) Degree
7 19 (2.79%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.59%) MCITP
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.29%) HND
12 2 (0.29%) CISSP
12 2 (0.29%) PMP
12 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.29%) CEH
12 2 (0.29%) OSCP
12 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (18.18%) QA
2 15 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (1.76%) EMIR
4 6 (0.88%) FATCA
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) Basel II
6 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) COREP
7 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
System Software
1 9 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.03%) Nmap
3 4 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.29%) NDS
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (14.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.03%) Nessus
3 4 (0.59%) Control-M
3 4 (0.59%) SCOM
4 2 (0.29%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.29%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 90 (13.20%) Oracle
2 83 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 80 (11.73%) HP
4 41 (6.01%) SAP
5 15 (2.20%) Citrix
6 11 (1.61%) Siebel
7 10 (1.47%) Business Objects
8 9 (1.32%) Remedy
9 8 (1.17%) VMware
9 8 (1.17%) Cisco
9 8 (1.17%) Calypso
9 8 (1.17%) BMC
10 6 (0.88%) IBM
10 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.73%) Cognos
12 4 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.59%) Juniper
12 4 (0.59%) ATG
12 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.59%) Actimize
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