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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 153 137 123
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 325 390 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.36% 1.56% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.01% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 262 255
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £80.00 £31.87 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.01% -15.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +17.64%
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
18509 19400 16996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13588 13586 11659
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 241 292
Average hourly rate £21.78 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.85 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +3 87 £425 +12.58% 30
Feltham - 7 £470 -
Docklands, London +17 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £225 - 1
Croydon -17 1 £450 +28.57%
Bromley - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 241 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (27.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 178 (23.51%) SQL
4 162 (21.40%) Finance
5 128 (16.91%) QA
6 113 (14.93%) Selenium
7 103 (13.61%) HP Quality Center
8 100 (13.21%) Scrum
9 99 (13.08%) Java
10 95 (12.55%) Test Strategy
11 91 (12.02%) Oracle
12 89 (11.76%) BDD
13 87 (11.49%) Banking
14 85 (11.23%) TDD
15 80 (10.57%) Cucumber
16 78 (10.30%) Microsoft
17 77 (10.17%) HP
18 76 (10.04%) ISEB
19 74 (9.78%) C#
19 74 (9.78%) JIRA
20 73 (9.64%) Ruby
21 69 (9.11%) Test Automation
22 67 (8.85%) .NET
23 66 (8.72%) WebDriver
24 61 (8.06%) Test Management
25 60 (7.93%) Project Management
26 59 (7.79%) JavaScript
26 59 (7.79%) Software Testing
27 58 (7.66%) ISTQB
28 57 (7.53%) XML

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.06%) Tomcat
2 8 (1.06%) WebLogic
2 8 (1.06%) CMS
3 7 (0.92%) JBoss
4 5 (0.66%) SAS
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.53%) Confluence
6 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.26%) IIS
6 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.13%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.13%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 55 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.49%) MS Office
3 25 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.06%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.66%) MS Project
7 2 (0.26%) Mingle
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.85%) Markit EDM
3 14 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
4 13 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.72%) SAP HR
4 13 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (1.59%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (1.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 8 (1.06%) Oracle iProcurement
7 8 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (1.06%) SAP APO
7 8 (1.06%) Agresso
7 8 (1.06%) Loan IQ
8 7 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.92%) BASE24
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.53%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.45%) SaaS
2 8 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) Trello
5 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.30%) HTTP
2 18 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.11%) HTTPS
4 13 (1.72%) SSL
4 13 (1.72%) Intranet
5 10 (1.32%) Wireshark
6 9 (1.19%) Firewall
6 9 (1.19%) SAN
7 8 (1.06%) VPN
8 6 (0.79%) FTP
9 5 (0.66%) DNS
10 4 (0.53%) LAN
11 3 (0.40%) LDAP
11 3 (0.40%) WAN
12 2 (0.26%) GSM
12 2 (0.26%) DVB
13 1 (0.13%) SMTP
13 1 (0.13%) Broadband
13 1 (0.13%) GPRS
13 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.72%) MySQL
5 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.32%) QlikView
7 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (0.92%) Data Mart
8 7 (0.92%) DataStage
9 6 (0.79%) SAP BI
10 5 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.66%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.53%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 113 (14.93%) Selenium
2 80 (10.57%) Cucumber
3 74 (9.78%) JIRA
4 66 (8.72%) WebDriver
5 34 (4.49%) Calabash
6 29 (3.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 23 (3.04%) JMeter
7 23 (3.04%) Git (software)
8 22 (2.91%) LoadRunner
8 22 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.77%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (1.85%) Subversion
11 14 (1.85%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.85%) Appium
11 14 (1.85%) Robolectric
12 12 (1.59%) FitNesse
13 11 (1.45%) Xcode
14 10 (1.32%) NeoLoad
14 10 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 162 (21.40%) Finance
2 87 (11.49%) Banking
3 36 (4.76%) Retail
4 35 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.25%) Legal
6 12 (1.59%) General Ledger
7 11 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.45%) Front Office
8 10 (1.32%) Publishing
9 8 (1.06%) Back Office
10 6 (0.79%) Advertising
10 6 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.53%) Marketing
13 3 (0.40%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.26%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 316 (41.74%) Analyst
2 171 (22.59%) Test Analyst
3 164 (21.66%) Tester
4 111 (14.66%) Business Analyst
5 62 (8.19%) Developer
6 59 (7.79%) Test Manager
7 46 (6.08%) Consultant
8 40 (5.28%) Automation Tester
9 39 (5.15%) Test Engineer
10 38 (5.02%) Test Leader
11 25 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
12 20 (2.64%) Business Systems Analyst
13 18 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (1.98%) Functional Consultant
15 14 (1.85%) QA Tester
15 14 (1.85%) Oracle Consultant
15 14 (1.85%) QA Analyst
15 14 (1.85%) Automation Engineer
16 12 (1.59%) Oracle Functional Consultant
16 12 (1.59%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.85%) .NET
2 57 (7.53%) XML
3 50 (6.61%) HTML
4 49 (6.47%) Web Services
5 22 (2.91%) REST
6 21 (2.77%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.77%) CSS
7 19 (2.51%) SOAP
8 18 (2.38%) Gherkin
9 15 (1.98%) JSP
9 15 (1.98%) JSON
10 14 (1.85%) Middleware
11 13 (1.72%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.72%) HTML5
12 12 (1.59%) RESTful
13 6 (0.79%) WCF
13 6 (0.79%) Ajax
13 6 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (0.79%) FpML
14 5 (0.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.68%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.57%) User Experience
5 19 (2.51%) Equities
6 17 (2.25%) Derivative
6 17 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.98%) Open Source
8 14 (1.85%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.59%) STB
10 9 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.19%) IPTV
10 9 (1.19%) Digital Media
10 9 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.06%) Video on Demand
11 8 (1.06%) iPad
11 8 (1.06%) iPhone
11 8 (1.06%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.13%) Android
2 53 (7.00%) Windows
3 50 (6.61%) UNIX
4 40 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 38 (5.02%) Linux
6 16 (2.11%) Windows XP
7 12 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.06%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.40%) Solaris
15 1 (0.13%) SUSE
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.13%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (27.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 100 (13.21%) Scrum
4 95 (12.55%) Test Strategy
5 89 (11.76%) BDD
6 85 (11.23%) TDD
7 69 (9.11%) Test Automation
8 61 (8.06%) Test Management
9 60 (7.93%) Project Management
10 59 (7.79%) Software Testing
11 52 (6.87%) Regression Testing
12 51 (6.74%) Business Analysis
13 50 (6.61%) Performance Testing
14 49 (6.47%) Integration Testing
15 48 (6.34%) Automation Testing
16 47 (6.21%) Waterfall
17 46 (6.08%) OO
17 46 (6.08%) CRM
18 42 (5.55%) Validation
18 42 (5.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (23.51%) SQL
2 99 (13.08%) Java
3 74 (9.78%) C#
4 73 (9.64%) Ruby
5 59 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 29 (3.83%) Python
7 18 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 15 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.98%) PHP
9 12 (1.59%) VBA
10 10 (1.32%) Groovy
10 10 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.19%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.06%) VB
13 5 (0.66%) Perl
14 4 (0.53%) C++
14 4 (0.53%) C
15 3 (0.40%) VBScript
16 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 76 (10.04%) ISEB
2 58 (7.66%) ISTQB
3 56 (7.40%) Security Cleared
4 44 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 42 (5.55%) Degree
6 34 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (2.77%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PMP
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.13%) MCTS
11 1 (0.13%) MCITP
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (16.91%) QA
2 15 (1.98%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (1.59%) EMIR
4 6 (0.79%) FATCA
5 2 (0.26%) Basel II
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
System Software
1 9 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.66%) Nmap
3 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.26%) NDS
4 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 103 (13.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.66%) Control-M
2 5 (0.66%) Nessus
2 5 (0.66%) SCOM
3 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 91 (12.02%) Oracle
2 78 (10.30%) Microsoft
3 77 (10.17%) HP
4 49 (6.47%) SAP
5 13 (1.72%) Siebel
6 11 (1.45%) Calypso
7 10 (1.32%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.32%) Remedy
8 8 (1.06%) BMC
8 8 (1.06%) Cognos
8 8 (1.06%) Citrix
9 7 (0.92%) IBM
10 6 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.79%) VMware
10 6 (0.79%) Sophis
10 6 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.66%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.66%) Charles River
12 4 (0.53%) Juniper
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