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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 150 106 136
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 324 432 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.93% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.46% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 315 181
Average daily rate
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£388 £395 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £251 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £92.00 - £21.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 - £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.40 - £27.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
16791 17576 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.53% 78.45% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11824 12256 11182
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 237 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 -22 67 £388 - 29
Feltham - 7 £325 -
Uxbridge 0 1 - -
Croydon -5 1 £425 -5.55%
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £250 -
Sidcup - 1 - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 195 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (30.10%) SQL
3 157 (25.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 132 (21.36%) Finance
5 131 (21.20%) QA
6 95 (15.37%) Selenium
6 95 (15.37%) Test Strategy
7 91 (14.72%) ISEB
8 85 (13.75%) Microsoft
9 83 (13.43%) ISTQB
9 83 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
10 81 (13.11%) Scrum
10 81 (13.11%) Java
11 76 (12.30%) Banking
12 75 (12.14%) Oracle
13 73 (11.81%) HP
14 71 (11.49%) .NET
15 69 (11.17%) TDD
15 69 (11.17%) BDD
16 67 (10.84%) Regression Testing
17 65 (10.52%) Cucumber
17 65 (10.52%) Test Automation
18 64 (10.36%) Validation
19 60 (9.71%) JavaScript
20 59 (9.55%) UNIX
21 58 (9.39%) C#
22 57 (9.22%) Security Cleared
23 53 (8.58%) MS Excel
23 53 (8.58%) Software Testing
24 52 (8.41%) JIRA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.27%) IIS
3 7 (1.13%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.65%) Confluence
5 4 (0.65%) Apache
6 3 (0.49%) CMS
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.32%) Drupal
7 2 (0.32%) SAS
7 2 (0.32%) FileNet
7 2 (0.32%) JBoss
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.16%) Lync
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 53 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.21%) MS Office
3 13 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.97%) MS Project
4 6 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.65%) Mingle
6 3 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 17 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.97%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.81%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.81%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.65%) SAP APO
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.49%) Agresso
6 3 (0.49%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.16%) Misys Equation
8 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.65%) Trello
2 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.40%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.78%) Firewall
3 10 (1.62%) HTTP
4 9 (1.46%) SAN
4 9 (1.46%) Intranet
5 7 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.97%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.97%) LAN
6 6 (0.97%) WAN
7 5 (0.81%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.65%) FTP
8 4 (0.65%) Internet
9 3 (0.49%) GSM
9 3 (0.49%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.32%) SSL
10 2 (0.32%) AMQP
10 2 (0.32%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.32%) DVB
10 2 (0.32%) DNS
11 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (5.50%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.29%) MySQL
6 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.97%) Big Data
7 6 (0.97%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.81%) DB2
8 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.65%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.49%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.49%) QlikView
10 3 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.49%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 95 (15.37%) Selenium
2 65 (10.52%) Cucumber
3 52 (8.41%) JIRA
4 42 (6.80%) WebDriver
5 41 (6.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 29 (4.69%) LoadRunner
7 21 (3.40%) Calabash
8 17 (2.75%) JMeter
9 16 (2.59%) SpecFlow
10 15 (2.43%) Subversion
11 13 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.10%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.94%) Git (software)
13 11 (1.78%) NeoLoad
13 11 (1.78%) Jenkins
14 10 (1.62%) TestDirector
14 10 (1.62%) JUnit
14 10 (1.62%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.46%) Appium
16 8 (1.29%) Toad
General
1 132 (21.36%) Finance
2 76 (12.30%) Banking
3 34 (5.50%) Retail
4 32 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.62%) Back Office
6 10 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.29%) Legal
8 6 (0.97%) Marketing
9 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Advertising
9 5 (0.81%) Front Office
10 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.65%) Publishing
10 4 (0.65%) French Language
11 3 (0.49%) Law
11 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.49%) Games
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 277 (44.82%) Analyst
2 165 (26.70%) Test Analyst
3 113 (18.28%) Tester
4 84 (13.59%) Business Analyst
5 52 (8.41%) Developer
6 46 (7.44%) Test Manager
7 41 (6.63%) Test Leader
8 36 (5.83%) Test Engineer
9 30 (4.85%) Automation Tester
10 24 (3.88%) Consultant
11 22 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
13 16 (2.59%) Technical Analyst
13 16 (2.59%) Automation Engineer
14 15 (2.43%) Senior Test Analyst
15 12 (1.94%) Test Specialist
15 12 (1.94%) QA Tester
15 12 (1.94%) Business Systems Analyst
15 12 (1.94%) Functional Analyst
16 10 (1.62%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.49%) .NET
2 48 (7.77%) HTML
3 42 (6.80%) Web Services
4 37 (5.99%) XML
5 27 (4.37%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.37%) REST
6 22 (3.56%) JSON
7 19 (3.07%) SOAP
8 18 (2.91%) CSS
8 18 (2.91%) JSP
9 17 (2.75%) Gherkin
10 15 (2.43%) Middleware
11 9 (1.46%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.29%) jQuery
12 8 (1.29%) HTML5
12 8 (1.29%) Ajax
12 8 (1.29%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.13%) RESTful
14 6 (0.97%) J2EE
15 5 (0.81%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.24%) Mobile App
3 19 (3.07%) User Experience
3 19 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.75%) STB
5 16 (2.59%) NHS
6 14 (2.27%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.10%) Open Source
8 12 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.62%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.46%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.46%) Equities
10 9 (1.46%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.29%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.29%) IPTV
11 8 (1.29%) Derivative
12 7 (1.13%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.97%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.55%) UNIX
2 48 (7.77%) Windows
3 42 (6.80%) Linux
4 32 (5.18%) Android
5 29 (4.69%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.27%) Solaris
7 12 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.49%) AIX
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) webOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (25.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 95 (15.37%) Test Strategy
4 81 (13.11%) Scrum
5 69 (11.17%) TDD
5 69 (11.17%) BDD
6 67 (10.84%) Regression Testing
7 65 (10.52%) Test Automation
8 64 (10.36%) Validation
9 53 (8.58%) Software Testing
10 48 (7.77%) Integration Testing
11 46 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
12 45 (7.28%) Project Management
12 45 (7.28%) Waterfall
13 41 (6.63%) Test Management
13 41 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (6.63%) Use Case
14 39 (6.31%) Performance Testing
14 39 (6.31%) System Testing
14 39 (6.31%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 186 (30.10%) SQL
2 81 (13.11%) Java
3 60 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 58 (9.39%) C#
5 47 (7.61%) Ruby
6 28 (4.53%) Python
7 15 (2.43%) Shell Script
8 14 (2.27%) C++
8 14 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.94%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.78%) VBA
11 9 (1.46%) C
11 9 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.13%) VBScript
12 7 (1.13%) PHP
13 5 (0.81%) VB
14 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.65%) Perl
15 3 (0.49%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.49%) SQR
Qualifications
1 91 (14.72%) ISEB
2 83 (13.43%) ISTQB
3 57 (9.22%) Security Cleared
4 51 (8.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (6.63%) Degree
6 30 (4.85%) SC Cleared
7 23 (3.72%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.29%) HND
10 7 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.13%) MCITP
11 5 (0.81%) CEH
11 5 (0.81%) CISSP
11 5 (0.81%) OSCP
12 3 (0.49%) PMP
12 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.16%) MBA
14 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (21.20%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) EMIR
3 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.65%) FATCA
3 4 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) HL7
5 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.32%) COREP
6 1 (0.16%) FINREP
6 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) GMP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) NDS
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) XenApp
3 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.81%) Nessus
2 5 (0.81%) Nmap
3 4 (0.65%) WebInspect
3 4 (0.65%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (0.65%) Control-M
4 1 (0.16%) MIIS
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.16%) nmon
4 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.16%) WSUS
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 75 (12.14%) Oracle
3 73 (11.81%) HP
4 36 (5.83%) SAP
5 12 (1.94%) Citrix
5 12 (1.94%) Remedy
6 9 (1.46%) Cisco
6 9 (1.46%) Siebel
7 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.29%) VMware
8 7 (1.13%) F5
9 6 (0.97%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.97%) IBM
9 6 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (0.81%) Calypso
11 4 (0.65%) iSOFT
11 4 (0.65%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.65%) ATG
12 3 (0.49%) Cognos
12 3 (0.49%) BMC
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago