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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 176 154 120
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -34
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 313 340 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.41% 1.44% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.77% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 231 286
Median daily rate £396 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.44% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £102.50 £52.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.23% +159.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £52.50 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.50 £52.50 £35.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +10.90%
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
18896 19263 18719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.28% 81.61% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13647 13767 13147
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 233 227
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £64.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 30 £430 +1.17% 10
Croydon - 5 £355 -
Feltham -1 3 £385 +5.47%
Osterley - 3 £368 -
Canary Wharf +5 2 £325 -
Brentford 0 1 - - 1
Bromley -4 1 £225 -
Harrow - 1 £365 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 234 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (29.42%) Finance
3 167 (26.13%) SQL
4 158 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 117 (18.31%) Banking
6 100 (15.65%) HP Quality Center
7 99 (15.49%) QA
8 94 (14.71%) Functional Testing
9 90 (14.08%) Defect Management
10 88 (13.77%) Scrum
10 88 (13.77%) JIRA
10 88 (13.77%) Integration Testing
11 84 (13.15%) Regression Testing
11 84 (13.15%) Selenium
12 77 (12.05%) HP
13 75 (11.74%) Java
14 73 (11.42%) ISEB
15 66 (10.33%) Test Strategy
15 66 (10.33%) Test Automation
16 65 (10.17%) Microsoft
17 64 (10.02%) System Integration Testing
18 63 (9.86%) Security Cleared
19 62 (9.70%) Software Testing
20 61 (9.55%) ISTQB
21 56 (8.76%) Test Management
22 53 (8.29%) Validation
22 53 (8.29%) Migration
22 53 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
23 51 (7.98%) MS Excel
24 49 (7.67%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.56%) Confluence
3 9 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (1.25%) CMS
5 5 (0.78%) SAS
5 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) Mule
8 2 (0.31%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.32%) MS Office
3 15 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.25%) MS Project
6 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (1.10%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.94%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.78%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.31%) Magento
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.31%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) Global One
8 1 (0.16%) HFM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (0.63%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) TestFlight
4 1 (0.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.35%) HTTP
2 7 (1.10%) DVB
3 6 (0.94%) Internet
4 4 (0.63%) Intranet
4 4 (0.63%) SMTP
4 4 (0.63%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.47%) LAN
5 3 (0.47%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.47%) WAN
6 2 (0.31%) ATM
6 2 (0.31%) BGP
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) Firewall
6 2 (0.31%) FTP
6 2 (0.31%) OSPF
6 2 (0.31%) VPN
6 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) CDMA
7 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.94%) Data Mart
8 6 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (0.78%) Big Data
9 5 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.78%) MySQL
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.63%) GIS
10 4 (0.63%) MS Access
10 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 88 (13.77%) JIRA
2 84 (13.15%) Selenium
3 37 (5.79%) WebDriver
4 32 (5.01%) Cucumber
5 27 (4.23%) SoapUI
6 22 (3.44%) SpecFlow
7 20 (3.13%) LoadRunner
8 19 (2.97%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.97%) Protractor
8 19 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.50%) HP UFT
9 16 (2.50%) Rational Rose
9 16 (2.50%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.88%) Selenium IDE
11 10 (1.56%) JMeter
11 10 (1.56%) Toad
12 9 (1.41%) Subversion
13 8 (1.25%) Git (software)
14 7 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 188 (29.42%) Finance
2 117 (18.31%) Banking
3 44 (6.89%) Retail
4 29 (4.54%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.23%) Front Office
6 15 (2.35%) Back Office
7 12 (1.88%) Legal
7 12 (1.88%) Publishing
8 11 (1.72%) Retail Banking
9 10 (1.56%) Advertising
9 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.10%) Marketing
12 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.63%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Games
13 4 (0.63%) Law
14 3 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 315 (49.30%) Analyst
2 202 (31.61%) Test Analyst
3 99 (15.49%) Business Analyst
4 86 (13.46%) Tester
5 52 (8.14%) Test Leader
6 46 (7.20%) Test Manager
7 40 (6.26%) Developer
8 35 (5.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 33 (5.16%) Consultant
10 31 (4.85%) Banking Analyst
11 27 (4.23%) Automation Tester
12 24 (3.76%) Test Engineer
13 20 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.66%) QA Analyst
15 16 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
16 15 (2.35%) Test Consultant
17 14 (2.19%) QA Engineer
17 14 (2.19%) QA Test Analyst
17 14 (2.19%) Test Specialist
18 13 (2.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.67%) .NET
2 41 (6.42%) XML
3 33 (5.16%) Web Services
4 26 (4.07%) SOAP
5 25 (3.91%) Gherkin
6 18 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 16 (2.50%) AngularJS
8 15 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (2.19%) RESTful
10 13 (2.03%) JSON
10 13 (2.03%) REST
11 12 (1.88%) HTML
12 8 (1.25%) Middleware
13 7 (1.10%) WPF
14 6 (0.94%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.94%) CSS
14 6 (0.94%) Murex MxML
15 5 (0.78%) WCF
16 4 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
16 4 (0.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.60%) Fixed Income
2 23 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (3.44%) User Experience
4 19 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.50%) Equities
6 15 (2.35%) Credit Risk
7 12 (1.88%) STB
8 10 (1.56%) Derivative
9 9 (1.41%) Reference Data
9 9 (1.41%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.10%) NHS
11 7 (1.10%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.78%) Digital TV
12 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.78%) IVR
13 4 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.79%) Unix
2 29 (4.54%) Linux
3 27 (4.23%) Windows
4 13 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.25%) Android
6 4 (0.63%) Solaris
6 4 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 94 (14.71%) Functional Testing
4 90 (14.08%) Defect Management
5 88 (13.77%) Integration Testing
5 88 (13.77%) Scrum
6 84 (13.15%) Regression Testing
7 66 (10.33%) Test Automation
7 66 (10.33%) Test Strategy
8 64 (10.02%) System Integration Testing
9 62 (9.70%) Software Testing
10 56 (8.76%) Test Management
11 53 (8.29%) Migration
11 53 (8.29%) Validation
12 49 (7.67%) Project Management
13 46 (7.20%) Business Analysis
13 46 (7.20%) Non-Functional Testing
14 41 (6.42%) BDD
15 39 (6.10%) Manual Testing
16 38 (5.95%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (26.13%) SQL
2 75 (11.74%) Java
3 43 (6.73%) C#
4 35 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.69%) Python
6 15 (2.35%) Ruby
7 14 (2.19%) C
7 14 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.03%) VBA
9 10 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.41%) VBScript
11 8 (1.25%) C++
12 4 (0.63%) Groovy
12 4 (0.63%) VB
13 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.47%) COBOL
14 2 (0.31%) Perl
14 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (11.42%) ISEB
2 63 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 61 (9.55%) ISTQB
4 43 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (5.01%) Degree
5 32 (5.01%) DV Cleared
6 30 (4.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) MBA
8 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (15.49%) QA
2 15 (2.35%) Solvency II
3 11 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.41%) COREP
5 7 (1.10%) Basel II
6 6 (0.94%) Basel III
6 6 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.94%) SDET
7 5 (0.78%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.63%) FINREP
8 4 (0.63%) GxP
8 4 (0.63%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.63%) SLA
9 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.16%) HL7
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.16%) MiFID
10 1 (0.16%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 100 (15.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) WMI
3 2 (0.31%) Control-M
4 1 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 77 (12.05%) HP
2 65 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.57%) Oracle
4 35 (5.48%) SAP
5 14 (2.19%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.03%) IBM
7 12 (1.88%) Sybase
8 10 (1.56%) Murex
9 9 (1.41%) Adobe
9 9 (1.41%) Cognos
9 9 (1.41%) JD Edwards
10 8 (1.25%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.78%) Siebel
12 4 (0.63%) Apple
12 4 (0.63%) ATG
12 4 (0.63%) JDA
12 4 (0.63%) Remedy
12 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.47%) Informatica
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