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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 157 154 149
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 329 314 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.51% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.88% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 233 231
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
17610 16725 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.27% 80.29% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12571 11968 11925
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 195 238
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 51 £395 +4.63% 17
Croydon -4 10 £335 -21.17%
Brentford +5 2 £445 +33.83%
Feltham +2 2 £410 +26.15%
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Docklands, London +8 1 £518 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £350 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 216 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (30.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 161 (23.89%) Finance
4 153 (22.70%) SQL
5 137 (20.33%) QA
6 126 (18.69%) Banking
7 121 (17.95%) Selenium
8 106 (15.73%) Java
9 94 (13.95%) ISEB
10 85 (12.61%) Scrum
10 85 (12.61%) ISTQB
11 83 (12.31%) Defect Management
12 81 (12.02%) Test Automation
12 81 (12.02%) HP Quality Center
13 79 (11.72%) BDD
14 78 (11.57%) JIRA
15 73 (10.83%) Test Strategy
16 71 (10.53%) Integration Testing
17 70 (10.39%) Functional Testing
17 70 (10.39%) Cucumber
17 70 (10.39%) Regression Testing
18 66 (9.79%) Microsoft
19 62 (9.20%) Oracle
19 62 (9.20%) System Integration Testing
20 60 (8.90%) Manual Testing
21 59 (8.75%) Non-Functional Testing
22 58 (8.61%) System Testing
22 58 (8.61%) C#
22 58 (8.61%) HP
23 56 (8.31%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 25 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.04%) CMS
4 6 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.74%) JBoss
5 5 (0.74%) SAS
6 4 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.59%) Confluence
6 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.45%) WordPress
8 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.30%) Drupal
8 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.30%) IIS
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) WildFly
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.15%) MS Office
3 16 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.89%) MS Project
6 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.30%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 8 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.89%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.74%) SAP BPC
5 5 (0.74%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.45%) Magento
7 3 (0.45%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.30%) Cordys
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.30%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.04%) SaaS
3 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.30%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.48%) HTTP
2 9 (1.34%) Wireshark
3 6 (0.89%) Internet
4 4 (0.59%) Firewall
4 4 (0.59%) LAN
4 4 (0.59%) SMTP
4 4 (0.59%) WAN
5 3 (0.45%) DNS
5 3 (0.45%) LDAP
5 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.45%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.30%) FTP
6 2 (0.30%) Intranet
6 2 (0.30%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.15%) GPRS
7 1 (0.15%) IPv6
7 1 (0.15%) UMTS
7 1 (0.15%) VPN
7 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.34%) Data Mart
4 9 (1.34%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 8 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.04%) Big Data
6 7 (1.04%) PowerCenter
7 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.74%) GIS
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.59%) MS Access
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 121 (17.95%) Selenium
2 78 (11.57%) JIRA
3 70 (10.39%) Cucumber
4 49 (7.27%) WebDriver
5 44 (6.53%) HP UFT
6 41 (6.08%) SoapUI
7 38 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (5.49%) Jenkins
9 33 (4.90%) SpecFlow
10 30 (4.45%) LoadRunner
11 23 (3.41%) Visual Studio
12 19 (2.82%) JMeter
13 18 (2.67%) Git (software)
13 18 (2.67%) JUnit
14 15 (2.23%) Protractor
15 14 (2.08%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.63%) Gerrit
17 10 (1.48%) Appium
17 10 (1.48%) LoadUI
17 10 (1.48%) Toad
General
1 161 (23.89%) Finance
2 126 (18.69%) Banking
3 43 (6.38%) Retail
4 35 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.97%) Back Office
6 16 (2.37%) Front Office
7 10 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.34%) Legal
9 8 (1.19%) Marketing
10 7 (1.04%) Advertising
10 7 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.04%) Publishing
10 7 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.89%) Games
11 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.89%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.74%) International Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 355 (52.67%) Analyst
2 235 (34.87%) Test Analyst
3 118 (17.51%) Tester
4 88 (13.06%) Business Analyst
5 62 (9.20%) Developer
6 51 (7.57%) Test Manager
7 48 (7.12%) Test Leader
8 46 (6.82%) Banking Analyst
9 43 (6.38%) Automation Analyst
9 43 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
10 40 (5.93%) Automation Tester
11 33 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (4.75%) Consultant
13 31 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
14 22 (3.26%) Service Analyst
15 19 (2.82%) Agile Test Analyst
15 19 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
16 18 (2.67%) Web Analyst
16 18 (2.67%) Web Test Analyst
17 17 (2.52%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.23%) .NET
2 41 (6.08%) Web Services
3 39 (5.79%) XML
4 34 (5.04%) SOAP
5 33 (4.90%) Gherkin
6 30 (4.45%) HTML
7 22 (3.26%) AngularJS
7 22 (3.26%) Middleware
8 16 (2.37%) CSS
9 15 (2.23%) RESTful
10 14 (2.08%) ASP.NET
11 12 (1.78%) Behat
11 12 (1.78%) REST
12 9 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (1.34%) JMS
13 7 (1.04%) JSON
13 7 (1.04%) WPF
14 5 (0.74%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.74%) J2EE
14 5 (0.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (1.78%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.78%) SWIFT
4 12 (1.78%) User Experience
5 9 (1.34%) IPTV
5 9 (1.34%) Reference Data
5 9 (1.34%) STB
6 8 (1.19%) Derivative
6 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.19%) Equities
6 8 (1.19%) NHS
6 8 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.89%) Data Conversion
8 6 (0.89%) Fixed Income
8 6 (0.89%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (5.93%) Windows
2 24 (3.56%) Linux
3 20 (2.97%) Unix
4 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.74%) Android
7 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (30.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 85 (12.61%) Scrum
4 83 (12.31%) Defect Management
5 81 (12.02%) Test Automation
6 79 (11.72%) BDD
7 73 (10.83%) Test Strategy
8 71 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 70 (10.39%) Functional Testing
9 70 (10.39%) Regression Testing
10 62 (9.20%) System Integration Testing
11 60 (8.90%) Manual Testing
12 59 (8.75%) Non-Functional Testing
13 58 (8.61%) System Testing
14 56 (8.31%) Automated Testing
14 56 (8.31%) Software Testing
15 53 (7.86%) TDD
16 51 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (7.42%) Automation Testing
17 50 (7.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (22.70%) SQL
2 106 (15.73%) Java
3 58 (8.61%) C#
4 52 (7.72%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.15%) Ruby
6 18 (2.67%) PL/SQL
7 15 (2.23%) PHP
8 13 (1.93%) C
9 12 (1.78%) Python
10 9 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.34%) VBA
11 8 (1.19%) VB
12 6 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.89%) CoffeeScript
12 6 (0.89%) VBScript
13 5 (0.74%) C++
13 5 (0.74%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.45%) Perl
15 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (13.95%) ISEB
2 85 (12.61%) ISTQB
3 52 (7.72%) Security Cleared
4 42 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (5.34%) Degree
6 20 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.30%) MBA
11 2 (0.30%) PMP
12 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (20.33%) QA
2 11 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.34%) Solvency II
4 8 (1.19%) SEPA
5 4 (0.59%) GxP
5 4 (0.59%) SLA
6 3 (0.45%) SDET
7 2 (0.30%) FATCA
7 2 (0.30%) UCITS
8 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) HDFS
2 2 (0.30%) Varnish
3 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.15%) NET24-XPNET
3 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (12.02%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.34%) Control-M
3 2 (0.30%) Puppet
3 2 (0.30%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.20%) Oracle
3 58 (8.61%) HP
4 46 (6.82%) SAP
5 16 (2.37%) Cognos
6 15 (2.23%) Informatica
7 13 (1.93%) IBM
8 12 (1.78%) Remedy
9 11 (1.63%) Bloomberg
10 10 (1.48%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (1.19%) Sybase
12 7 (1.04%) hybris
13 6 (0.89%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.89%) Siebel
14 5 (0.74%) WorldPay
15 4 (0.59%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.59%) Citrix
15 4 (0.59%) Lumension
15 4 (0.59%) Sophos
15 4 (0.59%) webMethods
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