The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 21 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 0.93% 1.63% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.96% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £525 £325 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -45.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 93 102 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 86.92% 82.93% 90.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 80 103
Median daily rate £535 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Canary Wharf

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Canary Wharf

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Informatica
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica