Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 6 months to 23 January 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 149 109 172
Rank change year-on-year -40 +63 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 38 19 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 0.91% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.01% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 20
10th Percentile £347 £309 £289
25th Percentile £381 £413 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £563 £425
Median % change year-on-year -16.00% +32.43% -0.06%
75th Percentile £550 £600 £491
90th Percentile £650 - £521
Central London median daily rate £473 £575 £388
% change year-on-year -17.83% +48.39% -13.41%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,583 1,877 4,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.87% 90.33% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,786 1,406 3,445
10th Percentile £375 £313 £320
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £652 £602 £605
90th Percentile £750 £688 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £510
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.98% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 48
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.58 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £18.25 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +34.18% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61.75 £35.63 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £26.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +62.62% +30.49% +6.49%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) QA
3 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
5 10 (26.32%) SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Banking
6 7 (18.42%) JIRA
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Migration
7 6 (15.79%) Fixed Income
7 6 (15.79%) Azure
7 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
8 5 (13.16%) Social Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Equities
8 5 (13.16%) SAP
9 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.53%) Java
9 4 (10.53%) Validation
9 4 (10.53%) Scrum
9 4 (10.53%) Workflow
9 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Selenium
9 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.89%) BDD
10 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
10 3 (7.89%) SaaS
10 3 (7.89%) Confluence

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle FAH
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Azure
2 3 (7.89%) SaaS
3 2 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (5.26%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (2.63%) AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.63%) FinancialForce
4 1 (2.63%) GitHub
4 1 (2.63%) iPaaS
4 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Data Lake
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
4 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) Postman
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.63%) Gatling
6 1 (2.63%) REST Assured
6 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Toad
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Social Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Public Sector
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) Billing
5 2 (5.26%) Games
5 2 (5.26%) General Ledger
5 2 (5.26%) Legal
6 1 (2.63%) Front Office
6 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Tester
3 4 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) SAP Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Systems Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
1 3 (7.89%) REST
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) ADO
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.63%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) WPF
3 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Fixed Income
2 5 (13.16%) Equities
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Derivative
3 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.79%) DevOps
4 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Workflow
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Defect Management
6 3 (7.89%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ACCA
3 1 (2.63%) CIMA
3 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) IFRS
3 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.26%) GAAP
4 1 (2.63%) Accessibility
4 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Grafana
1 1 (2.63%) Istio
1 1 (2.63%) Kibana
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) SAP
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Databricks
3 2 (5.26%) Murex
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) Calypso
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.63%) Synopsys
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) webMethods