Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 148 163
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -45
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 102 114 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.44% 1.58% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.77% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 62
City of London median daily rate £410 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £264
90th Percentile £660 £549 £600
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,168 6,441 5,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.37% 89.55% 88.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,859 5,138 4,593
City of London median daily rate £513 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £671
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 61 52
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £19.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.31% -0.20%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 2 - -
Test Scripting
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 47 (46.08%) Finance
2 46 (45.10%) Test Automation
3 38 (37.25%) QA
4 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (26.47%) Banking
6 25 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (22.55%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (20.59%) Integration Testing
9 20 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (17.65%) SEPA
11 17 (16.67%) Selenium
11 17 (16.67%) SQL
11 17 (16.67%) Validation
11 17 (16.67%) Scrum
12 15 (14.71%) HP
13 14 (13.73%) JIRA
13 14 (13.73%) Defect Management
14 13 (12.75%) Java
15 12 (11.76%) BDD
15 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
16 11 (10.78%) RESTful
17 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
17 10 (9.80%) API Testing
17 10 (9.80%) Scenario Testing
18 9 (8.82%) SDLC
18 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
18 9 (8.82%) Fixed Income
18 9 (8.82%) Regression Testing
18 9 (8.82%) MongoDB

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 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.94%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.96%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.96%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.98%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) Internet
1 1 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.98%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.98%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.98%) Power BI
7 1 (0.98%) Presto
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (16.67%) Selenium
2 14 (13.73%) JIRA
3 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.86%) SoapUI
6 6 (5.88%) Subversion
7 5 (4.90%) Appium
7 5 (4.90%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.90%) TestDirector
7 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.92%) JMeter
8 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.96%) Gatling
9 2 (1.96%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.96%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.98%) JUnit
General
1 47 (46.08%) Finance
2 27 (26.47%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.88%) Front Office
5 5 (4.90%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Back Office
6 3 (2.94%) Legal
7 2 (1.96%) Marketing
7 2 (1.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.98%) Law
8 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (43.14%) Analyst
2 37 (36.27%) Test Analyst
3 27 (26.47%) Tester
4 12 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Developer
6 9 (8.82%) Payments Tester
7 7 (6.86%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.88%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Identity Management Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.90%) Functional Tester
9 5 (4.90%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (4.90%) NoSQL Developer
9 5 (4.90%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Systems Tester
10 3 (2.94%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) RESTful
2 8 (7.84%) REST
2 8 (7.84%) XML
3 7 (6.86%) Node.js
3 7 (6.86%) Web Services
4 6 (5.88%) .NET
4 6 (5.88%) Express
4 6 (5.88%) JSON
4 6 (5.88%) lodash
4 6 (5.88%) Mongoose
4 6 (5.88%) SOAP
4 6 (5.88%) Underscore.js
5 5 (4.90%) EDIFACT
5 5 (4.90%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (4.90%) FpML
6 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.92%) Middleware
7 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.82%) Fixed Income
2 9 (8.82%) SWIFT
3 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.86%) Hedge funds
4 6 (5.88%) Fintech
4 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.90%) PACS
5 5 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.94%) Derivative
7 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.96%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Android
1 6 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.92%) Windows
3 3 (2.94%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (45.10%) Test Automation
2 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.59%) Integration Testing
4 20 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (16.67%) Scrum
5 17 (16.67%) Validation
6 14 (13.73%) Defect Management
7 12 (11.76%) BDD
7 12 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 10 (9.80%) API Testing
8 10 (9.80%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.82%) Investment Management
9 9 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 9 (8.82%) SDLC
10 8 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (7.84%) Software Delivery
11 7 (6.86%) SOA
11 7 (6.86%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) Java
3 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.88%) C#
5 4 (3.92%) Python
6 3 (2.94%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.96%) Ruby
7 2 (1.96%) Scala
8 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.98%) VBA
8 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) ISEB
2 4 (3.92%) Degree
3 3 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (37.25%) QA
2 18 (17.65%) SEPA
3 4 (3.92%) PSD2
3 4 (3.92%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.98%) MiFID
4 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (22.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.96%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.96%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) HP
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.90%) FIS
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle
5 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.96%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.98%) Apple
6 1 (0.98%) Calypso
6 1 (0.98%) Capita
6 1 (0.98%) Charles River
6 1 (0.98%) Google
6 1 (0.98%) Huawei
6 1 (0.98%) iManage
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Samsung
6 1 (0.98%) Sony
6 1 (0.98%) Talend
6 1 (0.98%) Vermilion
6 1 (0.98%) WorldPay