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 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 / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 128 145
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 41 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 1.20% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.40% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 55
Median daily rate £405 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.73% +6.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2903 2921 4710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.08% 85.81% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2386 3712
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £55.50
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 32 (38.55%) Test Automation
2 30 (36.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (32.53%) Finance
4 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (26.51%) Banking
6 20 (24.10%) QA
7 17 (20.48%) SQL
7 17 (20.48%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (18.07%) Selenium
9 13 (15.66%) C#
10 12 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
10 12 (14.46%) Test Strategy
11 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.05%) BDD
12 10 (12.05%) Process Improvement
13 9 (10.84%) SpecFlow
13 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (10.84%) ISTQB
13 9 (10.84%) TDD
13 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (10.84%) CRM
14 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
14 8 (9.64%) ERP
14 8 (9.64%) Loan IQ
14 8 (9.64%) Wholesale Banking
14 8 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (9.64%) FLEXCUBE
14 8 (9.64%) Mobile App
14 8 (9.64%) Agile Testing

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 1 (1.20%) Confluence
1 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (9.64%) FLEXCUBE
1 8 (9.64%) Loan IQ
2 3 (3.61%) SAP HCM
2 3 (3.61%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.20%) Actimize
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.20%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Selenium
2 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
3 9 (10.84%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.02%) JIRA
4 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.61%) Protractor
6 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.20%) Appium
7 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.20%) JUnit
7 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.20%) Maven
7 1 (1.20%) Mockito
7 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.20%) Subversion
7 1 (1.20%) TestLink
General
1 27 (32.53%) Finance
2 22 (26.51%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Wholesale Banking
4 6 (7.23%) Retail
5 4 (4.82%) Law
6 3 (3.61%) Front Office
6 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.61%) Publishing
6 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.41%) Back Office
7 2 (2.41%) Legal
7 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 47 (56.63%) Analyst
2 25 (30.12%) Test Analyst
3 20 (24.10%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Banking Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) QA Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.23%) Tester
8 4 (4.82%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Developer
8 4 (4.82%) QA Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) UAT Lead
9 3 (3.61%) HR Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) HR Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) QA Leader
9 3 (3.61%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.61%) UAT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) XML
3 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.20%) JAXB
4 1 (1.20%) JDBC
4 1 (1.20%) JPA
4 1 (1.20%) JSON
4 1 (1.20%) Spring
4 1 (1.20%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Derivative
5 2 (2.41%) Equities
5 2 (2.41%) Fintech
5 2 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.20%) Contactless
6 1 (1.20%) EPoS
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.20%) NHS
6 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.20%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Android
2 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Test Automation
2 30 (36.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (20.48%) Scenario Testing
5 12 (14.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (14.46%) Test Strategy
6 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.05%) BDD
7 10 (12.05%) Process Improvement
8 9 (10.84%) CRM
8 9 (10.84%) TDD
9 8 (9.64%) Agile Testing
9 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.64%) ERP
9 8 (9.64%) Functional Testing
10 7 (8.43%) Migration
10 7 (8.43%) OO
10 7 (8.43%) Project Management
10 7 (8.43%) Scrum
10 7 (8.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) C#
3 7 (8.43%) Java
4 2 (2.41%) C++
4 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.43%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.82%) ISEB
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) MiFID
3 1 (1.20%) EMIR
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) SAP
4 3 (3.61%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (3.61%) Workday
5 2 (2.41%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.20%) Siemens
6 1 (1.20%) Sybase
6 1 (1.20%) Thales