Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 146 170
Rank change year-on-year -36 +24 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 83 98 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 1.44% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.62% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 69 49
City of London median daily rate £425 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £297 £280
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +0.59% -6.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 6,044 6,037 5,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.48% 88.96% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,818 4,715 4,836
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £681 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 57 50
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -5.75% -

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 20 September 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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 42 (50.60%) Test Automation
2 25 (30.12%) Finance
3 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (26.51%) SQL
4 22 (26.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (25.30%) QA
6 18 (21.69%) JIRA
7 15 (18.07%) Java
8 14 (16.87%) Test Strategy
8 14 (16.87%) Defect Management
9 12 (14.46%) Selenium
10 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
10 11 (13.25%) Migration
10 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
11 10 (12.05%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (10.84%) Banking
12 9 (10.84%) Fintech
12 9 (10.84%) Software Delivery
13 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.64%) Functional Testing
14 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (8.43%) Android
14 7 (8.43%) ETL
14 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (7.23%) Docker
15 6 (7.23%) Appium

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 (2.41%) Apache Solr
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) InDesign
3 1 (1.20%) InVision
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.20%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.41%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.41%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.41%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.41%) Power BI
5 2 (2.41%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.20%) Big Data
6 1 (1.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.20%) MySQL
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) JIRA
2 12 (14.46%) Selenium
3 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
3 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.23%) Appium
6 5 (6.02%) TestDirector
7 4 (4.82%) JMeter
7 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.41%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.41%) Gatling
9 2 (2.41%) Gradle
9 2 (2.41%) JUnit
9 2 (2.41%) Maven
9 2 (2.41%) NeoLoad
9 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.20%) CircleCI
10 1 (1.20%) TestRail
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.82%) Law
4 4 (4.82%) Legal
5 3 (3.61%) Retail
6 2 (2.41%) Publishing
7 1 (1.20%) Back Office
7 1 (1.20%) Front Office
7 1 (1.20%) Games
7 1 (1.20%) Interactive Media
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Analyst
2 19 (22.89%) Tester
3 18 (21.69%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Test Leader
5 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Automation Tester
6 8 (9.64%) Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Functional Tester
7 5 (6.02%) Payments Tester
7 5 (6.02%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.82%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Android Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Developer in Test
9 3 (3.61%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.41%) ETL Tester
10 2 (2.41%) Mobile Tester
10 2 (2.41%) thinkFolio Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) EDIFACT
2 4 (4.82%) .NET
3 3 (3.61%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.41%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.41%) Node.js
4 2 (2.41%) React
4 2 (2.41%) RESTful
4 2 (2.41%) WCF
4 2 (2.41%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.20%) HTML5
5 1 (1.20%) Kafka
5 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.20%) React Native
5 1 (1.20%) REST
5 1 (1.20%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Fintech
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.23%) Hedge funds
4 5 (6.02%) Fixed Income
4 5 (6.02%) PACS
4 5 (6.02%) SWIFT
5 4 (4.82%) Derivative
6 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.41%) Learning Management System
7 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.20%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Android
2 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) Unix
3 3 (3.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Test Automation
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (16.87%) Defect Management
4 14 (16.87%) Test Strategy
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
6 10 (12.05%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (10.84%) Software Delivery
8 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.64%) Functional Testing
9 7 (8.43%) ETL
9 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (7.23%) BDD
10 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.23%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.02%) Investment Management
11 5 (6.02%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) Java
3 5 (6.02%) C#
3 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.61%) Apple Swift
4 3 (3.61%) Python
4 3 (3.61%) Ruby
4 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.41%) Scala
6 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.20%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) ISEB
2 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.61%) Numerate Degree
2 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.30%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) SEPA
3 2 (2.41%) GDPR
3 2 (2.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.41%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.20%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) FIS
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) HP
4 3 (3.61%) Guidewire
4 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.61%) Splunk
5 2 (2.41%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.41%) RedGate
5 2 (2.41%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.41%) Workday
6 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.20%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.20%) Capita
6 1 (1.20%) Charles River
6 1 (1.20%) Civica
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.20%) Vermilion