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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London / City of London
Rank 110 105 125
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 45 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.49% 1.65% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.88% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 61
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £543 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 2590 2921 4181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.82% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2334 3226
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London.

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

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 35 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (32.97%) Banking
4 26 (28.57%) QA
5 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (21.98%) Regression Testing
7 17 (18.68%) SQL
8 14 (15.38%) Workflow
9 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Project Management
10 10 (10.99%) C#
10 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.99%) ISEB
10 10 (10.99%) Automated Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.99%) Selenium
10 10 (10.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.89%) JIRA
11 9 (9.89%) Derivative
11 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Migration
12 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.79%) Windows
12 8 (8.79%) .NET
12 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.79%) Loan IQ
12 8 (8.79%) Wholesale Banking
12 8 (8.79%) TDD

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 (1.10%) Confluence
1 1 (1.10%) Moodle
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.10%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.20%) MS Office
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) FLEXCUBE
1 8 (8.79%) Loan IQ
2 7 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.20%) SAP HCM
3 2 (2.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) GitHub
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) FTP
2 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Selenium
1 10 (10.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.89%) JIRA
3 8 (8.79%) Subversion
4 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.49%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.30%) Protractor
8 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.20%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.10%) Hudson
9 1 (1.10%) jMock
9 1 (1.10%) MSI
9 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 30 (32.97%) Banking
3 8 (8.79%) Wholesale Banking
4 7 (7.69%) Back Office
4 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.59%) Front Office
5 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.20%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.20%) Law
7 2 (2.20%) Legal
8 1 (1.10%) Advertising
8 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (53.85%) Analyst
2 24 (26.37%) Business Analyst
3 22 (24.18%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Developer
5 9 (9.89%) Tester
6 8 (8.79%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.59%) Banking Business Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Asset Management Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Digital Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Digital Business Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Graduate Tester
10 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) QA Leader
10 3 (3.30%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) .NET
2 5 (5.49%) XML
3 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) JAXB
4 1 (1.10%) JDBC
4 1 (1.10%) JPA
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) JSP
4 1 (1.10%) REST
4 1 (1.10%) SOAP
4 1 (1.10%) Spring
4 1 (1.10%) Spring Integration
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) XSD
4 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Derivative
2 7 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.40%) Equities
4 4 (4.40%) Fintech
4 4 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.30%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.10%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.10%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Unix
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.98%) Regression Testing
4 14 (15.38%) Workflow
5 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing
5 11 (12.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Automated Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Business Analysis
6 10 (10.99%) Project Management
7 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
7 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.79%) Migration
8 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.79%) TDD
9 7 (7.69%) CRM
9 7 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 7 (7.69%) SDLC
9 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) SQL
2 10 (10.99%) C#
3 6 (6.59%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) C++
4 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) VBA
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) ISEB
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.57%) QA
2 6 (6.59%) MiFID
3 3 (3.30%) EMIR
4 2 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.10%) SLA
5 1 (1.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) Control-M
3 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle
3 5 (5.49%) HP
3 5 (5.49%) SAP
3 5 (5.49%) SmartStream
4 3 (3.30%) Charles River
5 2 (2.20%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.20%) Workday
6 1 (1.10%) Actimize
6 1 (1.10%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.10%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) Siemens
6 1 (1.10%) Sybase
6 1 (1.10%) Thales
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago