Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 172 119
Rank change year-on-year +36 -53 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 120 78 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 1.17% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.34% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 59 116
City of London median daily rate £423 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £312 £252 £259
90th Percentile £539 £600 £538
Central London median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -4.76%
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 6313 5815 7604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.28% 87.40% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5012 4649 6043
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.06% -7.33% +16.70%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 50 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 49 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.83%) Test Automation
4 32 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
5 28 (23.33%) Banking
6 26 (21.67%) Finance
6 26 (21.67%) SQL
7 24 (20.00%) C#
8 22 (18.33%) Java
9 21 (17.50%) Legal
10 20 (16.67%) TDD
11 19 (15.83%) Selenium
11 19 (15.83%) Agile Testing
12 18 (15.00%) ISTQB
13 17 (14.17%) .NET
13 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
13 17 (14.17%) ISEB
14 16 (13.33%) SOAP
14 16 (13.33%) Law
14 16 (13.33%) Migration
14 16 (13.33%) Software Testing
14 16 (13.33%) User Stories
15 15 (12.50%) AngularJS
15 15 (12.50%) WebDriver
15 15 (12.50%) Test Strategy
15 15 (12.50%) CRM
16 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
16 14 (11.67%) JavaScript
16 14 (11.67%) HTML
16 14 (11.67%) SDLC

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 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.67%) Confluence
2 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.83%) Minerva
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) SMS
3 1 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (15.83%) Selenium
2 15 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.33%) JIRA
4 9 (7.50%) SpecFlow
5 7 (5.83%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (4.17%) JMeter
7 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.33%) Appium
8 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.33%) JUnit
9 2 (1.67%) Calabash
9 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.83%) JBehave
10 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.83%) Maven
10 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (23.33%) Banking
2 26 (21.67%) Finance
3 21 (17.50%) Legal
4 16 (13.33%) Law
5 12 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 9 (7.50%) Investment Banking
6 9 (7.50%) Retail
7 3 (2.50%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.67%) Back Office
9 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.83%) Front Office
9 1 (0.83%) International Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (47.50%) Analyst
2 40 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (13.33%) Tester
4 15 (12.50%) Developer
5 13 (10.83%) Test Manager
6 12 (10.00%) Agile Developer
6 12 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (9.17%) Business Analyst
7 11 (9.17%) CRM Analyst
8 9 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) CRM Business Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Security Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Information Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) Information Security Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) Legal Analyst
13 3 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) .NET
2 16 (13.33%) SOAP
3 15 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 14 (11.67%) HTML
5 13 (10.83%) JSON
5 13 (10.83%) REST
5 13 (10.83%) XML
6 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (10.00%) Node.js
6 12 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.50%) Ajax
7 3 (2.50%) J2EE
7 3 (2.50%) J2SE
7 3 (2.50%) Spring
7 3 (2.50%) Web Services
8 2 (1.67%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.67%) HTML5
9 1 (0.83%) CSS3
9 1 (0.83%) RESTful
9 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.17%) Derivative
2 5 (4.17%) Fixed Income
2 5 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.50%) AS400
3 3 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) EPoS
5 1 (0.83%) Equities
5 1 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.33%) Unix
2 3 (2.50%) Windows
3 2 (1.67%) Android
3 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 49 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.83%) Test Automation
4 32 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
5 20 (16.67%) TDD
6 19 (15.83%) Agile Testing
7 16 (13.33%) Migration
7 16 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 16 (13.33%) User Stories
8 15 (12.50%) CRM
8 15 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 14 (11.67%) SDLC
10 13 (10.83%) BDD
10 13 (10.83%) ERP
10 13 (10.83%) Regression Testing
10 13 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.83%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (10.00%) API Development
11 12 (10.00%) Document Management
11 12 (10.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.67%) SQL
2 24 (20.00%) C#
3 22 (18.33%) Java
4 14 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (1.67%) Groovy
7 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (14.17%) ISEB
3 11 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.83%) Degree
5 7 (5.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) CBAP
6 1 (0.83%) IIBA
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) OCA
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.00%) Apigee
3 8 (6.67%) HP
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
5 5 (4.17%) Charles River
6 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle
6 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.67%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.83%) Capita
8 1 (0.83%) Cognos
8 1 (0.83%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.83%) F5
8 1 (0.83%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) iManage
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow