Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 152 139
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 99 83 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.34% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.53% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 60
City of London median daily rate £431 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +2.72% -2.65%
10th Percentile £302 £302 £276
90th Percentile £588 £538 £580
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 6,028 5,436 5,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.22% 87.58% 87.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,789 4,210 4,638
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £303
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 46 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.19 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.74 £29.77 £49.55
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.50% -15.20% -9.60%

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 June 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 20 June 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 - 3 - -
Test Scripting
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (38.38%) Test Automation
2 38 (38.38%) Finance
3 32 (32.32%) SQL
4 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
6 20 (20.20%) Data Analysis
7 18 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Excel
9 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
9 16 (16.16%) MS Visio
9 16 (16.16%) QA
9 16 (16.16%) JIRA
10 15 (15.15%) Use Case
10 15 (15.15%) Java
11 14 (14.14%) Project Management
11 14 (14.14%) Selenium
11 14 (14.14%) Business Analysis
11 14 (14.14%) User Stories
12 13 (13.13%) SDLC
12 13 (13.13%) Prototyping
12 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
12 13 (13.13%) Windows
13 12 (12.12%) PRINCE2
13 12 (12.12%) C#
13 12 (12.12%) Citrix
13 12 (12.12%) Change Management
13 12 (12.12%) GAP Analysis
13 12 (12.12%) Requirements Management

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 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.01%) CMS
2 1 (1.01%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (16.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.01%) InDesign
5 1 (1.01%) InVision
5 1 (1.01%) Moqups
5 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.01%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) HTTP
2 5 (5.05%) Internet
2 5 (5.05%) Intranet
3 2 (2.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.02%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) MySQL
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.02%) Power BI
6 2 (2.02%) PowerPivot
6 2 (2.02%) Redis
7 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.01%) DB2
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) JIRA
2 14 (14.14%) Selenium
3 11 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.03%) JMeter
6 3 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.02%) Appium
7 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.02%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.02%) Gatling
7 2 (2.02%) Protractor
7 2 (2.02%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.01%) CircleCI
General
1 38 (38.38%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Banking
3 10 (10.10%) Legal
4 9 (9.09%) Law
5 6 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 4 (4.04%) Retail
7 3 (3.03%) Front Office
7 3 (3.03%) Games
7 3 (3.03%) Marketing
8 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.01%) Back Office
9 1 (1.01%) Interactive Media
9 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (35.35%) Analyst
2 17 (17.17%) Business Analyst
2 17 (17.17%) Developer
3 14 (14.14%) Tester
4 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 9 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Agile Developer
7 6 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.04%) Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) Designer
9 4 (4.04%) Salesforce Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) UX Designer
10 3 (3.03%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) .NET
2 10 (10.10%) SOAP
3 9 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 9 (9.09%) Node.js
3 9 (9.09%) XML
4 8 (8.08%) HTML
5 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (7.07%) JSON
6 6 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (6.06%) REST
7 4 (4.04%) React
8 3 (3.03%) React Native
8 3 (3.03%) Web Services
9 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.02%) Ember.js
9 2 (2.02%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.02%) jQuery
9 2 (2.02%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (2.02%) Redux
9 2 (2.02%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Fintech
2 8 (8.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.05%) Derivative
5 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.04%) Fixed Income
5 4 (4.04%) User Experience
6 3 (3.03%) Reinsurance
7 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.02%) Equities
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.02%) NHS
8 1 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) STB
8 1 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.01%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Windows
2 12 (12.12%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.04%) Android
4 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Solaris
5 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (38.38%) Test Automation
3 25 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.20%) Data Analysis
5 18 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 15 (15.15%) Use Case
7 14 (14.14%) Business Analysis
7 14 (14.14%) Project Management
7 14 (14.14%) User Stories
8 13 (13.13%) Prototyping
8 13 (13.13%) SDLC
9 12 (12.12%) Change Management
9 12 (12.12%) GAP Analysis
9 12 (12.12%) PRINCE2
9 12 (12.12%) Requirements Management
10 11 (11.11%) Defect Management
10 11 (11.11%) Document Management
10 11 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 10 (10.10%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) SQL
2 15 (15.15%) Java
3 12 (12.12%) C#
4 10 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.02%) Groovy
6 2 (2.02%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) Clojure
7 1 (1.01%) ES6
7 1 (1.01%) ES7
7 1 (1.01%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.01%) Ruby
7 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.07%) ISEB
3 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) Degree
4 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.16%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) PSD2
3 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) GDPR
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 20022
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.01%) MiFID
4 1 (1.01%) PMO
4 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.03%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.12%) Citrix
3 7 (7.07%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (6.06%) HP
5 4 (4.04%) Apigee
5 4 (4.04%) Oracle
5 4 (4.04%) Splunk
6 3 (3.03%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.03%) Guidewire
7 2 (2.02%) Ariba
7 2 (2.02%) Charles River
7 2 (2.02%) Informatica
7 2 (2.02%) RedGate
7 2 (2.02%) SAP
7 2 (2.02%) Workday
8 1 (1.01%) Adobe
8 1 (1.01%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.01%) Civica
8 1 (1.01%) Sun
8 1 (1.01%) Teradata