Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 156 147
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 86 99 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.61% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 78 64
City of London median daily rate £375 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +1.47% +5.59%
10th Percentile £250 £304 £290
90th Percentile £549 £588 £593
Central London median daily rate £388 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -8.82% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 5,755 6,150 5,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.96% 88.15% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,422 4,859 4,190
City of London median daily rate £525 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% +5.26%
10th Percentile £340 £327 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 98 45
City of London median hourly rate £21.32 £18.85 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.12% +0.80% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.29 £12.80
90th Percentile £56.50 £38.48 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £20.00 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.70% +17.92% -15.20%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -11 2 £400 -
Test Scripting
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 44 (51.16%) Finance
2 34 (39.53%) QA
3 31 (36.05%) Banking
4 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (33.72%) Test Automation
6 28 (32.56%) Integration Testing
7 27 (31.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (29.07%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (25.58%) Selenium
10 19 (22.09%) HP
10 19 (22.09%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (20.93%) SEPA
11 18 (20.93%) Validation
12 17 (19.77%) JIRA
12 17 (19.77%) Cucumber
12 17 (19.77%) REST
13 16 (18.60%) BDD
14 15 (17.44%) User Stories
14 15 (17.44%) SQL
15 14 (16.28%) SOAP
15 14 (16.28%) Web Services
16 13 (15.12%) Financial Institution
16 13 (15.12%) Regression Testing
16 13 (15.12%) API Testing
17 11 (12.79%) Defect Management
17 11 (12.79%) Scenario Testing
17 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
17 11 (12.79%) Middleware
17 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving

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 8 (9.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Actimize
2 1 (1.16%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (2.33%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.16%) QlikView
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.16%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Selenium
2 17 (19.77%) Cucumber
2 17 (19.77%) JIRA
3 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.81%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.65%) Zephyr
6 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.49%) Subversion
7 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.33%) Introscope
7 2 (2.33%) JMeter
7 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.33%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.16%) Appium
8 1 (1.16%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.16%) MSI
8 1 (1.16%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.16%) TestNG
General
1 44 (51.16%) Finance
2 31 (36.05%) Banking
3 13 (15.12%) Financial Institution
4 8 (9.30%) Retail Banking
5 6 (6.98%) Retail
6 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.33%) Electronics
7 2 (2.33%) Marketing
8 1 (1.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (41.86%) Analyst
2 32 (37.21%) Test Analyst
3 21 (24.42%) Tester
4 18 (20.93%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.30%) Manual Test Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Lead Test Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Test Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.81%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Identity Management Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Developer
8 4 (4.65%) QA Leader
9 3 (3.49%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.33%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Business Process Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) REST
2 14 (16.28%) SOAP
2 14 (16.28%) Web Services
3 11 (12.79%) Middleware
4 10 (11.63%) RESTful
5 7 (8.14%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.81%) .NET
6 5 (5.81%) HTML
7 4 (4.65%) XML
8 3 (3.49%) JSON
9 2 (2.33%) Express
9 2 (2.33%) lodash
9 2 (2.33%) Mongoose
9 2 (2.33%) Node.js
9 2 (2.33%) Underscore.js
10 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.16%) HTML5
10 1 (1.16%) OAuth
10 1 (1.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.49%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.49%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.33%) Derivative
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) Fintech
5 1 (1.16%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.16%) PMI
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Linux
1 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Android
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
2 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.72%) Test Automation
3 28 (32.56%) Integration Testing
4 27 (31.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (20.93%) Validation
6 16 (18.60%) BDD
7 15 (17.44%) User Stories
8 13 (15.12%) API Testing
8 13 (15.12%) Regression Testing
9 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.79%) Defect Management
9 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
9 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (12.79%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (11.63%) API Development
10 10 (11.63%) Scrum
11 9 (10.47%) Test Planning
11 9 (10.47%) Test Strategy
12 8 (9.30%) CRM
13 6 (6.98%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) SQL
2 9 (10.47%) Java
3 4 (4.65%) C#
3 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) C++
5 2 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) ISEB
2 4 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) CSQA
3 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (39.53%) QA
2 18 (20.93%) SEPA
3 3 (3.49%) PSD2
4 2 (2.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (22.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.33%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) HP
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle
4 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.33%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.33%) CA
5 2 (2.33%) GoldenSource
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) Marketo
5 2 (2.33%) Sybase
6 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.16%) Charles River
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Teradata