Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 172 162
Rank change year-on-year +66 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 35 73 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.31% 1.08% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.21% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 87
Median daily rate £480 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £295
90th Percentile £570 £538 £588
Central London median daily rate £480 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +28.00% -11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 2,333 6,036 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.51% 89.58% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,651 4,695 4,984
Median daily rate £520 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.70 £55.95 £33.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.09 £19.00
% change year-on-year +65.96% +11.00% +6.47%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in the City of London

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting in the City of London.

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 13 July 2020. 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 +19 1 £500 +25.00%
Test Scripting
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 18 (51.43%) Test Automation
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) Finance
4 10 (28.57%) QA
5 9 (25.71%) JIRA
5 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (25.71%) .NET
5 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.86%) Oracle
6 8 (22.86%) Change Management
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) C#
7 7 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (20.00%) SDLC
7 7 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Java
9 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) Project Management
9 5 (14.29%) Workflow
9 5 (14.29%) Banking
9 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.29%) System Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
10 4 (11.43%) BDD
10 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing

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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Loan IQ
1 1 (2.86%) Maximo
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
2 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) MS Access
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.71%) Appium
4 2 (5.71%) Protractor
4 2 (5.71%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.86%) Postman
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Tester
3 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
3 3 (8.57%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Insurance Systems Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Support
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Angular Developer
4 2 (5.71%) CyberArk Architect
4 2 (5.71%) FIX Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Integration Architect
4 2 (5.71%) QA Technician
4 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) LDAP
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 2 (5.71%) Jest
4 2 (5.71%) Node.js
4 2 (5.71%) RxJS
4 2 (5.71%) Sass
5 1 (2.86%) JSP
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) SailPoint
5 1 (2.86%) SPML
5 1 (2.86%) Velocity
5 1 (2.86%) WCF
5 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Chromecast
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Test Automation
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Change Management
5 7 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (20.00%) SDLC
5 7 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (14.29%) System Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Workflow
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
7 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.57%) API Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C#
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) ES6
3 2 (5.71%) ES7
3 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) EMIR
2 1 (2.86%) IFRS
2 1 (2.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) IBM
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) CyberArk
5 2 (5.71%) Google
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.86%) Informatica
6 1 (2.86%) Novell
6 1 (2.86%) Pega
6 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) Sybase
6 1 (2.86%) Tableau