The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 28 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London / Croydon
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 34 24
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.52% 1.47% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 1.62% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 135 247 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 82.82% 90.81% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 212 85
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Croydon

For the 6 months to 28 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (63.64%) System Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) SOA
2 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (63.64%) PaaS
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
5 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (36.36%) Unix
5 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) BC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Local Government
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Release Management
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) Legal
7 1 (9.09%) JMeter
7 1 (9.09%) MS Office

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 7 (63.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) PaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Data Migration Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Developer
3 2 (18.18%) E-Business Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Trainer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
1 7 (63.64%) SOA
1 7 (63.64%) System Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) BC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle