Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 190 163
Rank change year-on-year -13 -27 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 619 591 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.31% 1.31% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.52% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 368 436
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £255 £263
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% -71.43% +64.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.10 £46.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £159.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +31.58%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40998 38993 38736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29810 27960 27683
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 406 463
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.07 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in London

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in London

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in London

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in London

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Scripting in London

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Central London +22 138 £423 -0.59% 17
West London -28 37 £365 +4.29% 6
South London -19 21 £375 +7.14% 1
North London -10 2 £250 -35.48%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 256 (41.36%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (35.22%) Test Automation
3 187 (30.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 155 (25.04%) Finance
5 153 (24.72%) SQL
6 150 (24.23%) JIRA
7 121 (19.55%) Banking
7 121 (19.55%) Java
8 117 (18.90%) Scenario Testing
9 113 (18.26%) QA
10 87 (14.05%) Selenium
11 83 (13.41%) Scrum
12 80 (12.92%) Functional Testing
13 74 (11.95%) C#
14 73 (11.79%) .NET
15 72 (11.63%) Security Cleared
15 72 (11.63%) Test Strategy
16 67 (10.82%) Integration Testing
16 67 (10.82%) Microsoft
17 65 (10.50%) Regression Testing
18 64 (10.34%) Defect Management
19 62 (10.02%) Migration
20 58 (9.37%) Software Testing
21 57 (9.21%) TDD
21 57 (9.21%) SQL Server
22 56 (9.05%) ISTQB
22 56 (9.05%) BDD
22 56 (9.05%) SDLC
23 55 (8.89%) ISEB
24 53 (8.56%) Cucumber

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 31 (5.01%) Confluence
2 17 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.78%) CMS
4 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.65%) Drupal
8 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.32%) Documentum
9 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.32%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (6.79%) MS Visio
3 37 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.62%) Markit EDM
3 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.45%) Unit4 Business World
4 8 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.65%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.32%) Minerva
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.45%) GitHub
3 6 (0.97%) Office 365
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.65%) PaaS
4 4 (0.65%) SaaS
5 2 (0.32%) FinancialForce
5 2 (0.32%) iPaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.32%) Serverless
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.91%) HTTP
2 7 (1.13%) SMS
3 6 (0.97%) Firewall
4 4 (0.65%) DVB
4 4 (0.65%) Internet
5 3 (0.48%) LAN
5 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.32%) FTP
6 2 (0.32%) WAAS
7 1 (0.16%) ATM
7 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) VoIP
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
7 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.58%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.26%) MySQL
5 14 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.29%) Big Data
7 8 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.48%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.32%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.32%) EDRMS
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 150 (24.23%) JIRA
2 87 (14.05%) Selenium
3 53 (8.56%) Cucumber
4 42 (6.79%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.01%) JMeter
6 28 (4.52%) WebDriver
7 25 (4.04%) Visual Studio
8 21 (3.39%) JUnit
9 20 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (3.23%) LoadRunner
10 19 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (2.91%) Git (software)
12 17 (2.75%) Subversion
13 16 (2.58%) SoapUI
14 15 (2.42%) Appium
14 15 (2.42%) SpecFlow
14 15 (2.42%) Zephyr
15 12 (1.94%) HP UFT
16 11 (1.78%) Selenium IDE
17 10 (1.62%) Protractor
General
1 155 (25.04%) Finance
2 121 (19.55%) Banking
3 40 (6.46%) Legal
4 37 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.85%) Law
6 29 (4.68%) Retail Banking
7 25 (4.04%) Retail
8 16 (2.58%) Front Office
9 11 (1.78%) Publishing
10 9 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.29%) Back Office
11 8 (1.29%) Games
11 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.29%) Private Banking
12 7 (1.13%) Marketing
12 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.81%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.65%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.48%) Billing
15 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 250 (40.39%) Analyst
2 157 (25.36%) Test Analyst
3 107 (17.29%) Tester
4 100 (16.16%) Developer
5 72 (11.63%) Business Analyst
6 54 (8.72%) Test Manager
7 42 (6.79%) Test Engineer
8 35 (5.65%) Test Leader
9 27 (4.36%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (4.36%) Developer in Test
10 24 (3.88%) Banking Analyst
10 24 (3.88%) QA Tester
11 23 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (3.23%) Java Developer
13 19 (3.07%) QA Engineer
14 18 (2.91%) Automation Tester
15 17 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (2.58%) Consultant
16 16 (2.58%) Senior Test Analyst
16 16 (2.58%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.79%) .NET
2 37 (5.98%) Web Services
2 37 (5.98%) XML
3 35 (5.65%) AngularJS
3 35 (5.65%) JSON
3 35 (5.65%) SOAP
4 31 (5.01%) HTML
5 30 (4.85%) REST
6 26 (4.20%) WCF
7 25 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (3.55%) Node.js
9 18 (2.91%) .NET Framework
10 17 (2.75%) Spring
10 17 (2.75%) WPF
11 16 (2.58%) Reactive Extensions
11 16 (2.58%) Task Parallel Library
12 13 (2.10%) Gherkin
12 13 (2.10%) J2EE
12 13 (2.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 26 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.88%) Fixed Income
5 19 (3.07%) Credit Risk
5 19 (3.07%) Market Risk
6 14 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.10%) STB
7 13 (2.10%) User Experience
8 12 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.45%) Derivative
11 8 (1.29%) IPTV
11 8 (1.29%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.97%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.97%) Video on Demand
14 5 (0.81%) Digital TV
14 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.65%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.98%) Windows
2 25 (4.04%) Linux
3 21 (3.39%) Unix
4 17 (2.75%) Android
5 13 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.13%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (41.36%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (35.22%) Test Automation
3 187 (30.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 117 (18.90%) Scenario Testing
5 83 (13.41%) Scrum
6 80 (12.92%) Functional Testing
7 72 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 67 (10.82%) Integration Testing
9 65 (10.50%) Regression Testing
10 64 (10.34%) Defect Management
11 62 (10.02%) Migration
12 58 (9.37%) Software Testing
13 57 (9.21%) TDD
14 56 (9.05%) BDD
14 56 (9.05%) SDLC
15 45 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (6.79%) System Integration Testing
17 40 (6.46%) Manual Testing
17 40 (6.46%) User Stories
18 39 (6.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (24.72%) SQL
2 121 (19.55%) Java
3 74 (11.95%) C#
4 43 (6.95%) JavaScript
4 43 (6.95%) Python
5 19 (3.07%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.91%) VBA
7 10 (1.62%) C++
7 10 (1.62%) Ruby
8 9 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.29%) C
10 7 (1.13%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.97%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.81%) Scala
12 5 (0.81%) VB
13 4 (0.65%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.65%) PHP
13 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.48%) Ada
Qualifications
1 72 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 56 (9.05%) ISTQB
3 55 (8.89%) ISEB
4 46 (7.43%) SC Cleared
5 41 (6.62%) Degree
6 28 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.48%) CBAP
9 3 (0.48%) IIBA
10 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.16%) CEH
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) OCA
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (18.26%) QA
2 24 (3.88%) MiFID
3 19 (3.07%) EMIR
4 5 (0.81%) FATCA
5 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.48%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.48%) GDPR
6 3 (0.48%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.32%) COSO
7 2 (0.32%) WAI
8 1 (0.16%) DICOM
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) GAMP
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.16%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (6.79%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.62%) SCCM
3 6 (0.97%) Puppet
4 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.81%) SCOM
5 4 (0.65%) Ansible
5 4 (0.65%) Terraform
6 3 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.32%) Control-M
7 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Grafana
7 2 (0.32%) Kibana
7 2 (0.32%) logstash
7 2 (0.32%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.16%) Netcool
8 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 67 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.95%) Oracle
3 38 (6.14%) HP
4 25 (4.04%) SAP
5 20 (3.23%) Apigee
6 13 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.10%) ServiceNow
7 12 (1.94%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.62%) Bloomberg
9 9 (1.45%) Charles River
10 8 (1.29%) Workday
11 7 (1.13%) Adobe
12 6 (0.97%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.97%) Citrix
13 5 (0.81%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.81%) Sybase
14 4 (0.65%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.65%) Progress
14 4 (0.65%) Reuters