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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 176 183
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 272 308 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.33% 1.42% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.67% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 182 194
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £102.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +134.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 38 £405 -14.73% 16
Croydon +4 6 £450 +46.34%
Ealing +6 3 £365 +10.60%
West End of London +9 2 - - 2
Osterley -4 2 £298 -0.66%
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 187 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 183 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (28.70%) Finance
4 142 (25.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 141 (25.13%) SQL
6 109 (19.43%) Banking
7 99 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 98 (17.47%) Selenium
9 93 (16.58%) Java
10 87 (15.51%) Scrum
11 86 (15.33%) QA
12 79 (14.08%) JIRA
13 78 (13.90%) Scenario Testing
14 69 (12.30%) Functional Testing
15 67 (11.94%) Regression Testing
16 61 (10.87%) Oracle
17 52 (9.27%) TDD
18 47 (8.38%) Software Testing
18 47 (8.38%) Degree
18 47 (8.38%) Microsoft
18 47 (8.38%) Migration
19 46 (8.20%) Integration Testing
19 46 (8.20%) Jenkins
19 46 (8.20%) Cucumber
19 46 (8.20%) BDD
20 45 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
20 45 (8.02%) Defect Management
21 43 (7.66%) SOAP
22 42 (7.49%) Unix
22 42 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel

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 18 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 17 (3.03%) CMS
3 16 (2.85%) Confluence
4 14 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.60%) GlassFish
6 9 (1.60%) JBoss
6 9 (1.60%) Tuxedo
7 8 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.53%) Drupal
10 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.36%) Documentum
10 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.36%) Liferay
10 2 (0.36%) Moodle
11 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 42 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (4.63%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.96%) Loan IQ
5 8 (1.43%) FLEXCUBE
6 6 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.89%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.89%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.71%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle iStore
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.53%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (1.78%) PaaS
2 7 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.07%) GitHub
4 3 (0.53%) SaaS
4 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.36%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
6 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.25%) Internet
2 6 (1.07%) DVB
3 4 (0.71%) LAN
3 4 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.53%) DNS
4 3 (0.53%) VPN
5 2 (0.36%) HTTP
5 2 (0.36%) LDAP
5 2 (0.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.28%) MySQL
2 17 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.89%) Big Data
6 5 (0.89%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.71%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
8 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.53%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.53%) QlikView
8 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.36%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 98 (17.47%) Selenium
2 79 (14.08%) JIRA
3 46 (8.20%) Cucumber
3 46 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.35%) WebDriver
5 22 (3.92%) LoadRunner
6 21 (3.74%) SoapUI
7 20 (3.57%) HP UFT
8 19 (3.39%) JMeter
8 19 (3.39%) Visual Studio
9 17 (3.03%) SpecFlow
10 16 (2.85%) Git (software)
11 12 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.07%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.07%) JUnit
13 6 (1.07%) Protractor
13 6 (1.07%) Subversion
14 5 (0.89%) Appium
14 5 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 161 (28.70%) Finance
2 109 (19.43%) Banking
3 25 (4.46%) Retail
4 18 (3.21%) Front Office
4 18 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.78%) Law
6 10 (1.78%) Legal
6 10 (1.78%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.43%) Wholesale Banking
8 7 (1.25%) Marketing
9 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.89%) Back Office
10 5 (0.89%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.89%) Publishing
11 3 (0.53%) Games
11 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.53%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 234 (41.71%) Analyst
2 138 (24.60%) Test Analyst
3 102 (18.18%) Developer
4 87 (15.51%) Business Analyst
5 84 (14.97%) Tester
6 40 (7.13%) Test Manager
7 36 (6.42%) Banking Analyst
8 31 (5.53%) Test Leader
9 27 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 25 (4.46%) Consultant
10 25 (4.46%) QA Engineer
11 24 (4.28%) Developer in Test
11 24 (4.28%) Java Developer
12 22 (3.92%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.74%) Automation Tester
13 21 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (3.57%) Test Engineer
15 17 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
16 16 (2.85%) Python Developer
16 16 (2.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.66%) SOAP
2 31 (5.53%) REST
3 30 (5.35%) .NET
4 28 (4.99%) Web Services
5 25 (4.46%) Spring
5 25 (4.46%) XML
6 24 (4.28%) CSS
7 20 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 19 (3.39%) HTML
9 16 (2.85%) React
10 15 (2.67%) NumPy
10 15 (2.67%) OpenCV
10 15 (2.67%) Pandas
10 15 (2.67%) PyQt
11 14 (2.50%) Gherkin
12 13 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (2.14%) J2EE
13 12 (2.14%) JSON
14 11 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (1.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.74%) STB
5 19 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.85%) User Experience
7 12 (2.14%) Derivative
7 12 (2.14%) Equities
8 8 (1.43%) Digital TV
8 8 (1.43%) IPTV
8 8 (1.43%) Video on Demand
9 7 (1.25%) Fintech
9 7 (1.25%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.07%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.89%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.71%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.49%) Unix
2 27 (4.81%) Windows
3 23 (4.10%) Linux
4 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.89%) Android
6 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.36%) VMS
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 183 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (25.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 99 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 87 (15.51%) Scrum
6 78 (13.90%) Scenario Testing
7 69 (12.30%) Functional Testing
8 67 (11.94%) Regression Testing
9 52 (9.27%) TDD
10 47 (8.38%) Migration
10 47 (8.38%) Software Testing
11 46 (8.20%) BDD
11 46 (8.20%) Integration Testing
12 45 (8.02%) Defect Management
12 45 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
13 39 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (6.42%) OO
15 35 (6.24%) Business Analysis
16 33 (5.88%) Performance Testing
17 31 (5.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (25.13%) SQL
2 93 (16.58%) Java
3 31 (5.53%) C#
3 31 (5.53%) JavaScript
4 28 (4.99%) Python
5 21 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.85%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.50%) C++
7 14 (2.50%) VBA
8 8 (1.43%) Ruby
9 5 (0.89%) PHP
10 4 (0.71%) C
11 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.36%) Groovy
12 2 (0.36%) Scala
12 2 (0.36%) VBScript
13 1 (0.18%) JCL
13 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (8.38%) Degree
2 38 (6.77%) ISTQB
3 37 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 32 (5.70%) ISEB
5 24 (4.28%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.71%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.53%) CBAP
9 3 (0.53%) IIBA
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.36%) MBA
11 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (15.33%) QA
2 30 (5.35%) MiFID
3 10 (1.78%) EMIR
4 7 (1.25%) SLA
5 4 (0.71%) FATCA
6 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.53%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.53%) SEPA
7 2 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) COREP
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.78%) Control-M
3 4 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.53%) Grafana
5 2 (0.36%) Ansible
5 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.36%) Kibana
5 2 (0.36%) logstash
5 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.36%) Puppet
5 2 (0.36%) SCCM
5 2 (0.36%) SCOM
5 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.18%) Ambari
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (10.87%) Oracle
2 47 (8.38%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.88%) SAP
4 19 (3.39%) HP
5 16 (2.85%) Adobe
6 12 (2.14%) Sybase
7 9 (1.60%) Hyperion
7 9 (1.60%) Informatica
8 8 (1.43%) hybris
8 8 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.25%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.07%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.07%) IBM
10 6 (1.07%) Murex
10 6 (1.07%) Workday
11 5 (0.89%) Citrix
12 4 (0.71%) Cognos
13 3 (0.53%) Misys
13 3 (0.53%) Reuters
13 3 (0.53%) TOWER Software
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