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 30 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)
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 172 158
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 288 327 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.45% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.70% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 211 235
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £70.00 - £92.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +3 46 £425 +6.25% 8
Croydon +14 9 £425 +25.92%
Canary Wharf - 2 £525 -
Hammersmith - 2 £325 -
Hendon 0 1 £250 -37.50%
Greenwich - 1 £367 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 180 (31.80%) Finance
2 169 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (25.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 126 (22.26%) SQL
5 107 (18.90%) QA
6 100 (17.67%) Banking
7 95 (16.78%) Selenium
8 90 (15.90%) Java
9 89 (15.72%) Test Strategy
10 83 (14.66%) Regression Testing
11 71 (12.54%) Functional Testing
12 63 (11.13%) Oracle
13 61 (10.78%) Scrum
14 58 (10.25%) JIRA
15 55 (9.72%) Test Automation
16 53 (9.36%) Unix
17 52 (9.19%) TDD
18 50 (8.83%) Non-Functional Testing
19 49 (8.66%) SAP
20 48 (8.48%) Integration Testing
20 48 (8.48%) System Integration Testing
21 45 (7.95%) Degree
21 45 (7.95%) Microsoft
22 43 (7.60%) Automated Testing
23 42 (7.42%) Software Testing
23 42 (7.42%) Migration
24 41 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
24 41 (7.24%) Project Management
24 41 (7.24%) C#
24 41 (7.24%) MS 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 16 (2.83%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.47%) Confluence
3 13 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 12 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.12%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.94%) CMS
5 11 (1.94%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.77%) GlassFish
6 10 (1.77%) JBoss
7 9 (1.59%) Tuxedo
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.06%) Moodle
10 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.35%) Apache
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.35%) Liferay
12 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.18%) Smallworld
Applications
1 41 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.12%) MS Office
3 16 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.71%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (2.12%) Loan IQ
3 11 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.94%) SAP FI
4 10 (1.77%) NetSuite
5 8 (1.41%) FLEXCUBE
6 6 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (1.06%) SAP CO
6 6 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.71%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.71%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 3 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.53%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.53%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.41%) GitHub
1 8 (1.41%) PaaS
2 4 (0.71%) Veeva
3 3 (0.53%) Office 365
3 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) Internet
2 7 (1.24%) Network Security
3 5 (0.88%) Firewall
3 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.71%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.35%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) BGP
6 1 (0.18%) DVB
6 1 (0.18%) HSRP
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) MPLS
6 1 (0.18%) OSPF
6 1 (0.18%) PPP
6 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.12%) Big Data
4 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.06%) SAP BW
6 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.88%) MySQL
7 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.71%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
9 3 (0.53%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.35%) OLAP
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 95 (16.78%) Selenium
2 58 (10.25%) JIRA
3 39 (6.89%) Cucumber
4 34 (6.01%) WebDriver
5 33 (5.83%) Jenkins
6 29 (5.12%) HP UFT
7 26 (4.59%) SoapUI
8 17 (3.00%) Git (software)
8 17 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.83%) SpecFlow
10 15 (2.65%) JMeter
11 14 (2.47%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.12%) Eclipse
12 12 (2.12%) JUnit
12 12 (2.12%) Subversion
13 9 (1.59%) Maven
13 9 (1.59%) Protractor
13 9 (1.59%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.41%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.24%) Hudson
General
1 180 (31.80%) Finance
2 100 (17.67%) Banking
3 31 (5.48%) Retail
4 26 (4.59%) Front Office
5 16 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.47%) Back Office
7 11 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.94%) Law
8 10 (1.77%) Legal
8 10 (1.77%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.41%) Wholesale Banking
11 7 (1.24%) Games
12 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 4 (0.71%) Marketing
14 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.35%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 230 (40.64%) Analyst
2 130 (22.97%) Test Analyst
3 97 (17.14%) Tester
4 91 (16.08%) Business Analyst
5 90 (15.90%) Developer
6 37 (6.54%) Test Manager
7 29 (5.12%) Banking Analyst
8 28 (4.95%) Automation Tester
8 28 (4.95%) Test Leader
9 23 (4.06%) QA Engineer
10 22 (3.89%) Automation Test Analyst
11 21 (3.71%) Test Engineer
12 20 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (3.36%) Consultant
14 18 (3.18%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 16 (2.83%) Developer in Test
15 16 (2.83%) Java Developer
15 16 (2.83%) QA Analyst
16 14 (2.47%) MiFID Business Analyst
16 14 (2.47%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.89%) SOAP
2 35 (6.18%) .NET
3 33 (5.83%) Web Services
4 30 (5.30%) Spring
5 27 (4.77%) REST
6 25 (4.42%) CSS
7 23 (4.06%) HTML
7 23 (4.06%) XML
8 19 (3.36%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.83%) Gherkin
10 15 (2.65%) J2EE
10 15 (2.65%) RESTful
11 14 (2.47%) Struts
12 13 (2.30%) Hibernate
13 12 (2.12%) JSON
14 11 (1.94%) JSTL
15 10 (1.77%) HTML5
15 10 (1.77%) React
16 9 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
17 8 (1.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (5.12%) Derivative
4 26 (4.59%) Equities
5 23 (4.06%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.18%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.12%) Fintech
9 11 (1.94%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.77%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.59%) User Experience
12 8 (1.41%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.88%) Life Science
14 5 (0.88%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.71%) Reference Data
16 3 (0.53%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.36%) Unix
2 26 (4.59%) Windows
3 24 (4.24%) Linux
4 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.71%) Android
6 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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
1 169 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (25.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 89 (15.72%) Test Strategy
4 83 (14.66%) Regression Testing
5 71 (12.54%) Functional Testing
6 61 (10.78%) Scrum
7 55 (9.72%) Test Automation
8 52 (9.19%) TDD
9 50 (8.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 48 (8.48%) Integration Testing
10 48 (8.48%) System Integration Testing
11 43 (7.60%) Automated Testing
12 42 (7.42%) Migration
12 42 (7.42%) Software Testing
13 41 (7.24%) Defect Management
13 41 (7.24%) Project Management
13 41 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (7.07%) Workflow
15 38 (6.71%) Automation Testing
15 38 (6.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.26%) SQL
2 90 (15.90%) Java
3 41 (7.24%) C#
4 32 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.71%) PL/SQL
6 18 (3.18%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.83%) C++
8 14 (2.47%) Python
9 12 (2.12%) VBA
10 7 (1.24%) Ruby
11 5 (0.88%) C
12 4 (0.71%) VB
13 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.35%) Groovy
14 2 (0.35%) PHP
14 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.35%) Scala
15 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (7.95%) Degree
2 41 (7.24%) ISTQB
3 33 (5.83%) ISEB
4 30 (5.30%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.71%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) ACCA
11 2 (0.35%) CIMA
11 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.35%) PMP
11 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.18%) MBA
12 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (18.90%) QA
2 28 (4.95%) MiFID
3 7 (1.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.71%) EMIR
4 4 (0.71%) ISO20022
4 4 (0.71%) SEPA
5 3 (0.53%) SDET
6 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) COREP
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) FATCA
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.77%) Control-M
3 2 (0.35%) Ansible
3 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.18%) Ambari
4 1 (0.18%) Grafana
4 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.18%) Oozie
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (11.13%) Oracle
2 49 (8.66%) SAP
3 45 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (3.00%) HP
5 13 (2.30%) PeopleSoft
6 12 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.94%) Adobe
8 10 (1.77%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.77%) hybris
8 10 (1.77%) Sybase
9 9 (1.59%) IBM
10 8 (1.41%) Guidewire
10 8 (1.41%) Informatica
10 8 (1.41%) SmartStream
11 6 (1.06%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.88%) Citrix
12 5 (0.88%) Lumension
13 4 (0.71%) Pega
13 4 (0.71%) Reuters
13 4 (0.71%) Workday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £322.84 - £363.20 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £400 per day Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £250 per day £250 a day initial 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 21 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago