The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.73% 0.88% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.12% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £263 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
151 179 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 82.51% 79.20% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 92 66
Average daily rate £400 £403 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -90.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Testing
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Unit Testing
3 10 (58.82%) System Testing
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Visual Studio
4 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.88%) JIRA
7 1 (5.88%) QA
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) RUP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (52.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) TestPartner
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Data Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (58.82%) System Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Unit Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) Coaching
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) RUP
7 1 (5.88%) SDLC
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle