The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 18 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.00% 8.14% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 10.14% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 8
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£315 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £390 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +62.79%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93 138 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 74.40% 80.23% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 113 102
Average daily rate £425 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.57% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
1 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Retail
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.69%) VBA
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Legal
7 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft