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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.62% 0.53% 7.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 0.72% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £315 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £315 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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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
135 139 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 78.03% 73.94% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 94 129
Average daily rate £413 £396 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (80.00%) Banking
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 10 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Retail
5 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (40.00%) Retail Banking
6 7 (35.00%) ISEB
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
7 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (20.00%) Business Transformation
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 2 (10.00%) XML
10 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
11 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 1 (5.00%) Test Management
11 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
11 1 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
11 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
11 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (5.00%) Change Management
11 1 (5.00%) Management Information System

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 16 (80.00%) Banking
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Retail
4 8 (40.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
2 14 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Test Management
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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