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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 22 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.73% 6.82% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 8.96% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.84% -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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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
144 134 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 83.24% 76.14% 77.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 107 83
Average daily rate £396 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.54% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Tester
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft