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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.79% 3.53% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 4.26% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 11
Median daily rate £355 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
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 Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
106 141 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 84.13% 82.94% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 105 120
Median daily rate £400 £370 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) SAS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior SAS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center