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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank - 22 15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 1.95% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.34% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 11
Average daily rate - £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
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
72 128 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 75.79% 83.12% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 96 117
Average daily rate £405 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £283 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 12 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA