The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 74 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.23% 2.93% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.70% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £185 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
981 784 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.74% 79.27% 75.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 488 386
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Leeds region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (41.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) QA
3 9 (23.08%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.95%) TDD
5 7 (17.95%) Selenium
5 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
5 7 (17.95%) Scrum
6 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.82%) BDD
7 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (12.82%) MVC
7 5 (12.82%) HTML
7 5 (12.82%) Windows
8 4 (10.26%) ITIL
8 4 (10.26%) SOAP
8 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.26%) .NET
8 4 (10.26%) Migration
8 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
8 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.13%) SAP EP
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.56%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
1 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.13%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
1 17 (43.59%) Test Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Tester
3 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.13%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) UAT Tester
5 2 (5.13%) NetWeaver Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 3 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) Ajax
3 3 (7.69%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.13%) jQuery
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) TDD
3 7 (17.95%) Scrum
4 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 5 (12.82%) BDD
5 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.69%) User Stories
7 3 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) ABAP
3 3 (7.69%) SAPscript
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Informatica