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 1 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 90 28 65
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +37
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 65 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.74% 5.40% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 6.59% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 37 6
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £148 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £330 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £110.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +266.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.07% +18.26%
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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
1135 986 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.83% 81.89% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 706 322
Average daily rate £363 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -49.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
7 1 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Agresso
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) OAT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Smart Forms
1 1 (6.67%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) OOD
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SAPscript
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) ABAP
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) ION Trading