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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 76 48
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.71% 0.54% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 0.62% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 13
Average daily rate £358 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £396 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1236 965 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.74% 86.39% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 699 471
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 47 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.52%) Microsoft
3 28 (30.43%) Selenium
4 24 (26.09%) SQL
5 22 (23.91%) Test Management
6 20 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 19 (20.65%) Defect Tracking
8 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 16 (17.39%) Data Modelling
8 16 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (16.30%) LoadRunner
9 15 (16.30%) Finance
9 15 (16.30%) Visual Studio
9 15 (16.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (15.22%) Manual Testing
10 14 (15.22%) ISEB
11 13 (14.13%) ISTQB
11 13 (14.13%) Test Strategy
12 12 (13.04%) QA
12 12 (13.04%) ETL
12 12 (13.04%) .NET
13 11 (11.96%) SDLC
14 10 (10.87%) Functional Testing
14 10 (10.87%) Analytics
14 10 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (10.87%) JMeter
14 10 (10.87%) Oracle
14 10 (10.87%) T-SQL
14 10 (10.87%) Scrum
15 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.09%) nginx
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
1 9 (9.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Selenium
2 15 (16.30%) LoadRunner
2 15 (16.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (16.30%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.87%) JMeter
4 9 (9.78%) HP UFT
5 8 (8.70%) ERwin
6 6 (6.52%) Appium
7 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.35%) eggPlant
7 4 (4.35%) JIRA
8 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.17%) Subversion
10 1 (1.09%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.09%) Hudson
10 1 (1.09%) Maven
10 1 (1.09%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Publishing
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (53.26%) Analyst
2 41 (44.57%) Test Analyst
3 24 (26.09%) Tester
4 11 (11.96%) Test Manager
5 9 (9.78%) Digital Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Manual Test Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Web Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) ETL Tester
8 6 (6.52%) Web Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) XML
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.17%) REST
4 2 (2.17%) SOAP
4 2 (2.17%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) jQuery
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Unix
1 3 (3.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) CentOS
3 1 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) Test Management
3 20 (21.74%) Waterfall
4 19 (20.65%) Defect Tracking
5 16 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 14 (15.22%) Manual Testing
7 13 (14.13%) Test Strategy
8 12 (13.04%) ETL
9 11 (11.96%) SDLC
10 10 (10.87%) Analytics
10 10 (10.87%) Functional Testing
10 10 (10.87%) Scrum
11 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
11 9 (9.78%) Load Testing
11 9 (9.78%) User Stories
12 8 (8.70%) BDD
12 8 (8.70%) Coaching
12 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) T-SQL
3 7 (7.61%) C++
3 7 (7.61%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.35%) Java
5 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) C#
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) ISEB
2 13 (14.13%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.09%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Nagios
2 1 (1.09%) Opsview
Vendors
1 29 (31.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle
3 9 (9.78%) HP
4 5 (5.43%) Informatica
5 4 (4.35%) Remedy
5 4 (4.35%) Tableau
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Lotus
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
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