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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.79% 3.09% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 3.65% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 18
Median daily rate £300 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £545 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.69 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% +8.92%
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
1264 1398 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.87% 84.62% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 1015 547
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +33.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.45 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds 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 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 August 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 29 August 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 27 (52.94%) Selenium
2 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Java
4 14 (27.45%) Finance
4 14 (27.45%) WebDriver
4 14 (27.45%) BDD
5 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
6 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
6 10 (19.61%) QA
6 10 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
6 10 (19.61%) TDD
6 10 (19.61%) SDLC
7 9 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 9 (17.65%) ISEB
8 8 (15.69%) HP
8 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
9 7 (13.73%) SoapUI
9 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.73%) IVR
9 7 (13.73%) Test Planning
10 6 (11.76%) Defect Management
10 6 (11.76%) C#
10 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
10 6 (11.76%) JIRA
11 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Web Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Python

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
1 1 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) Selenium
2 14 (27.45%) WebDriver
3 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
4 7 (13.73%) SoapUI
5 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 6 (11.76%) JIRA
6 4 (7.84%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.88%) Hudson
7 3 (5.88%) JUnit
7 3 (5.88%) RSpec
8 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.92%) Subversion
9 1 (1.96%) JMeter
9 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Analyst
2 23 (45.10%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Automation Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Telecoms Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Maximo Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
1 4 (7.84%) HTML
1 4 (7.84%) XML
2 3 (5.88%) JSON
3 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) IVR
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Unix
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) BDD
3 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (19.61%) SDLC
4 10 (19.61%) TDD
4 10 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 9 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.73%) Test Planning
7 6 (11.76%) Defect Management
8 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Web Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.84%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) Java
2 6 (11.76%) C#
3 5 (9.80%) C
3 5 (9.80%) Python
4 4 (7.84%) Scala
4 4 (7.84%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
5 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.92%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) HP
2 3 (5.88%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
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