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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 77 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -34
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.56% 1.59% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.86% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 24
Median daily rate £315 £278 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £340 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
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
1292 1399 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.65% 85.57% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1033 599
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £175.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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
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 30 July 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 21 (44.68%) Selenium
2 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 12 (25.53%) BDD
4 11 (23.40%) WebDriver
4 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) ISEB
4 11 (23.40%) Java
5 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
6 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
6 9 (19.15%) HP
7 8 (17.02%) IVR
7 8 (17.02%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (17.02%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) TDD
8 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
9 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.64%) .NET
10 5 (10.64%) QA
10 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (10.64%) JIRA
10 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
11 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
11 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.51%) Functional Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared

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 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) Selenium
2 11 (23.40%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.64%) JIRA
4 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.38%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.38%) Subversion
6 2 (4.26%) Hudson
7 1 (2.13%) JMeter
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.13%) RSpec
7 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
2 23 (48.94%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Telecoms Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Telecoms Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Automation Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Maximo Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) IVR
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) BDD
3 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (17.02%) SDLC
4 8 (17.02%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (14.89%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
6 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
8 4 (8.51%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.38%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (6.38%) Data Mapping
9 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) C#
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) C
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby
4 2 (4.26%) Scala
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
2 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft