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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 53 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.57% 2.59% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 3.27% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 39
Average daily rate
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£300 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £246 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £373 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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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
796 734 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.81% 79.09% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 404 499
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.27% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £30.13 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 30 (32.61%) SQL
2 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.09%) QA
3 22 (23.91%) BDD
4 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
5 17 (18.48%) Java
6 16 (17.39%) Scrum
6 16 (17.39%) Performance Testing
6 16 (17.39%) TDD
7 15 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (15.22%) Selenium
9 13 (14.13%) Manual Testing
9 13 (14.13%) .NET
10 12 (13.04%) C#
10 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (11.96%) User Stories
11 11 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (10.87%) Automated Testing
12 10 (10.87%) Oracle
13 9 (9.78%) Web Services
13 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
13 9 (9.78%) Cucumber
14 8 (8.70%) Statistics
15 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (7.61%) Integration Testing
15 7 (7.61%) JMeter
15 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
16 6 (6.52%) Migration
16 6 (6.52%) LoadRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.26%) MySQL
4 3 (3.26%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Selenium
2 9 (9.78%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.61%) JMeter
4 6 (6.52%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.43%) JProfiler
5 5 (5.43%) NeoLoad
6 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.35%) Maven
7 2 (2.17%) JUnit
7 2 (2.17%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.09%) Toad
8 1 (1.09%) JIRA
8 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.09%) RSpec
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (53.26%) Tester
2 27 (29.35%) Analyst
2 27 (29.35%) Test Analyst
3 16 (17.39%) Performance Tester
4 13 (14.13%) Manual Tester
5 12 (13.04%) Functional Tester
6 6 (6.52%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.43%) Functional Test Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Functional Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Automated Tester
9 3 (3.26%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Non-Functional Tester
9 3 (3.26%) Systems Tester
10 2 (2.17%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.17%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.17%) Test Consultant
10 2 (2.17%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) Web Services
3 4 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 2 (2.17%) CSS
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.70%) Statistics
3 6 (6.52%) Open Source
3 6 (6.52%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) AS400
4 2 (2.17%) STB
4 2 (2.17%) iSeries
5 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.17%) Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.91%) BDD
3 18 (19.57%) Test Strategy
4 16 (17.39%) Scrum
4 16 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 16 (17.39%) TDD
5 13 (14.13%) Manual Testing
6 11 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.96%) User Stories
7 10 (10.87%) Automated Testing
8 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.61%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.52%) Migration
10 6 (6.52%) ETL
11 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.43%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.43%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (4.35%) Automation Testing
12 4 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) Java
3 12 (13.04%) C#
4 3 (3.26%) C++
4 3 (3.26%) PHP
5 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.17%) VB
5 2 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) ISEB
1 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Oracle
2 3 (3.26%) HP
2 3 (3.26%) Citrix
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.17%) Splunk
4 1 (1.09%) Informatica
4 1 (1.09%) Business Objects
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago