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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 75 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 58 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.96% 3.54% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 4.15% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 16
Median daily rate £400 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +124.19%
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
1178 1396 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.55% 85.28% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 971 510
Median daily rate £420 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.66 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 (60.00%) Selenium
2 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Java
4 17 (34.00%) WebDriver
5 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (26.00%) BDD
6 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
6 12 (24.00%) QA
6 12 (24.00%) Finance
6 12 (24.00%) TDD
7 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
8 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 10 (20.00%) SDLC
9 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
10 8 (16.00%) HP
10 8 (16.00%) ISEB
11 7 (14.00%) Scala
11 7 (14.00%) Web Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Automation Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
12 6 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.00%) Scrum
12 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (12.00%) JIRA
12 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
12 6 (12.00%) User Stories
13 5 (10.00%) RSpec

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 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (60.00%) Selenium
2 17 (34.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (12.00%) JIRA
7 5 (10.00%) JUnit
7 5 (10.00%) RSpec
8 4 (8.00%) HP UFT
9 3 (6.00%) Hudson
10 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.00%) Subversion
10 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.00%) Ant
11 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.00%) GitLab
11 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
11 1 (2.00%) Maven
11 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Tester
5 8 (16.00%) Automation Tester
6 7 (14.00%) QA Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (8.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (8.00%) Telecoms Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Telecoms Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Maximo Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
1 5 (10.00%) JSON
1 5 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) IVR
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) BDD
2 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (24.00%) TDD
4 11 (22.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (20.00%) SDLC
6 7 (14.00%) Automation Testing
6 7 (14.00%) Web Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (12.00%) User Stories
8 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Java
2 7 (14.00%) Scala
3 5 (10.00%) C
3 5 (10.00%) C#
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Groovy
6 2 (4.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (4.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
2 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
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