The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.19% 0.29% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.68% 0.42% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 19
Average daily rate
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£355 - £241
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
509 239 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 77.71% 68.88% 66.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 129 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the North East region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the North East region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the North East region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North East region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 32 £358 - 5
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 31 (48.44%) Automated Testing
2 29 (45.31%) QA
3 27 (42.19%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 22 (34.38%) Problem Management
5 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (32.81%) Security Cleared
7 20 (31.25%) ISTQB
8 19 (29.69%) LoadRunner
8 19 (29.69%) Regression Testing
9 18 (28.13%) Configuration Management
9 18 (28.13%) Test Strategy
9 18 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (26.56%) Performance Testing
10 17 (26.56%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (23.44%) Automation Testing
12 14 (21.88%) Facilita Forecast
13 12 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
14 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
14 11 (17.19%) ISEB
15 10 (15.63%) Java
15 10 (15.63%) JUnit
15 10 (15.63%) TDD
15 10 (15.63%) Selenium
15 10 (15.63%) Ruby
15 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
15 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
15 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
15 10 (15.63%) RSpec
15 10 (15.63%) WebDriver

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.81%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) LoadRunner
2 17 (26.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (21.88%) Facilita Forecast
4 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
4 10 (15.63%) RSpec
4 10 (15.63%) WebDriver
4 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 10 (15.63%) JUnit
4 10 (15.63%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.56%) CaliberRM
5 1 (1.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (9.38%) Games
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Test Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 15 (23.44%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Tester
5 5 (7.81%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Performance Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Test Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Programmer
9 1 (1.56%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
1 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
1 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Automated Testing
2 24 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 22 (34.38%) Problem Management
3 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (29.69%) Regression Testing
5 18 (28.13%) Configuration Management
5 18 (28.13%) Test Strategy
6 17 (26.56%) Performance Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Automation Testing
8 12 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
9 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
9 10 (15.63%) TDD
10 9 (14.06%) Web Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
12 5 (7.81%) CRM
12 5 (7.81%) User Stories
13 4 (6.25%) Supplier Management
14 3 (4.69%) Scrum
14 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 2 (3.13%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Java
1 10 (15.63%) Ruby
2 9 (14.06%) C#
3 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.25%) Python
4 4 (6.25%) Scala
4 4 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 18 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (17.19%) ISEB
4 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.81%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (45.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (42.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) HP
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.56%) Curam