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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 50 58 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.08% 5.53% 4.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.99% 6.68% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 23
Median daily rate £314 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £273 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £585 £378
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
England

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
1002 868 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.80% 82.82% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 551 289
Median daily rate £325 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 31 30
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -27 45 £318 -10.56% 5
Durham +5 1 £255 -21.53%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 46 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Automated Testing
3 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 25 (29.07%) Git (software)
4 24 (27.91%) CSS
5 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (26.74%) Node.js
5 23 (26.74%) Test Strategy
5 23 (26.74%) AngularJS
5 23 (26.74%) Express
5 23 (26.74%) GitLab
5 23 (26.74%) EJS
5 23 (26.74%) Asynchronous Programming
6 22 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (24.42%) TDD
8 20 (23.26%) QA
8 20 (23.26%) Web Services
8 20 (23.26%) Protractor
9 19 (22.09%) Java
10 18 (20.93%) Software Engineering
10 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
11 17 (19.77%) Microservices
11 17 (19.77%) Functional Programming
11 17 (19.77%) webpack
11 17 (19.77%) Data Management
11 17 (19.77%) MVC
12 15 (17.44%) Regression Testing
12 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
13 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
14 12 (13.95%) Knowledge Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.33%) OpenROAD
2 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.16%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) MySQL
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (29.07%) Git (software)
2 23 (26.74%) GitLab
3 20 (23.26%) Protractor
4 17 (19.77%) webpack
5 11 (12.79%) HP UFT
6 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
7 8 (9.30%) LoadRunner
8 7 (8.14%) Facilita Forecast
8 7 (8.14%) Selenium
9 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.98%) WebDriver
10 5 (5.81%) Cucumber
10 5 (5.81%) gulp
11 3 (3.49%) JIRA
11 3 (3.49%) JUnit
11 3 (3.49%) RSpec
12 2 (2.33%) Hudson
12 2 (2.33%) Jasmine
12 2 (2.33%) Subversion
13 1 (1.16%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Electronics
4 4 (4.65%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Developer
2 22 (25.58%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Tester
4 11 (12.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Business Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.14%) Java Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Angular Developer
9 6 (6.98%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.81%) Node.js Developer
11 4 (4.65%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Architect
11 4 (4.65%) Performance Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Performance Test Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (3.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) CSS
2 23 (26.74%) AngularJS
2 23 (26.74%) EJS
2 23 (26.74%) Express
2 23 (26.74%) Node.js
3 20 (23.26%) Web Services
4 12 (13.95%) HTML
5 7 (8.14%) .NET
5 7 (8.14%) JSON
6 6 (6.98%) XML
7 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.81%) RESTful
8 4 (4.65%) ADO.NET
9 3 (3.49%) ActiveX
9 3 (3.49%) REST
10 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.16%) Ajax
10 1 (1.16%) Django
10 1 (1.16%) Middleware
10 1 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (6.98%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.49%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Unix
2 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) VME
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.23%) Automated Testing
3 23 (26.74%) Asynchronous Programming
3 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (26.74%) Test Strategy
4 21 (24.42%) TDD
5 18 (20.93%) Software Engineering
6 17 (19.77%) Data Management
6 17 (19.77%) Functional Programming
6 17 (19.77%) Microservices
6 17 (19.77%) MVC
7 15 (17.44%) Regression Testing
7 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
8 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
9 12 (13.95%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (13.95%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (12.79%) BDD
10 11 (12.79%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (11.63%) Business Analysis
11 10 (11.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
2 19 (22.09%) Java
3 9 (10.47%) VB
4 8 (9.30%) C#
4 8 (9.30%) SQL
5 4 (4.65%) Python
5 4 (4.65%) Ruby
5 4 (4.65%) Scala
6 2 (2.33%) C
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
6 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.95%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
4 9 (10.47%) Degree
4 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.98%) ISEB
6 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) QA
2 5 (5.81%) WCAG
3 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.33%) WAI
5 1 (1.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Docker
1 1 (1.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.14%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) HP
3 4 (4.65%) SAP
4 3 (3.49%) ICL
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.16%) Micro Focus
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