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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 41 20
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 47 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.06% 2.12% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 3.07% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 28
Average daily rate £363 £411 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.78% +57.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £309 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £451 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
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
780 423 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.96% 68.89% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 260 186
Average daily rate £410 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 42 £360 -14.66% 3
Durham +6 3 - - 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) Oracle
3 40 (39.22%) SQL Server
4 35 (34.31%) Web Services
5 34 (33.33%) Finance
6 29 (28.43%) SDLC
7 28 (27.45%) Relational Database
8 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
9 25 (24.51%) Java
10 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
11 23 (22.55%) Test Strategy
12 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
12 20 (19.61%) Integration Testing
13 19 (18.63%) Degree
14 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
14 18 (17.65%) Mentoring
14 18 (17.65%) RDBMS
14 18 (17.65%) CRM
14 18 (17.65%) Manufacturing
15 17 (16.67%) C#
16 16 (15.69%) SQL
16 16 (15.69%) Scrum
17 15 (14.71%) C++
17 15 (14.71%) OCP
17 15 (14.71%) OCA
17 15 (14.71%) Oracle Certification
17 15 (14.71%) Mobile App
17 15 (14.71%) Java EE 5
17 15 (14.71%) Java SE
17 15 (14.71%) Java EE

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (3.92%) SAS
2 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.96%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 28 (27.45%) Relational Database
3 18 (17.65%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) ERwin
2 11 (10.78%) Visual Studio
3 9 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (8.82%) Selenium
4 7 (6.86%) JIRA
4 7 (6.86%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.88%) JUnit
5 6 (5.88%) RSpec
6 5 (4.90%) HP UFT
6 5 (4.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.92%) JMeter
7 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.92%) LoadUI
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.94%) StarTeam
8 3 (2.94%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.98%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
General
1 34 (33.33%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.92%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Billing
4 3 (2.94%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.94%) Law
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) Analyst
3 18 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 17 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 11 (10.78%) Tester
6 10 (9.80%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) Test Manager
7 9 (8.82%) CRM Developer
8 8 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 7 (6.86%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Consultant
9 7 (6.86%) Oracle Consultant
9 7 (6.86%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Test Leader
10 6 (5.88%) Business Analyst
10 6 (5.88%) ETL Tester
11 5 (4.90%) CRM Consultant
11 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (4.90%) Oracle CRM Consultant
12 4 (3.92%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (34.31%) Web Services
2 15 (14.71%) Java EE
2 15 (14.71%) Java EE 5
2 15 (14.71%) Java SE
3 12 (11.76%) XML
4 11 (10.78%) .NET
4 11 (10.78%) ADO.NET
4 11 (10.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Unix
1 5 (4.90%) Windows
2 4 (3.92%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) zOS
4 1 (0.98%) AIX
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.43%) SDLC
3 24 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 23 (22.55%) Test Strategy
5 20 (19.61%) Integration Testing
6 18 (17.65%) CRM
6 18 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 16 (15.69%) Scrum
8 14 (13.73%) ETL
9 13 (12.75%) Automated Testing
9 13 (12.75%) Data Modelling
9 13 (12.75%) Software Testing
10 12 (11.76%) Project Management
11 11 (10.78%) Automation Testing
11 11 (10.78%) TDD
11 11 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
12 10 (9.80%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (7.84%) Defect Management
13 8 (7.84%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) Java
2 17 (16.67%) C#
3 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 15 (14.71%) C++
5 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.75%) PL/SQL
6 11 (10.78%) T-SQL
7 9 (8.82%) Python
8 6 (5.88%) Ruby
8 6 (5.88%) Scala
9 3 (2.94%) COBOL
9 3 (2.94%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.63%) Degree
3 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.71%) OCA
4 15 (14.71%) OCAJ
4 15 (14.71%) OCP
4 15 (14.71%) Oracle Certification
5 12 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (6.86%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.94%) ISEB
8 2 (1.96%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.98%) MCITP
9 1 (0.98%) MCSA
9 1 (0.98%) MCSE
9 1 (0.98%) MCTS
9 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
2 5 (4.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.92%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.98%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (42.16%) Oracle
2 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.76%) Informatica
4 7 (6.86%) IBM
5 6 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.98%) CA
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) McAfee
7 1 (0.98%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.98%) Veritas
7 1 (0.98%) VMware
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 23 days ago