The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 2 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.29% 0.62% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.52% 0.89% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 21
Average daily rate
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£360 £278 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £278 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £278 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
359 225 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.39% 69.88% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 109 201
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £750 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Test Scripting
England

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 14 July 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 14 July 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
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 24 £363 +30.63%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 50 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 43 (51.19%) Oracle
3 41 (48.81%) SC Cleared
4 37 (44.05%) SQL Server
5 34 (40.48%) .NET
5 34 (40.48%) Integration Testing
6 30 (35.71%) RDBMS
6 30 (35.71%) Relational Database
7 29 (34.52%) Java
8 25 (29.76%) Finance
8 25 (29.76%) Manufacturing
9 24 (28.57%) C#
10 22 (26.19%) VB.NET
11 21 (25.00%) Problem Management
12 20 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (21.43%) Configuration Management
14 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
14 17 (20.24%) UNIX
15 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (17.86%) SOA
16 14 (16.67%) CRM
16 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
16 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 14 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
16 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
17 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
17 13 (15.48%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 14 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 11 (13.10%) Tuxedo
4 8 (9.52%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.76%) VPN
1 4 (4.76%) IPsec
1 4 (4.76%) VLAN
1 4 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (44.05%) SQL Server
2 30 (35.71%) RDBMS
2 30 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 8 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.95%) RSpec
4 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.95%) JUnit
4 5 (5.95%) Selenium
5 4 (4.76%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.19%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.19%) CaliberRM
6 1 (1.19%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
1 25 (29.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.76%) Games
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Developer
2 21 (25.00%) Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Performance Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Performance Test Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) SOA Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Programmer
7 5 (5.95%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Tester
8 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Applications Support
11 1 (1.19%) Performance Tester
11 1 (1.19%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.48%) .NET
2 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (14.29%) Middleware
3 12 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.38%) Java SE
4 2 (2.38%) Java EE
4 2 (2.38%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) UNIX
2 13 (15.48%) Linux
3 10 (11.90%) Windows
3 10 (11.90%) Windows 8
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.48%) Integration Testing
2 21 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 18 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 15 (17.86%) SOA
5 14 (16.67%) CRM
5 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
7 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 11 (13.10%) Performance Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Regression Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (9.52%) ITIL
10 8 (9.52%) Automation Testing
11 7 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (7.14%) OO
13 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.95%) TDD
13 5 (5.95%) Web Testing
13 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
14 4 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.52%) Java
2 24 (28.57%) C#
3 22 (26.19%) VB.NET
4 9 (10.71%) C++
5 8 (9.52%) COBOL
5 8 (9.52%) C
5 8 (9.52%) PL/1
6 5 (5.95%) Ruby
6 5 (5.95%) SQL
7 3 (3.57%) VB
8 2 (2.38%) Scala
8 2 (2.38%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 41 (48.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.48%) Degree
4 12 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.95%) ISEB
7 4 (4.76%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.38%) OCAJ
8 2 (2.38%) OCP
8 2 (2.38%) OCA
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Oracle
2 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 9 (10.71%) Curam
5 7 (8.33%) HP
6 4 (4.76%) Borland
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco
6 4 (4.76%) Splunk
6 4 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat