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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.92% 1.30% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.81% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
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£411 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +53.84%
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
422 276 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 67.41% 71.88% 61.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 146 81
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.19 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% -6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.50 £17.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -6 8 £422 +122.04%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 15 (35.71%) QA
2 15 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 14 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (30.95%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
6 11 (26.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (26.19%) Java
7 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
8 9 (21.43%) Finance
9 8 (19.05%) Oracle
9 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) JPA
10 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 7 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
10 7 (16.67%) SOAP
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 7 (16.67%) JBoss
10 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
10 7 (16.67%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (16.67%) JBoss
2 3 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 7 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (9.52%) JUnit
4 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.52%) RSpec
4 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.52%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Performance Test Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Performance Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Security Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Test Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) JPA
1 7 (16.67%) SOAP
1 7 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (4.76%) Java SE
2 2 (4.76%) Java EE
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.14%) SCADA
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) VME
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 14 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.90%) System Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.52%) TDD
10 4 (9.52%) User Stories
10 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.52%) Web Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) Ruby
2 4 (9.52%) COBOL
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) Scala
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) ISEB
4 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) OCAJ
5 2 (4.76%) OCP
5 2 (4.76%) OCA
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) MCSE
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) EnterpriseDB
2 3 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft