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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 30 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 61 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.63% 4.69% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 6.10% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 0
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£350 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
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
893 459 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.46% 76.88% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 285 135
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -1 56 £343 -4.19% 2
Durham -1 4 £325 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 36 (46.15%) Oracle
2 30 (38.46%) Finance
3 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.05%) Java
4 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 21 (26.92%) SQL Server
5 21 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 20 (25.64%) Test Strategy
7 17 (21.79%) SQL
7 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
7 17 (21.79%) Project Management
7 17 (21.79%) Software Testing
8 16 (20.51%) QA
9 15 (19.23%) C++
10 14 (17.95%) Integration Testing
11 13 (16.67%) SDLC
11 13 (16.67%) C#
11 13 (16.67%) Python
11 13 (16.67%) Selenium
11 13 (16.67%) Degree
11 13 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
12 12 (15.38%) ETL
12 12 (15.38%) WebDriver
12 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
12 12 (15.38%) Automation Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Oracle Payables
13 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
13 11 (14.10%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (14.10%) Risk Analysis
13 11 (14.10%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (5.13%) SAS
2 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle General Ledger
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (1.28%) Teamcenter
7 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (1.28%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.26%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Selenium
2 12 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
3 11 (14.10%) ERwin
4 10 (12.82%) JUnit
4 10 (12.82%) RSpec
5 5 (6.41%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.85%) JMeter
6 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.56%) JIRA
7 2 (2.56%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (2.56%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.28%) Subversion
8 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (38.46%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) General Ledger
3 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
3 10 (12.82%) Billing
4 5 (6.41%) Games
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.28%) Automotive
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Analyst
1 16 (20.51%) Test Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) Tester
4 10 (12.82%) Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Oracle Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.69%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.41%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) E-Business Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Business Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Performance Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) Web Services
2 7 (8.97%) Java SE
2 7 (8.97%) Java EE
2 7 (8.97%) Java EE 5
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (2.56%) SOAP
4 2 (2.56%) XML
5 1 (1.28%) XSL
5 1 (1.28%) XSLT
5 1 (1.28%) Swing
5 1 (1.28%) JPA
5 1 (1.28%) Itk
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) VME
2 3 (3.85%) UNIX
2 3 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 21 (26.92%) Test Automation
4 20 (25.64%) Test Strategy
5 17 (21.79%) Software Testing
5 17 (21.79%) Project Management
6 14 (17.95%) Integration Testing
7 13 (16.67%) SDLC
7 13 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (15.38%) ETL
8 12 (15.38%) Automation Testing
9 11 (14.10%) Data Modelling
9 11 (14.10%) TDD
9 11 (14.10%) Risk Analysis
10 10 (12.82%) Web Testing
10 10 (12.82%) System Testing
10 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
11 8 (10.26%) Cash Management
11 8 (10.26%) Data Security
12 6 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) Java
2 17 (21.79%) SQL
3 15 (19.23%) C++
4 13 (16.67%) C#
4 13 (16.67%) Python
5 11 (14.10%) PL/SQL
6 10 (12.82%) Ruby
6 10 (12.82%) Scala
6 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.13%) COBOL
8 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.56%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) C
10 1 (1.28%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Degree
2 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (8.97%) OCAJ
4 7 (8.97%) OCP
4 7 (8.97%) OCA
4 7 (8.97%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (6.41%) ISEB
6 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (46.15%) Oracle
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.10%) HP
3 11 (14.10%) Informatica
4 4 (5.13%) ICL
5 2 (2.56%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.28%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.28%) Tableau
6 1 (1.28%) Siemens
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