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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North East
Rank 62 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.76% 4.59% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 5.56% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 13
Median daily rate £305 £373 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £453 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +20.44%

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
842 737 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.09% 82.44% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 463 322
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £568 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 19 January 2017. 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 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 26 £305 -15.27% 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 74 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (51.89%) TDD
3 41 (38.68%) Automation Testing
4 38 (35.85%) Git (software)
4 38 (35.85%) Automated Testing
5 35 (33.02%) CSS
5 35 (33.02%) Test Automation
6 34 (32.08%) Node.js
6 34 (32.08%) AngularJS
6 34 (32.08%) JavaScript
6 34 (32.08%) Selenium
6 34 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (31.13%) MVC
7 33 (31.13%) Express
7 33 (31.13%) Jenkins
7 33 (31.13%) Functional Programming
7 33 (31.13%) Microservices
7 33 (31.13%) GitLab
7 33 (31.13%) webpack
7 33 (31.13%) Protractor
7 33 (31.13%) EJS
7 33 (31.13%) Asynchronous Programming
8 31 (29.25%) WebDriver
8 31 (29.25%) Cucumber
9 29 (27.36%) User Stories
9 29 (27.36%) Software Engineering
10 28 (26.42%) Scala
11 26 (24.53%) RSpec
11 26 (24.53%) Defect Tracking
11 26 (24.53%) Data 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 6 (5.66%) SAS
2 2 (1.89%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.94%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.89%) MySQL
2 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (35.85%) Git (software)
2 34 (32.08%) Selenium
3 33 (31.13%) GitLab
3 33 (31.13%) Jenkins
3 33 (31.13%) Protractor
3 33 (31.13%) webpack
4 31 (29.25%) Cucumber
4 31 (29.25%) WebDriver
5 26 (24.53%) JUnit
5 26 (24.53%) RSpec
6 11 (10.38%) HP UFT
7 5 (4.72%) Hudson
7 5 (4.72%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.77%) Subversion
9 2 (1.89%) JIRA
10 1 (0.94%) StarTeam
General
1 21 (19.81%) Games
2 7 (6.60%) Finance
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Electronics
4 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Developer
2 25 (23.58%) JavaScript Developer
3 24 (22.64%) Test Engineer
4 20 (18.87%) Analyst
5 18 (16.98%) QA Engineer
5 18 (16.98%) QA Test Engineer
5 18 (16.98%) Tester
6 17 (16.04%) Quality Engineer
7 14 (13.21%) Test Analyst
8 10 (9.43%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (8.49%) Automation Tester
9 9 (8.49%) Senior Developer
10 8 (7.55%) Business Analyst
11 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
11 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (5.66%) Java Developer
12 6 (5.66%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (5.66%) Senior Quality Engineer
12 6 (5.66%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (5.66%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.02%) CSS
2 34 (32.08%) AngularJS
2 34 (32.08%) Node.js
3 33 (31.13%) EJS
3 33 (31.13%) Express
4 26 (24.53%) Web Services
5 24 (22.64%) JSON
6 12 (11.32%) XML
7 7 (6.60%) .NET
7 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.66%) RESTful
9 4 (3.77%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.89%) Ajax
10 2 (1.89%) CSS3
10 2 (1.89%) Django
10 2 (1.89%) HTML
10 2 (1.89%) HTML5
10 2 (1.89%) REST
10 2 (1.89%) SOAP
10 2 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.72%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Clustering
4 1 (0.94%) IVR
4 1 (0.94%) NHS
4 1 (0.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.72%) Linux
2 1 (0.94%) AIX
2 1 (0.94%) Solaris
2 1 (0.94%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (51.89%) TDD
3 41 (38.68%) Automation Testing
4 38 (35.85%) Automated Testing
5 35 (33.02%) Test Automation
6 34 (32.08%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (31.13%) Asynchronous Programming
7 33 (31.13%) Functional Programming
7 33 (31.13%) Microservices
7 33 (31.13%) MVC
8 29 (27.36%) Software Engineering
8 29 (27.36%) User Stories
9 26 (24.53%) Data Management
9 26 (24.53%) Defect Tracking
9 26 (24.53%) Web Testing
10 21 (19.81%) BDD
11 15 (14.15%) Scrum
12 13 (12.26%) Unit Testing
13 11 (10.38%) Open Source
13 11 (10.38%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.08%) JavaScript
2 28 (26.42%) Scala
3 19 (17.92%) Java
4 11 (10.38%) Python
4 11 (10.38%) Ruby
5 9 (8.49%) C#
6 2 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (6.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.77%) Degree
7 1 (0.94%) ISEB
7 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.94%) MCITP
7 1 (0.94%) MCSA
7 1 (0.94%) MCSE
7 1 (0.94%) MCTS
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.64%) QA
2 22 (20.75%) WCAG
3 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.94%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Docker
1 2 (1.89%) LXC
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) HP
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix
5 1 (0.94%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.94%) Veritas
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