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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.52% 0.27% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 0.39% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 20
Average daily rate
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£355 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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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
447 259 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.87% 68.88% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 129 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Tyne and Wear - 25 £358 - 7
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (47.37%) Automated Testing
2 25 (43.86%) QA
3 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
5 17 (29.82%) Problem Management
6 16 (28.07%) ISTQB
7 15 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 15 (26.32%) LoadRunner
8 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
8 14 (24.56%) Regression Testing
8 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
8 14 (24.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (22.81%) Performance Testing
9 13 (22.81%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 10 (17.54%) RSpec
11 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
11 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
11 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
11 10 (17.54%) Selenium
11 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
11 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (17.54%) TDD
11 10 (17.54%) Ruby
11 10 (17.54%) Java
11 10 (17.54%) JUnit
12 9 (15.79%) C#
12 9 (15.79%) ISEB
12 9 (15.79%) Facilita Forecast

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) LoadRunner
2 13 (22.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (17.54%) RSpec
3 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
3 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.54%) Selenium
3 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 10 (17.54%) JUnit
4 9 (15.79%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.75%) CaliberRM
5 1 (1.75%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.75%) JIRA
5 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.53%) Games
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Performance Engineer
3 12 (21.05%) Performance Test Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Test Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Programmer
9 2 (3.51%) Test Consultant
10 1 (1.75%) QA Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) .NET
1 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
1 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.75%) AIX
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Automated Testing
2 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
3 17 (29.82%) Problem Management
4 15 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
5 14 (24.56%) Regression Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
6 13 (22.81%) Performance Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (17.54%) TDD
8 9 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.77%) CRM
10 5 (8.77%) User Stories
11 4 (7.02%) Supplier Management
12 3 (5.26%) Scrum
12 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (3.51%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) Ruby
1 10 (17.54%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) C#
3 5 (8.77%) VB.NET
4 4 (7.02%) Scala
4 4 (7.02%) VB
4 4 (7.02%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) VBScript
6 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.07%) ISTQB
3 14 (24.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.79%) ISEB
6 4 (7.02%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Curam
4 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago