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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 87 55 20
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.71% 2.19% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.79% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 28
Median daily rate £323 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
1385 646 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.44% 78.68% 73.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 413 245
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 39 14
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £12.31 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -38 39 £320 -4.47% 3
Durham +4 2 £325 +66.66%
Northumberland - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) Relational Database
3 26 (30.59%) Automated Testing
4 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 24 (28.24%) Web Services
6 23 (27.06%) Java
6 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
6 23 (27.06%) Test Strategy
7 22 (25.88%) Oracle
8 21 (24.71%) SDLC
9 20 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
10 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
11 17 (20.00%) Finance
11 17 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (18.82%) Regression Testing
12 16 (18.82%) Knowledge Management
13 15 (17.65%) C#
13 15 (17.65%) .NET
13 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
13 15 (17.65%) QA
14 14 (16.47%) Degree
14 14 (16.47%) Integration Testing
14 14 (16.47%) HP UFT
14 14 (16.47%) TDD
15 13 (15.29%) ISTQB
15 13 (15.29%) HTML
15 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
16 12 (14.12%) ADO.NET
16 12 (14.12%) XML

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 (7.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.35%) OpenROAD
2 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.12%) Relational Database
2 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
3 10 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.35%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
2 14 (16.47%) HP UFT
3 8 (9.41%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (9.41%) LoadRunner
4 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.06%) GitLab
5 5 (5.88%) gulp
5 5 (5.88%) JIRA
6 4 (4.71%) Protractor
7 2 (2.35%) CA Gen
7 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.35%) Selenium
8 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.18%) JUnit
8 1 (1.18%) RSpec
8 1 (1.18%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Law
3 3 (3.53%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Tester
4 11 (12.94%) Test Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) CRM Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.24%) Web Services
2 15 (17.65%) .NET
3 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
3 13 (15.29%) HTML
4 12 (14.12%) ADO.NET
4 12 (14.12%) XML
5 8 (9.41%) Java EE
5 8 (9.41%) Java EE 5
5 8 (9.41%) Java SE
6 7 (8.24%) CSS
7 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.06%) EJS
7 6 (7.06%) Express
7 6 (7.06%) Node.js
8 3 (3.53%) ActiveX
8 3 (3.53%) JSON
8 3 (3.53%) REST
8 3 (3.53%) RESTful
9 1 (1.18%) Middleware
9 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.24%) Data Structures
3 7 (8.24%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.53%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) CESG
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Unix
2 8 (9.41%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Windows
3 4 (4.71%) VME
4 2 (2.35%) zOS
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.59%) Automated Testing
3 23 (27.06%) Test Strategy
4 21 (24.71%) SDLC
5 20 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 16 (18.82%) Knowledge Management
6 16 (18.82%) Regression Testing
7 14 (16.47%) Integration Testing
7 14 (16.47%) TDD
8 12 (14.12%) CRM
8 12 (14.12%) Mentoring
8 12 (14.12%) Risk Analysis
8 12 (14.12%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (10.59%) BDD
10 9 (10.59%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.59%) Problem Management
11 8 (9.41%) Automation Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.06%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.65%) C#
4 10 (11.76%) VB
5 9 (10.59%) SQL
6 7 (8.24%) Python
7 4 (4.71%) C++
7 4 (4.71%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) COBOL
9 2 (2.35%) C
9 2 (2.35%) JCL
9 2 (2.35%) Perl
9 2 (2.35%) Scala
9 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.47%) Degree
5 13 (15.29%) ISTQB
6 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (11.76%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (9.41%) OCA
7 8 (9.41%) OCAJ
7 8 (9.41%) OCP
8 6 (7.06%) ISEB
9 3 (3.53%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.65%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.53%) WCAG
3 2 (2.35%) WAI
4 1 (1.18%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
1 1 (1.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.24%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) HP
3 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.53%) ICL
5 2 (2.35%) CA
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.18%) TIBCO