The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 0 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.78% - 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% - 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 27
Average daily rate
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£360 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -19.86%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
370 248 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.75% 71.06% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 128 181
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Scripting
England

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 July 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 30 July 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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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Tyne and Wear - 24 £361 - 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (57.78%) Security Cleared
2 43 (47.78%) Oracle
3 42 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 37 (41.11%) SQL Server
5 34 (37.78%) .NET
5 34 (37.78%) Integration Testing
6 30 (33.33%) Java
6 30 (33.33%) RDBMS
6 30 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 26 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
8 25 (27.78%) Finance
8 25 (27.78%) Manufacturing
8 25 (27.78%) C#
9 22 (24.44%) VB.NET
9 22 (24.44%) Problem Management
10 21 (23.33%) Automated Testing
11 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
11 19 (21.11%) QA
12 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
12 17 (18.89%) UNIX
13 16 (17.78%) ISTQB
14 15 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 15 (16.67%) SOA
14 15 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (15.56%) CRM
15 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
15 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET
15 14 (15.56%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
1 14 (15.56%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 11 (12.22%) Tuxedo
4 8 (8.89%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) IPsec
1 4 (4.44%) LAN
1 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.44%) VPN
1 4 (4.44%) VLAN
2 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (41.11%) SQL Server
2 30 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 30 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (14.44%) LoadRunner
2 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (7.78%) Facilita Forecast
4 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.67%) JUnit
4 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.67%) RSpec
4 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.67%) Selenium
5 4 (4.44%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.11%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.11%) CaliberRM
6 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
1 25 (27.78%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.56%) Games
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (33.33%) Developer
2 25 (27.78%) Analyst
3 20 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 17 (18.89%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Performance Test Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Performance Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
6 10 (11.11%) SOA Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Programmer
8 5 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (5.56%) Tester
9 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.44%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Specialist
10 3 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.22%) Test Specialist
11 2 (2.22%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.78%) .NET
2 14 (15.56%) ASP.NET
3 12 (13.33%) Middleware
3 12 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.22%) Java EE 5
4 2 (2.22%) Java SE
4 2 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) UNIX
2 13 (14.44%) Linux
3 10 (11.11%) Windows
3 10 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.44%) Solaris
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.78%) Integration Testing
2 22 (24.44%) Problem Management
3 21 (23.33%) Automated Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
5 15 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 15 (16.67%) SOA
6 14 (15.56%) CRM
7 13 (14.44%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 11 (12.22%) Performance Testing
9 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Automation Testing
11 8 (8.89%) ITIL
12 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (6.67%) OO
13 6 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (6.67%) TDD
13 6 (6.67%) Test Automation
14 5 (5.56%) Web Testing
15 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.33%) Java
2 25 (27.78%) C#
3 22 (24.44%) VB.NET
4 9 (10.00%) C++
5 8 (8.89%) PL/1
5 8 (8.89%) COBOL
5 8 (8.89%) C
6 6 (6.67%) Ruby
7 4 (4.44%) VB
7 4 (4.44%) SQL
8 3 (3.33%) Scala
8 3 (3.33%) Python
9 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (57.78%) Security Cleared
2 42 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.78%) ISTQB
4 15 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (14.44%) Degree
6 9 (10.00%) ISEB
7 4 (4.44%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.22%) OCP
8 2 (2.22%) OCA
8 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.22%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) Oracle
2 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.33%) HP
3 12 (13.33%) TIBCO
4 9 (10.00%) Curam
5 4 (4.44%) Borland
5 4 (4.44%) VMware
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco
5 4 (4.44%) Splunk
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Business Objects
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