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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North East
Rank 58 34 51
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 45 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.09% 5.12% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 6.07% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 4
Median daily rate £300 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £289 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £441 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +24.28%

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
768 741 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.87% 84.30% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 481 246
Median daily rate £388 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.96 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 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 -28 26 £300 -14.28% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 59 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (56.82%) TDD
3 40 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 39 (44.32%) Automated Testing
5 36 (40.91%) Selenium
5 36 (40.91%) Test Automation
6 34 (38.64%) Jenkins
7 33 (37.50%) Cucumber
8 32 (36.36%) WebDriver
9 31 (35.23%) Scala
10 29 (32.95%) RSpec
10 29 (32.95%) Defect Tracking
10 29 (32.95%) Web Testing
10 29 (32.95%) JUnit
11 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
12 21 (23.86%) QA
12 21 (23.86%) CSS
12 21 (23.86%) User Stories
13 20 (22.73%) AngularJS
13 20 (22.73%) Node.js
13 20 (22.73%) BDD
13 20 (22.73%) Protractor
13 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
13 20 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (22.73%) JSON
14 19 (21.59%) WCAG
14 19 (21.59%) Java
14 19 (21.59%) MVC
14 19 (21.59%) EJS
14 19 (21.59%) Asynchronous Programming

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 (6.82%) SAS
2 2 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
2 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (40.91%) Selenium
2 34 (38.64%) Jenkins
3 33 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 32 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 29 (32.95%) JUnit
5 29 (32.95%) RSpec
6 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 20 (22.73%) Protractor
8 19 (21.59%) GitLab
8 19 (21.59%) webpack
9 9 (10.23%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.41%) Hudson
10 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.27%) JIRA
11 2 (2.27%) Subversion
12 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.14%) StarTeam
General
1 18 (20.45%) Games
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Developer
2 21 (23.86%) Test Engineer
2 21 (23.86%) Tester
3 17 (19.32%) JavaScript Developer
4 16 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 16 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
5 15 (17.05%) Analyst
5 15 (17.05%) Quality Engineer
6 14 (15.91%) Automation Tester
6 14 (15.91%) Test Analyst
7 10 (11.36%) Agile Tester
7 10 (11.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 10 (11.36%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (7.95%) .NET Developer
9 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.95%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.86%) CSS
2 20 (22.73%) AngularJS
2 20 (22.73%) JSON
2 20 (22.73%) Node.js
3 19 (21.59%) EJS
3 19 (21.59%) Express
4 14 (15.91%) Web Services
5 10 (11.36%) Gherkin
5 10 (11.36%) XML
6 8 (9.09%) .NET
7 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.55%) RESTful
9 2 (2.27%) Ajax
9 2 (2.27%) CSS3
9 2 (2.27%) Django
9 2 (2.27%) HTML
9 2 (2.27%) HTML5
9 2 (2.27%) REST
9 2 (2.27%) SOAP
9 2 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) IVR
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Linux
2 2 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) AIX
3 1 (1.14%) Solaris
3 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (56.82%) TDD
3 40 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 39 (44.32%) Automated Testing
5 36 (40.91%) Test Automation
6 29 (32.95%) Defect Tracking
6 29 (32.95%) Web Testing
7 21 (23.86%) User Stories
8 20 (22.73%) BDD
8 20 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (21.59%) Asynchronous Programming
9 19 (21.59%) Functional Programming
9 19 (21.59%) Microservices
9 19 (21.59%) MVC
10 18 (20.45%) Software Engineering
11 16 (18.18%) Data Management
12 13 (14.77%) Unit Testing
13 12 (13.64%) Scrum
14 9 (10.23%) Risk Analysis
15 8 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.23%) Scala
2 20 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.59%) Java
4 16 (18.18%) Python
4 16 (18.18%) Ruby
5 15 (17.05%) C#
6 2 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) MCITP
7 1 (1.14%) MCSA
7 1 (1.14%) MCSE
7 1 (1.14%) MCTS
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.86%) QA
2 19 (21.59%) WCAG
3 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.14%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Docker
1 2 (2.27%) LXC
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (7.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) HP
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix
4 1 (1.14%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.14%) Veritas