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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 48 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 42 15 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.65% 1.95% 9.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 2.58% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 57
Median daily rate £306 £335 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.58% +19.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £377 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
985 582 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.65% 75.68% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 346 332
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -9 37 £305 -10.29% 1
Durham +1 3 £325 +66.66%
Northumberland - 2 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 56 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (40.66%) Relational Database
3 36 (39.56%) Oracle
4 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 34 (37.36%) Web Services
5 34 (37.36%) SDLC
6 33 (36.26%) Java
7 27 (29.67%) Finance
8 25 (27.47%) Integration Testing
8 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
9 24 (26.37%) Automated Testing
10 23 (25.27%) Degree
11 22 (24.18%) Test Automation
12 20 (21.98%) RDBMS
13 19 (20.88%) Manufacturing
13 19 (20.88%) Oracle Certification
13 19 (20.88%) C#
13 19 (20.88%) Mentoring
14 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
14 18 (19.78%) Visual Studio
15 17 (18.68%) OCP
15 17 (18.68%) OCA
15 17 (18.68%) Java SE
15 17 (18.68%) Java EE
15 17 (18.68%) OCAJ
15 17 (18.68%) Java EE 5
15 17 (18.68%) Mobile App
16 16 (17.58%) .NET
17 14 (15.38%) ASP.NET
17 14 (15.38%) CRM

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 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.10%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (40.66%) Relational Database
2 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 20 (21.98%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.20%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.09%) HP UFT
3 9 (9.89%) JIRA
4 7 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
4 7 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 6 (6.59%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.59%) Selenium
6 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.40%) JUnit
6 4 (4.40%) RSpec
6 4 (4.40%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.20%) CA Gen
8 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.10%) ERwin
9 1 (1.10%) StarTeam
General
1 27 (29.67%) Finance
2 19 (20.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.40%) Games
4 3 (3.30%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (41.76%) Developer
2 22 (24.18%) Analyst
3 20 (21.98%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 12 (13.19%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Tester
7 8 (8.79%) CRM Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Test Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Microsoft Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Performance Tester
11 3 (3.30%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.36%) Web Services
2 17 (18.68%) Java EE
2 17 (18.68%) Java EE 5
2 17 (18.68%) Java SE
3 16 (17.58%) .NET
4 14 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 13 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 13 (14.29%) XML
6 6 (6.59%) HTML
7 2 (2.20%) ActiveX
8 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.59%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (5.49%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) CESG
5 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Unix
2 7 (7.69%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Linux
4 4 (4.40%) VME
5 2 (2.20%) zOS
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.36%) SDLC
3 25 (27.47%) Integration Testing
4 24 (26.37%) Automated Testing
5 22 (24.18%) Test Automation
6 19 (20.88%) Mentoring
7 18 (19.78%) Test Strategy
8 14 (15.38%) CRM
8 14 (15.38%) Scrum
9 13 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
10 12 (13.19%) Defect Management
10 12 (13.19%) Defect Tracking
10 12 (13.19%) Waterfall
11 11 (12.09%) Automation Testing
11 11 (12.09%) TDD
12 9 (9.89%) Regression Testing
12 9 (9.89%) Risk Analysis
12 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
14 7 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) Java
2 19 (20.88%) C#
3 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.89%) Python
4 9 (9.89%) SQL
4 9 (9.89%) VB
5 6 (6.59%) Ruby
6 5 (5.49%) C++
7 4 (4.40%) Scala
8 3 (3.30%) COBOL
9 2 (2.20%) C
9 2 (2.20%) JCL
9 2 (2.20%) Perl
9 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.27%) Degree
3 19 (20.88%) Oracle Certification
4 17 (18.68%) OCA
4 17 (18.68%) OCAJ
4 17 (18.68%) OCP
5 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 13 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 12 (13.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (4.40%) ISEB
10 3 (3.30%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) QA
2 6 (6.59%) WCAG
3 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.20%) WAI
4 1 (1.10%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.59%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Oracle
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.89%) HP
4 3 (3.30%) IBM
4 3 (3.30%) ICL
5 2 (2.20%) CA
6 1 (1.10%) Informatica
6 1 (1.10%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.10%) TIBCO