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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 45 27
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 37 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.54% 3.82% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 4.78% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 25
Median daily rate £313 £311 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £231 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.83%
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
1215 753 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.51% 79.85% 73.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 478 252
Median daily rate £325 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £553 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 32 18
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £10.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -42 35 £308 -1.20% 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 27 (31.03%) Java
4 26 (29.89%) Test Strategy
5 23 (26.44%) Relational Database
6 21 (24.14%) Oracle
7 20 (22.99%) Web Services
7 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
8 19 (21.84%) SDLC
9 18 (20.69%) Knowledge Management
10 17 (19.54%) Regression Testing
10 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
10 17 (19.54%) Test Automation
11 16 (18.39%) QA
11 16 (18.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
11 16 (18.39%) Degree
12 15 (17.24%) HP UFT
12 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (16.09%) Risk Analysis
14 13 (14.94%) HTML
14 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio
14 13 (14.94%) CSS
14 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
14 13 (14.94%) Finance
14 13 (14.94%) Integration Testing
15 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (13.79%) Git (software)
15 12 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (13.79%) Node.js

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 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.30%) OpenROAD
2 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.44%) Relational Database
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.34%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.30%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) HP UFT
2 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio
3 12 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.79%) GitLab
4 10 (11.49%) Protractor
5 9 (10.34%) LoadRunner
6 8 (9.20%) Facilita Forecast
7 6 (6.90%) webpack
8 5 (5.75%) gulp
9 4 (4.60%) JIRA
10 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.45%) Selenium
11 2 (2.30%) CA Gen
11 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.30%) JUnit
11 2 (2.30%) RSpec
11 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.15%) JMeter
12 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.15%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Games
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (39.08%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) Analyst
3 14 (16.09%) Tester
4 13 (14.94%) Java Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Test Manager
7 6 (6.90%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.60%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Performance Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Performance Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) Web Services
2 13 (14.94%) CSS
2 13 (14.94%) HTML
3 12 (13.79%) AngularJS
3 12 (13.79%) EJS
3 12 (13.79%) Express
3 12 (13.79%) Node.js
4 9 (10.34%) .NET
5 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.05%) Java EE
5 7 (8.05%) Java EE 5
5 7 (8.05%) Java SE
6 6 (6.90%) ADO.NET
6 6 (6.90%) XML
7 3 (3.45%) ActiveX
7 3 (3.45%) JSON
7 3 (3.45%) REST
7 3 (3.45%) RESTful
8 1 (1.15%) CSS3
8 1 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (8.05%) Data Structures
3 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) CESG
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Unix
2 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) Windows
3 4 (4.60%) VME
4 2 (2.30%) zOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 26 (29.89%) Test Strategy
4 19 (21.84%) SDLC
5 18 (20.69%) Knowledge Management
6 17 (19.54%) Regression Testing
6 17 (19.54%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.09%) Risk Analysis
8 13 (14.94%) Integration Testing
8 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Asynchronous Programming
9 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (13.79%) TDD
10 11 (12.64%) Mentoring
11 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Configuration Management
11 10 (11.49%) Problem Management
11 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
12 9 (10.34%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) Java
2 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.64%) C#
4 10 (11.49%) VB
5 9 (10.34%) SQL
6 5 (5.75%) Python
6 5 (5.75%) Ruby
7 3 (3.45%) COBOL
7 3 (3.45%) Scala
8 2 (2.30%) C
8 2 (2.30%) JCL
8 2 (2.30%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 16 (18.39%) Degree
3 12 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 10 (11.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (10.34%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
7 7 (8.05%) OCA
7 7 (8.05%) OCAJ
7 7 (8.05%) OCP
8 6 (6.90%) ISEB
9 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.39%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) WCAG
3 3 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.30%) WAI
5 1 (1.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
1 1 (1.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (9.20%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) HP
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.45%) ICL
5 2 (2.30%) CA
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
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