The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 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 South Yorkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 36 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.43% 0.87% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.27% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £310 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
181 237 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 51.71% 69.10% 54.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 144 71
Average daily rate £300 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 6
Average hourly rate £25.75 £23.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% +13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.93 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Yorkshire region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -2 4 £310 - 1
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) SOAP
5 8 (42.11%) Web Services
5 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
5 8 (42.11%) CRM
5 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (42.11%) BDD
5 8 (42.11%) REST
5 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Siebel
6 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (15.79%) BASE24
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) OO
7 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.79%) WCF
7 3 (15.79%) WPF
8 2 (10.53%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) ATM
8 2 (10.53%) VB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (15.79%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) CRM Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) SOAP
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) REST
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) EDIFACT
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) TDD
2 8 (42.11%) CRM
2 8 (42.11%) BDD
2 8 (42.11%) Automation Testing
3 3 (15.79%) OO
3 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Siebel
2 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle