The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 43 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.59% 2.98% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 3.81% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 5
Median daily rate £348 £348 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.69% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
360 394 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 81.63% 78.33% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 273 181
Median daily rate £425 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Median hourly rate £20.97 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.06% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.00 £7.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £28.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Sheffield -6 6 £348 - 3
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 6 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) MSTest
4 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 1 (11.11%) Tuxedo
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Java Automation Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Report Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Logistics
4 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Control-M
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle