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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 56 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.81% 3.66% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 4.44% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 4
Median daily rate £400 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £245 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £600 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

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
470 450 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 75.81% 82.42% 74.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 343 162
Median daily rate £445 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Sheffield -15 4 £395 -21.00% 1
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 3 (20.00%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) MS Access
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) OAT Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Veritas
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Siebel