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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 51 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.96% 3.59% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 4.73% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 4
Median daily rate £375 £225 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
437 402 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 84.04% 75.99% 74.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 275 158
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 £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £587 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 8
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £25.00 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 -16 5 £375 +66.66% 3
Test Scripting
Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) HP

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Siebel